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Musical theatre camp helps kids let loose

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - This week, more than 50 Pine Belt kids are working hard on their upcoming performance of an exciting play called "Attack of the Killer Grasshoppers."

The children are taking part in a summer theatre camp called a "Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience." Now in it's fifth year, the camp gives kids ages 9 through 14 an opportunity to improve their acting skills, plus make friends and participate in a fun filled show.

Samantha Burkeen of Petal is playing a mischievous character in the play, who uses some face cream and then turns into a giant grasshopper. "It's been really fun and the thing I like about it most is I like running through it and doing all the stuff because you get to learn more when you run through it," said Burkeen. "You learn how to act as your character."

The camper's performance of "Attack of the Killer Grasshoppers" is scheduled for July 31st and August 1st. There are two shows each day, and they take place at 10 a.m. and 12 noon in the Woods Theatre at Southern Miss. Tickets are 5 dollars at the door. For more information call 601-266-6442.

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