Overture Center for the Arts is excited to continue working with Disney Theatrical Group to bring Disney Musicals in Schools to the Madison Area. Our goal for the program is to create sustainable musical theater programs in elementary schools by providing schools with the training and tools necessary to do so, and to share their students’ success.
Over the course of 17 weeks, a team of Overture’s Teaching Artists guide school teachers through the process of mounting a musical starring student performers in grades 3-5. The residency culminates in a 30-minute Disney KIDS Musical at each school. In May students are invited to the Student Share where each first year school performs a number in the Capitol Theater at Overture Center.
2017/18 selected first year schools include:
- Frank Allis Elementary School
- Leopold Community School
- Nuestro Mundo Community School
Also returning for their second year in the program are:
- Falk Elementary School
- Glendale Elementary School
- Hawthorne Elementary School
- Mendota Elementary School
During their second year, these schools are gifted performance rights to a Disney KIDS show, a professional development refresher course and other show materials. We are excited to see their teams in action again this year!
For the 2018/19 school year, up to 5 new schools will be selected through an application process.
Interested in applying? Applications will be available soon. Interested schools are encouraged to attend a special informational event on April 18 from 5-5:45 to learn more about the program and how to apply, get a glimpse into what a rehearsal could look like, meet teaching artists, hear about other schools’ experiences, enjoy snacks and more. RSVP by emailing Alanna Medearis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Programming & Community Engagement Manager Karra Beach