Cardinals NFL Cheerleader, Returns to Kids On Stage
(December 16, 2008) – Jenna
Lee Thomas is returning to Kids On Stage as Choreographer for their spring
production of High School Musical 2. Miss Thomas is a junior at
majoring in Broadcasting at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass
Communication. Currently Jenna is in her Rookie year as an Arizona Cardinals NFL
Cheerleader where she performs at games, has choreographed for the team, and
travels the country visiting US soldiers.
Youth Theatre awarded Jenna the “Outstanding Choreography” award for Kids On
Stage’s 2006 production of the original High School Musical. In addition
to HSM, Jenna was choreographer for their productions of Anne Jr. as well as
2006 Summer Theatre Boot Camps.
for 13 years, Jenna has studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, cheer, and
theatre dance styles, and has taught dance to all age groups for over six years.
Jenna graduated from
in 2006 and is also the former Miss Stevensville 2006. Born and raised in
, Jenna is thrilled to return to her hometown to choreograph for Kids On Stage.
On Stage is still accepting registrations for their spring production of
“Disney’s High School Musical 2”. Rehearsals will begin Saturday
January 3, 2009 and will culminate with performances March 6, 7 & 8 at
Lakeshore High School Auditorium. The show will be performed by
students in grade 1-12. The cast will be split into two separate groups if
registration reaches a certain number. The two casts would then consist of
a Junior Trouper cast, grades 1-5 and a Super Trouper cast, grade 6-12.
Some qualified 6th grade students would be given the option of
participating in the Junior Trouper cast. Every child who registers is
guaranteed participation in the production, regardless of talent or ability.
Registration volume for this production is expected to be high so early
registration is recommended.
may register by visiting online at www.dougskidsonstage.com and
printing out the registration form. Forms may also be obtained by calling
269 313-2795. Registration fees are $235 for Super Troupers and $215 for
Junior Troupers. There is an early bird discount of $25 for registrations
received and/or postmarked by December 31, 2008.
scholarships are available to any participant on a “first come/first served”
basis. The application process is initiated by calling Doug Fordyce at 269
313-2795. Parents of scholarship recipients are asked to help out with the
production process by volunteering in some capacity. No child will ever be
turned away simply because of a financial need.
On Stage is a theatre company dedicated to the development of life skills in
children through the performing arts. Since 1996, as founder and former
director of Children’s Music Workshop, Doug Fordyce, along with his wife Jeri,
has developed a solid reputation for impacting the lives of children with
personal growth through music and theatre. Kids On Stage is a values
driven opportunity for school age kids to grow in self-confidence and
communication skills through the preparation and performance of high quality
musical productions. Through this process children learn fundamentals of
practical theatre, vocal projection, stage presence, basic choreography and
make-up. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, self-accountability, commitment
and self-fulfillment through hard work and accomplishment.