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Download Study GuideCIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA JANUARY 30, 2020 9:15 AM & 11:30 AM GRADES 3-12 Cirque Zuma Zuma features disciplined performers who are trained in Kenya and Tanzania. Many describe it as an African‐style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show. The performance showcases an array of never before seen talents mixed with some of the best skills associated with African variety arts. Cirque Zuma Zuma combines the mysticism of Africa with the excitement of a theatrical cirque performance. With live music and percussionists, the talented cast performs an action‐packed show of pole and aerial acts, Egyptian limbo dances, South African gumboot dances, Gabonese tumbling, and South African contortionist feats which will keep the audience breathless.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Dance, Multi-Cultural, Music, Social Studies
FEBRUARY 7, 2020 12 noon GRADES K-5
“Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor find the way back to his heart, his true friends create an elaborate “birthday suit” for the Emperor to wear for his birthday parade celebration. The Emperor quickly and humbly learns that sometimes “less is more”!
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Communication & Language Arts, Relationships & Family, Music, Life Skills
AUDITION NOTICE – BE PART OF THE CAST! Auditions for students in grades K-12 will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Approximately 60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives in town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT's mission is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.
Download Study Guide9:15 AM & 11:30 AMGRADES 3-8
To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier. The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty in ArtsPower’s exciting and suspenseful musical.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Family Relationships, Historical, Language/Communication Skills, Multi-Cultural, Musical, Values-Based
Download Study Guide 9:15 AM & 11:30 AMGRADES K-4
Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies
Download Study GuideMARCH 3, 2020 9:15 AM & 11:30 AMGRADES PRE-K-2
Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard’s chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower’s musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play the bully. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest?
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based
Download Study Guide 9:15 AM & 11:30 AMGrades 2-6
For 27 years, the world of Ivan the gorilla was a dull cage in a roadside shopping mall. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant captured in the wild, Ivan’s ambitions and imagination must grow to meet the challenge of rescuing his endangered new companion. Aided by Bob the scrappy dog and a young human ally, Ivan sets out to become the great silverback and protector he was always meant to be. Enter the mind of a remarkable hero in this unforgettable story of enduring friendship, drawn from true events.
Based on the 2012 book by Katherine Applegate, a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Literature-Based, Social Studies, Language Arts, Critical Thinking
9:15 AM & 11:30 AM GRADES PRE-K-12
Hakuna Matata! Come enjoy The Circle of Life…A Lion’s Tale with no worries. Dance into the wild with all your favorite characters, vibrant costumes, elaborate digital moving backdrops, and flying animals! This timeless tale tells the story of a lion who must find and accept his roll and responsibility in life. Of course, he does this with help of friends he finds along the way. ODT dancers will be joined with professional dancers and loads of local talent! It’s gonna be the main event like no show was before, you won’t want to miss this brave adventure in the circle of life.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Dance, Music, Storytelling, Visual Arts, Relationships and Family, Literature-Based, Multi-Cultural
Download Study Guide9:15 AM & 11:30 AMGRADES K-5Dallas Children’s Theater presentsMISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY
Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based upon the book MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY by Harry Allard and James Marshall
Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. Considered by all to be “the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world,” Coach Swamp applies her trademark discipline to the players’ training, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Language Arts, Math, Emotional & Social Learning, Performing and Visual Arts