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Mornings unPHILtered Drama rules at fall break camp
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      The first guest on Friday's "Morning's Unfiltered" was Tony Phillips, Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) coordinator for the Statesboro Arts Council.
       Phillips told host Phil Boyum about a Fall Break Theater Camp, whose cast members have been working on a theater production. The nine members of the cast are from the age of 5 years old up to 12.
       The show "Fairy Tales Do Come True - Sometimes" contains a lot of nursery rhyme characters. The older children, Phillips said, are the narrators, and the younger children are the actors and actresses. They performed Friday afternoon for an audience including children enrolled in the ‘Fall Break' program offered by the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department.
        Phillips said other productions are being worked on, including the annual "Nutcracker Suite." Phillips indicated that the week long camp was so successful that he is now working on offering another such camp during the week long Winter Break for the public schools.
       The Averitt Center selected Phillips as the GAP Coordinator after interviewing some applicants. Since assuming the coordinator's position, Phillips has produced many shows at the Averitt, including "Bye Bye Birdie," and abridged versions of the "High School" musicals.
      The Greater Statesboro Region of the GAP includes 12 counties, and is managed by the Statesboro Arts Council, which operates the Averitt Center for the Arts.
      Mike Anthony, prep sports writer for the Statesboro Herald, was the second guest on the show. He discussed the state playoff runs for softball teams from Bulloch Academy and Screven County. Anthony and Boyum also talked about the Friday night football games.

       Mornings unPHILtered" airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on

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