School is starting to wind down, but kids who love acting are busy performing or looking towards summer.
This weekend and next, Miami Children's Theater presents Mulan, the stage musical version of the popular animated Disney movie. Mackenzie Dorr, Katie Susik, Crystal Ortiz and Katarina Martinez (at left in Lenny Rohrbacher's photo) are among the young actors who tell the story of a brave girl who fights to save China's emperor.
Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. through May 24 at the Coral Gables Youth Center, 405 University Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets are $10-$12 in advance, $18-$20 at the door. For more information, call 305-274-3595 or visit the Miami Children's Theater web site.
For parents looking for a summer camp experience that is arts-filled and educational might want to check out Los Prometeitos Summer Camp at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Run by Teatro Prometeo Theatre at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the camp offers three week-long sessions in June in which kids will dance, sing and act -- in Spanish. The fee for each session is $150. For information, call 305-237-3262 or visit Prometeo's web site.
Prometeo is also offering vocational theater classes in Spanish for adults and, from May 19-31, a bilingual master class with Neil David Seibel. Check the web site for details.