On Stage and local Library debuts YouTube and social media show Saturday

Press release from On Stage

On Stage and Monroe-Walton Library present ‘Mr. Marc’s Neighborhood’

MONROE, Ga. — On Stage, a Walton County community theater, has received a state grant to work with the Monroe-Walton Library to present a monthly YouTube and social media show for children called “Mr. Marc’s Neighborhood.”

On Stage recently received a Vibrant Community grant from The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA).  

“Mr. Marc’s Neighborhood” features On Stage Artistic Director Marc Hammes, a Monroe resident who is also an actor and writer.  

The Youth Drama Hour makes its debut Saturday, Feb. 6, on the theater’s YouTube channel and social media sites:

  • Facebook: On Stage Playhouse Walton.
  • YouTube: On Stage Playhouse Monroe, GA.
  • Website: www.OnstageWalton.Org.

The monthly program, on the first Saturday of every month, is free and geared towards preschool and elementary-aged children. 

“‘Mr. Marc’s Neighborhood’ brings our favorite children’s books to life through drama games, pantomime, and play all from the safety of your home,” Hammes said. “Young actors will have the opportunity to perform and explore the characters, themes, and literary devices of several of our most beloved children’s stories with ‘Mr. Marc.’ And each show will feature a local visitor and/or local destination.”  

The first book “Mr. Marc” will share is “I’ll Walk With You” by Carol Lynn Pearson and Jane Sanders. 

“We are grateful to On Stage for ensuring that children in Walton County have access to performing arts,” said Monroe-Walton Librarian Blake Peters.  “Marc and the program visitors are sure to entertain and educate at the same time.”  

ABOUT ON STAGE: Organized as On Stage Walton in 1971 “to bring a little culture to our town,” the theater moved in 1975 to the current On Stage Playhouse in the old Monroe Primitive Baptist Church, built in 1910.  On Stage holds summer workshops for adults and youths. The theater helps support a 501c3 organization. For more information: www.onstagewalton.org. 

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