HisKids Music and Drama presents:

It’s that time again! We are excited to announce that HisKids Music & Drama’s 2018.

Our musical this year is entitled, “Back to the Manger.” During the annual Christmas Caroling Outreach at Midway Community Church, Jackson and his friends discover a time machine in the basement. After accidentally hitting a lever, they embark on an adventure throughout the twentieth century and learn how helping others changes lives. Seeing the caroling outreach effects over the decades, once-skeptical Jackson comes to know Christ better and discovers the true value of God’s gift and why we celebrate His birth.

For downloadable 2018 HisKids Rehearsal Schedule click here.

HisKids Music & Drama is a musical program designed to teach children the Word of God through music, dance & drama. A typical rehearsal consists of an early bird activity, a group devotional, a spiritual lesson, a snack, a music lesson, a choreography lesson & prayer time…all focused on a Biblical principal/theme of the day!

The HisKids Leadership Team works to create an engaging and relevant environment where children are not only learning how to put on the armor of God, but they are also learning confidence, stage presence, teamwork, and how to minister the Good News to others.

The joy we get from watching the children grow, learn and succeed is beyond words. Simply put: You just can’t out give God! Although our families come from surrounding churches and differing backgrounds, we realize that we all have ONE heart….one that beats for our Audience of One.

HisKids Music & Drama is a musical program designed to teach children the Word of God through music, dance & drama. A typical rehearsal consists of an early bird activity, a group devotional, a spiritual lesson, a snack, a music lesson, a choreography lesson & prayer time…all focused on a Biblical principal/theme of the day!

The HisKids Leadership Team works to create an engaging and relevant environment where children are not only learning how to put on the armor of God, but they are also learning confidence, stage presence, teamwork, and how to minister the Good News to others.

The joy we get from watching the children grow, learn and succeed is beyond words. Simply put: You just can’t out give God! Although our families come from surrounding churches and differing backgrounds, we realize that we all have ONE heart….one that beats for our Audience of One.

Keri Dolbier
Director/Founder
Email: keri@hiskidsnj.com

Keri Dolbier founded HisKids Music & Drama in 2004 and has directed over 12 productions including “The Mystery of the Manger: It’s the Gospel Truth,” “Back to the Manger,” “A Rockin’ Royal Christmas” and “Isaiah Jones.” Her love for the Lord, children and theatre served as the perfect formula for the creation of this program that serves over 60 children in the local area. Keri has a BA in Elementary Education Grades K-6 and in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) Grades K-12. She also received her MBA in International Business Management. Keri has been involved in music & theatre for much of her childhood and into adulthood. In 1996, she won Thespian Best Actress in New Jersey for her role as Katharine in “The Taming of the Shrew” and she was a finalist for the Governor’s School of Theater that same year. In 2007, Keri served as the Co-Director of Children’s Ministries at Millington Baptist Church and still remains involved in their drama ministry. Keri currently works for Mondelez International and attends Liquid Church at their Morristown, NJ Campus. Other passions include seeing Broadway Shows (go figure!), fitness, reading and dining!

 
Kathy Dolbier
Director, Biblical Education
Email: kadbury52@yahoo.com

Kathy Dolbier has been involved in children’s music and drama ministries for more than thirty years at various churches including Oldwick United Methodist Church, South Ridge Community Church and Millington Baptist Church. This is her eighth year with HisKids Music & Drama. Kathy has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the State College of NJ and has taught Kindergarten, First grade, and Fourth grade in the public schools. Kathy founded KinderC.A.P. Preschool in 1995 when God called her into ministry to touch children and their families for Christ. She was the Director and teacher at KinderC.A.P. for the past fifteen years and also served as the Co-Director of Children’s Ministries at Millington Baptist Church in 2007. She has been involved in many adult musical productions at several churches (including Millington) and currently attends Liquid Church at their Morristown Campus. Other passions include playing the guitar, walking, family, and, of course, reading and studying the Bible!!

 
Steve Tosi
Stage Manager, Lighting & Sound Design
Email: steven_tosi@comcast.net

Steve Tosi became involved in HisKids when his daughter joined the program. It’s a privilege to be part of such a great ministry. Steve grew up performing in Summer Theater and attended Lycoming College where he participated in several different choirs and performed in dramas and musicals. He is a member of the honorary theatre fraternity Alpha Psi Omega and graduated with a Business & Theatre degree. He worked at McCarter Theatre before moving on to Verizon, where he is currently employed. He is a member of Millington Baptist Church and leads the drama team as well as many full length adult productions. Steve has a beautiful wife, Lenore, and three children. He feels blessed by the ministries at Millington and enjoys supporting HisKids.

