Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m.
CHECK-IN: Hotel Room Check-in is available from 4:30 p.m. on. PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you check in at the front desk and get settled into your room, join your fellow Road Scholars in the hospitality room to socialize until the Welcome Dinner begins. This is a Road Scholar Retreats program. Our programming at Retreat locations includes opportunities for light morning exercise, interaction with members of the local community, a farm-to-table meal, and evening entertainment. This is a Road Scholar Grandparent program. Grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren. If/when separate age group activities are conducted concurrently, program staff will supervise. Minors are never to be left unsupervised. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. The learning experience will be as much like real theatrical life as possible with auditions, rehearsals, props, costumes, headshots and bios, all in a historic theater. There will be something for everyone to do.
At 7 p.m. we'll enjoy dinner at the Inn, where you'll have the opportunity to choose from a "American Home-style" themed buffet offering choices of salads and entrées (one of which will be child-friendly), plus vegetables, rice, potatoes, or pasta, fresh fruit, and coffee, tea (iced or hot), water, other beverages available for purchase.
ORIENTATION: After dinner the Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. CLASS: We’ll gather in a rehearsal space where the Shawnee Playhouse Casting Director will discuss the audition and casting process for theatrical productions. We will discuss our script options for productions, selected for Road Scholar by S.T.A.R.S. — the Shawnee Theatrical Resource School Board of Directors. We will discuss the choices and the directors will use this input to select the best script for our group of actors. After this brief presentation we’ll play some theater games together. Do you want to audition? Here’s your chance! We’ll then have Q&A just for kids, play a fun game to get to know each other, and enjoy S’mores by the campfire out on the grand lawn. Then settle in and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.