TheatreWorks New Milford Announces Fall After-School Program for Kids and Teens Sign-Ups Going on Now; Program Starts September 27

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (September 9, 2008) – TheatreWorks New Milford is now accepting applications from young thespians for the THEATREWORKS KIDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM for fall 2008. This theatrical workshop is offered to budding young performers between the ages of 7 and 17 and runs for ten weeks. The schedule includes one 90-minute skills class once-a-week after school (Mondays or Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) as well as three-hour rehearsals on Saturdays (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) PLEASE NOTE: The final weekday schedule will be determined by class size.

The workshop begins on September 27 and concludes in December when the After-School Performers will present their production of OLIVER! — the musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel. In the tale, the orphaned Oliver escapes to London from a dreary workhouse and is taken in by a gang of young pickpockets who work for master thief Fagin while learning their trade. When Oliver is falsely accused of stealing from the gang by the fearsome Bill Sikes, Oliver begins to realize that he has more friends than he had thought.

TheatreWorks Kids After-School is under the direction of children’s theater instructor, Beth Bonnabeau-Harding. Ms. Bonnabeau-Harding is best known for her work in regional children’s theatre and as the instructor for the highly acclaimed TheatreWorks Kids Programs since 2006.

Class size is limited and scheduled on a first-come, first serve basis. The program ends on a high note when the performers hold four performances for the public on Saturday, December 6, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 7, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Enrollment is $360 per child. Siblings will be admitted at $299 per child.

Plus, there’s a special for TheatreWorks Kids alumni: students who have been through TheatreWorks Kids Programs, in 2007 and 2008 only, can gain admittance for just $330 ($299 for siblings).

For more information, and to register online, please visit WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or call (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, regional theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.


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