Street Performers new feature of Festival 2016
Officials with the Fine Arts Academy at The Avenue Theatre in West Plains will provide street performers throughout the 22nd annual Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo. Keep your eye out for Mark Twain and the characters from “Tom Sawyer” roaming through the Festival campus.
The Fine Arts Academy mission is to encourage young people to enjoy and participate in the arts, and teach them skills which will help develop their theater abilities, self-confidence and respect for themselves and others; to help young people see the many opportunities available to them; and to show how the world can be a better place through appreciation of the arts.
The Academy offers after-school programs, private tutoring, workshops, and evening classes in acting and technical aspects of theater. Public performances to showcase what has been learned will also be presented. While young people, (through high school age) are the target audience, occasional workshops for adults may be offered.
“We are very pleased to once again be performing in conjunction with the festival,” said Avenue Theatre representatives. “Just as the festival celebrates our musical heritage, we will be celebrating our theatrical heritage by introducing street performances.”
Watch for these Avenue Theatre representatives from 1-4 both Friday and Saturday.
Fine Arts Academy students- back row (l-r): Alyssa Bair, Austin Blankenship, Anna Blankenship, Riley Keith and Shailey Self; Middle row(l-r): Tristan Stump (seated), Toby Keith, Lauren Stewart and Paige Newton; Front row all kneeling (L-r): Lily Cobb, Mabel Schrippe and Emma Stanley…