Monday, February 27, 2012

Summer Camps

Did you know that Bay Area Children's Theatre also offer classes for kids to perform?  We have just opened enrollment for our summer camps in Alameda and Piedmont--San Ramon camps are coming soon!  This summer kids between the ages of 5 and 12 will have a chance to perform in Annie Jr.  Camp is a ton of fun with our incredible BACT teaching artists. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Good News

BACT had a big week!  We received a challenge grant from the East Bay Community Foundation to create a new musical for young audiences AND we received a grant from the Clorox Company Foundation to tour shows to Oakland public and charter schools.  The challenge grant requires an $8,000 match and we are overwhelmed with the generosity of the Pinkalicious audience from this past weekend who have already helped us raise over $1,000.  We only have 90 days to make the match, so we are relying on the support of the community to help us out.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Choosing our Shows

It's that time of year again...the time when I roll up my sleeves and read a million scripts trying to find the best possible shows to bring to our audience.  It is always a challenge to balance musicals vs. plays, titles for older kids vs. younger kids, adaptations of well-known work vs. less-known work, new work vs. already scripted work.  But, I also really love this process because with every script I read, I have the joy of picturing it on stage and picturing the faces of the children enjoying the show.  What lines will get laughs?  How will the set look?  What themes, ideas or moments will the children who see the show go home talking about with their parents or grandparents?

Do you have any books you would love to see BACT perform?