Cue Learn­ing

Cape Coral Living - - Cape Departments - BY MANDY CARTER

Act­ing in­volves a broad range of skills, in­clud­ing a vivid imag­i­na­tion, emo­tional fa­cil­ity, phys­i­cal ex­pres­siv­ity, vo­cal pro­jec­tion, clar­ity of speech and the abil­ity to in­ter­pret drama. Be­ing present in the mo­ment with the ac­tors pro­vides a unique per­sonal de­vel­op­ment ex­pe­ri­ence, even for chil­dren. Taking your child to live the­ater is a joy­ful ex­pe­ri­ence that will grow their ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the art while teach­ing them valu­able life lessons. I speak very personally of this joy. My 6-year-old son has loved watch­ing live act­ing since he was 3. And now my daugh­ter is learn­ing to ap­pre­ci­ate the art. I re­mem­ber the ex­pres­sion on my son’s face when he saw his

The im­por­tance of teach­ing kids to ap­pre­ci­ate per­for­mance art I re­mem­ber the ex­pres­sion on my son’s face when he saw his first live play.

Florida Rep is per­fect for dis­cov­er­ing the art of per­for­mance. The com­pany is at the His­toric Ar­cade Theatre in Fort My­ers, where pro­duc­tions such as A Christ­mas Story (be­low) are staged. This show fea­tured Bren­dan Pow­ers (left), Michael Scott, Henry Crater and Rachel Burt­tram.

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