Can You Learn Your Craft By Attending Kids Theater Performances?



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Absolutely!!!

Kids Theater Performances are a valuable tool for the budding performing actor/actress.

It really is one of the best ways to learn about theater and as a Musical Theater Kid, you must already love and appreciate theater. Why else would you be reading this website?

Perhaps your parents have taken you to see kids theater and performances from the time your were very little or perhaps you discovered that you loved theater when you went on a school trip, or on vacation with friends or family.

However you came to it, it's all good. Now, you need to go out and see as many performances as possible in order to broaden your concept of what is possible.


Let me explain.

There are many different forms and many different genres (another word for types) of theater and performance. Once you decide that you want to perform, study, work, etc., in theater and especially once you get into the business of Musical Theater, you will attend these performances with a different, more educated understanding of what is actually happening on stage.

You will begin to notice the the music, the dance, the words, the blocking, the sound, the lighting, the scenery, the makeup, and perhaps most of all, the performers, themselves. Each performance will become a study in theater for you. By just being there, you will get better at performing, too.


What are the Best Kids Theater Performances to See?



Try to see a variety of different kids theater performances. Of course, if it pleases you to see a particular kind, see more of those, but don't neglect the other forms of performance.

If you develop an appreciation for many types of performing arts you will be rewarded by growth as a person and an actor.

While you are growing, take the time to learn about proper theater etiquette.

See a variety of performances (even if you only see a particular genre just once). What, you might ask does she mean by that? Well, here is a short list of some of the different forms of theater and performance that will probably be available in or around your hometown or city.

  • Musical Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Opera
  • Puppetry
  • Regional Theater
  • Touring Theater
  • Repertory Theater
  • Summer Stock Theater
  • Shakespeare Fesitvals
  • Various Types of Professional Dance
  • Classical Concerts
  • Voice Recitals
  • Dance Recitals
  • School Plays



This list could go on and on. I bet you could add some kids theater performance types of your own.

The point is, go out and see them....educate yourself...you will be learning and you probably won't even notice it. Then, suddenly one day when you are rehearsing a show or in a theater class, you will recall something that you heard or saw. It will help you to achieve your own goals. You will have a "a ha" moment...

ENJOY!



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