It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's Superman” - Supporting the Arts through Education

This week The Players Teen Musical Theatre Bootcamp will put on “It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman,” a show that captures the sights and sounds of 1960s New York City as the battle between good and evil commences with a dash of romance, suspense, and, of course, Superman.


What’s the difference between kids playing dress up and kids putting on a theatrical play? Is there a difference? It’s still make believe. It still is imaginative and transportive. But there’s so much more to it than that when children are brought together to make something bigger than themselves.

Whether you fell in love with the theatre as a drama kid or later in life, you know there’s more to theatre than the fun and entertainment of it all. The ways the theatre inspires and makes one feel is lifechanging, and that’s not a matter of opinion. Studies show youth who participate in theatre arts reap a bounty of benefits.


Those children who engage in theatre generally perform better in school. Theatre arts aids in improving reading comprehension skills along with teaching self-discipline, leading to higher grades and standardized test scores than other non-arts peers.


The collaborative environment theatre arts provides increases social and communication skills, instills a sense of belonging, and encourages teamwork. Working together to put on a production, either if a child is involved in background work or they get up on stage, is shown to create a sense of positive self-worth and personal identity, building confidence and reducing anxiety.


Creativity, empathy, and broadened perspectives are all a part of putting on a performance, which plays a large role in children’s emotional and social development. Additionally, these individuals cultivate creative thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in adulthood.


In formative and defining years, theatre arts help in developing well-rounded people who will go on to contribute to their communities in an impactful way.


The Players believes deeply in the power of theatre arts and in passing on its value to the next generation. So we strongly support youth theatre through education, offering training and development classes and performance groups to the area.


View our education programs here.


We hope you’ll support our youth camp by coming to see “It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman” this weekend, August 4-5 at 7pm and August 6 at 2pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit