Next Generation Kids presents “All Things Oz”

allthingsozThe children of Next Generation Kids Performing Arts Camp will present All Things Oz at Alliance Bible Fellowship tonight at 6:00 p.m., featuring songs from the original Wizard of Oz as well as Broadway shows Wicked and The Wiz.

Directors David and Sheryl Chernault are proud to bring the Next Generation Kids program from Orlando to Boone for the fifth year in a row. 70 talented High Country children, ages 5-18 will take to the stage singing such beloved songs as Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Popular (Wicked), and Ease On Down the Road (The Wiz) after just five days of rehearsal.

Based in Orlando, Next Generation Kids is beginning its 17th year of training up the next generation of performers! Training in singing, dancing, acting & piano has prepared students for productions on a local and national level. NGK students have earned honors at thespian competitions, played leads in area and school performances, and done recording sessions for national TV shows. Three Orlando area students have performed with the Broadway National Tour of Annie. Many NGK alumni have earned college scholarships in the performing arts.

For the past five years, students here in Boone have benefitted from the same professional musical theater training. “We are so excited to be back for our fifth summer of Broadway in Boone.” Sheryl Chernault said, “Each year, students learn acting, vocal and dance techniques enabling them to portray different characters, while performing songs and dances from a wide variety of theater styles. This week’s theme is All Things Oz, and 70 local kids will be sharing their talent Friday evening. How incredible to have such talent in Boone!”

David Chernault starred as Daddy Warbucks for the 30th anniversary tours of Annie. He also went on as Warbucks in New York City at Madison Square Garden with Kathy Lee Gifford. David has entertained at Disney World, Universal Studios, Tokyo Disneyland, and various theaters in the Washington D.C. area, among many other professional accomplishments..