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Registration open for Prairie Fire's 'Pinocchio'

Registration is now open for the 27th annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Day Camp in Barrett. This year's musical production, Pinocchio, has roles for 74 young people.

Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, August 5-8 from noon to 5 p.m. Performances will be Friday through Sunday, August 9-11. Schedules on show days will vary.

Registration is open to anyone ages 7-18 on a first-come, first-served basis. All campers are guaranteed a part in the play and participation in a theatrical workshop schedule.

This year's theme will be the Italian comedy technique Commedia dell'arte, which incorporates improvisation and larger than life physical comedy.

All rehearsals and performances will be held at West Central Area Secondary School in Barrett. Car pool lists will be available, as well as host families for out of town campers who find travel prohibitive.

The camp is conducted by a team of three professional actor/directors from Prairie Fire's staff. This year's crew includes veteran Jeremy Day of Spenser, Wisconsin, and newcomers Allison Scherer of Geneseo, Illinois and Lukas Newsome of Albany, Georgia.

For more information on registering or becoming a host family, call (320) 528-2596; to download a registration form, visit