“My daughter had a blast! It’s amazing what they can accomplish in only one short week. Nothing like it anywhere else!” says Santa Monica Playhouse workshop mom Mary Ann Mayer. Youngsters discover the joy of theatre magic in the exciting Create-a-Play FUN PLUS Winter Break Theatre Camp, spectacular one-week adventures in imagination where kids 6 to 11 and 12 to 16 dive into all aspects of play production, music, movement, improvisation and performance, making friends, learning to express themselves and working with professional theatre artists to create and present a unique original mini-musical of their own, complete with costumes, make-up, lighting and sound – in just five days! “A delight! I always tell other parents – you get more for your money (more fun, more education, more actual camp hours) at the SM Playhouse than any other camp available,” advises Mary Redfield. Two sessions to choose from – Wednesday through Sunday, December 26 – 30, 2012; and Wednesday through Sunday, January 2-6, 2013. Both sessions meet 9:00am to 3:00pm daily. It’s the perfect way for aspiring thespians or curious first-timers to spend an enchanting vacation week and get a taste of what expressive imagination is all about. A live performance for family and friends is the highlight of an inspiring five days of theatre activities that build confidence, excite the intellect and tickle the funny bone. “Thank you for nurturing, inspiring and transforming our kids,” exclaims Nola Olympia Jose. And Maroon 5’s Mickey Madden calls the Playhouse Acting Program “Great in so many ways!” Playhouse alumni include Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Jason Segel and Newark Superintendent of Schools Cami Anderson. Enrollment is limited and classes fill up fast! Give your child the best holiday gift there is: the gift of FUN PLUS self-discovery through theatre magic at Santa Monica Playhouse.