January theater workshop enrollment open for kids ages 5 through 8 at the MAC Center

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts in partnership with ACT 1, the Northeast Kingdom’s Premiere Theater Academy, have announced plans for 2017.

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Saturday, January 21, will debut “Once Upon a Time: Peter Pan,” for students 5 to 8 years old, and will provide a half day of theater learning and fun.

Starting at 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., students will be led through exploratory activities to learn about all aspects of storytelling, culminating in a short performance for family and friends at 4:00 p.m. 

“Once Upon a Time: Peter Pan” will teach participants about learning music and movement for the stage in addition to creating costume pieces and decorating the space to reflect Neverland as they imagine it.

Character work will be a major theme throughout the afternoon as the students learn the roles of “Lost Boys” and “Pirates,” bringing their unique personalities to the performance as an ensemble.

Local middle school performers will act as “Show Captains” borrowed from the term “Dance Captains” in the theater business, and will lead the little ones through their show. 

Cost for the afternoon is $25 for one participant and $40 for a pair.

Registration includes water, materials, and an ACT 1 t-shirt in addition to professional training.

All are welcome, no experience required, just a love of creativity is all your child needs to have a memorable afternoon.

To register for the January 21 event, please stop by or call the MAC Center for the Arts.

All questions regarding the day of the event should be directed to ACT 1 at nekacademy@gmail.com or Lynn Leimer at macartspr@yahoo.com

For more information and registration, visit www.maccenterforthearts.com or call 802-334-1966