BLT ‘Class Act’ opens FridayPublished 6:14pm Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Children naturally love pretending and using their imaginations. They act out scenarios when they play. It follows that they would like to get on stage and act out an organized storyline or script.
This Friday and Saturday, the “Class Act” children of Bainbridge Little Theatre will present “On the Tip of My Tongue,” a two-act play described as a mystery fantasy for children.
Two young kids decide to run away from home into the woods to avoid chores. The fantasy begins when they meet up in the forest with many storybook villains, where they are mistaken for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. They are made to appear at a trial, along with the villains, to determine if they have changed their evil ways over the past year.
The ages of the children in this production range from 8 to 12. Leading the cast are Charlee Coker, who plays Harry, and Chase Harrison who plays Ben, the two who ran away. Other cast members are: Alaiya Schuyler, Viviana Schuyler, Natalie Milline, Layne Lawrence, Hannah Gibson, Seth Jones, Coby James Harper, Paige Overman, Shelby Harper, Jackson Wood, Ella Williamson and Kathryn Cohen.
Bainbridge Little Theatre’s Class Act is a youth focused summer program that allows young people to become involved and learn more about the theatre. A classic example of that is the director of this production, Christina Greene, a 2012 graduate of Grace Christian Academy and a BLT veteran. She began acting on stage at age 6, and has been involved with BLT productions for 13 years. This is her first attempt at directing, but she has also been a stage manager and assistant choreographer.
She believes theater experience is good for kids as it gives them confidence to get up in front of people and get out of their comfort zones.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night, and tickets are available at the theatre located at 220 E. Troupe St.