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The Waukesha Civic Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide quality live theatre performances and educational opportunities that will enrich, challenge and entertain both participants and audience members.

Imagination-The True Magic Carpet

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Nearly six months ago my empty-nesting husband, Ted, and I were catapulted into familiar but difficult roles.  The feature?  Parenthood, Take 2.  The reason?  Our son's deployment.

Now, please understand we love these two grandsons, ages 6 and 4,  who were entrusted to us; but, after a nice seven-year hiatus from 24/7 parenting, and even longer since having children this young in our constant midst it's been challenging and oftentimes frustrating; because these boys seemingly lack a vital piece of their childhood make-up - imagination!  To borrow a line from a song performed in WCT's recent production, Bye, Bye Birdie - what's the matter with kids today?

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