SWR Summer Music Institute and Theater Arts Program to Stage Student Productions

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Shoreham-Wading River School District students have worked to perfect their theatrical skills this summer during a five-week Music Institute and Theater Arts program and will showcase their talents during three exciting musicals on August 3 and 4 at Albert P. Prodell Middle School.

More than 150 students in grades K-12 took part in this year's program, working collaboratively to create stage performances of "On Safari," "Seussical Kids," and "Disney's High School Musical Jr."

According to Program Director Paula Albert-Franz, the 42-year-old District summer mainstay enables students to create friendships, acquire team-building skills, learn responsibility and develop an appreciation for the performing arts as well as enhance their musical studies through instrumental and vocal lessons.

"On Safari," featuring students from kindergarten through grade three, will take place on Thursday, August 3 at 1:00 p.m.; "Seussical Kids," scheduled for Friday, August 4 at 12:30 p.m. will showcase the talented third- through sixth-graders; and "High School Musical Jr.," will highlight the skills of the grade 6-12 student performers at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4.