Registration open for HCT’s Summer Stars

Hawaii Children’s Theatre is offering three Summer Programs for kids.

New this year is “Keiki at Play!” for kids ages 5-7. Children will create their own mini-musical; acting, singing and dancing under the direction of the staff. Workshops in stage make-up, set design and more round out their theatre fun.

“I’m thrilled to pass on my knowledge and love of theater to the next batch of potential thespians through the fun of Summer Stars,” Keiki At Play! teacher Corrissa Barrett said.

The morning program, Rising Stars for kids ages 8-15, will have kids building their theatre skills. It includes singing, dancing, acting and theaer craft like stage make-up and set building.

Students will perform and show off their skills at the gala performance on July 7 at Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.

HCT’s afternoon program announces the production of “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” In this fun, classic Roald Dahl tale, a young boy travels in a giant peach with his new friends centipede, spider, grasshopper and ladybug getting help along the way from some familiar characters like Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas.

This program is open for enrollment to kids ages 8-15 who have previously participated or are enrolled in the Summer Stars morning program or have participated in an HCT show. It is important to have some previous theater experience. Performances of “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” will be June 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday June 10 at 3 p.m. at the KCC Performing Arts Center.

Veteran directors Bailey Hutton and Rebecca Hanson will be at the helm of their morning and afternoon programs. Registration is open with some space left in every program. Summer Stars begins Monday, June 6, and runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Info: www.hawaiichildrenstheatre.org or 246-8985

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