Kirby Kidz presenting musicals

August 12th, 2015 6:30 pm

Kirby Kidz, a children’s theater program, is presenting Disney’s ‘Aristocats Kids’ and Dreamwork’s ‘Shrek the Musical Junior’ at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22, at the F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. Singers, dancers and actors from all across Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York City will be part of the productions. Kirby Kidz is a product of the outreach programs of the F.M. Kirby Center and the Harris Conservatory for the Arts. The productions mark the conclusion of a eight-week theater workshop held for regional children, which began the end of June and focused on acting technique, theater fundamentals, vocal performance, dance terminology and performance. Children ages five-10 will make up the cast of Disney’s ‘Aristocats Kids.’ Dreamwork’s ‘Shrek the Musical Junior’ will feature children ages 10-18. Theresa Kloeker will direct and choreograph both musicals and Doreen Ignatovich is the musical director. The productions are open to the public.Tickets are $16 in advance and $19 the days of the performances and are available at the Harris Conservatory for the Arts, Luzerne, and the Kirby Box Office. Children five and younger are free. For more information visit the Kirby’s website at, the conservatory’s website at or call the Harris Conservatory for the Arts at 570-718-0673. Some of the actors, from left, first row, are Brady, O’Boyle, Jameson Harris, Adele Maynor, Addelyn Brill, Samantha Chesman, Ella Plummer, Andrew Lisman, Kierra McAndrew-Scalzo, Sophie Hosey, Ava Glynn, Olivia Chacke, Bella Fagan and Heidi Williams. Second row: Isabella Serkosky, Lia Riley, Cally Williams, Alan Lisman, Jacob Harris, Lauren Granteed, Kaylee Rushton, Dinah Lazinsky, Amanda Zemetro, Emily Krevey, Bobby Zanicky, Ava DeMichele, Isabella Bennett and Tylor Berrini. Third row: Theresa Kloeker, Jennifer Zemetro, Cades Linder, Gabby Leri, Janice Lisman, Christopher Berbano, Sara Mascelli, Allie Jones, Mia Linder, Bella Buckland, Grace Nicolai and Lindsay Sherrick.