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TAP knows how to Boogie Woogie

Last Friday, August 13th, Theatre Action Project hosted the final Summer Camp Sharing, “Songs for the Stage.” Almost 50 students performed classic songs and original compositions for the audience.

The first group named themselves the Rainbow Dragons. They performed two songs. They opened the show with their rendition of the Elvis’s, “Hound Dog.” The kids wore ears and dog collars that they created. Next, they performed “Family,” a song the group wrote and dedicated to their families. Aleksi, a member of the Rainbow Dragons, said he loved the acting and music that he got to experience at the Summer Camp.

The Songwriters were the next group to take the stage. They recorded a song “Forest Friends,” with the TAP staff and danced while it played. “Connect Yourself With Your Heart,” was a song they wrote and performed. The song told the audience that tough times can always be dealt with if they will just follow their hearts. They finished their time on stage with a rousing rendition of “The Bare Necessities,” that had the audience clapping along. Natalie, a seven-year-old, said she enjoyed making her costume for the Songwriter group, and that she could not wait to come back next summer.

A3, or the Awesome Aqua Apples, were the final group to perform and they also had three songs. They took the stage by singing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and then they danced along to the song they recorded, “The Day Everything Changed,” which told the story of how imagination changed a dull world. They followed that with a song they wrote, “Love Can Stay Alive.”

The A3 group was joined on the stage by all the other children to perform John Lennon’s “Imagine” as the finale.

A fantastic wrap up for TAP 2010 Summer Camps!

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