When a theater is packed with children instead of adults, it becomes a site not of high culture but of mass fidgeting. On a recent Wednesday morning, the Shores Performing Arts Theater was filled with an audience whose heads barely topped the backs of their seats. The crowd was neatly divided by race: black kids from Holmes Elementary and the Joseph Caleb Center; white kids from Miami Country Day School, wearing red visors more appropriate for an elder hostel bicycling tour than a school field trip. Also among the squirming sea of youngsters in Miami Shores were a few home-schoolers, herded by a mother wearing earth tones and toting an infant in a... More >>>