Green Valley Theatre Summer Performing Arts Intensive

Green Valley Theatre Summer Performing Arts Intensive

Aida - 2013What: Acting, singing, ensemble work, lighting & sound classes, prop & scenic design. Taught by local Sacramento performing artists.

Who: Children ages 12-17

When: June 20 – July 1 – Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 3:00pm

Where: Green Valley Theatre Company 3823 V Street, Sacramento.

elio_bbajCost: $250 per student

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Applications can be mailed to or dropped off at:
Green Valley Summer Intensive
c/o California State Grange
3823 V Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Meet the Staff

Elio Gutierrez

Elio Gutierrez is an actor and director in the greater Sacramento area. He has appeared in or has been involved artistically in various Green Valley Theatre Company (GVTC) productions. If you frequent Green Valley, you may have seen him in In the Heights (Usnavi), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Van Buren/Male Soloist), Blood Brothers (Eddie), and Spring Awakening (Melchior). Elio works for the UC Davis School of Medicine and is very excited to begin the second year of the GVTC Summer Performing Arts Intensive!

Mika Mckenzie-Bahr

Mika is an artist who is skilled with many different forms of media, such as painting, sculpting and fabrication. She is currently studying studio art, design and technical theater at Folsom Lake College. She has experience in theatrical lighting design and scenic design. Her most recent work was on the set of Cloud 9 at Folsom Lake College and running lights for Dogfight at Green Valley Theater. She will be teaching a class covering the basics of fabricating practical set pieces and props to assist in an actor’s performance.

Wade Mckenzie-Bahr

Wade is very excited to be helping out with this project. He has been involved in three mainstage Green Valley productions, In the Heights, Light in the Piazza and Dogfight. He also does a lot of work for Falcon’s Eye Theatre at three stages, where he was most recently the assistant Lighting designer for Cloud Nine.

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer is thrilled to be rejoining the GVTC Summer Theatre Intensive teaching Voice for Theatre after such an enjoyably successful process last year! Her GVTC credits include; the Last 5 Years (Cathy), Striking 12 (The Little Match Girl) awarded “Best Single Production of the Year” by SN&R, Dogfight (Rose) Elly nominated for Leading Actress and Overall Production, The Rocky Horror Show 2015 (Janet), The Light in the Piazza (Clara), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Female Soloist), and Jerusalem (Tanya). Jennifer is also a frequent performer in the VerteFee Cabaret! She is currently touring local schools performing History Extravaganza with B St. Theatre. Other B St. credits include Fantasy Festival XXIX, and the upcoming Fantasy Festival XXX! She is looking forward to another session of summer fun sharing her passion with the Sacramento youth!

Carly Giroux

Carly Giroux is so excited to join the summer camp team this year! Carly received her B.A. in Theatre from Sacramento State University in 2008. Since then, she has been heavily involved in musical theatre, spending the last 8 years working with the Green Valley Theatre Company as the Company Manager and as a part of the artistic team. Carly has performed onstage in many musicals including her most recent role as Margaret Johnson in “Light in the Piazza”. She has choreographed several shows with GVTC including “Cabaret”, for which she won an Elly Award for Best Choreography in 2013. She has also directed several musicals, including “Dogfight” which was nominated for Best Direction as well as “In the Heights” which she won the Elly Award for Best Direction in 2015. Carly loves working with young performers and ran a summer theatre camp for 3 years in the Bay Area. She has also choreographed for and directed youth theatre and loves the opportunity to watch young performers grow!

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook is an educator, music maker, and purveyor of theatre throughout the Sacramento region. Cook holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Shenandoah Conservatory (2005) where he studied under Maestro Jan Wagner and a Bachelor of Music Education from CSU Sacramento (2003). He has taught music, theatre, and art to students from pre-kindergarten through university and is a frequent clinician for educational conventions and workshops. As a pit musician Cook has performed with Music Circus, The Broadway Series, Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, CSU Sacramento Dept. of Theater and Dance, Theater El Dorado, and many other regional companies. He has worked as a musical director for Winchester Little Theater (2005), Music Director for the Barnyard Theater (2005), Assistant Conductor of the Sacramento Youth Symphony (2003-2004) guest conductor for the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association (2003), resident Music Director for Runaway Stage Productions (2007-2011), and CSUS Dept of Theatre and Dance (2008-2010). In 2003 he founded the Green Valley Theatre Company as a community based puppet theatre. The company has collaborated with numerous schools, universities, and community organizations and has appeared at the Apple Blossom and Pacific Rim Festivals and is currently in residence at the Grange Performing Arts Center. Cook’s second favorite palindrome is: “Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.”

Donation Levels

Donate $50 and receive a pair of VIP Backstage Passes to any of our performances

Donate $100 and your name will be engraved on our Founders' Lamppost

Donate $250 and receive 2 season passes for our 2018 season (even though we don't know what it is yet)

Donate $500 and you'll get to name one of the heads on our lobby wall (you know you want to)