"I thought the program was great! One of the neatest ones we've had all summer."
Jennifer Bain/Trussville Public Library
"The vibrant and well organized educational programs of Children's Educational Theater have brought a whole new cultural world to not only the city of Birmingham but to the entire state of Alabama. A refreshing experience for all ages. One not to be missed!"
"You were AMAZING!!! THANK YOU!!!
All the kids loved it, even the adults."
Kimberly Snodgrass/Woodville Public Library
"I especially loved the colorful costumes and stage. It was very entertaining!"
Mandi Cantrell/Sylacauga Library
"My child can't quit talking about how important it is to be kind to others and that it is wrong to tease. She said that the frog taught her to "believe in herself!" Thank you for this wonderful lesson in self esteem!"
"All of the programs were WONDERFUL! The attention taken to the set decoration and costumes was astounding! It was wonderful how the children were encouraged to participate in the storytelling!"
Irondale Public Library
"Friends of the Priceville Public Library exceeded in having an excellent Summer Reading Program thanks in part to the members and also with the help of programs such as Children's Educational Theater, presented by Kimberly Sumerel!"
Priceville Public Library
"Your story and visit from Santa was great so we want your "Ugly Bug Ball" performance here this summer!"
Kathryn Reed /Mamie's Children's Place Library/Alexander City
"The program was a winner for all ages. The older children enjoyed the spin on the traditional story while the younger ones loved the colorful puppets. The program was worth the price especially because of the creative sets and script."
Kimberly McSpadden/Decatur Public Library
Children's Educational Theater
Children's Educational Theater Programs is a professional series of educational theater programs sponsored by Southern Arts Events. We are dedicated to entertaining, educating and enhancing the lives of young people, by offering creative presentations that allow audiences to observe and understand the importance of self worth through educational theater.
Supporters of quality children's programming since 1996, Children's Educational Theater has worked in cooperation with organizations, schools and libraries throughout Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida, presenting educational presentations, live story theater performances, creative drama workshops, musicals and seasonal theater experiences for those who believe ....
"Anything is possible, if you only believe"
"Making a difference!"
Winner National Children's Writers Competition 1995
Best Musical Score Children's Southeastern Composers Competition
Award Winning Author and Lyricist
Panoply Playwright Winner 2006
What others are saying...
"I can't thank you enough for coming to our schools. I have heard so many positive remarks from teachers and students about the program. We would love to have you come again next year."
I just wanted to say thanks to you and all the PTA for bringing Children's Educational Theater to our school. I think programs such as these are very worthwhile and a welcome addition to our student's academic experience. I would be pleased to participate in programs such as these in the future!
B.Glover Kindergarten Teacher
"The character education messages were wonderful. The interactive audience participation made all the students feel a special part of the program."
When asked what could be done for future shows in assisting teachers on the topics within the show, the answer was;
"None, everything was great and the teachers appreciated the guides given to them prior to the show"
Swift Elementary/Bon Secour
"WOW! What a show! You and your group were amazing. Thank you for your efforts. It was wonderful. The children were riveted the entire time and could have watched even more!"
Dawn O'Bryant Oak Ridge Library (Tennessee)
"Ms. Kimberly, You're terrific! The kids had a marvelous time!! We can't thank you enough!!
Ms. Perry/Midfield Public Library
"We liked the message of overcoming your fears and also talked about how the frog dealt with her friends teasing her."
Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Alabama Readers Association State Conference /Huntsville
Alabama Library Association Conference/Birmingham
Alabama Book Festival/Montgomery
Auburn University Early Childhood Education
La Petite Schools
Alabama Public Libraries
Tennessee Public Libraries
Florida Public Libraries
Talladega Randolph Clay Child Care
"Anything is possible, if you only believe!" (Bugly the Frog)