U.S. parents report rise in children with mental, developmental disabilities

US study finds increase in mental, developmental disabilities like autism.

A new study published this week puts its finger on the pulse of childhood disabilities in America. The overall trend: mental and developmental disabilities have become significantly more prevalent in the last decade. But just as interestingly, there are different narratives emerging for richer and poorer families.

On Monday, the Associated Press reported on the findings of the study, which involved nearly... Continue Reading »

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:21
Variety Children's Theatre appears on KPLR 11 today!

Interview on KPLR11 with stars of the Variety Children's Theatre production of Disney's The Little Mermaid.

From the moment of its release, Disney's The Little Mermaid was a sensation. Even 25 years down the road, we still remember its songs by heart. 

Now Variety Children's Theatre is presenting a lavish, Broadway-style production of this beloved classic Oct. 24-26 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The cast includes professional St. Louis performers... Continue Reading »

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:21
Middle schoolers: write a Little Mermaid story, win a visit from best-seller Ridley Pearson!

Ridley Pearson, author of Kingdom Keepers and Peter and the Starcatchers, part of Variety St. Louis writing contest.

Heads up: we're launching a search for craftiest, most talented, most creative middle school authors in all of St. Louis!

On Oct. 24-26, Variety Children’s Theatre will present a musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. To celebrate this amazing story, we invite budding writers in grades 6, 7 or 8 to write either:

A prequel to... Continue Reading »
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:11
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