By Kimberly Paulk, SHARECharlotte.com, a free, easy and local website that makes it easy to learn about and engage with our local nonprofits.
This summer I spent a little time helping Golem and the Fairy Godmother learn their lines. That might seem like an unusual past time, unless I also share with you that my son and one of my nieces were in camps at Matthews Playhouse.
Started in 1995 with 2 productions during the school year and 1 production class in the summer, the theatre has grown. A lot. The 2013-2014 season consisted of 12 productions with an attendance of over 18,000. They also had more than 1,000 campers participating in 45 different summer camps.
Tucked away in the Matthews Community Center (a historic building that opened in 1907 as the town’s first public school), the Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre focused on inviting kids and families to participate in the world of performing arts and education.
Interested in getting involved? Check out the opportunities below, or visit SHARE Charlotte for more information.
Usher and Will Call – Help out at James and the Giant Peach performances. Great for ages 15 and up!
Scene Shop – Build, paint and gather props for productions. No experience needed, but volunteers must be 18 and up.
Matthews Library Event, October 3rd – Great for families and kids (ages 4 and up)! Celebrate the play and the works of Ronald Dahl with activities, games, and even some characters from the play.