Project P.L.A.Y. rehearsals are underway, and our 2016 summer youth production is going to be another great one. Featuring three original shows by three local writers, this year’s Project P.L.A.Y. will again feature young actors ages 5-18.
Of course the unique thing about Project P.L.A.Y. is that the young actors are not merely rehearsing for a show, but rather gaining experience in all areas of theatre including set construction, tech work, costuming, scenic design and more. Another unique aspect of Project P.L.A.Y. is the fact that every child who wants to be involved, is involved. Program creator M. J. Etua has seen to that since its inception 18 years ago.
"The joy that I have," M. J. said, "is seeing students discover something about themselves, whether it's onstage or backstage or playwriting. I want to give every single child a chance to highlight their strength... kids who've never been onstage before, I will find what they can do."
In fact, one of this year’s shows was written by one of M. J.’s students from Louisville High School. Emaree Stone, who wrote last year’s Henry!, penned a sequel for this summer, Africa Screams: Oh, Henry!!! SCT performer and fellow teacher Justine Moser adds an original show, To Be Human, and M. J., who has written the majority of the shows produced during the past 18 years, wrote Tiya, an African fairy tale.
We hope you will join us in support of these outstanding young performers.
Audiences are in for a thrill as Carole Sorensen and hosted of talented musicians
and performers bring SCT: Unplugged 2 to stage this July for our 18th annual
summer musical revue. Like SCT: Unplugged, Unplugged 2 will you have
your toes, snapping your fingers and singing along!
Featuring Jim Beaty, Christon J. Bertrand, John Brocato, Drew Dieckmann,
Anna Debicka-Dyer, Jamie Dyer, M. J. Etua, Madeline Golden, Mickey Gousett,
Audrey Hailey, Brian Hawkins, Shannon Voges-Haupt, Lorarine Hughes, Lauren Prince,
Matthew Reynolds, Tommie Rice, Cindy Ruff, Paul Ruff, Carole Sorenson, Erica Smith,
Krista Vowell, Marcus Vowell, and Meaghan Wolf, the show runs July 14-16 and 21-23.
Tickets for the fund raiser are $25. Join us!
Entertaining Starkville and the Golden Triangle since 1978.