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Read all about StageKids in this article from Monterey County Weekly

Read all about StageKids in this article from Monterey County Weekly

  MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY Stage Next Big Sur’s children’s summer theater group again stands a beloved fairy tale on its head. By Gabriel Skvor Thursday, July 28, 2011 It’s the first of three consecutive Friday evening shows at the Big Sur Grange Hall and artistic director, Jaime Arze, to his own amazement, isn’t racing backstage and running up and down the stairs to put finishing touches on the production of Snow White and the Disco Dwarves. “Having more interns this year makes my job easier. Usually at a quarter till 7, I’m fixing costumes and taping decorations. The older kids in the program have more of a leadership roll now, and in the 13th year things are running smoother,” Arze says several minutes before the curtain goes up. Interns are former actors in Stage Kids’ productions, but who at 15 years old are past the age to act in major roles. During the week leading up to the Friday evening performance, the interns help the directors (Nicoya Hudson and Tajha Chappellet-Lanier are Arze’s assistant directors) with the day-to-day development of the production by keeping schedules, organizing games during breaks, preparing snacks and lunches, and contributing to the creative process of

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StageKids is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Big Sur area of the California coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. We offer a unique theater experience to kids, ages 6 to 17, each summer during July for 1, 2, or 3 weeks. Find out more on our About Page.