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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • 'Thespian Hall Lively' set for April 1

  • 'Thespian Hall Lively' set for April 1
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  • BOONVILLE–'Thespian Hall Lively,' an arts event for area youth has been rescheduled for April 1. The event was originally planned for March 4, but was rescheduled due to winter weather.
    This annual event provides local students the opportunity to appreciate the arts live on stage at historic Thespian Hall.  Returning this year is the St. Louis Repertory Theatre’s traveling company, Imaginary Theatre Company.  The cast will perform  The Lion, The Witch& The Wardrobe for grades 3-5 and The Tortoise & The Hair for grades K-2.  Students from Hannah Cole Primary, David Barton Elementary, S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Schools, Prairie Home, Pilot Grove, Blackwater, Zion Lutheran, and others will be in attendance.  The audience will experience stories they may have heard before presented in a modern and often unexpected way, including contemporary music, dance, and colorful sets and costumes. Following each performance, students will have an opportunity to interact with the cast and ask questions.
    According to the Friends, Thespian Hall Lively is an important part of the Friends of Historic Boonville’s Community Arts Program.  For some of the children, it is their first visit to Thespian Hall and an introductory experience to performing arts.  Hopefully this program will spark a life long appreciation for the arts in each of them.

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