On October 5th, Lakeland Theatre welcomed The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Touring Company. The company performed “The Imaginators”, a story of three children and the power of imagination. Jamie Carmichael of Florida Repertory Company, in his review of the show, stated; “The Imaginators” is a hilarious play that reminds children and grownups alike about the power and magic of the imagination”.
Students and staff from Halifax, Warren and Northampton counties attended this special student event for area elementary school children. This show gave the children the opportunity to see a performance from an acclaimed Children’s Theatre without leaving the area. Teacher resource guides created for this production, which meet North Carolina Curriculum Standards, were given to the schools to use to expand upon the performance in the classroom.
Prior to the performance, Lakeland honored groups who supported the children’s programs this year. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to Halifax Electric Membership Corporation, Roanoke Rapids Walmart and The Lake Gaston Ladies Club. Charles H. Guerry, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Halifax EMC and Brady A. Martin, Manager of Marketing and Economic Development of Halifax EMC represented Halifax Electric. “Like Lakeland Theatre, Halifax EMC is a membership organization, dedicated to principles that include Education, Co-operation and Concern for Community. We are proud to support the programs at Lakeland and excited to see the involvement of our members and the contributions they make that benefit the community with our support”, Guerry stated.
Members of Lake Gaston Ladies Club attending the event were Valerie Ruch, Club President, Linda Weingarten, Past President and Pat Trainum, Vice President. The ladies’ comments were: “The show was fantastic. We were impressed with the way the actors fully engaged the children. We were glad we could be a part of it
This event and other children’s programs at Lakeland would not be possible without community support. With grants and sponsorships, Lakeland will be able to continue to offer its’ children’ summer workshop and additional children’s programming into the future.
Charles Guerry, Nancy Grueneich, Brady Martin. Nancy is presenting a certificate to the Halifax EMX for their sponsorship of the show.
Lake Gaston Ladies Club Valerie Ruch, President, Linda Weingarten, Past President, Pat Trainum, Vice President
The Cast of the Charlotte Children’s Theatre. Claire Hilton, Steven James, Shelby Ray and Devin Clark
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