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From left: Miranda Arsineau, 13, Menominee; Ally Isaacson, Menominee, 13; as Marin Fernandez, Town of Peshtigo, 13, responds with excitement (back right) as the group of teens take part in the Teen Theatre Camp at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The group will perform “The Literati Awards, Honoring Literature’s Greatest Characters” in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the Marinette Campus Friday at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30.
EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard

From left: Miranda Arsineau, 13, Menominee; Ally Isaacson, Menominee, 13; as Marin Fernandez, Town of Peshtigo, 13, responds with excitement (back right) as the group of teens take part in the Teen Theatre Camp at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The group will perform “The Literati Awards, Honoring Literature’s Greatest Characters” in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the Marinette Campus Friday at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30.

MARINETTE — UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus’ Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement will hold Teen Theatre Camp as part of its Summer Camp 2019 Program. This year the Teen Theatre Camp will perform the show, “The Literati Awards, Honoring Literature’s Greatest Characters” Friday at 1 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at the Marinette Campus. The doors will open at 12:30 and will accept free-will donations.

The brightest stars of classic literature come together for the biggest awards show of the year — so of course they’re all on their absolute worst behavior. Romeo’s jealous that Juliet got nominated, Sherlock Holmes keeps trying to deduce the results from the accountants, and it’s all security can do to keep Gollum away from his precious trophy. Everyone’s walking the red carpet from Elizabeth Bennet to Holden Caulfield, but only one can walk away with the big award for The Greatest Literary Character of All Time. Who will it be? With five possible endings, only the audience vote can decide. The classics get a showbiz twist in this wickedly funny comedy. The preshow will include a variety of musical numbers featuring music from such shows as “The Greatest Showman,” “Matilda,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Into the Woods,” “Les Miserables” and a dance routine inspired by “Hamilton.”

The cast of the show is as follows, Eliot Fields will portray Amanda and Juliet, Dylan Grandaw will be Mr. Salt and Gandalf, Keaton Bartz will be Romeo and Gatsby, Ally Isaacson will portray Lexi Vellum, Kate Schwaba will portray Daisy and Elizabeth Bennett, Maggie Fernandez will be Gollum/Smeagol and Jo March, Miranda Arsineau will be the security guard and Anna Fairchild, and Marin Fernandez will be Sherlock and Veruca Salt. The show is directed by Brittany Welch and assisted by McKenna Carvenough.

School supplies to include backpacks, planners, notebooks, folders and binders and the like will also be accepted and will be donated to Our Closet, which is a newly formed service on campus for those Marinette Campus students who find themselves in need.

People may email the office at hornickl@uwgb.edu or call 715-504-3351 for more information.

The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education is supported in this Teen Theatre Camp program by the Youth Advisory Committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation. Their donation helped to purchase scripts, music, costuming, props and equipment for this production to help promote theatre programming for youth in the Marinette and Menominee area.