60 area kids to perform on CPA stage

Children’s Performing Arts will put on its 12th production, Jungle Book Kids, this month.

Show times are Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. All performances will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.

Each show is about 45 minutes and includes an intermission with cookies and beverages and a free-will offering. Tickets are free and can be reserved online at https://sites.google.com/site/childrensperformingartsmn/

Jungle Book Kids is a spectacular new stage musical based on Disney’s animated feature “The Jungle Book,” which was inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s renowned ‘Mowgli’ stories. Join the ‘man-cub’ Mowgli, the evil tiger Shere Khan, Baloo the bear, jazzy King Louie and many more great characters as they embark on an adventure through the lush jungles of India.

CPA was established in 2005 as a Christian performing arts group for elementary youth from kindergarten through sixth grade. CPA’s first production began in 2006, and since that time, more than 500 children in the community have performed in eleven CPA performances.

The mission of Children’s Performing Arts is to be a Christian community providing a safe and nurturing environment for elementary-aged children while developing confidence, expression, collaboration, and theatrical talents through a structured theater arts program.

For more information on Children’s Performing Arts, e-mail [email protected] or contact Kimberly Gallegos, CPA Board President, at 612-965-6273.