Children bring stage productions to life

civic theatre traveling troupe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) A children’s theater group is celebrating its 25th year. The Civic Theatre’s Traveling Troupe is made up of children, teens, and adults who volunteer to perform family-friendly productions at Kent County area schools.

The Troupe recently performed “The Hundred Dresses,” based on the children’s book by Eleanor Estes. It tells the story of Wanda, a new girl in school, who isn’t accepted by her classmates. When she tells them she has one hundred dresses at home, the teasing begins. The story is funny and touching and has a message of childhood bullying that will resonate with audience members. The Troupe will perform the show in Grand Rapids for Festival of the Arts on June 6. All performances are free, but donations are encouraged.

If you would like your kids to be involved in Civic Theatre’s School of Theatre Arts, there is still time to sign up for spring classes. They run April 14 through June 8, except on Memorial Day. The deadline to enroll is Monday, March 30. For more information, visit

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