Theatre Cedar Rapids To Open 12-13 Season with Disney Musical August 9, 2012 Print
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Written by Richie Akers   
Friday, 27 July 2012 12:11
Theatre Cedar Rapids Announces
Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical 
August 9, 2012 - August 19, 2012

July 27, 2012 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Theatre Cedar Rapids is proud to announce the upcoming production Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical, opening the 2012-13 Season on August 9, 2012.  The production runs at 7:30pm on August 9,10,11 and August 15,16,17,18, in addition to 2:30pm matinees on August 12 and 19. Tickets are priced from $20 to $30 for Students and Adults, and can be purchased at or via the TCR Box Office.
After the hugely popular success of Disney's High School Musical in 2008 (and later reprised in 2009) TCR is expecting sold out performances of this newer stage musical offered with the Disney namesake.  With an intense amount of dance choreography, the cast could be referred to as a "cream of the crop" of local high school show choir talent, representing lead soloists and dancers from Cedar Rapids, Marion, Linn-Mar, and surrounding communities. The "Camp Rockers" have been seen all over Cedar Rapids in recent weeks, on the Downtown Farmers Market stage, singing the National Anthem at the Cedar Rapids Kernels, and participating in several "flash mobs" at area downtown businesses.
The production is Directed and Choreographed by Cedar Rapids native Lovar Davis Kidd.  Mr. Kidd is no stranger to the stage; he most recently performed in the 2011-2012 National tour of the Tony award-winning musical In The Heights.  This production is Mr. Kidd's directorial debut at TCR.  The directorial team includes Alex Shields (Musical Director), Hannah Spina (Assistant Director), and Bentlee Birchansky (Production Assistant).  The set and lighting was designed by Derek Easton (Technical Director), sound by Shawn Poellet, and the costumes by Marnie Marshall. Scenic artistry and props for the production were designed by Daniel Kelchen.
Casting highlights include Timmothy and Emmy Palmersheim, a father and daughter from Cedar Rapids who have performed musical gigs locally as a duo, but will take the production stage together for the first time playing roles in Camp Rock.  TCR veteran alumni Tina Monroe is also a featured adult member of the cast. Several of the youth cast members were featured in last summer's successful production of 13, including Meredith Diebold, portraying the lead in the role of "Mitchie" in Camp Rock.


High-resolution promotional images for the production are available for download at the bottom of linked page.


Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical, based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (starring teen idols Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs, including "This Is Me," "Can't Back Down," "It's On," and "We Rock."   A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers, and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!(


TCR's production of Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical is proudly sponsored by Penford Products and Wells Fargo Bank.

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