By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor
About 1,000 children, most from AAPS, filled the newly renovated Schreiber Auditorium at Pioneer High School to enjoy the first half of `Into the Woods,’ the Pioneer Theatre Guild’s fall musical that wraps up this coming weekend.
Pioneer Theatre Guild loves to offer a field trip for our younger students because without in-school offerings, many students will not have the opportunity to experience a theatrical event, said Jayme Kelmigian, theatre teacher at Burns Park Elementary, and PTG’s co-director and producer.
“The arts are so crucial to a child’s development so we want to be sure to give access to the arts for our youngest students in AAPS,” she said. “In addition, all of our high schools in AAPS have wonderful theater programs, so no matter what high school these students attend, they have the option of participating in theater. We want to foster a love of theater and help students recognize the different ways they can be involved. PTG is so grateful to the attending classes and are appreciative that they are taking the time to support the performing arts.”
All AAPS elementary schools were invited, and were accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Students arrived via buses from Burns Park, Eberwhite, Lawton, Ann Arbor Open, and Pattengill.
Tickets still available to see PTG’s “Into the Woods” this weekend at the newly renovated Schreiber Auditorium at Pioneer High School.
Performances are Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to www.showtix4u.com/events/PTG