Warner Robins High School performs annual children’s musical

Sun News correspondentMay 8, 2013 

Fresh off its traditional production of “The Follies,” the Warner Robins High School drama department is ready for another tradition, its annual children’s musical.

Outreach is important to the drama department, according to Tamara Fisher, drama director at the school, so much so that the class that produces the children’s musical every year was renamed Puppetry and Outreach.

About 700 elementary students will come to Warner Robins High this week to see this year’s production entitled, “How I Became a Pirate,” a musical based on the book of the same name.

“We want every child of every age bracket to have the chance to be in a play or to see a play,” said Fisher.

For the first time since the traditional doing a children’s musical started, Warner Robins High will also have public performances of the show Friday and Saturday.

“There were a number of reasons,” said Fisher. “Little ones are familiar with this story because many children read it at school. Also our cast is very strong in it and has worked very hard on it.”

Fisher said that although having two plays within a week of each other is very challenging, the reaction of the children in the audience is worth all the hard work. The play is not rehearsed after school but during class time

“They are just thrilled and look at our students as mentors in the theaters. In their eyes, they are like rock stars,” said Fisher.

The annual children’s musical is just part of Warner Robins High’s dedication to young aspiring thespians. The 4th Wall Children’s Theater, also directed by Fisher, will hold its annual summer camp the week of June 17-28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Warner Robins High. The camp is designed to work on acting skills, as well as increase the appreciation of the theater in younger children.

Warner Robins High will present, “How I Became a Pirate” on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Admission is $5. For more information about tickets, call 929-7877, ext. 51275. For more information about the summer camp, visit www.4thwallctc.org or email Tamara.Fisher@hcbe.net.

Contact Alline Kent at 396-2467 or allinekent@cox.net.

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