The Munsch-Kins are coming!

By Geoff Lee

March 16, 2017 12:00 AM

LLC performing arts to put on show

Munsch-Kins could be the next best thing to a Robert Munsch book for kids.
That’s the name of a series of plays scripted on Munsch books that young members of Lakeland College Performing Arts will perform at Vic Juba Community Theatre this Saturday.
Munsch-Kins will be the first production of a new Stage and Theatre Foundation class with 12 students directed by Cornelius Krahn who is a teacher and librarian at College Park School.
“We are proud of this first class that has taken classic and well-known Robert Munsch stories and re-written them for the stage,” said Krahn.
There will be 12 students from ages nine to 18 who have read nine Munsch books and turned them into plays that will be performed starting at 1 p.m.
“The plays range in time from five to 10 minutes each and we are performing our version of the Munsch story,” explained Krahn.
Some of Munsch’s best known books are Love You Forever, Mud Puddle, Jonathon Cleaned Up Then He Heard a Sound and Pigs.
“It’s generally a story that an adult has read to a student and students really enjoy reading it to themselves afterwards as well” said Krahn.
Tickets to Munsch-Kins at $10 for children and $15 for adults.
Preparation for the play began last September to take the students right from the beginning of a stage production to show time with rehearsals once a week.
“We started with some basic warmup and theatre and then we started reading the books and then we started writing the scripts together,” said Krahn.
“And now, they are doing the acting and they are also doing a lot of the back stage stuff like creating the props.”
The students will also act as stage crews for the other plays that take place during the one hour matinee.
Munsch-Kins will wrap up the season for the Lakeland Performing Arts and follows the recent production of the Little Mermaid focused on musical theatre.

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