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Comic book musical spoof being staged by children’s theatre group

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Comic book musical spoof being staged by children’s theatre group

The super heroes in the “Adventures of a Comic Book Artist” cast.

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POSTED February 1, 2012 1:30 a.m.

STOCKTON — A comic book musical spoof offers singing superheroes, dancing villains, and lots of laughs in KUDOS’ production of “Adventures of a Comic Book Artist”.

The show is taking place Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 17 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the KUDOS Theatre located at 1943 W. Lucile Ave in Stockton off of Thornton Road.

Patrons are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on KUDOS’ website, or by calling (209) 507-6996.

The show is built around Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz, a janitor at Wonder Comics, who dreams of becoming a comic book artist. When a set of magical pens brings the staff’s creations to life, mayhem ensues and Stanley’s own superheroes must save the day.

KUDOS Children’s Theatre Company will hold a free open house on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. until noon. The public is invited to come tour the theatre, meet the directors and talk with current involved students and families.

The open house will include some performances, a presentation about KUDOS’ programming and productions and a short Q&A session. Guests are invited to tour the facilities and enter a drawing to win a scholarship for one of KUDOS’ 2012 summer productions for ages 7 to 19 years old, must be present to win.

KUDOS was founded in the summer of 2003 with the goal of meeting a need in the San Joaquin County area for a community-based children’s theatre arts program. Previous experience convinced the founders of KUDOS, Sarah and Richard Rushton and Ria and Rob Kroff, that theatre arts could provide a wholesome, positive environment for youth to mature in self-confidence and individual artistry. KUDOS is dedicated to helping youth grow as individual actors and creators; to instill an enthusiasm and appreciation of the arts that they can carry the rest of their lives. KUDOS is not a springboard for stardom but uses theatre as a teaching tool inspiring participants on either side of the curtain.

KUDOS’ year-round programs provide opportunities for ages 3-adults which focus on the process of creating art and building self-confidence. The show is primarily a happy by-product. Once registered for a production class, you are in the company. Any audition associated with the class is for role placement, not participation. KUDOS doesn’t cut the child from the program based on talent or previous experience. Talent alone doesn’t make terrific theatre - being part of a team, taking creative risks and bravery does. To ignite the imagination of children – this is what KUDOS is all about.

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