2002-03 on stage for youth series
THE SNOW QUEEN
The Hans Christian Andersen magical tale of quest, adventure and enduring friendship comes imaginatively to life in this enchanting production combining masks, puppetry, magic and original music.
Chosen as ABC-TV's Person of the Week and a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jane Elliott rose to fame as the creator of the Blue-Eye/Brown-Eye Exercise where participants are labeled superior or inferior by the color of their eyes. A former teacher from Iowa, Ms. Elliott began the exercise in a third grade classroom in an all white, all Christian school immediately after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This profound exercise has allowed many to experience the feeling of discrimination, the same way today's society discriminates against women, people of color, homosexuals and the disabled. Her works have been the subject of four documentaries and she has committed herself to the fight against prejudice, ignorance and racism in society.
Robert Mirabal is a Native American artist who recently won three Native American Grammys. This show features dancers as well as vocal performances. This show was recently showcased on PBS - PBS is sponsoring Mirabal on this tour.
ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
Birds, wild dogs, otters and dolphins come alive in Theatreworks' magical new musical based on Scott O'Dell's classic story. When Karana, a young Native American girl, is forced to survive along, she discovers her own strength. A testament to the power of the human spirit.
Sponsored by Pembroke Hardware
THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD
"I think I can, I think I can," are the words that joyfully resonate in the hearts of children everywhere. ArtsPower's The Little Engine That Could tell the uplifting story of an ordinary train that performs an extraordinary feat of strength and courage.
Sponsored in part by McDonald's.
FERDINAND THE BULL
A musical adaptation with elementary Spanish of Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson's beloved story of Ferdinand, the young bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight...a fun filled way to teach kids about resisting peer pressure.
Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2004
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