NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR!
We are pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2019/20 season. Interested schools please call Alanna Medearis, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at 608.258.4148 to find out more.
Congratulations to the current 2018/19 selected schools, Sandburg Elementary School and Shorewood Elementary School and our alumni schools!
About the program:
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 February all students are invited to the Student Share where each first year school performs a number in the Capitol Theater at Overture Center. All participating alumni schools are also invited to be a part of the Student Share.
Participating alumni schools include:
- Frank Allis Elementary School
- Leopold Community School
- Nuestro Mundo Community School
- Falk Elementary School
- Glendale Elementary School
- Hawthorne Elementary School
- Mendota Elementary School
We are excited to see these teams in action again this year! During their second year, schools are gifted performance rights to a Disney KIDS show, a professional development refresher course, a production stipend from Overture and other show materials. Additional ongoing tiered support is available each year.
Find out more about our resources and programs for educators.
Contact Programming & Community Engagement Manager Karra Beach