Good morning. I write today with some bittersweet news. The time has come for us to close the door on our annual summer music camp productions.
For some time now, we have been discussing the possibility of not doing Music Camp this year. This decision was not made quickly or lightly. I fully understand that many of you may be disappointed. Some in my own house are especially disappointed 🙁 However, we ultimately felt that this was the best decision.
In the spirit of reminiscing, I would like to briefly remind you of our 10 summer Music Camp productions. How many of these productions do you remember? How many t-shirts do you still have in your home? 🙂
- 2006 – Captain Noah & The Zoo Cruise for Two’s Blues
- Dean Corbett played Noah. He left us and went to the US Naval Academy. There must be a strong connection between Music Camp participation and acceptance to the US Naval Academy 🙂
- 2007 – I Witness News: Live From Jericho
- Our cast was lead admirably by a news crew of Rebekah Leonard, Emily Nance, Courtney Love, & Reagan Osborne. It was epic.
- 2008 – Holy Moses
- The highlight of this production was undoubtedly Jared Malcolm’s performance as Pharaoh. At least that is what none of us can ever forget – no matter how hard we try 🙂
- 2009 – Joseph & The Dream Team Xtreme
- This production featured the song “It’s the Pits.” Do you get it? Joseph and the pit… What would Music Camp be without cheesy puns?
- 2010 – The Slingshot Heard ‘Round the World
- Who can ever forget Abe Hill as David and Pastor Brock as Goliah? Amazing!
- 2011 – Esther Ordinary Faith
- This production was one of my favorites. I can still picture Esther (played by Holly Hunter) falling on her knees and praying to God to save her people.
- 2012 – Jonah’s Druthers
- We all got to pull out our Cowboy accents for this one. Do you remember the stagecoach? It was really awesome.
- 2013 – Happily Forever After
- Here we saw Princess Pride, Lady Windabag, Madame Luxuree, and others. But, Sir Brags a Lot (played by Trey Totman) stole the show.
- 2014 – The Agape League
- This was probably the hardest production. We incoporated video, elaborate costumes, and special lighting effects. In the end, we pulled it all off, but it took a huge amount of work.
- 2015 – It’s Cool in the Furnace
- For our final production, we simplified things by having fewer parts and simpler staging. But we still had an appearance by Rachmaninoff on the the piano and the Fiery Five Jazz Combo.
Whenever I think of Music Camp, I also think of Barfield Insurance. For many years they have financially supported our Summer Music Camp. Their support has been such an encouragement and support. With 6 locations throughout Central Florida, they are conveniently located to serve you. Go visit them today. As Mr. Barfield says,
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That’s all for today. Happy Friday.