Tyler Junior College

Fairy Tale Theatre

Theatre/Musical Theatre

Fairy Tale Theatre

Each semester Theatre Appreciation Sections 001 and 002 spend the semester preparing "classic" fairy tales for elementary school students. The class sections are separated into "casts" and choose a fairy tale to dramatize. All of this activity is geared toward producing short plays for kindergarten - third grades of nearby elementary schools. They rehearse these tales in preparation for "hitting the road". Area elementary schools that are within easy distance of the campus are contacted to receive these performances. "Easy distance" is related to the students leaving campus at 9:00 a.m., traveling to the school, performing two fairy tales, and returning to campus by 9:50 a.m. Between mid-semester and finals, we will present our plays to hundreds of school children. Interested schools and institutions may contact the program for more information.

Fairy Tale Theatre may be the most fun you’ve ever experienced in a college class. Performance will build confidence and strengthen communication skills. You’ll grow closer to classmates than other classes. Fairy Tale Theatre is a “performance” class.

Fairy Tale Theatre is a different approach to Intro to Theatre than the other sections. Where the other sections are lecture based, tests are given, textbooks are bought, and grades are given from those activities, these two sections have a life of their own.

Below: Rumplestiltskin and How The Turtle Got Its Cracks

Theatre Contact Information

Lara Smith
Department Chair

Email: lsmi@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-3242

Advising contact: 903-510-2425