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EDITORIAL: A thriving youth theater in Meriden

Participation in sports is often highlighted as a way to promote skills that can be of value throughout life. Leadership, teamwork and fair play often come to mind. But there are other pursuits with the same characteristics that are available to young people, and those include the performing arts.

“Musical theater is a great vehicle to teach life skills like responsibility, communication, public speaking. Those are skills they’ll take wherever they go in life.”