Children's Theatres

Today's show explored children's theatres and summer theatre camps in central Iowa. Story Theatre Company led the way with live guests Kivan Kirk (director), Todd Reed (production manager), Zander Reed (Grayleg), and Ben Siegel (Jaybird) telling us about their production of Honk! Jr. at Ames City Auditorium this weekend. Also this weekend is Into the Woods, Jr., Stephen Sondheim's musical adapted for children and presented by Boone Community Theatre. Director Stephanie Hammer was on hand with Homie Simmonds (technical director) and actors Zac Que (Baker) and Lily Hammer (Baker's Wife), who sang a duet from the show. Ankeny Community Theatre was represented by Cheryl Clark, director of A Tree With Arms, a play with very young cast (ages 8 to 11), who told us about the story of two competing tree houses, which is also being performed this weekend, June 24-26.

We closed out the show with a call to Loween Getter, frequent theatre correspondent from Webster City Community Theatre. This time it was our turn to congratulate her for winning the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatres, with an unusual, and typically theatrical, backstory about why she can't go to New York to accept the award on July 7.

Originally broadcast 06/22/2016
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