Monday, November 2, 2015

MCH theatre students get real-world experience

Several boys from the theatre class at Methodist Children’s Home got hands-on experience working on a professional production after visiting the Waco Civic Theatre in October. Chris, Alfred, Ben, Samuel and Josh along with their instructor Kira Rockwell volunteered to help out with preparations for the theatre’s musical The Addams Family.

“I really wanted the students to see and experience firsthand what it’s like to work on a show in the professional theatre world,” Rockwell said. “I wanted them to see a stage, tech equipment, a scenic shop and most importantly, to see all the people and multiple talents it takes to put on a show.”

The Waco Civic Theatre features a full season of shows for the Waco community. Rockwell reached out to the theatre for learning opportunities for her students. The theatre invited volunteers to come out to help prepare its set and props for the show.

“The boys had a blast working with power tools, spray paint and other tech equipment,” Rockwell said. “Their favorite project was getting to work on a large potion cart, a big prop that will be used in the actual show. They were respectful, kind and true theatre professionals that day, and for that I am so very proud.”

The entire theatre class returned to the Waco Civic Theatre as audience members to see the Addams Family Musical on Oct. 29.

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