2018-19 Season Arts In Education Series
As a nonprofit arts leader, the Performing Arts Foundation is committed to providing students with access to professional artists by offering high-quality matinee performances. The arts have many benefits, helping students to become better equipped in the classroom and more prepared for life.
October 4, 2018 - 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM (LOW TICKET ALERT)
Grades 3 - 6
Doktor Kaboom is an over-the-top German physicist with a passion for science that knows no bounds. Sporting chrome goggles, an orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling children with an explosive comedic style that is guaranteed to please every crowd.
His improvisational skills promise no two shows will ever be the same, and his character-driven comedy will entertain audiences of every age. Nothing says “science” like KABOOM!
Giggle, Giggle, Quack
October 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM (LOW TICKET ALERT) & 1:00 PM
Grades Pre-K - 2
Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck who’s always causing trouble. With Farmer Brown on vacation, it’s up to his brother, an accountant from the city, to watch the farm.
Come see the gang from Farmer Brown’s farm with Lifeline Theatre’s hit musical adaptation of the 2002 New York Times bestselling book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
10:00 AM & 1:00 PM - Grades Pre-K - 2
Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s classic story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, creates a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring endearing farm animals, will help our youngest audiences explore bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
The One and Only Ivan
February 4, 2019 - 10:00 AM (LOW TICKET ALERT) & 1:00 PM (LOW TICKET ALERT)
Grades 2 - 7
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 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.
Lifeline Theatre presents Katherine Applegate’s #1 New York Times best-seller and winner of the Newbery Medal.
Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly
March 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM (LOW TICKET ALERT) & 1:00 PM (LOW TICKET ALERT)
Grades Pre-K - 2
Dallas Children’s Theatre presents the coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books. Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider, and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt.
Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of creatures of all kinds, Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside... You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own!
March 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM (LOW TICKET ALERT)
Grades 3 - 7
Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger’s language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word…FRINDLE! Before long, Nick’s word creates a buzz in his school, his town, and then, to his surprise, it spreads all around the country.
Griffin Theatre Company’s adaptation of the multiple award-winning, best-selling novel by Andrew Clements is a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have your students thinking creatively and dreaming big!
Crossing Borders Music
April 9, 2019
10:00 AM - Grades K - 3
1:00 PM - Grades 4 - 8
Crossing Borders Music celebrates musical stories of resilience in a performance of string quartet music by composers from around the world. This unique string quartet program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the face of personal loss, political oppression, or other people's incorrect assumptions.