Riverside Children’s Theatre performs in Fellsmere

FELLSMERE — Riverside Children’s Theatre (RCT) in partnership with the City of Fellsmere will present two free productions from the RCT On The Go troupe in the Clarence F. Korker Center for the Performing Arts in Fellsmere’s Town Hall on Oct. 3 and Nov. 14, 2015.

RCT On The Go, will present “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on Saturday Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

On Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., RCT On The Go, will present “The Tiger Who Came To Tea.”

“The City is delighted to partner with Riverside Theatre to host the upcoming theatre performances,” said Susan P. Adams, Mayor of the City of Fellsmere. “We look forward to a future where we get back to our history of being a cultural beacon for the area.”

“The City of Fellsmere is excited to partner with Riverside Theatre to realize the vision of brining theatrical performances to the Old School Auditorium,” said Jason Nunemaker, City Manager for the City of Fellsmere. “We hope that these performances spark the creative interests of our children and open the door future opportunities that might have gone unpursued.”

A program developed by Riverside Children’s Theatre, RCT On the Go was designed to take theatre to children in school or after school settings as well as to traditional theatre spaces.

Geared toward elementary and middle school aged students, shows are issue oriented or based on classic and modern literature. The professional actors of RCT On The Go are chosen for their ability to involve their audiences in the stories as well as to encourage participation.

“This is the beginning of a partnership that benefits all those involved,” said Jon Moses, Managing Director of Riverside Theatre. “We are very pleased to continue the theatre’s community outreach and perform in such a town and building with such historical significance.”

The October production, “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,” is the classic tale by CS Lewis about the wonderful land of Narnia. Brought to life by the RCT performers, this fun-filled show is an excellent piece to excite young readers into the wonderful world of literature.

The November production, “The Tiger Who Came To Tea,” is adapted by David Wood from the classic picture book by Judith Kerr and mixes magic, mayhem and joy as a tiger interrupts Sophie’s tea party.

Performances of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” and “The Tiger Who Came To Tea” will be held in the Clarence F. Korker Center For the Performing Arts – the old school auditorium – located on the second floor of Fellsmere Town Hall.

Performances are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 3 and Nov. 14.

Tickets are free and will be distributed at the auditorium entrance prior to each performance on a first come, first served basis.

Fellsmere Town Hall is located 22 S. Orange Street in Fellsmere, FL 32948.

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