LightHouse students take the stage

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A month of work came to fruition this week as the “Tadpole Players” made their acting debut.

The Highland LightHouse acting troupe performed four short plays with the coaching of Shreveport Little Theater.

Children had a chance to be kings, pirates, and billy goats. And the little ones stole the show as they pretended to be the wind and jumping beans.

Mary Joris was thrilled to lead the rehearsals, which happened twice a week.

SONY DSC“Theater combines all the arts, so they learn so much, build confidence and work together,” she said.

Bree, an 11-year-old who made a convincing billy goat ready to “strut her stuff” in “The Gruffs,” said they learned creativity and how to build a character.

Joshton, 12, made some discoveries about himself as he portrayed the Butler in “Get up and Close the Door,” a skit about a king and queen.

“I just like doing funny stuff,” the 12-year-old said. “I learned I can do anything for people.”

The program was funded by a grant from The Community Foundation.

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