The Consortium of Boston Area Children's Theatres (CBACT) will present the 2008 Children's Theatre Festival, July 19, in the Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts.

This non-competitive festival is a day-long event featuring four shows, educational theatre workshops, and improvisational comedy. The day's line-up will include Performing Arts Center of MetroWest performing Once Upon a Mattress at 10:00 am; Artbarn Community Theater will do their 3D Fairy Tales workshop, and Riverside Theatre Works will have their Open Scenes Improv workshop at 11:00 am; and Watertown Children's Theatre will perform Wiley and the Hairy Man at 12:00 pm

Arlington Childrens Theatre will perform Romeo and Juliet at 1:30 pm; Wheelock Family Theatre will do their Story Troupers Redux workshop, and an Improvisation workshop will be held by Un-Common Theatre Co at 2:30 pm; Riverside Theatre Works will perform Les Miserables at 3:30 pm; and Un-Common Theatre Company will present Improv Soup Troupe at 4:30pm.

For more information, call 617-926-2787 or visit