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The Education Committee of the Princeton Theatre Group

Theatre Boot Camp!

Learning Stage is pleased to announce Theatre Boot Camp, a week-long immersion into all things theatre for high school students. 'Theatre Boot Camp' is scheduled for the week of July 7-12, 2014 in Princeton, Illinois.

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A contest for adults aged 21 and over

On Friday evening, May 16th, the Grace Performing Arts Center at 316 S. Main St., Princeton, will be the scene of the first and undoubtedly last annual staging of a spelling bee for adults, designed to put local audiences in the mood for Festival 56's upcoming performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This event, which is NOT THE PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, will incorporate all of the elements of a serious "bee" (albeit, with a theater-themed vocabulary) into a light-hearted , fun-filled, and may we say it, sometimes silly program pitting teams of local contenders, whose efforts may or may not benefit from the availability of a cash bar, in competition for prized tickets and an opportunity - should they choose to accept it - to appear on-stage during a performance of the actual show.

Teams of three-four individuals are invited to register via an e-mail communication to A charge of $10 per team member will be collected at the door. Teams are encouraged to select a name, costume themselves as they see fit, and invite supporters to attend the event at no charge. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the bee commencing at seven.

Camp 56

Attention all youths in grades K-8! Camp 56 is returning for its fourth consecutive summer of providing an opportunity for campers to engage in a series of fun, theatre-based activities while preparing for on-stage roles in this summer's Festival 56 production of Oliver!

This year's day camp will run from June 23rd-July 3rd under the direction of Lisa Gadomski, a certified teacher with a background in theatre, aided and abetted by selected cast and crew from Festival 56. Additional rehearsals for Oliver! will be scheduled in conjunction with its performance dates of July 11th-25th.

Registration opens on April 26th from 10am to 12 noon at the box office in the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St. in Princeton. Campers can also register when the box office opens for Festival 56 ticket sales on May 5.

Cost per camper is $100 per session. Scholarship assistance may be available to campers who demonstrate financial need.

Please contact with any questions.

Meet The Plays

In conjunction with Princeton Public Library, Learning Stage presents a series of panel discussions centered around Festival 56's Summer Season. The lively discussions will be held every Wednesday evening in June at the Princeton Public Library. Check back next Spring for a complete Schedule.

All panel discussions are free and open to the public.

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