This summer, our older Musical Theatre camp, is presenting:
Every summer, for over 35 years, I have produced Christian theatre for kids. I also do secular shows, during the school year, for various public school districts. And, no, I do not do kids theatre because of the money. (This is truly a Laugh Out Loud moment.)
Performing on a stage – in front of an audience – can be seriously life changing for a child. If it is a bad experience, the child may never be persuaded to return to a stage for the remainder of his or her life.
However, if it is a good and positive experience, it can be a moment of overwhelming discovery for the child. Kids feel empowered, self confident, comfortable in their skin, proud, thankful, appreciated and loved when the audience applauds their work! They also develop comfortable skills, associated with performing in any capacity, as they grow older. Theatre is an investment that keeps on growing and giving.
I remember my first actual play…