The kids of Kutztown Arts & Theatre for Children performed Dec. 1 at the Kutztown Train Station to a full house. The theme, an old time radio show, easily allowed for KATCH actors and singers to meld their talents together into what became a spectacular performance.
The solos from Hallie Barrel, Katherine Brooks, and Hunter-Willow Jones intertwined with group vocal acts and the acting skills of Dominic Richards, the host of our show, Erin Randall and Margaret Brooks as well as Hunter-Willow and Hallie. The cast of KATCH Old Time Radio Show was funny, adorable and simply talented.
KATCH, a Kutztown-based performance group for kids 6-18, opened its doors in 2011 with the ambition to give the talented kids of Kutztown and surrounding areas a safe place to build their confidence in performing. Throughout the past two years KATCH has grown and developed into a sound program that does just that. Monday nights from 6 to 7p.m., kids interested in vocal performance and dance meet with mentors Nancy Brooks and Jamie Vanek with a focus on performing as a group. On Thursday nights kids interested in acting meet with mentors Jeff Jones, former Actor’s Equity member, and Laura Jones to work on acting skills, monologues and short skits.