Children's Show

 

Overview

A unique outreach service to Northeast Nebraska is provided by the Wayne State College Theatre program. The annual Children’s Theatre production, presented each April, is attended by approximately 5,000 pre-school through fifth grade children. For many of the children who attend these productions, it is sometimes their first and only experience with live theatre.

 

The annual Children’s Show is tied to classroom art, literary, and language arts activities in the schools and it involves Wayne State College students in the elaborate costuming and special staging required for a young audience.

 

Running for ten performances, the annual Children’s Show is often times the highlight of a Wayne State College theatre students’ performance or design experience. Playing to an audience of 500+ enthusiastic and appreciative young people provides a thrilling experience that is hard to surpass.

 

Wayne State College theatre students take part in all aspects of the production: designing, assistant directing, stage managing, building costumes and set, hanging and focusing lighting equipment, building and locating properties, painting, rehearsing, publicizing, and performing.

 

History

Recent Children’s Show Productions:

 

 

Pictorial Archives

 

Alice ’s Adventures in Wonderland

April 2005 | Ramsey Theatre
Costumes, Lighting, and Set designed by Janet Roney
Makeup designed by student Kristen Nollette
Directed by Gwen Jensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad

April 2004 | Ramsey Theatre
Costumes, Lighting, and Set designed by Janet Roney
Makeup designed by students Sheila Vinson, Dylan Rohde, and Joel Hurtado
Directed by Gwen Jensen

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty and the Beast

April 2003 | Ramsey Theatre
Costumes, Lighting, and Set designed by Janet Roney
Directed by Gwen Jensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes

 

 


 

 

Autograph Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

Gwen Jensen , Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director
Dept. of Comm. Arts
FA 111A
Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-7422
FAX: (402 375-7130
gwjense1@wsc.edu

 

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