SBCT Young Artist Series
Our Young Artists Returned with The Enchanted Bookshop! We were so happy to see these kids back on the stage under the guidance of Theatre Mom (and Baldwin County's Best Director), Sharon Soldan Watson! The Young Artists had so much fun and put on a fantastic show!
"Initially, Sharon Soldan Watson was afraid that two years of pandemic silence would mean the theater was forgotten.
Children, she feared, might have lost interest in performing during the stage's absence....when auditions opened for "The Enchanted Bookshop," South Baldwin Community Theatre's first Young Artist Series Production since 2019, the children not only came, they busted through the doors.
"We had so many we had to write in a few extra roles," said Watson, the show's director. "We had a lot of kids we've known for years and this whole new group of new kids. It was like they'd been waiting all this time. It was really exciting."
What a great show!
So much fresh young talent and such a LAUGH OUT LOUD performance!
FIFTY YEARS of SBCT performances were exemplified in "THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP" by the community-enriching work that went into the performances of these young artists. Keeping a children's theater show alive, scheduled to hit the stage in 2020, despite a two-year pandemic hiatus, is a testament to the strength of the community focus of this theater.
The funds raised by the SBCT Young Artists Series for "Project Dynamo", rescuing innocent civilians from the war in Ukraine, further proved the heart of a great little American community that has produced generations of great community theater.
My applause and my sincere regards,
Robert W. Gardner