A FIELD TRIP TO BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE TO SEE DR. SEUSS’ “THE CAT IN THE HAT”
“A story about learning responsibility.”
On Sunday, August 25, 2013, Arts4Kids Foundation Nurtures Appreciation for Arts. In collaboration with the MultiArt Summer Camp and the Tet-A-Tet Theater, the Arts4Kids Foundation organized their second field trip designed specifically to introduce children to various forms of arts. Aside from featured play. The field trip to Broadway Playhouse (Water Tower Place) to see Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat In The Hat”, included a “meet and greet” with the actors, photos, and lunch, and transportation to and from the event. Approximately 50 children and volunteers were in attendance.
Upon arriving to the theater, children quickly discovered the front lobby table with crayons and drawings ready to be colored. With the show about to commence children were navigated to the quaint auditorium, where due to its relatively small size the group was seated effortlessly.
The show kept children captivated with excitement, “from games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two.” “This Dr. Seuss classic leap[ed] onto the stage with chaotic exuberance in this adaptation from the National Theatre in London.” Restless busybodies could barely contain themselves from laughter. They were not only laughing but were engaged to the point of interacting with the actors. It was a sight to behold.
As the performance drew to a close, thrilled children were ushered to the lobby where they had a chance to meet their favorite characters, have them sign autographs and while the entire experienced captured by Arts4Kids Foundation event photographer Alex Riemann Photography. Following the meet and greet, children were treated to lunch with “highlight” dessert sponsored by Jelly Belly Jelly Bean.
2012 Miss Chicago, 2013 Miss Heart of Illinois and the Arts4Kids Foundation Board Member, Marisa Buchheit, remarked that «[e]xposure to the arts is something of utmost importance in a child’s life. Not every child has parents with the resources or time to provide opportunities in the arts, which is why the mission of Arts4Kids is so special. It gives kids access to [diverse] art forms and experiences that may not otherwise be possible. The fieldtrips and projects sponsored by Arts4Kids build memories that will stay with a child for a lifetime. The gift of art is powerful, empowering, and inspiring to a young person, and for this reason I fully support this organization and its mission.»
Arts4Kids Foundation extends its appreciation to event sponsors Broadway In Chicago, Alex Riemann Photography, Urban Access TV, Jelly Belly Jelly Bean, Tet-A- Tet Theater, MultiArt Summer Camp and Voila Events.
For more information on Arts4Kids Foundation, please visit http://www.Arts4KidsFoundation.org.
Photos by: Alex Riemann, Alex McGrath
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