The Friends of Historic Boonville will offer the cultural program, ‘Thespian Hall Lively,’ for area youth on Wednesday, February 17.

BOONVILLE — The Friends of Historic Boonville will offer the cultural program, ‘Thespian Hall Lively,’ for area youth on Wednesday, February 17.  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 Goldilocks for grades K-3 and Goodbye Marianne for grades 4-7.  
Students from Hannah Cole Primary, David Barton Elementary, Laura Speed Elliott, S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic School 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.
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.
This event is made possible with Local Agency Funding, a program solely funded by the Community Improvement Plan, and provided by the City of Boonville.  A special thanks to Melissa Strawhun, Friends’ executive director, and the administrators and teachers of each school for coordinating this valuable program for our local youth.  For more information about Thespian Hall Lively and other events sponsored by the Friends of Historic Boonville go to www.friendsofhistoricboonville.org.