Annual Children’s Theatre

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Local students enjoy TCCC’s annual Children’s Theatre event

Annual Children's Theatre

Students from Murphy Elementary School’s kindergarten class enjoyed the
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte rendition of Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Nearly 1,300 local elementary students poured into Tri-County Community College’s Enloe Multi-Purpose Room to watch Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, performed by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte during the 18th Annual Children’s Theatre event on April 27 at the main campus in Peachtree.

“We are so excited and honored to have you all on our campus today,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College. “At Tri-County Community College, our doors are always open to you.”

Students from eight schools across Cherokee, Clay, Graham, and Macon counties laughed uproariously as the performers from Children’s Theatre of Charlotte acted out the comedic twist on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

As the play went on, the actors explained many theater terms, such as “slapstick comedy,” and “commedia dell’arte”. The performers donned masks and acted out the familiar story of Snow White, while students in the audience interacted with the characters.

The annual Children’s Theatre event is one of the projects through the Tri-County Community College Foundation, which aims to bring performing arts to the students of Western North Carolina.

“Each year with our annual Children’s Theatre event, the College strives to deliver both educational enrichment and entertaining cultural experiences to our local school-age children,” Tipton-Rogers said. “This year was an overwhelming success, and every year it’s wonderful to watch our local students learn in such a joyful setting.”

For more information regarding events at Tri-County Community College or sponsoring the annual Children’s Theatre event, contact Dotie Stafford-Ortega at 835-4208.