Now’s the Time for the Tots to Rhyme

Greenbrier Valley Theatre Youth Education Program Showcases start on April 17 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with the GVTots’ Story Time!  These young students have been meeting once a week since January and are ready to show off their new skills.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for children/seniors (60+). For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

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 The 2017 GVTots Showcase Once Upon a Time…. (Photo Courtesy / Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

“We are so excited to present our Tots students to the community! These young thespians have spent the past year learning theatre fundamentals, including collaboration, character choices, and public speaking,” said Teaching Artist Lukas Hagley.

This year, the GVTots will be showing off their new skills through song and poetry. Each child will get a chance to be in the spotlight while performing and singing songs from the classics of musical theatre.

“Their showcase will exhibit all of these lessons through their performances of children's poetry and musical theatre dance numbers,” Hagley said.

The GVTots kick off GVT’s Youth Education Program Showcases on April 17 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for children/seniors (60+). For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

About GVT’s Youth Education Program:

As the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, GVT is privileged to provide high-quality arts education opportunities to students in the Mountain State to prepare them for whatever path they take in life. With classes for tots, tweens, and teens, GVT’s Education Program offers a fun, exciting, and engaging outlet for students aged 5-18 to learn life skills through theatrical experiences. Classes will include exploration of theatre games, creative dramatics, scene study, monologue work, voice, movement, and much more!

The goal of the after-school program is to build confidence and provide a healthy sense of self while teaching self-discipline through involvement and performance. The after-school program also strives to provide creative experiences that are fun while promoting responsibility for personal choices.

Laura Kastenbauer