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Category: Behind the Scenes

What We Really Do

Everyone who has heard of Savannah Children’s Theatre knows that we produce plays.  With 22 shows this season alone, sometimes our little place on Victory Drive seems like a veritable theatre factory!  But what we really do is so much more than audiences and actors, costumes and glitter.  (Though, make no mistake, the glitter is…
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New Heights! by Jenn Doubleday

     I’ve always wanted to be in the circus.      Coming from a carnie family, the desire to run away with a caravan runs deep.  Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t trade my SCT family and the life it has allowed me to lead for anything.  Buuuuuut if some sort of Quantum Leap…
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Everybody Wants to be a Cat…Literally! by Carmel Grace Cowart

       “Wow! Forty-eight… FORTY-EIGHT students! Wow!”       That was the thought in the forefront of my mind on the first day of Fall classes.  I teach Creative Dramatics I, which is a 12-week musical theatre program for elementary school students, commonly called CD1.  We are so happy to have this many…
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Costume Land! by Bonnie Juengert

     Trying on costumes is one of the most exciting parts of being in a show! Adults and children of all ages revel in the transformation that occurs when you put on that costume and become another character. Let me introduce you to the world of costumes at SCT.      You may or…
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What to Expect at the Fairytale Festival Fundraiser, by Renee McMahon

When I was first given the task of turning Savannah Children’s Theatre into a Fairytale Fantasy Land, it seemed a bit daunting.  How could I envision so many themes in one event?  I needed a map, a guide, to help me begin.  So I made one!  Every magical kingdom needs a map, and our Fairytale…
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The Commitment to Wear Tights, by Maggie Lee Hart

     It’s tech week and our Creative Dramatics II students are pepped up to share their work of Once Upon A Mattress, Jr for their friends and family this weekend.  The excitement that is felt within SCT’s walls will be focused on the last remaining elements of our production including; completion of set construction,…
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Keeping it S-I-M-P-L-E, by Corbin Hernandez

             The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is not a show one would expect a children’s theater to produce, even in the hands of teens.  The music is difficult, there are many elements of the show that can change on a whim, and the emotional journey of the show is…
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Family Life at SCT, by Gloria Rigsbee

     “Welcome to the Savannah Children’s Theatre!”  are words you hear at the start of each production.  Being welcomed into a place is very common, but being welcomed into a family is a rare occurrence.  When they are spoken at SCT, your entire family is being welcomed into the amazing world of theatre and the…
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Once Upon a Mattress, by Maggie Lee Hart

     How fitting that The Savannah Children’s Theatre makes fairy tales come true, as we embark upon our Creative Dramatics II class production of Once Upon A Mattress, Jr!  Princess Winnefred’s main desire is to find her “Happily Ever After” and claim a prince who will love and accept her with all her perfect…
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To Eat, or Not to Eat? by Carmel Grace Cowart

     To eat or not to eat? This is NEVER a question in my everyday life.  I love food!  However, if you are acting in a play in which you must eat while performing, this becomes a vitally important question.      The stellar teen cast of our Junior Company comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF…
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