The Reporter (Vacaville)

Starbound Theatre launching kids' chorus


Know of any children ages 6 to 12 who love to sing and want to hone their craft on stage? Starbound Theatre has just the program for them.

The local youth theatre program is launching its Show Kids Chorus, a performanc­e program aimed at helping kids grow musically by singing on stage. According to a Starbound news release, students will learn the basics of singing, such as posture, breathing, performanc­e skills and audition technique. Other topics include music theory, rhythm and ear training.

“Singing together helps kids to build confidence, is a natural mood booster and promotes teamwork and a sense of belonging,” Starbound officials wrote in the release.

The choir will be directed by Brooke Fox, who also runs children's vocal ensembles for Starboard's Beyond the Bell program. She began performing at the age of 6 in Vacaville's “Kids are Music” program, participat­ed in the choral and theatre program at Vacaville High School and was selected for California's All State Honor Choir for multiple years. She studied voice and songwritin­g at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she also performed with the Viridian Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Berklee's Concert Choir. Fox also arranged and wrote vocals for off-Broadway musicals and cabaret performanc­es while living in New York City.

The program runs through June 3 with three class sessions per month. Classes are 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Starbound's studio, 318 Main St. No fees will be charged for participan­ts throughout February as it is a trial month. Starting in March, the monthly fee will increase to $65. This summer, students will perform at community events and showcases for Starbound Theatre.

For more informatio­n or to register, email starboundo­ or call 416-8990.

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