Arts in Education Outreach Program
Introducing our Youth to the Arts
The Arts in Education Outreach Program is funded by our generous Arts-in-Education Outreach Sponsors and provides live performances free of charge for students grades K-6 in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. These programs not only enrich the students’ education, but open up to many of them a desire and dedication to the performing arts.
The 2017-2018 Arts in Education Series includes:
200 YEARS OF AMERICAN MUSIC
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:30am & 11am
This musical performance by Razzle Bam Boom, performing team of Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas, is a humorous revue of various musical genres of music from the past two centuries: Bluegrass, Hawaiian, Western, Jazz, Blues, Patriotic, Folk and Rock ’n‘ Roll.To truly engage school audiences, Beckwith and Thomas employ a unique blend of live musical performance, humor, and audience participation. All shows also fulfill many K-6 curriculum common core standards for music, language arts, social studies, and science.
Study guides are available at www.razzlebamboom.com.
RUDOLF: HOLIDAY SHOW
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00am (one show only)
An interactive and unexpected piano performance:
Lithuanian world-acclaimed virtuoso, Rudolf Budginas, returns to the Clark Center with an astounding holiday show. Be part of the adventure as Rudolf pushes the envelope with his playful and innovative style. Rudolf’s energy, sense of humor, and stories will connect classical music with current music your students will recognize and love.
Award-winning pianist and musical history story teller, Rudolf, will tell you stories about the birth of piano. He will play music that has been admired for centuries, mixing well-known songs with a cheerful holiday feel. This will be an extraordinary musical concert filled with fun and surprises. You and your students will long remember this stunning performance.
PETE THE CAT
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:30am & 11am
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners––and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approache s, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family. Go to theatreworksusa.org to download a Study Guide.
NUGGET AND FANG
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 9:30am & 11am
ArtsPower National Touring Theatreʼs newest production, the under-the-sea musical, Nugget and Fang, tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly, until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?
A schedule of performances and reservation requests are sent to all Lucia Mar elementary teachers and principals at the beginning of the school year. If you are a teacher in the district and would like to make a reservation, you may download the form here. Performances are reserved for students of Lucia Mar Unified School District. We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate other students at this time.