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KidsActing: The Young Ones Take Center Stage
The space known as Arts on Real gets a new name and becomes a theatre of, by, and for kids
"...May 2.) Now, the space has been acquired by KidsActing founder/director Dede Clark as a replacement for her performing-arts..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Razzle-Dazzle 'Em
David Bologna on making it to Broadway with 'Billy Elliot'
"...I was so scared. I held out till December. KidsActing [was] doing Beauty and the Beast. It was a..."

Dec. 11, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Velveteen Rabbit: The Musical
All the elements come together to produce something truly magical in KidsActing's revival of 'The Velveteen Rabbit: The Musical'
"...1922, when she published the story on which this KidsActing musical is based, a story about a stuffed rabbit..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Expressing Himself
How David Bologna made the leap to Broadway and a Tony nomination in Billy Elliot the Musical
"...for Billy Elliot on Broadway. While doing Grease at kidsActing, a friend tipped Bologna to the regional auditions in..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Chicago
Teen actors show a good grasp of Kander & Ebb's jaded Jazz Age satire
"...Summer Stock Austin staging Sweet Charity and Assassins. And kidsActing, the longtime arts training school that's behind this production..."

March 4, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Center Stage Texas
Tony nominee David Bologna joins a musical benefit for his old school, kidsActing
"...theatre classes that Center Stage Texas, home to the kidsActing theatre school, provides to hundreds of children in East..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Invasion of the Kiddie-Lit Plays
Characters from children's literature storm Austin-area stages in July.
"...all the stories are as you may remember them: KidsActing has rebooted Cinderella into the computer age as Cyberella,..."

July 5, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Goldie (a fish story)
Goldie (a fish story), an original musical from the kidsActing troupe that pokes extremely corny fun at the Hollywood mythos in an undersea milieu, is a happy spectacle of acting and directing and singing and costuming.
"...That's not what Goldie, an original musical from the kidsActing troupe, is about, really, although it's of that ilk...."

July 14, 2000 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Exhibitionism
Dreamgirls: Groovin' All Night Long
"...much is clear from this original family musical from kidsActing. In it, it's the kids who first spy the..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Arts Review

Tony Awards
Local song-and-dance wunderkind David Bologna is up for a top stage honor
"...broadcast Sunday, June 7, 7pm, on KEYE, Channel 42. KidsActing, where David studied, will host a Tony-watching party at..."

June 5, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin on Broadway: More Shooting Stars Than Ever
There have never been as many Austinites in Broadway shows as there are now
"...The fact that Bologna has worked with Dede Clark's KidsActing and the Zach Performing Arts School and that Davis..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Not Your Father's Musical (Or Your Kid's, For That Matter)
Three local shows show breaking into song ain't what it used to be
"...The KidsActing musical The Velveteen Rabbit was developed using a similar..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Austin Circle of Theaters has handed out its annual B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in local theatre from August 2002 through July 2003.
"...Production, Play for Youth: Waking Sleeping Beauty (kidsActing)..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Austin Circle of Theatres has released the nominations for the 2002-03 B. Iden Payne Awards.
"...an additional nine nominations. Other notable productions were the kidsActing original musical Waking Sleeping Beauty (nominated for Outstanding Production..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Cyberella
A 6-year-old critic pronounces kidsActing's latest production of Cyberella to be "the best show ever," but even her jaded reviewer has to admit that its update on "Cinderella" boasts a playful script, top-notch production values, and a young cast and the cast that really delivers song after song.
"...ever," she gushes, all smiles and enthusiasm for this kidsActing presentation. Ari is 6, mind you, so she still..."

July 12, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Articulations
Nominations for the 2000-01 B. Iden Payne Awards for theatre excellence
"...for his performance as the idiosyncratic inventor) and the kidsActing world premiere of its new original musical The Emperor's..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Through the Eyes of a Kid
Bringing kids to adult theatre is uncool, but what's about children's theatre, where they belong? Ada Calhoun borrows a friend's three-and-a-half-year-old son to find out and discovers that theatre ain't all magic when you're a preschooler.
"...of show in that it was presented by the kidsActing company and performed by, you guessed it, kids (aged..."

July 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Articulations
Payne Pleasures 1999
"...Company Summer Youth Theatre production of Machinal and the kidsActing revival of Bugs!won six nominations each, with both nominated..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin's Musical Theatre Scene
"...the next generation of musical theatre stars. Clark runs kidsActing, a private performing arts school for youngsters that not..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

From Africa to Zombies: Cori Stern Can't Stop
The weird, life-changing story of the "Warm Bodies" producer
"...like Goldie (a fish story) and Monsters! for Austin's kidsActing over a decade ago...."

Feb. 9, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

If You Build It ...
Ah, you know the rest
"...Austin Museum of Art's new building), some venues debuted (KidsActing's Center Stage Theatre, TexArts' Morris Theater), and some departed..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Summer Camp Guide
"...KIDSACTING A two-time Chronicle Readers Poll winner for Best Summer..."

April 28, 2006 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

From Method to Make-Do
Austin's myriad thespian coaches teach us to seek, grow, and do … or at least act like it
"...a yen for the stage? Go to Dede Clark's KidsActing studio: www.kidsactingstudio.com..."

July 1, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

2005 Kids Summer Camps
An annotated list of several places where kids could be going this summer to enjoy physically and mentally invigorating activities
"...KIDSACTING One of Austin's favorite year-round acting schools also has..."

April 29, 2005 Features Feature

2002 Summer Camps
"...KIDS ACTING For over 20 years, KidsActing has been puttin' on shows chock-full of young folks...."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

2001 Kids' Summer Fun Guide
"...Theatre & Dance CampsKIDS ACTING For 20 years, KidsActing has been puttin' on shows chock-full of young folks,..."

May 4, 2001 Features Feature

Postscripts
Thinning the Herd
"...and Richard Byron). Among productions of children's theatre, the kidsActing revival od Ruthless! The Musical (12 nominations, including Best..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Books Column by Clay Smith

Articulations
In Memoriam
"...and Richard Byron). Among productions of children's theatre, the kidsActing revival of The Velveteen Rabbit led the way with..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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