JUST ANNOUNCED – NOW ACCEPTING TWO NEW SCHOOLS!
We are pleased to announce that we are able to add two additional schools for 2018/19 and have new program opportunities and funding assistance coming soon! Interested schools please call Alanna Medearis, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at 608.258.4148 by October 1, 2018 to find out more.
Congratulations to the current 2018/19 selected schools, Sandburg Elementary School and Shorewood Elementary School!
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. In 18.19 all participating alumni schools will also be 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.
Interested in applying? Applications are now available for 2018/19 schools. Applications are due by October 1, 2018.
Find out more about our resources and programs for educators.
Contact Programming & Community Engagement Manager Karra Beach