Music, Dance, and Drama Activities for Kids
By Lisa Bany-Winters
(Chicago Review Press, Paperback, 9781556523618, 208pp.)
Publication Date: March 2000
Categories: Performing Arts - General
Gotta dance! Gotta sing! Gotta do most anything because it’s show time! In Show Time! kids will learn to become triple threat” performers, developing their skills as singers, dancers, and actors through more than 80 activities that include imitating a musician or musical instrument, acting out a song, creating a mirror dance, making puppets and playbills, and more. Along the way, they’ll learn about the history of musicals, discover musicals about history, and find out how to get it all together before the curtain goes up. Show Time! is perfect for teachers needing to prepare performers for a show; for parents looking for fun ways to fill spare minutes with their kids at home, in the car, or in a doctor’s waiting room; and for kids wanting ways to enjoy themselves on their own or in a small group. Several play scripts, a list of suggested musicals for kids, and a play glossary are included.
Lisa Bany-Winters is the author of On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids and the kids’ director for Northlight Theatre in Skokie, Illinois. She founded Emanon Theater Company in 1984 and has taught improvisation, creative drama, and acting at The Second City Northwest and many schools in and around Chicago. She lives in Glenview, Illinois.