TThe Arts Council Troupe for Youth or ACT! for Youth (AFY) is a program of the Arts Council of Wilson whose purpose is to provide live theater opportunities for the youth of Wilson County and surrounding areas. Productions are open to children in kindergarten through high school age who live in Wilson County, or whose parent(s) live or work in Wilson County, or those who are contributors to the Arts Council of Wilson. The performances are open to the public, and school day performances are also offered during the school year.
Disney’s The Lion King Experience Kids
June 30 performance at 7 p.m.
$125 / $110 ACW 2017 members, maximum 30 students
Disney’s The Lion King Experience Kids is a delightful show based on the classic children’s movie. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. All participants will be given a role and taught acting and other performance techniques that culminate in a show.
Seussical: The Musical Kids
July 29 performance at 2 p.m.
$250 / $220 ACW 2017 members, maximum 30 students
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical: The Musical Kids, a fantastical musical extravaganza. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphantly! Participants in this camp will be given a role and taught acting and other performance techniques. After this two-week camp, Seussical: The Musical kids will be performed live at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center Stage.
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