In 2010, Winnetka Children’s Hour decided to refocus its efforts to expand its mission to reach children outside our community who lack exposure to the performing arts. Profits from our annual musical now go to fund our Outreach Program.
In past years WCH cast members visited Ravenswood Elementary School to lead movement and improv games with the kindergarten and first grade students, sponsored a magic show performance by the Great Scott at the Louis B. Valentine Boys and Girls Club in Chicago and our young performers visited the Learn Excel Charter School in Chicago and worked with 4th graders, teaching them improvisational games, honing their acting skills, and helping them learn some new dances. Most recently we supported C24/7, an after school program for underserved children in Rodgers Park to provide them with a costume closet for their program.
Ravenswood Elementary, Spring 2016
The Great Scott, Fall 2015
Dance to Evolve, Spring 2015
Mr. Smarty Pants, Fall 2014
Theater Workshop 2014