Date: May 2, 2008
Contact: Burt Dikelsky
The Center for Performing Arts
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 235-2238
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, May 2, 2008 - The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University welcomes back the Light Opera Works of Evanston to present its annual summer theatre musical camp for kids in the Chicago Southland.
In conjunction with park districts from Olympia Fields, Homewood/Flossmoor, Crete, Frankfort, Alsip, Oak Forest, and Matteson, The Center will host the workshop from June 23 through June 27, at Governors State University. The camp will culminate in a performance of a scaled down version of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
This will be the sixth summer that The Center has worked with the local park districts to provide a fun-filled and educational week of theater for southland kids. Burt Dikelsky, Executive Director of The Center, said, “Over the past seven years we have worked with the best theater companies from the Chicago area for the summer program. We look forward to our third season with Light Opera Works to provide a great experience for our kids, their families, and patrons of the show.”
The Center is currently accepting registrations for children ages eight to thirteen. For registration information, contact Burt Dikelsky at (708) 235-2238.
Light Opera Works is a resident, professional, not-for-profit theater in Evanston, Illinois, founded in 1980. The company's mission is to produce and present music theater from a variety of world traditions. Works include American, British, Viennese, and French operettas such as “Naughty Marietta”, “The Mikado”, “Die Fledermaus”, “The Duchess of Chicago, and “Beautiful Helen of Troy (La Belle Hélèn)”, and classic American musical theater such as “Lady in the Dark”, “The Most Happy Fella”, “The Golden Apple”, “One Touch of Venus” and “The Fantasticks.”
Now entering its 14th season, The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University is dedicated to presenting the finest in performing arts entertainment and education to Chicago’s greater metropolitan area and the southern suburbs. The Center features a 1,200 seat, state-of-the art facility for world class fine arts presentations and theatrical productions.
The Center is located at Governors Highway and University Parkway 45 minutes south of the Loop, off I-57 at Sauk Trail. Parking is free.
For more information on The Center for Performing Arts, call (708) 235-2222 or visit The Center’s website at www.govst.edu/center.