Kids take to the stage at Danville High School Performing Arts Centre in a classic retelling of traditional stories in "Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales & Shakespeare."
In partnership with the Danville/Boyle County 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, this Arts for Kids, ETC production pulls the talents of young people from throughout the area and the concerted efforts of VISTA and community volunteers.
"What makes this collection special is the simplicity of the stories and the passing on of common history," explains production director Rebecca Ryland. "Nursery rhymes and fairy tales have been the basis of oral and folk stories passed on from one generation to the next for hundreds and hundreds of years.
"Many modern works of art, including dance, television, stage and film, are rooted in these tales and yet their traditional origins are slowly being eroded in today's faced-paced world of computer animation and high-tech special effects. I was amazed when we started this project to learn that many of the actors did not know the stories and rhymes by heart."