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Spring Youth Theatre Program Sign-Up is Jan 14, starting at 6 pm.

Everyone will love this charming, upbeat adaptation of a literary classic. Mary Lennox (’Such A Difficult Child’) is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced he’s an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardener’s apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and a reunion with his father.

The Secret Garden

Adapted From The Novel By Frances Hodgson Burnett
By Tim Kelly Music And Lyrics By Bill Francoeur
CAST: 6M, 12F, PLUS 1 ROLE THAT CAN BE ANY, OPTIONAL CHORUS, DOUBLING
TIME: ABOUT 75 MINUTES
Due to the Covid-19 virus, we have had to make some changes to the program. We will only be accepting 19 youths into the program. All youths between ages 12 to 17 years old are welcome to sign up. Once you sign up, you will receive a scheduled time to come in and audition on Saturday, Jan 16.

Youth Theatre Spring Program 2021 Schedule – This show will run a second weekend of performances.
Sign up date – January 14, at 6 pm
Audition date – Jan 16, starting at 10 am
Please prepare a song to sing, can be simple- Happy Birthday, You are my sunshine.
The Secret Garden Script Sample
Start date – January 26 (10 weeks) Tue & Thur from 4:30 to 7:00 pm with room for extended hours when needed and additional rehearsals.
Show dates – April (Spring break starts Mar 29 through Easter on Apr 4th) 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18. The production will run two weekends. Fri & Sat @7:30 pm, Sun @2:00 pm

All youth drama classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. When it gets closer to performance time additional practices may be scheduled as needed.

To register, call the Art Center Box Office at 746-7606 starting at 6 pm or come in on the day registration opens, no emails will be accepted. Unless other arrangements have been made, payment is due after you have auditioned and are accepted into the program, class tuition and fees are nonrefundable. Fees for the program are $35 for 1st Child, $25 for each sibling.

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Art Center Youth Theatre Presents The Enchanted Bookshop Dec. 13, 14, 15

The Enchanted Bookshop

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore. But at night, it’s a place where magic happens. That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.

Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?

Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.