Theater camp

Children who enjoy acting will have an excellent chance to learn and produce a play this summer.

Tryouts for the Tipton Arts Council Theater Camp will be held at Covington Integrated Arts Academy tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children entering grades two through eight are eligible.

This is the seventh year the camp has been organized by Barbara McBride, who has been involved in the arts in Tipton County for many years.

It's always fabulous,” said McBride. “We do everything in one week.”

Those chosen for the camp will spend the week of June 20-23 rehearsing for “The Lion King,” which will hit the stage on June 24, the final day of camp.

The non-profit camp usually has about 30 participants. The cost is $125 and need-based scholarships are available.

In the past, the organization has done "101 Dalmations," "Annie," and "High School Musical."

Several local adults are involved, including Taryn Anderson, Leah Billings Isome, Brandy Akin, Holly Wolfe, Mario Hayslett and Sara Witham. Several other volunteers also take part in the event.

The Tipton County School Board provides breakfast and lunch each day during the camp. Plays produced past years include “Aladdin,” “Annie” and “High School Musical.”

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first three days. On the last day the camp runs longer because of the play.

For more information, contact McBride at 901-237-4006.

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email​