Saturday, August 6, 2011

Drama Camp.... it was time to shine.

Have you ever been a part of something, and when it's over you know those involved went away changed... better... ready for something bigger? That's the feeling drama camp gave my fabulous four. The awesome foursome were involved in drama camp this week at The Whole Backstage Children's Theatre in Guntersville, AL.

Our mornings began at 8:30 and we drove 45 minutes to get there. Worth it? Absolutely. The morning camp was filled with amazing classes: vocals, acting, musical theatre, script writing, costumes, active theatre, crafts, technical theatre, and set design. Every aspect of the theatre came to life, and after 3 1/2 hours a day for 5 days straight, the campers put on a great show Friday afternoon. But, the fun didn't stop there. In the afternoons after Camp Red Carpet, an additional camp was offered. Musical Theatre Show-Offs from 1:00-5:30 pm, and it also ran Monday-Friday. This group gave quite a performance Friday evening in their production of COOL SUIT.

An amazing group of talented young people stood on that stage and gave all the parents watching a reason to appreciate the beauty of the arts. Something was different with this show. Every child on that stage believed in this production, because they were given the joy of having someone believe in them.

A special thanks to Kelleybrooke Brown, the director of The Whole Backstage Children's Theatre,  and her commitment to making our lives more exciting!

Give a child a chance to shine, they might take it. Give a child confidence, and they'll ask to shine.


  1. We must encourage children's talent, to let it go unoticed is unthinkable.

    Wonderful post.

  2. That does sound like a real confidence booster! At that age, kids need every dose of positive their self-esteem can handle.