Kingman Center for the Arts Summer Program a Success
This summer, the Kingman Center for the Arts in association with the Beale Street Theater and other local arts organizations, implemented a popular and successful children’s arts program.
The Kingman Center for the Arts held classes for children of all ages to explore the arts in areas such as painting, weaving, music appreciation, and theater. The classes were all well attended; the theater class was so popular it was split into classes for multiple age groups which are each working hard on their own performance pieces.
The children’s community theater class is practicing for their upcoming performances. One of which is original play, Dreamland, written by Kingman local Jean Chowan. The performance will be the opening act of the Arts in the Park Bazaar, which will be held at Metcalfe Park on August 6th from 5-10 p.m.
The Children Community Theater group has also teamed up with a local performing arts school, Kingman Performing Arts, for an Annie medley that will be performed the same night.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. We look forward to future events and classes with the community of Kingman!
Community Supports Founding of Kingman Theater Program
The Kingman Theater Program is an exciting new addition to Kingman’s arts community. Its goal is to provide opportunities for citizens of Kingman to participate in performance art at the Beale Street Theater as well as other local activities. The group recently held its first meeting at the Kingman Public Library, and appears to be on its way to achieving this goal. Nearly thirty enthusiastic community members attended the gathering to support the establishment of the Kingman Theater Program. Many of the volunteers have extensive theater production experience and are ready to get to work on the Kingman Theater Program’s first undertaking, the Arts in the Park event on August 6th at Metcalfe Park.
The Kingman Theater Program is thrilled to have so much community support this early in its development, but more contributors are always welcome. Prior production experience is not necessary; the only requirements are a willingness to help and a love for the arts. There will always be a way for volunteers to lend a hand. Volunteering is also a wonderful opportunity for young people to receive mentorship from individuals with theater production experience. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the production of Kingman Theater Program events is encouraged to contact us at the Beale Street Theater.
The Kingman Theater Program is also currently looking for community members with performance talents of all kinds for participation in its future events. Plans for plays, musical performances, children’s theater, and variety shows are being developed. Opportunities for feature performances by local groups and individuals may also be available. Auditions for participation in these events will be held on June 8th, 10th, and 11th. Details about these auditions can be found here.
The Kingman Theater Program and the Beale Street Theater are looking forward to helping to grow the arts community in Kingman.
Kingman has talent and has come together to kickoff the fundraising effort to renovate the Beale Street Theater. It was held in the old Elks building located at Fourth and Oak Street in downtown Kingman. The building was donated for our use by owner Scott Dunton. He has been a great supporter of our effort.
The evening started with Marilyn Moser playing in the courtyard as supporters entered. She was followed by Black Lemon. Upon entering the building, attendees were treated to an amazing art display, organized by our dedicated volunteers to showcase local artists. Refreshments, donated by local businesses and our volunteers were served in the bar area. A silent auction was also available to patrons in the same area. We received a number of donations from businesses and local artists that helped raise funds during the evening.
The main gallery showcased talent from across our community. We were excited to have so many performing artists share their abilities. They filled up a full three hours of entertainment. It was a wonderful evening.
Please give a big THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped us pull of a very successful event.
The talent line up for the night was incredible. Besides the performances happening inside we had music outside in the courtyard including Music by Black Lemon and Marilyn Moser. Hopefully you didn’t miss the strolling entertainment Jim Murawski our Andy Devine Impersonator, Darla Watson our Mae West Impersonator, Royce Williams the Gospel Magician and The High Desert Drifters our Old West Cowboys.
Inside performers included- Christina Robinette Joiner Opening, Cast of “Kickin’ It On Route 66” Dance and Presentation, Kameron Monson Guitar with Vocals, Kylie Marshall Jazz Acro Dance, Tawna Brown Vocal Solo, K-CCC‘s Choir, Rosanna Volk, Sarah Fiddler, Hannah Black Tap Dance, Hannah Cornelson Vocal Solo, Royce Williams The Gospel Ventriloquist Act, Darla Watson Patsy Cline ImpersonatorVocal Solo, Ryan and Bronwynn Swigert String Duet, Cast of “Kickin’ It On Route 66” Clogging Dance, Spencer Michelson Vocal Solo, Karen Duey and Kit Meritt Vocal Duet, Hannah Black All Starz Hip Hop Dance, Kingman Performing Arts Musical Theater Kids, David Kahananui Vocal Solo, Jewelee Steed Vocal Solo, Kristina Michelson, April Cornelson, Tawna Brown Vocal Trio, Sarah Fiddler All Starz Hip Hop Dance, Kit Merritt Vocal Solo, Kaegan Rivedal Flute Solo, Marian Esplin Vocal Solo, Rosanna Volk Lyrical Dance, Mohave Highlander Pipes and Drums Association