Funky Fairytales Take Over Lone Tree Arts Center

LONE TREE, CO – The Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) has found its niche in our community as a performing arts venue and meeting space, but have you ever checked out their children’s programs? The LTAC boasts quite a wide variety of performances, classes, and activities for our youngsters with a unique spin. “Our classes and break sessions are really designed to foster imagination,” says Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson. “We want children to learn fundamentals, but we really want them to create something.” This spring break (March 25-29), students age 6-12 can set themselves on an exciting adventure with Funky Fairytales.

This idea of fostering young imaginations has become the guiding light for the LTAC classes, especially the school break sessions. Last fall break, LTAC featured “SuperBoys and WonderGirls” with New York actor/director Jeff LaGreca and Denver ComiCon founder Charlie LaGreca at the helm. The session was a big success, delighting students and parents alike. Keri Mesropov, whose daughter attended the session said, “My daughter attends many camps throughout the metro area and hands down, the LTAC’s Super Hero Improv camp was her favorite! The instructors were creative, engaged and visibly invested in each student’s experience, not to mention as energetic as the kids. The kids wrote, rehearsed and even designed their own costumes. The staff made the experience safe, highly professional and a flat-out blast. We can’t wait for more, more, more from LTAC!”

Funky Fairytales will be a weeklong session that takes well-known fairy tales and mixes in creativity and teamwork to create all-new adventures. Students will learn basic acting as well as tap into their creative side for various activities. The final class includes a showcase of the week’s best stories for family and friends. Imagine shows like Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, The Princess and the Bowling Ball, or maybe The Three Dragons Gruff.

Leading the charge this time will be theater teacher extraordinaire Sarah Crockarell. Cockarell earned her doctorate in Theatre Arts from CU Boulder. She has taught students of all ages for multiple theatre education programs in the Boulder/Denver area, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. In addition to teaching, Sarah is also the founder and co-Artistic Director of a local theatre company.

This interactive adventure takes off Monday, March 25 and runs through Friday, March 29 from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. The students will bring their own lunch from home during the camp. Cost for the weeklong program is $175 and reservations can be made online at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or through the box office at 720-509-1000.

The Lone Tree Arts Center is a professional, innovative and environmentally friendly, LEED Certified venue. LTAC operates a dynamic model for the performing arts by collaborating with some of the premier Colorado performing arts companies to present their productions in Lone Tree as well as presenting national and regional tours. LTAC has quickly discovered its place as a new provider of arts education programs for children and an important meeting and event rental site for corporate, civic, private, and community arts groups.

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