Children’s Musical Theatre Class to Study, Perform ‘Cinderella’

Musical Theatre WorkshopCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 8, 2015 – Children interested in musical theatre are invited to study singing, dancing and acting from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella” in February and March at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The Children’s Theatre Workshop is for students in grades 2-7, and children of all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. In each class, students will participate in theatre games, exercises and learning scenes, with a final performance for friends and family at 11 a.m. on March 14.

The classes will run on Saturdays from Feb. 7 to March 14, with the exception of Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes will be held in the acting and directing studio of the new Ken and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. Snacks will be provided.

“These workshops provide opportunities for children to explore performance and learn about great musicals in a fun environment,” said Rhonda Weller-Stilson, director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

“Past workshops examined ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘Wicked,’ and ‘Hairspray.’ We anticipate children of all ages will be very excited about the story of ‘Cinderella,’ and we expect the class to fill quickly,” she said.

Southeast alumna Megan Walton Steck, who has previously worked with the Summer Art Academy, Summer Arts Festival and other children’s workshops, will teach the classes.

Space is limited. The deadline to register is Jan. 30. The cost of the workshop is $150. To register, call (573) 651-2210 or register online at semo.edu/musicaltheatre.