2004-05 on stage for youth series
AND THE BEAST
A tale as old as time. Creating striking theatrical images through the innovative use of life-size puppets, shadow play, masks, stage illusions and original music, this production conjures up a mythical tale of the redemptive power of love and inner beauty.
How does a child, not expected to live through the first night of life,
grow up to be an author, world class professional speaker, and work with
the President of the United States? Sean Stephenson will be speaking as
a part of the 2004 Public Schools of Robeson County Very Special Arts
PLEASE NOTE: Because this event is a part of the 2004 PSRC Very Special Arts Festival, a limited number of tickets will be available to the General Public. Please reserve your tickets early.
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
WAHOO! It’s a wild ride certified! Climb on board Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus as “teacher extraordinaire” Ms. Frizzle™, her reptilian sidekick, Liz, reluctant Arnold, jokester Carlos, energetic Wanda and bookish Dorothy Ann (D.A. for short) take the audience on two wild adventures in The Traveling Sound Show and Recycling.
The Traveling Sound Show
On their field trip to the city dump, the Magic School Bus breaks down. Also, something is wrong with the bus’ horn! And why does Liz look so guilty and Arnold can’t find his lunch? Follow Arnold, Wanda, Carlos, D.A., Liz and “the Friz” as they feel the “good vibrations” and investigate the properties of sound to solve their problems.
An innocent lunch break turns into more than the kids bargained for when Ms. Frizzle™ points out that they are dining on a newly-proposed landfill. Seeking to avoid the inevitable, Arnold, Carlos, D.A. and Wanda, with “assistance” from the audience, discover the principles of recycling and how thoughtful disposal of trash can not only save one scenic area from becoming a dump, but can also literally save the earth! Join in the music, fun and problem-solving as you help Ms. Frizzle™ and her classroom kids keep our world healthy, clean and beautiful.
With his lovely coloring and his special shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask him for some silver scales, he refuses. How can he sacrifice the one thing that makes him unique? In ArtsPower’s musical adaptation of the classic tale by Marcus Pfister, the Rainbow Fish comes to understand that making others happy is the best path to happiness.
Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, and the Underground Railroad in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Songs include “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” “Steal Away,” “Wade in the Water,” “Good News, the Chariot’s A-comin’,” and many others still sung today. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit -- a universal story for all.
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2006
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