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Opening Day for Session 2

Hello friends! Chris Murrah here, director of session one's Spring Awakening and session two's Antigone. I'm a 9 year veteran of Acting Manitou and as such have been around for my share of opening days. Seeing old friends return Home, and greeting new ones as they come through our office doors for the first time,…
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Blog Post: July 20th, 2017

Good day all, it's the last day before dress rehearsals in front of the other campers, an exciting prospect indeed. Last night the CITs had their annual sleepover which I myself, Jordan, evening activities counselor extraordinaire, supervised.  Laughs were shared over stories and games. The rest of the day was jam packed with two rehearsals…
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Blog Post: July 19th, 2017

Another morning on the hill, another flag to be raised, and the day began with a bang...quite literally. Mother nature made her presence known the bombastic clashing of thunder, so we huddled warm and cosy with in the pavilion. Songs were sung, pancakes were munched, and even Victoria (a special character akin to Dear Abby)…
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Blog Post: July 17th, 2017

Hey there Acting Manitou Family! It’s Danya here, a first year Wasserstein counselor. Yesterday was a lovely Lazy Sunday, and campers slept in an extra hour before attending a late breakfast of fresh made omelets. Breakfast was followed by inspection and some structured downtime where campers worked on their shows by memorizing lines, practicing songs…
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Blog Post: July 15th, 2017

Yesterday the campers began the day with Memorization Time / Optional Production call. The choice was theirs to rehearse dance numbers in small groups, help production paint sets and platforms, or spend some time memorizing lines, blocking, and lyrics! Each actor and tech camper dedicated time and effort into bettering their plays, and the payoff…
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Blog Post: July 14th, 2017

Hello Acting Manitou family! Albee bunk counselor Emma here. Yesterday was yet another fun-filled day; after our usual round of warmups and electives, we switched things up and had a camp-wide scavenger hunt before lunch. The campers were grouped up according to cast and scoured the campus to search for such things as tiki torches,…
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