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Community Theatre starts its own summer camps, offers scholarships

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More summer camp activity is available for young people in the area, through the La Crosse Community Theatre. 

The Star Academy is designed to offer experience in theater work to kids ages 5 to 18, providing activities at three levels according to age. 

Mary Cate Wesling from LCT says the theater has gotten donations from the community to help finance scholarships for the camps.    

Young people wanting to apply for the programs can get information at the theater website, lacrossetheatre.org.    

The oldest group, 13 through 18, will be putting on two plays this summer, “Frozen, Junior” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  The Shakespeare performances will be in late July at the Riverside Park bandshell, with “Frozen, Junior” at the Weber Center. The two younger groups will put on shows Fridays, at the end of each week-long camp.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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