October 28, 2012
Schenectady Theatre for Children (STC) has brought live theatre to children in the capital district for over 40 years; in many cases STC is their first experience with live performance. Each year STC presents an original musical play based on fables or folk lore and written to include values such as truth and honesty, and an appreciation for cultural diversity. Each production is researched for historical accuracy and authentic costuming for the period and location. Four years ago, I brought my granddaughter to a production at our library and watched a whole new world open up to her. I decided then that STC deserved my support as a volunteer. My granddaughter still talks about the children’s productions she has seen each year and sings the songs. I appreciate the knowledge she has gained about the cultures of places such as Mexico, Holland, and Ancient Rome, while being entertained with delightful songs, dances and folk lore. Each production is offered to area schools and youth organizations at a fee to defray expenses only. STC sends advance materials to help prepare their audience and stimulate questions during a post show exchange with the cast. STC has made a huge difference in our community. I am proud to volunteer for this group!
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