Variety Children's Theatre cast, crew reflect on an unforgettable experience

Actors reflect on Variety Children's Theatre's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid at Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis.

Variety Children's Theatre illustrates in vivid detail how the arts can change lives.

By seeing cast members of all ability levels and physical conditions performing a top-tier, professional musical, audiences come away with a changed perspective. The Variety kids who get to hear 1,400 people applauding for their performances... Continue Reading »

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:49
Teenaged production interns help to power Variety Children's Theatre!

Variety production interns assist with Disney's The Little Mermaid in St. Louis.

We give a lot of love and props to the Variety kids who will be appearing on stage in our Variety Children's Theatre production of Disney's The Little Mermaid.

But when the show opens tomorrow at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, it will be thanks to the hard work of Variety's teen production interns. These young people — most of whom live with some form of disability — assist show directors in every facet of... Continue Reading »

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:05
Read the winning entry of our Little Mermaid writing contest!

Wydown Middle School student wins Little Mermaid writing contest, wins visit from Ridley Pearson.

Back in August, we announced a writing contest for middle schoolers inspired by Disney's The Little Mermaid. Students were tasked with imagining a prequel or a sequel to the original Disney film, and using their creative prowess to craft a memorable tale. 

Our judge? None other than New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson.

Well, we have a winner! Sarah Franzel, an eighth... Continue Reading »

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:47
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