The Rising Stars Theatre Camp is presenting Alice in Wonderland Jr. in a free public performance on Tuesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. in the Jay High School auditorium, 7611 Marbach Road.
Eighty three students from eight middle and high schools have been attending the theatre camp for the past four weeks under the direction of choir and theatre teachers. Participating schools are Holmes and Jay high schools and Neff, Pease, Jones, Ross, Rayburn, and Zachry middle schools.
“Everything worn on stage, all props, acting, singing, technology, is a result of great teaching and incredible student learning,” says Fine Arts Director James Miculka. “For the first time in some students' lives, they have learned how to sew fabric, use hand tools, project their voice with articulation, or even stand on stage in front of large groups of people. Incredible ‘life skills’ are acquired by the students in our Title I schools through this program.”
This is the fourth year for the Rising Stars summer camp theatre program which is a collaboration between the Fine Arts and State and Federal Programs departments. Previous productions included Beauty and the Beast Jr., Aladdin Jr., and The Little Mermaid Jr.