Summer stars are out and on stage in Hancock County, Mississippi

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BAY ST. LOUIS, Ms -  On stage, working with their scripts, a cast of Mississippi summer kids takes direction.

Their director is a kid, herself.

She's sixteen.

WGNO News with a Twist fun guy Wild Bill Wood says to the director, "you are sort of a strict director!"

She says, "I am because I keep a tight line."

She and the cast are Wild Bill's Amazing Kids brought to you by your friends at The Keating Law Firm.

The kids are part of a summer program called MAP.

MAP stands for Music, Arts and Practicality.

It's where kids shine all summer on stage in this corner of Mississippi.

And the best part for the kids, it's absolutely free.

Nobody pays.

Ticket sales pay for the program.

The director knows that.  Her name is Mayson Carter.  Her summer job is at a theatre camp that got on stage in Hancock County after Hurricane Katrina Hit in 2005.

Hurricane Katrina left no spotlight to shine on young Mississippi show business stars who-wanted-to-be.

Now they're here.

And they're busy rehearsing for Disney's musical  Frozen, Junior.

Singing and dancing and paying nothing.

Wild Bill Wood says, "this means the world to these Mississippi kids.

Director Mayson Carter says, "it teaches these kids about art and about theatre and self confidence and it makes them a Broadway star here on the coast."

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