KIDS + FAMILIES
Main Street Theater Kids on Stage Spring 2010 Open House
January 23, 2010
Main Street Theater’s Kids On Stage Spring 2010 Open House – Free and Open to All, Saturday, January 23, 2010.
To kick off the new year, Main Street Theater’s Kids On Stage program welcomes kids and families to a fun-filled time at Chelsea Market — it’s our Spring Open House, which is FREE and open to the public. In this “mini-fair,” Kids On Stage teachers will take over the theater with activities like mask-making, puppetry, dance games, costume dress-up, and improvisation. Kids and parents are free move from one activity to the next as they wish. The Kids On Stage Open House has become a tradition that showcases the program’s classes and projects for kids of all ages.
About the 09-10 Kids On Stage Season
KOS offers core acting classes, rehearsal and performance, stage combat, filmmaking, and improvisation classes for children of all ages. With the spring semester starting February 6, KOS offers Core Acting Classes for 4-14 year olds. The Comedy Improv Showdown class (open to students ages 12-18) begins Mar. 2. Stage Combat (ages 12-18) starts Mar. 4. Filmmaking (open to high school students) begins Feb. 6. The Spring Rehearsal and Performance Lab class (no audition required; ages 8 – 14) will explore the tale of Briar Rose: the Story of Sleeping Beauty beginning Mar. 2. Auditions for the Rehearsal and Performance By Audition production of Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars are February 22 and 24 for ages 12 - 18. Performances will be open to the public May 7 - 9.
About Kids On Stage
Kids On Stage (KOS), now in its 21st season, has been designed to spark a lifelong appreciation of theater by encouraging young people to participate in all aspects of play production, from movement and monologues to stagecraft and theater history. The curriculum teaches essential skills such as creative thinking, teamwork, self-confidence, and communication—skills that enhance the overall learning process. Through year-round KOS classes, outreach programs, and camps both on-site and at satellite locations, students are able to develop their voices, bodies, and imaginations through a challenging and fun curriculum, taught by talented instructors. Over the course of a year, KOS offers classes and camps both on-site and at various satellite locations in the greater Houston area.
Troy Scheid is Director of Education. Jonathan Gonzalez is Assistant Director of Kids On Stage.
For more information, call 713-524-9196 ext 104 or visit mainstreettheater.com. The Open House will take place on Saturday, January 23, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd.
Photo credit: Richard Solis.