 
Julianna Sforza
Vocal Coach
Email: juliannasforza@gmail.com

Julianna has been teaching voice for nearly eighteen years. She runs a private music studio out of her home in Warren where she teaches both voice and piano to children and adults of all ages. Julianna has taught voice at Rutgers University, conducted youth group choirs and has been a vocal coach to various elementary and middle school musical theatre productions in Northern New Jersey. Julianna began her musical studies at the early age of three-and- a-half while attending The Yamaha School of Music. Throughout her youth she performed in local school and community theatre. After completing her undergraduate studies with a B.A. in Vocal Performance at Seton Hall University, Julianna went on to graduate studies at Montclair State University and Manhattan School of Music. Julianna has been fortunate to study with such luminaries in the operatic field as Stefano Algieri, Mariana Paunova and Joan Dornemann at The Metropolitan Opera, NYC. Some of her most memorable dramatic roles include Diana in Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well”, Phoebe in J.M. Barrie’s “Quality Street” and Marguerite in the Scandic Films Motion Picture “A Frame of Mind”. She has performed both voice and piano at Carnegie Hall as well as various operatic roles in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information, please visit her website: www.jsmusicstudio.org. Julianna feels very blessed to have been asked to support HisKids this year.

 
Tracy Quattrocchi
Characterization Coach & Backstage Coordinator
Email: glittermariah03@msn.com

Tracy Quattrocchi was asked to help with HisKids after taking tap class with Keri in 2010. Keri knew Tracy was looking for a new way to connect with the Lord and so it all began with the production of “Back to the Manger.” Since then, Tracy has enjoyed helping in various ways including behind the scenes as a backstage coordinator. Tracy has always had a passion for the stage. At age 4 Tracy began dancing ballet, jazz and tap. She performed in various productions throughout middle and high school, enjoying acting, singing and dancing. Tracy received her BA in Elementary Education (K-5) from Montclair State University. She then worked as a 2nd grade teacher as part of Hillside Public Schools. Tracy then pursued her passion to lead by obtaining an MA in Educational Leadership (Supervisor/Principal Certification) from Kean University. After teaching for 8 years, Tracy was lucky enough to transition into the position of Instructional Supervisor within the Hillside District. She is blessed to have her supportive husband, John, and wonderful son, Tyler. She attends Liquid Church and loves working with HisKids to serve the Lord and bring religion to so many young minds and hearts. In her free time Tracy loves singing, the beach, bowling and just relaxing with her family.

 
Janet Saulter-Hemmer
Community Outreach & Backstage Coordinator
Email: jsaulterhemmer@gmail.com

Janet Saulter-Hemmer is one of our newest team members who joined in 2014 through Liquid Church. Janet loved meeting all of the children and helping in various roles including Kids Crafts, check in, costumes and backstage coordination. The highlight of her first year was learning she had to memorize dance steps and participate in the finale, which was her first introduction to performing on the stage! Janet is Director of Liquid Church’s Clean Water Cause and a retired IT Director from Prudential. She has a BA from Thomas Edison State College in Elementary Education and an MBA from NJIT. She lives in Parsippany with her husband, Tom, and attends Liquid Church. She loves volunteering with Liquid Kids on Sundays and is looking forward to returning to HisKids this year! In her free time she enjoys small ship cruising, snow skiing and Crossfit.


THANK YOU so much for your interest in serving on the HisKids Leadership Team this year!

Please contact Church office for Full & Part-Time Leadership Registration Forms

 

  • Full-time helpers start at the beginning of the program on September 9th.
  • Part-time helpers start in November. However, if you are part-time, you are always welcome to assist at more rehearsals!
  • All volunteers need to have a current (within 3 years) Childcare Screening Form and Background Check on file at Millington Baptist Church. If needed, the form(s) will be emailed or mailed to you for completion before the season begins

It’s that time again! We are excited to announce that HisKids Music & Drama’s 2018 Season is now open for registration (children grades 2-8 and teen/adult volunteers)!

Our musical this year is entitled, “Back to the Manger.” During the annual Christmas Caroling Outreach at Midway Community Church, Jackson and his friends discover a time machine in the basement. After accidentally hitting a lever, they embark on an adventure throughout the twentieth century and learn how helping others changes lives. Seeing the caroling outreach effects over the decades, once-skeptical Jackson comes to know Christ better and discovers the true value of God’s gift and why we celebrate His birth.

 

Lastly, if you have any scholarship needs, an application form is available here.

All forms must be received by July 27, 2018.

