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Each camp is limited to 30 performers and are expected to fill quickly, so...


You may register by emailing Devin Rumley,
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Register before FEB 1, and recieve an early bird discount of $25!

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Photo of Guy Gardner, Director of Summer Academy

Guy Gardner is a ecstatic to be directing the first ever Summer Academy for Theatre In The Park.  Last year Guy directed JOSEPH for TTIP and just got back from Company Managing the National Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.  He has worked for theaters in town like The White Theatre, The Barn Players, KC Fringe Festival, and more.  He is the Theatre Camp Director for The Jewish Community Center, and has worked in the past as a Technical Director and Choreographer for the Blue Valley School District.  He also worked on two national tours of VEGGIE TALES LIVE!, created shows for Worlds Of Fun Theme Park, and worked as a performer for the Walt Disney World Resort.

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James is thrilled to be part of The Theatre In The Park Summer Academy! James received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from The University of Kansas and teaches Middle School Vocal Music in the Grandview School District, is the Founder/Music Director of the non-profit organization Kansas City A Cappella, and is the Director of Music at John Knox Presbyterian Church. Additionally, he serves as Music Director for several productions a year through various theatre companies including TTIP, The Barn Players Community Theatre, Olathe Civic Theatre, The Culture House, and Blue Valley North High School.

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Jennifer is so excited to be joining the Theatre in the Park Summer Academy! Born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia where she also got her B.A. in Musical Theatre and Acting at Liberty University. Since graduating she has been apart of Missoula Children's Theatre as a Tour Actor/Director and Company Rep doing shows such as KING ARTHUR'S QUEST, ALADDIN, RAPUNZEL, and BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST. Past Productions: WINTER WONDERETTES, LEGS DIAMOND, SHREK THE MUSICAL, TARZAN, and THE VEGGIE TALES SILLY SING ALONG.

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Liz is a Lincoln native and the staff collaborative pianist at Peru State College. In May of 2014, she graduated magna cum laude from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Direction for Musical Theatre. Since 2009, she has worked on nearly 50 productions as a music director and/or accompanist within the community and surrounding area. She has also worked as a music director and teaching artist at Stagedoor Manor - a performing arts training center for youth in New York - and in January she participated in the highly-selective Goodspeed Musicals Music Direction Intensive in Connecticut.

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After performing as a dancer for Busch Gardens Tampa, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Princess Cruise Lines, Kenny Personett relocated to LA where he choreographed for the LA Choreographers Carnival and performed in the Debbie Reynolds Dance Showcase. Kenny has worked with The Coterie Theatre, Spinning Tree Theatre, Musical Theatre Heritage, The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Late Night Theatre, and more. Kenny portrayed Action in WEST SIDE STORY and choreographed the teen broadway musical "13", both with Spinning Tree Theatre, was a dancer in CHICAGO at the New Theatre Restaraunt, and most recently choreographed SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR for Musical Theatre Heritage.

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Rebekah Bruce Parker is currently in her fifth year as a Vocal Coach at Oklahoma City University. She has worked with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, The Pollard Theatre, Edmond Summerstock, Edmond Youth Chorus, Canterbury Choral Society, and the Oklahoma Community Orchestra among others. Ms. Parker has been a soloist at two National Flute Association conventions. In 2010, she was the winner of the pianist division of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra Concerto Competition. Ms. Parker served as a vocal coach with Si Parla, Si Canta, attended the Goodspeed Music Direction Intensive in 2012, and worked as music director at Long Lake Camp for the Arts in 2016.

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Brian Cedric Jones is a classically trained artist, active in New York, Regional, touring, and Off Broadway Theatre. He is a passionate teacher and choreographer with fun favorites including ZOMBIE PROM in rural Texas, LOVINGTON THE ROCK MUSICAL on a historic boat in New York, and SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL in Tokyo, Japan. Working for American Voices, Brian teaches dance and musical theatre to underprivileged children in third world countries. When not performing or teaching, he loves to workshop new pieces, most recently Warner Brothers’ TOM AND JERRY LIVE!. Brian is so excited to be part of the inaugural TTIP Summer Academy!



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