By Faye Gaston
On June 7, 2019 two boys and eight girls walked on the stage of the Red Door Theatre wearing psychedelic shirts.
They sat in a semicircle of chairs in front of what appeared to be a wide window overlooking a field of flowers. There was an empty chair designated for Dr. Seuss, a name famous for books of stories for children.
The performance marked the end of the 6th annual "Summer Children's Theatre Camp" that was titled "Seuss Stories". Tourism Executive Director Midge Putnam welcomed the audience and gave the audience permission to take photos during the performance.
To open the show, the whole group danced to Seuss songs, "Oh the Thinks You Can Think" and the famous "I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham". Each child had speaking parts of quotes from Dr. Seuss while portraying Seuss characters that brought laughter and applause from a delighted audience.
Director, Charity Smith, is employed at Conecuh Springs Christian School. Assistant Director, Beth Beasley, is a teacher at Vaughn Elementary School in Montgomery.
Both directors have been active at the Red Door Theatre on stage and behind the scenes for several years. Both were assistants in last summer's children's theatre camp.
To conclude the show, Director Smith introduced each child with glowing comments about each one. Both directors gave each child a certificate, a gift bag, hugs and high-fives.
Tourism Executive Director, Midge Putnam, presented Ms. Smith and Mrs. Beasley with arm bouquets of flowers. The whole cast of ten posed for a group photo on stage with cameras lighting up all through the audience.
The ten campers and the audience exited to the front lawn and lingered in visiting with each other. The theatre camp was made possible by a grant from the Bullock County Development Authority.
Campers who learned fundamentals of performing on stage with "Seuss Stories" were: Bentley Faulk, Taylor Goshay, Malia Lewis, Ella Reed McFerrin, Meridith Pike, Laura Lee Putnam, Jakera Streeter, Taniyah Streeter, Daniel Vaquero and Countess Williams.