Stage One, the nonprofit children's theatre in Louisville, KY, received an infusion of money from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Shubert Foundation for the 2000-2001 season.
A Shubert grant totaling $15,000 will be used for programming and an NEA grant totaling $12,000 will support educational initiatives in the company.
The major professional theatre for young audiences in the city, Stage One is an affiliate of the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Logically, kids who grow up seeing works by Stage One graduate to see work at the Tony Award-honored Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the country's most prestigious regional theatres, a few blocks away on Main Street.
The 2000-2001 Stage One season includes:
• Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Oct. 15-Nov. 4)
• Huck Finn (Oct. 22-Nov. 11)
• A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas (Nov. 25-Jan. 6)
• The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Nov. 26-Dec. 16)
• The Diary of Anne Frank (Jan. 27-Feb. 10)
• Aladdin (March 4-25)
• Appleseed John (April 22-28)
• Schoolhouse Rock Live! (May 6 - 19) Try the web site at www.stageone.org.
-- By Kenneth Jones