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Kids hit the stage at TITG


by: COURTESY IMAGE - Summer childrens theater camp participants are putting on productions to show off their hard work. Local kids have been practicing long and hard to get ready for the stage this summer — some even working to make their acting debuts.

As part of Theatre in the Grove’s Children’s After School Theatre (CAST) program, kids will perform “Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark,” based on a popular children’s book by Mary Pope Osborne. The show runs Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20.

“Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark” has been adapted from the New York Times bestseller Magic Tree House book series. A magical tree house transports Jack and Annie to the land of the dinosaurs when they’re looking through a stack of books and wishing they could see the real thing.

The CAST program is in its fifth year and is free for kids to participate in. This year also features one other musical and one non-musical production. One musical is for children ages six to 12 and one is for teens.

The classic “Robin Hood” will run Aug. 1 to 10.

Kids will perform in the award-winning musical, “Into the Woods, Jr.” Aug. 15 to 24. CAST kids will bring The Brothers Grimm to the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Tickets are $5 and available one hour before each performance and online at theatreinthegrove.org. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7: 30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 at TITG, 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.