7th Street Kids is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation and is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors. The Board hires the Producer and Directors to oversee the summer workshop program and work with the Kids. Annual financial support comes from tuition, contributions, and ticket sales. Major support has also been received from the E.K. & Lillian F. Bishop Foundation and the Oakmead Foundation.
7th Street Kids organize a six-week summer program for kids who are 7 through 16 years by June 15 who want to experience the fun of musical theatre. The highlight is the performance of a major musical theatre work.
Micki Colwell started the organization in 1992. Her dream was a musical theater program for kids in the wonderful old 7th St Theatre – a place where she had often seen live theater performed. Over the years, over 600 children have participated in our program. In turn, these 7th Street Kids have brought the joy of live musical theater to hundreds more, and many of them are still entertaining us on our high school, Grays Harbor College, Driftwood, and professional stages.