A Program Igniting Appreciation For the Arts
BY THE OGDEN MUSICAL THEATER
KAU is a summer theater camp that was held for a few years in the theater more than a decade ago. In 2017, Ogden Musical Theater was created. Kids Act Up! was created in conjunction with OMT. We opened with 30 kids that summer and now have 80 kids, 8-14 years of age, with a wait-list to get in.
The mission of this program is to provide kids the opportunity to learn, grow, strengthen confidence, perform, and gain an appreciation of the importance of arts in our community. Kids Act Up! positively impacts our future generations by creating a spark that ignites love and appreciation of musical theater and the arts.
There is an entire team involved in the success of this annual program. Three directors, six youth aides, four theater techs, three food and beverage personnel, two production staff individuals, and OMT board members all make this amazing experience run efficiently each year.
We have an incredible program planned for 2022. The kids learn dance, music, and acting basics. They continue to rotate between those three separate areas of expertise. They will perform the production of “Aladdin Kids” on June 24th at 12:30 p.m. on the Peery’s Egyptian Stage. The experience provides the kids an opportunity to perform in a professional facility, which they may not get the opportunity to do elsewhere. We provide a “playbill”, theater lights, stage, props, and costumes, and create a full production for the kids to be a part of. Having the opportunity to perform on this iconic stage is an experience these children will remember for a lifetime. The performance is FREE, and we welcome the public to come and join us that afternoon for Aladdin Kids!
Our reputation has grown, and KAU fills immediately upon registration opening. That is, in part, because of the amazing, talented Director, Mark Daniels. Are you interested in signing your child up for this program? In March, we opened sign-ups, and we were full within seven days.
Grab a spot for your child! We encourage parents to visit our website ogdenmusicaltheatre.org for updates on forthcoming registration dates.