No program would be complete without the opportunity to create and perform. Our artist workshops provide the perfect setting for children as they participate in drama camps, puppet shows and other visual arts, dance and performance activities.
Radio workshops led by voice-over professional Beth Chaplin have become an annual event. We’ve had our first 2 experiences and can’t imagine not offering these creative, imagination provoking workshops for the children. It all starts with kids learning about old-time radio shows. Stories told without visual images. Just voices and sound effects along with using big microphones. So far they have created two of Aesop’s wonderful adventures, the story of The Tortoise and the Hare and The Lion and the Mouse. The final mixes of The Tortoise and the Hare and The Lion and the Mouse were presented in a CD format to children who participated so they can revisit their production.
Children participate in both the on- and off-stage experience, creating scenery, learning lines, practicing dances, practicing and rehearsing. Many of their performances – from Annie, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz to Mary Poppins, have resulted in the very special “encores” that make everyone’s day.
Margo McCreary leads our annual 3-day Puppet Workshop at Ronald McDonald House, which culminates in a performance that is scripted and performed by the children in our progra