Childrens Theatre Workshop Celebrates Thanksgiving Through Performances

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Children interested in musical theatre are invited to study singing, dancing and acting this fall, as Southeast Missouri State University celebrates families and togetherness.

The Children’s Theatre Workshop is for students in kindergarten-8 grade, and children of all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Classes include physical and vocal warm-ups and character-building exercises. Students find their voice and gain self-confidence in this artistic environment.

The classes will run Saturdays from Oct. 21 through Nov. 18, and will be held in the acting and directing studio of the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. Snacks will be provided.

These workshops provide opportunities for children to explore performance and learn about great musicals in a fun environment,” said Rhonda Weller-Stilson, director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Space is limited. The deadline to register is Oct. 16. The cost of each workshop is $150. To register, call (573) 651-2210 or register online at https://app.semo.edu/sfs/pymt/svpa/index.asp.

“A Child’s Thanksgiving” (Kindergarten-Grade 4)

Join in the fun of learning songs, scenes and dances. This workshop is bursting with classic characters and a timeless tale of togetherness. Actors find their voice and gain self-confidence in this artistic environment. Classes will be Saturday mornings and include physical and vocal warm-ups, character-building exercises, and a final condensed performance will be on Nov.18 for family and friends to enjoy.

“Thankfulness Cabaret” (5th-8th Grades)

We welcome you to join us in a cabaret of performances revolving around thankfulness. Join us in a series of performances focusing on celebrating thankfulness and family. Students will join in scenes, individual performances and group numbers. Actors find their voice and gain self-confidence in this artistic environment. These Saturday afternoon classes will include physical and vocal warm-ups, character-building exercises and a condensed final performance on Nov. 18 for family and friends.

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