HCAF ANNOUNCES NEW CHILDREN’S THEATRE
This new, children’s theatre offering will focus on theatre arts education for young people five to eighteen years old. Bringing a new dynamic to the theatrical offerings at the Point, the Playground will feature a two-cast system, experience in all aspects in theatre production, and a family-friendly rehearsal schedule. No experience is necessary, and all children enrolled will perform. The children’s theatre shows will be directed by HCAF’s Technical Director, Scott Jones, and stage managed by HCAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jeffery Hensel.
Enrollment for the children’s theatre’s first show, Robin Hood, A Tale From Days Of Yore, begins on October 22, 2019. Parents interested in the program are encouraged to attend one of the two, orientation meetings, where they will be provided information on the children’s theatre, a calendar of rehearsals, and an opportunity to ask questions. The meetings will be held on October 22nd and 29th, at The Point Theatre, 120 Point Theatre Road, beginning at 6:30pm. Enrollment in the 12-week program costs $50.00 per child, and includes instruction in performance, sets, lights, and sound.
“Our policy is to allow all children a chance to participate,” Scott Jones, Playground’s director stated. “We do not ‘star’ any child over another. The children’s theatre gives them a chance to learn responsibility, teamwork, public speaking, memorization and other valuable skills during their time in the program.” Robin Hood, written by Scott Jones, will take the children to historic Sherwood Forest, where Robin battles the evil, High Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen. Complete with the classic rescuing of the lady Marion from Nottingham Castle, the story is filled with adventure, sword fights, danger, and fun for all ages. There are also adult roles available, and parents are encouraged to participate.
“Robin Hood’ is scheduled to play in January 23-26, 2020. Rehearsals begin on November 2nd, but parents must attend one of the enrollment meetings or contact HCAF before that date for their children to be eligible for participation. The rehearsal schedule is family-friendly with great care taken to avoid holiday conflicts.