Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 5239 Children’s Theatre earns national attention for “Wonderland High” Greer Children’s Theatre, a program of Greer Cultural Arts, enjoyed a stellar year of programming that earned the troupe national attention. Its 2016 season opened with Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” In addition to a license to produce the show from the Broadway Junior Collection, GCT was granted a rigorous curriculum designed to introduce the cast to a wide range of theatrical skills. The fall production of “Wonderland High” garnered national attention when theatrical licensing agency Music Theatre International profiled the show in a Q&A with Greer Cultural Arts Supervisor Robin Byouk entitled “Why We Loved It: Wonderland High.” “We were looking for a play that would appeal to our teenage actors. The Greer Children’s Theatre prides itself in being a teaching theatre with our casts only being 10% adults, so we usually pick plays that appeal to a younger audience,” Byouk said. “We want to keep our teenagers en- gaged in our theatre and taking on leadership roles in our organization.” The division again took the lead in hosting Tunes in the Park and Tall Tale Tuesdays, and played a leading role in opening the City of Greer Center for the Arts. Its commitment to the theatre was evident in the 2016 season, which included “We Got the Beat” and “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” The division also hosts Camp ARK (Arts Reaching Kids) with beginner, intermediate and advanced theatre training. Food Truck Rollout among new offerings from Events Division More than 128,000 individuals visited the Events Cen- ter at Greer City Hall and City Park in 2016 as the Events Division facilitated 683 events. Visitors have become accustomed to such high-pro- file offerings as Freedom Blast and Moonlight Movies, and quickly adopted the annual Railfest and quarterly Food Truck Rollout as two new favorites. With live music and food trucks offering a variety of entrees and desserts, the Food Truck Rollout allows visitors to enjoy Greer City Park year-round. The program will again be offered in 2017. Weddings, receptions and other events held at the Events Center at Greer City Hall generate income to help offset facility maintenance and other programming expens- es. For more information on available facilities, contact Events Supervisor Ashlyn Stone at 968-7004.