• Jacqueline Walker

CHS Theatre Club participates in Eastside Elementary Fine Arts Day

On Feb. 22, 2019, the CHS Theatre Club visited Eastside Elementary school to join them for their Fine Arts Day. The Theatre Club taught the children to understand their characters and when and when not to come on stage.

As a CHS student who is part of the Theatre Club, I can say that I had a great time. The children were very active and cooperative. The two plays we performed were "Cinderella" and "The Billy Goats Gruff."

The first thing we did with them was our warm ups. The warm ups we did were "big face, little face" and "tongue twisters," but we also stretched and did other warm ups. I can say the children really loved the big face, little face warm up because they would get excited afterwards.

After the warm ups, we would ask the kids to volunteer for a character, and then they would have to audition for the part. Once they convinced us that they were made for that part, we helped them become the character practice their facial expressions.

After helping them understand their character and getting them into their costumes, we started our rehearsal. We only had about 20 minutes per class; everything moved quickly.

Also, there were different level classes we perform with, so what we did with one class was a little different from what we might do with another because one might need more help and guidance than the another.

Ms. Bock, the director of theatre, would announce the name of the play, and then we would perform along with the chosen kids. There were some really talented kids, but "Camron" really did shine brightly and was announced as the actor of the day. "Camron" was the narrator of the "Billy Goats Gruff" play.

Every kid was amazing, and I can speak for Ms. Bock and the other Theatre Club members in saying that we would love to go back to visit Eastside Elementary School again.