Join Us for Oliver!

The KFAD fall play, Oliver!, opens November 18 at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church (501 Prospect Avenue, Beloit, WI). Our second performance is November 19 at 7 PM, and we wrap the run up with a matinee performance on November 20 at 2 PM.

Tickets are available at the door, or you can get them early from Marge Austin. For tickets or more information, call Marge at (608) 368-1578.

The kids have been hard at work for the past several weeks, and the excitement is mounting. Be sure to come out and join us!

An Evening on Broadway

Join Kids Fun and Drama for an evening of music, song, and food in the banquet room at La Casa Grande on September 18, 2011. The night includes a buffet dinner and special performances by the KFAD singers, concert pianist David Newman, soprano Cindy Bacon Hammer, and baritone Michael Hammer.

The evening kicks off with appetizers at 4 PM. Performances begin at 4:30, and dinner starts at 5:15. Tickets are $50 each in support of KFAD, $25 of which is tax deductible. You can reserve a table for eight for only $380.

Please reserve your spot by September 7 by calling Marge Austin at 608-774-4140, or send your request to KFAD, P.O. Box 261, Beloit, WI 53511. We hope to see you there!


Fall Season Details!

Signup for the fall season — and the first rehearsal — is on Monday, August 29, from 4–6 PM, at the studio at 416 College Street. If your child is interested in being in the fall show, which will be Oliver, please have them come to sign up that night. Also, spread the word to anyone else you may know who is interested. The fee is $100.00 for the season.

Rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays from 4–6 PM, with the exception of Labor Day (Monday, September 5). The Labor Day rehearsal will be moved to Tuesday, September 6.

The performances for Oliver will be November 18, 19, and 20.  Please make sure you can keep that weekend free when you sign your child up.

The second annual fundraising dinner, An Evening on Broadway, will be held on Sunday, September 18 from 4:30–7 PM. Anyone who was involved in last year’s dinner, An Evening in Italy, will remember what an amazing event it was! We are ready to do it again, but will need lots of help!  On Monday, August 8, at 5:30 PM we will have a planning meeting. At that time, we will stuff and label the invitations, hand out posters and discuss the other details and work assignments for the event.  Please RSVP if you can attend.  If you can’t attend, but can help in even a small way as we lead up to the event, please let us know.  Thank you!

The KFAD Summer Camp!

Kids Fun and Drama (KFAD) will be holding their annual summer camp in August! Camp dates are: August 1st – 18th, Mondays – Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – Noon. We will teach basic music instruction and hand chimes and will also be learning music from Broadway shows for our “Night on Broadway” fundraiser dinner on September 18th.

The fee is $50.00 Reply to this e-mail or call Marge Austin at 608-774-4140 to enroll.

[The summer camp has been canceled for this year.]

Also, the Fall 2011 play has been announced and will be Oliver! Rehearsals will begin in early September. For more information, contact Marge Austin at (608)774-4140 or at

Winter 2011 Season Begins This Week

After looking at several show possibilities, the spring production will be  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. There will be one cast consisting of all students that previously made up Junior KFAD and Senior KFAD. Practices are Monday and Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Sign up and the first rehearsal is: Monday, January 10.  The fee is $100.00.  If funds are a consideration, please talk to Marge about scholarship opportunities.

Show dates: Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m.

Fall Shows November 19–21

This fall’s KFAD shows are coming up fast. The kids take the stage November 19 & 20 at 7 PM and November 21 at 2 PM. The Junior KFAD will be performing, It’s a Jungle Out There, and the Senior KFAD will be performing How to Eat Like a Child.

The show is at the First Presbyterian Church (501 Prospect Avenue, Beloit, WI). Tickets are on sale now and can also be purchased at the show. For more information, contact Marge Austin at (608) 368-1578. We hope to see you there!

KFAD Fall Season Begins Soon

It’s time for KFAD’s Fall Session to begin!  There are many things happening this fall. On Monday, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. there will be a parent meeting. Also, please mark Sunday, October 10, on your calendar for a new fundraiser.  We will be having an Italian themed dinner held at La Casa Grande from 4–7 PM. The children will be learning Italian songs, and there will be performances by David Newman, a concert pianist, and Cindy Bacon, a soprano soloist.  More information for volunteering and tickets to sell will be shared at the meeting.

Fall show information and start dates:

The Senior KFAD will be performing How to Eat Like a Child. Practices begin Thursday, September 9, from 4–6 PM, at the KFAD Studio, 416 College Street.

The Junior KFAD will be performing, It’s a Jungle Out There.  Practices will begin Wednesday, September 15, from 4–5:30 PM. Senior KFAD actors are encouraged to join the Juniors until the October 10 Italian dinner.  There will be an emphasis on learning the songs for the dinner until that point, and then the Juniors will focus on their show rehearsal.

Hand chimes start Tuesday, September 21, from 4–5:30 PM.

Summer and Fall Program Info

Information about our summer and fall programs is now available. The summer program runs from August 2–19, and the fall session begins on September 9. We’re also launching a new Junior KFAD section that begins October 13. Our fall performances will be November 19–21.

For more details, download our latest brochure (PDF).

The Spring Performances

The Kids Fun and Drama spring performances will be held this weekend, April 16–18. The Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7pm, and the Sunday matinee will be at 2pm. The show is at the First Presbyterian Church (501 Prospect Avenue, Beloit, WI).

This year, we’ll have two plays. Our newest actors will perform The Billy Goats Gruff, while our more seasoned actors will present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tickets are on sale now and can also be purchased at the show. For more information, contact Marge Austin at (608) 368-1578. We hope to see you there!

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