Theater workshop puts kids in the spotlight

     Students from across the area taking part in a two-week youth theater workshop will share what they’ve been working on at a revue performance on July 7.
    Over the course of the workshop, 20 students ranging from grades 4-9 have been perfecting their acting and vocal skills, while learning about various aspects of theatrical performance—choreography, set design, sound and lighting, costuming and wig and makeup design.
    Small Town Theatrics, a community theater company based in Coal City, is hosting the workshop and sponsoring the revue that will highlight what the students have learned.
    In addition to group numbers including “Welcome to the Renaissance” from “Something Rotten;” “Revolting Children” from the Tony Award winning “Matilda,”; and “Good Girl Winnie Foster” from “Tuck Everlasting”, several students have signed up for solo performances and the cast of Small Town Theatrics summer production of  “Dogfight: A new musical,” will provide a sneak peek of their show set for July 28-30.
    The revue will take place in the Coal City Unit 1 Auditorium at Coal City High School, 655 W. Division St., at 7 p.m. on July 7. Tickets are $5 per person and will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m.  Proceeds from the revue will go to support Small Town Theatrics mission of providing individuals with an opportunity to participate in and enjoy the performing arts.