Wild Horse Children's Theater
WIN NATIONAL AWARD AT
JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL
Students from Wild Horse Children's Theater in Carson City won a Freddie G Award for Excellence in Music and earned other recognition at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival West held recently in Sacramento which happened February 7-9, 2020 at the Sacramento Convention Center and the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. This is Wild Horse Children's Theater's 4th year attending the Junior Theater Festival and 4th consecutive award.
The Junior Theater Festival West united 2,000-plus students and educators from 44 educational musical theater groups representing 20 states, Australia, Britain and South Korea. The festival was Feb. 7-9 at the Sacramento Convention Center and the Wells Fargo Pavilion
Wild Horse Children's Theater students presented selections from Disney's Frozen JR. for Nina Meehan, founder and executive artistic director of Bay Area Children's Theatre; and Australian actor, producer, and director Daniel Stoddart, founder of Hunter Drama in Australia.
Nina Meehan said, "The icicles ruled the day in this inventive Disney’s Frozen JR. with new shapes and pictures for every moment of every song." Added Daniel Stoddart, "I was amazed how — using only bodies — they created so many different variations of snow and ice."
Wild Horse Children's Theater’s Eleanor Davis and Kiera Moore were named to the Junior Theater Festival All-Stars, made up of outstanding performers attending the festival. The All-Stars performed a song during the closing ceremony for all 2,200 festival attendees.