Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a theater? In this video visit the Lexington Children’s Theatre to get a peek behind the scenes of a theatrical production from set creation to the final dress rehearsal.
Materials: needed materials will vary depending on the play
Click on Play-Maker link above for step-by-step directions.
Play-Maker gives children the tools they need for putting on their very own theatrical event. Children can use the script provided, or develop a story of their own. This feature promotes reading, teamwork, and awareness of the arts. Work with children to put on a show for family and friends, in this activity from Arthur.
It takes many people to make a play a success. Children often only see the actors and do not realize all the “behind the scenes” preparation that it takes to put on a production.
The producer is responsible for securing funding and a venue for the performances. The director and choreographer are responsible for staging and teaching choreography. Set designers design build and assemble the display of the set. The costume designer is responsible for designing and creating all the needed costumes.
Even children that are shy can play a part and help make the production a success.
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