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Marsh Youth Theater

When Musicals Reflect Our Lives

George Heymont | Posted 05.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Musicals are one of America's most beloved forms of entertainment. And they have often offered audiences a chance to explore controversial topics of the day.

Immigration: A Kid's-Eye View

Joan Gelfand | Posted 04.20.2013 | San Francisco
Joan Gelfand

Emily Klion, director of the Marsh Youth Theater in San Francisco, wanted to tell the stories of the "dreamers," children caught in the battle over immigration. To help her tackle this thorny topic, she approached award-winning poet Gary Soto, who signed on to write In and Out of Shadows.