Sierra Nevada Children’s Theater holds workshop Monday
Sierra Nevada Children’s Theater is offering a Youth Theater Workshop for children ages 5 to 14. Children are invited to learn performance skills in the five-day workshop beginning Monday. They will participate in the production of “Tom Sawyer” that weekend. Everyone who enrolls in the workshop will be cast in this classic. Participants will work on acting, singing, dancing, improvisation, auditioning and other theater skills.
The workshop will be presented by the Sierra Nevada Children’s Theater Company under the direction of Liz Niven and Bob Grant. Prior youth theater productions by the duo include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Narnia,” “Rumplestiltskin,” “The Princess and the Magic Pea” and many others.
The workshops were a summer tradition on the South Shore for years with many of the children who had participated in these workshops going on to leading roles in high school, college and professional productions. Matt Ault, who has starred in the last two college productions said, “We all looked forward to the workshop each summer and loved it.” Ault played Tom Sawyer in the youth theater production 10 years ago. “I learned so much being a part of the workshops and productions,” he said.
The sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at the South Tahoe High School theater, except Monday when the participants will have a break at 12:30 p.m. followed by casting until 2:30 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $87.
The Sierra Nevada Theater Company is a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of quality theater productions on the South Shore and Northern Nevada. The youth theater workshop helps to raise money for the royalties and other costs incurred to produce “Annie” on stage at South Tahoe High School Aug. 10-12.
For workshop registration and information call (530) 541-7211.