Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Arts & Life
10:58 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Children's Theatre Helps Give 'Extreme Makeover'

Andrew Gibbon, in black, is a set designer at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte. He designed one of the rooms on an upcoming episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Children's Theatre of Charlotte

The Children’s Theatre has been staging performances for over sixty years.

The sets they build, however, do not have the same longevity. They are up for only three or four weeks.
So the Theatre’s set designers had their hands full last year when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition asked them to construct two children’s bedrooms – on a one week deadline.

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Arts & Life
12:00 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Charlotte Babies Get Live Theater Just For Them

Children watching

Children's Theatre of Charlotte has long offered plays for teens, "tweens" and kindergarteners, but until now, the "under-three" set had to sit out live theater.

There's a reason parents are typically encouraged to leave the littlest ones at home, says Andrea Bruno. Her son Liam is two-and-a-half.

"Yeah, at his age, it's kinda tough, I mean they're very active," says Bruno, with a chuckle. "They don't want to sit still. So, yeah. Sometimes it's not always a good idea."

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