Charlotte's Web is a favorite story of friendship. You can see a wonderful production at the Rome Little Theater this weekend. The shows are Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm at the historic DeSoto Theater on Broad Street.
I went to see the show on opening night, and was pleasantly surprised to find FIFTEEN, yes 15, Kindermusik kids in the show. They ranged from having the lead role of Charlotte to being a fair goer or baby spider. Not all the roles in the show had speaking parts, but 9 of the Kindermusik kids did!
I recall several children that were shy when they came to Kindermusik. Not anymore, they are actors on a live stage. The have gained poise, confidence, and endurance When the show closes on Sunday, they will have logged many hours of rehearsal, plus 11 shows.
Though this wasn't a musical, there are many things that transfer from the Kindermusik class to the stage. Here are a few:
taking turns - waiting to take the stage
listening skills - listening for when to say your line
movement activities - moving on & off stage in an appropriate way
vocal production - speaking with clarity & volume
imaginative play - turns into a character
The show is approximately 2 hours, and is great for children. They love the animals & fun costumes. The tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors; tickets are $1 more the day of the show.
To all the KM kids in Charlotte - you did a great job, I'm so proud of all of you!!