Storytown Super Fan Attends 100th Show
By Bethany Hubbard
What started as a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, soon turned into a weekend family tradition. “We wanted Ava to learn how to improvise,” said Ava’s mom, Kim. “When she went to the show and had so much fun, she asked to go every Saturday.”
At Storytown, the kids in the audience provide suggestions for the actors to help further the story, and they even get to come on stage and participate. Ava said she loves that the show is interactive, and enjoyable for people of all ages.
“I just really think it’s fun,” said Ava, who likes that the kids’ suggestions have a big impact on the show. “And, it’s a good way to start up acting. It can really inspire people.”
Storytown helped Ava learn how to improvise, and has even inspired her to pursue a future career in acting. “Storytown gave me the skills to be able to work in a Hollywood film that was completely improvised when I was six years old,” said Ava, who appears in the recently released feature film “Ovation!” with her mom. The film, which was shot in Los Angeles, follows a group of actors backstage in the week before they may be forced to close their theater due to economic hardship.
“Storytown has also positively impacted Ava’s development with regard to confidence, verbal skills and poise,” said Ava’s dad, Jim.
On November 5, Ava will ring her 100th show with friends and family, cake and two raffle drawings.
Shows are recommended for ages 3-10 and their whole family. Children under 2 are free. All other tickets are $10.
*The author is a member of the Storytown cast.