Sunday, January 16, 2011

Children's Theatre Program Begins This Week

The Cookeville Children's Theatre Academy will be having an open house and registration event Monday afternoon and Thursday evening. Organizers say the Academy teaches children about drama, music and the technical side of theatre. This year's registration and open house is being held from 5:30 to 6:30 Monday evening, and from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday.  The event takes place at the theatre's rehearsal hall, located at 521 North Willow Avenue. Director Jennifer Welch says the Academy features six classes -- including one which gives very young students an introduction to theatre. The theatre class for the older students, called Rising Stars, focuses on hands-on training in theatre, music and dance. Each class will last for ten weeks. The cost is $120 per student. For more information, call 528-5437.