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Chester County Youth Theater prepares for Matilda during theater camp

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Chester County Youth Theater hosted a theater retreat on June 15 and 16. Fifty Chester County students in the fourth through ninth grade participated in acting and music workshops and learned to perform a song from Matilda the musical that they showcased on Thursday night. Matilda the musical will be the fall production in association with Freed-Hardeman University’s Theater Department. CCYT Director, Becky Hartle, will be directing this musical alongside music director, Lauren Malecha, and choreographer, Jenna Britt. Any Chester County zoned student entering the fourth through ninth grade can try out for the musical in early September. One did not have to go to the retreat in order to try out for the musical. Spots will be limited for this production. Auditions will require the student to prepare pre-selected songs and learn choreography through a step-by-step video that will be sent out in early August. Information about auditions will be sent out through the Chester County Youth Theater Facebook Page. Pictured is Amelia Barr as she performs during the Matilda song they learned at theatre camp.

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