|A Potpourri of Opera|
This delightful production presented by opera soprano artist Yvette Lewis highlights the greatest hits from the So, This is Opera! series, focusing on the most popular aspects of the opera programs. Porgy and Bess, Hansel and Gretel, and La Boheme are just a few of the operas featured.
Storytelling, dramatization, and audience participation, as well as some added surprises, make this a wonderful program that exposes students to some of opera’s most beloved compositions in a fun and entertaining way.
Grades K-6 & 7-12
|A Seat For Rosa|
When Rosa Parks decided she wouldn’t move from her seat on a bus in 1955, the Civil Rights Movement began. This poignant program, featuring Alicia Washington, brings that moment to life.
Listening to Rosa Parks’ impassioned recounting of that moment, and incidents that led up to it, a young person finds strength to face their own problem involving fear of a bully.
The program reveals significant events, the oppressive circumstances and racial tension that sparked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. With racial segregation still in place, this incident changed the lives of millions of people in America and around the world.
This play captures the essence and reveals key elements in the struggle for fundamental rights and human dignity for black Americans. It includes a rich song culture and the emergence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Grades 2-12; College & Adult Program Also Available
From Rail Splitter to President
Abe Lincoln’s rise from humble beginnings to President of the United States is a story that children always enjoy hearing - but when Mr. Lincoln himself stands before them and tells of his life – the IMPACT is even greater.
Actor-storyteller Lou Del Bianco brings Abraham Lincoln to life in this interactive, dramatic program in which he portrays Abraham Lincoln as Civil War President, frontiersman, and storyteller.
Lincoln’s values - honesty, love of family, thirst for education, sense of justice, and perseverance - shine through this dynamic new presentation. Authentic historical quotations are used throughout. The Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address are featured for older students.
This program is endorsed by The Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Grades PreK-2, 3-5 & 6-8