 

It’s time to register your children for HisKids Music & Drama’s 2018 Christmas Musical! We’re looking for kids entering Second Grade through Eighth Grade to join us on Saturday mornings from 9AM to 12PM for incredible fun & learning as we worship the Lord through drama, music and dance!

The setting of “Back to the Manger” is a Caroling Outreach, where people in a community church show tangible tastes of God’s love to people in their community. In a variety of time periods (and some very unique musical styles) the children learn that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, AND our neighbor as ourselves.

Please note the following: Enrollment is limited to 60 children, so sign-up quickly!

The registration fee is $125 per child. The fee includes a CD of the musical, a script, a T-Shirt, a performance DVD and all activities throughout the season.

  • Additional DVDs of the performance can be purchased for $20 each if they are pre-ordered. You may pre-order them on your registration form. Any additional DVDs ordered later in the season will cost $25.
  • All registration forms must be received by August 31st. You can click the “register now” link at the bottom of this page to fill out the full online form and pay via credit card.
  • Limited scholarships are available for families in need and requests must be received by 7/27/2018. BEFORE registering and to apply, please fill out the 2018 HisKids Scholarship Form here.

CDs and scripts will be mailed to fully registered children in August.

Children cannot miss more than 5 regular rehearsals. Dress rehearsals and special character additional rehearsals are mandatory. (see rehearsal schedule on Calendar page)

For downloadable 2018 HisKids Rehearsal Schedule click here.

HisKids Music & Drama is a musical program designed to teach children the Word of God through music, dance & drama. A typical rehearsal consists of an early bird activity, a group devotional, a spiritual lesson, a snack, a music lesson, a choreography lesson & prayer time…all focused on a Biblical principal/theme of the day!

The HisKids Leadership Team works to create an engaging and relevant environment where children are not only learning how to put on the armor of God, but they are also learning confidence, stage presence, teamwork, and how to minister the Good News to others.

The joy we get from watching the children grow, learn and succeed is beyond words. Simply put: You just can’t out give God! Although our families come from surrounding churches and differing backgrounds, we realize that we all have ONE heart….one that beats for our Audience of One.

HisKids Music & Drama is a musical program designed to teach children the Word of God through music, dance & drama. A typical rehearsal consists of an early bird activity, a group devotional, a spiritual lesson, a snack, a music lesson, a choreography lesson & prayer time…all focused on a Biblical principal/theme of the day!

The HisKids Leadership Team works to create an engaging and relevant environment where children are not only learning how to put on the armor of God, but they are also learning confidence, stage presence, teamwork, and how to minister the Good News to others.

The joy we get from watching the children grow, learn and succeed is beyond words. Simply put: You just can’t out give God! Although our families come from surrounding churches and differing backgrounds, we realize that we all have ONE heart….one that beats for our Audience of One.

Keri Dolbier
Director/Founder
Email: keri@hiskidsnj.com

Keri Dolbier founded HisKids Music & Drama in 2004 and has directed over 12 productions including “The Mystery of the Manger: It’s the Gospel Truth,” “Back to the Manger,” “A Rockin’ Royal Christmas” and “Isaiah Jones.” Her love for the Lord, children and theatre served as the perfect formula for the creation of this program that serves over 60 children in the local area. Keri has a BA in Elementary Education Grades K-6 and in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) Grades K-12. She also received her MBA in International Business Management. Keri has been involved in music & theatre for much of her childhood and into adulthood. In 1996, she won Thespian Best Actress in New Jersey for her role as Katharine in “The Taming of the Shrew” and she was a finalist for the Governor’s School of Theater that same year. In 2007, Keri served as the Co-Director of Children’s Ministries at Millington Baptist Church and still remains involved in their drama ministry. Keri currently works for Mondelez International and attends Liquid Church at their Morristown, NJ Campus. Other passions include seeing Broadway Shows (go figure!), fitness, reading and dining!

 
Kathy Dolbier
Director, Biblical Education
Email: kadbury52@yahoo.com

Kathy Dolbier has been involved in children’s music and drama ministries for more than thirty years at various churches including Oldwick United Methodist Church, South Ridge Community Church and Millington Baptist Church. This is her eighth year with HisKids Music & Drama. Kathy has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the State College of NJ and has taught Kindergarten, First grade, and Fourth grade in the public schools. Kathy founded KinderC.A.P. Preschool in 1995 when God called her into ministry to touch children and their families for Christ. She was the Director and teacher at KinderC.A.P. for the past fifteen years and also served as the Co-Director of Children’s Ministries at Millington Baptist Church in 2007. She has been involved in many adult musical productions at several churches (including Millington) and currently attends Liquid Church at their Morristown Campus. Other passions include playing the guitar, walking, family, and, of course, reading and studying the Bible!!

