Summer is quickly approaching and area youth will soon be looking for enriching ways to fill their months off break from learning in the classroom setting. One popular choice is the Junction City Little Theater Summer Youth Program. Desiree Brown sat down with connectED and explained just how a summer on stage can teach youth the importance of teamwork.
“It’s just a super great program. It’s a great way for kids to learn how to cooperate and step out of their shell.” – Desiree Brown, JCLT representative.
Each summer the JCLT Summer Youth Program puts on two productions. This year these productions include “Princess Whatsername” for 2nd-5th graders and “Guys and Dolls Jr.” for 6th through 12th graders. “Princess Whatsername” will run on June 16th and 17th and “Guys and Dolls Jr.” will run on June 23rd and 24th (all at 7:00 PM at the CL Hoover Opera House).
The summer program is designed for youth in the community to experience the theater and what is involved in producing a theatrical show. It promotes cooperation and teamwork as well as giving students acting and production skills. Local Talent is used and JCLT also offers opportunities for KSU students and members of surrounding communities to participate.
The Junction City Little Theater is a non-profit theater program in Junction City, Kansas which is housed in the CL Hoover Opera House. Both entities work together to promote the arts in Junction City although remain separate organizations.
“It takes a lot of support from the community.” – Desiree Brown.
Tickets for the production are open to the community. Ticket sales help fund the program which serves approximately 100 youth and teens in the community. There is a cost to join the Summer Youth Program.
For more information on the Junction City Little Theater contact JCLT at www.JCLittleTheater.org.