[caption id="attachment_25861" align="alignnone" width="640"]<img class="wp-image-25861 size-large" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/04\/2016-GVT-Tots-3000x2000.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="427" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre) The 2016 GVTots Showcase \u201cFalling Up to Broadway.\u201d[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_25862" align="alignnone" width="640"]<img class="wp-image-25862 size-large" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/04\/Kearney-Kelly-Cai-Jones-and-CaliJune-McClung-3000x2000.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="427" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre) Kearney Kelly, Cai Jones and CaliJune McClung in the 2016 GVTots Showcase \u201cFalling Up to Broadway.\u201d[\/caption]\r\n<h1>The GVTots will take the stage to share their hard work through song and speech.<\/h1>\r\nGreenbrier Valley Theatre Youth Education Program Showcases start on Apr. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with the GVTots\u2019 \u201cOnce Upon a Time\u2026\u201d The young students have been meeting once a week since January, and are ready to show off their new skills.\r\n\r\nTickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for children\/seniors (60+). For tickets or more information, call GVT\u2019s box office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe Tots classes have been working hard on a number of skills that are not just theater-related skills but are life skills,\u201d said teaching artist Rachael Swartz. \u201cIn addition to, of course, singing, dancing and telling stories, we work towards creative problem solving, self-expression, positive self-esteem and self-image, literacy, cooperation and just a little bit of American Sign Language.\u201d\r\n\r\nFor the 2017 GVTots Showcase, these dedicated five-to-eight-year-olds will sing classic favorites from some of your most beloved fairy tales. Mixed in with the music are speeches and monologues, so each child can highlight the hard work they\u2019ve been doing all semester.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis class is so important, as young people are learning while doing, learning while having fun and learning while making friends,\u201d said Swartz.\r\n\r\nThis showcase will feature something for everyone, from the timeless Cinderella to the mystical Aladdin to the hilarious Puss in Boots.\r\n\r\nThis program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.