 
Steve Tosi
Stage Manager, Lighting & Sound Design
Email: steven_tosi@comcast.net

Steve Tosi became involved in HisKids when his daughter joined the program. It’s a privilege to be part of such a great ministry. Steve grew up performing in Summer Theater and attended Lycoming College where he participated in several different choirs and performed in dramas and musicals. He is a member of the honorary theatre fraternity Alpha Psi Omega and graduated with a Business & Theatre degree. He worked at McCarter Theatre before moving on to Verizon, where he is currently employed. He is a member of Millington Baptist Church and leads the drama team as well as many full length adult productions. Steve has a beautiful wife, Lenore, and three children. He feels blessed by the ministries at Millington and enjoys supporting HisKids.

 
Julianna Sforza
Vocal Coach
Email: juliannasforza@gmail.com

Julianna has been teaching voice for nearly eighteen years. She runs a private music studio out of her home in Warren where she teaches both voice and piano to children and adults of all ages. Julianna has taught voice at Rutgers University, conducted youth group choirs and has been a vocal coach to various elementary and middle school musical theatre productions in Northern New Jersey. Julianna began her musical studies at the early age of three-and- a-half while attending The Yamaha School of Music. Throughout her youth she performed in local school and community theatre. After completing her undergraduate studies with a B.A. in Vocal Performance at Seton Hall University, Julianna went on to graduate studies at Montclair State University and Manhattan School of Music. Julianna has been fortunate to study with such luminaries in the operatic field as Stefano Algieri, Mariana Paunova and Joan Dornemann at The Metropolitan Opera, NYC. Some of her most memorable dramatic roles include Diana in Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well”, Phoebe in J.M. Barrie’s “Quality Street” and Marguerite in the Scandic Films Motion Picture “A Frame of Mind”. She has performed both voice and piano at Carnegie Hall as well as various operatic roles in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information, please visit her website: www.jsmusicstudio.org. Julianna feels very blessed to have been asked to support HisKids this year.

 
Tracy Quattrocchi
Characterization Coach & Backstage Coordinator
Email: glittermariah03@msn.com

Tracy Quattrocchi was asked to help with HisKids after taking tap class with Keri in 2010. Keri knew Tracy was looking for a new way to connect with the Lord and so it all began with the production of “Back to the Manger.” Since then, Tracy has enjoyed helping in various ways including behind the scenes as a backstage coordinator. Tracy has always had a passion for the stage. At age 4 Tracy began dancing ballet, jazz and tap. She performed in various productions throughout middle and high school, enjoying acting, singing and dancing. Tracy received her BA in Elementary Education (K-5) from Montclair State University. She then worked as a 2nd grade teacher as part of Hillside Public Schools. Tracy then pursued her passion to lead by obtaining an MA in Educational Leadership (Supervisor/Principal Certification) from Kean University. After teaching for 8 years, Tracy was lucky enough to transition into the position of Instructional Supervisor within the Hillside District. She is blessed to have her supportive husband, John, and wonderful son, Tyler. She attends Liquid Church and loves working with HisKids to serve the Lord and bring religion to so many young minds and hearts. In her free time Tracy loves singing, the beach, bowling and just relaxing with her family.

 
Janet Saulter-Hemmer
Community Outreach & Backstage Coordinator
Email: jsaulterhemmer@gmail.com

Janet Saulter-Hemmer is one of our newest team members who joined in 2014 through Liquid Church. Janet loved meeting all of the children and helping in various roles including Kids Crafts, check in, costumes and backstage coordination. The highlight of her first year was learning she had to memorize dance steps and participate in the finale, which was her first introduction to performing on the stage! Janet is Director of Liquid Church’s Clean Water Cause and a retired IT Director from Prudential. She has a BA from Thomas Edison State College in Elementary Education and an MBA from NJIT. She lives in Parsippany with her husband, Tom, and attends Liquid Church. She loves volunteering with Liquid Kids on Sundays and is looking forward to returning to HisKids this year! In her free time she enjoys small ship cruising, snow skiing and Crossfit.


THANK YOU so much for your interest in serving on the HisKids Leadership Team this year!

Please contact Church office for Full & Part-Time Leadership Registration Forms

 

  • Full-time helpers start at the beginning of the program on September 9th.
  • Part-time helpers start in November. However, if you are part-time, you are always welcome to assist at more rehearsals!
  • All volunteers need to have a current (within 3 years) Childcare Screening Form and Background Check on file at Millington Baptist Church. If needed, the form(s) will be emailed or mailed to you for completion before the season begins

Have a wonderful summer! We hope to see you in September!

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