Frank C. Shattuck P.A.T.H.S. Program

The Performing Arts Touch the Hearts of Students (P.A.T.H.S.) program works annually with a group of at-risk high school students to actively engage them through the arts. Through this program, the Center helps students remove themselves from patterns they are caught in by offering them life changing moments and access to world-class, live Broadway experiences. Students are introduced to character building themes, community awareness and art forms as they are led through hands-on workshops, engagement activities and interaction with the touring cast, teaching artists and Center staff.  Past projects have included “Story Safari” in connection with The Lion King, “Changed for Good” based off themes in Wicked and most recently “Raise Your Voice” a song-writing project inspired by Once.


2017-18 P.A.T.H.S. Program

With its inspiring message of joy and hope, 23 at-risk students will unfold the unforgettable story of seven artists who struggle to follow their dreams through the original rock musicalRENT.  Entitled “La Vie Boheme,” this project will lead students on an in-depth, three-month journey in which they will work with local artist, Stephanie LH Harvey to learn how to communicate their thoughts and feelings through one of the most mysterious art forms around – street art. Learning how to use this medium to communicate properly, respectfully and with social relevancy, participating students will understand how to capture the bold, passionate creativity of the Bohemian lifestyle as they are encouraged to wake up, dream, break loose and create as they work to ultimately shatter the status quo.


2018-19 Grant Support


Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

November 27 - December 2

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