Zachary was 10 when he was cast in a local musical, Camelot, and thus began our family’s journey into the world of community theatre. Much to his credit, my son actually enjoyed four weeks of rehearsals, seven performances, and two rather uncomfortable fittings, all while wearing jazz shoes and tights.
He was one of only two kids in the show. The rest of the cast and crew consisted of talented grown-ups, dedicated to the idea of bringing musical theatre to the suburbs.
I was priviledged yesterday to go to two different casting opportunities yesterday for young kids. One for my own child and the other for our Musical theatre Troupe at our Theatre. I was so delighted to see supportive parents, being advocates for their children, and realizing that the different casting agents wanted to see their children succeed. Not once did I find a “Toddlers and Tiaras” mom or a “Dance Mom.” By not having to deal with pushy parents, were able to focus on the children and what their true talents were....more
Most parents shy away from having their child participate in Theatre because they wonder if it is truly practical. Join Drama Mamas.org as we answer some questions from parents as their children enter the performing arts.The 5 most asked questions about the impact of performing arts on child development....more