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Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! It’s not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.
With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award–winning “Pigeon” picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr.’s Muppet Babies executive producer Mr. Warburton, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!
Please note that the February 25, 12:30 p.m. performance is a sensory-inclusive performance. Sensory-inclusive performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all, including those with autism or other sensory sensitivities.
Students will explore music by Verdi, Stravinsky and Holst and learn to listen, sing and play an instrument through a flexible classroom curriculum, culminating with an interactive concert at the Center with members of the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Fox Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra. Complimentary recorders are available to registered classes.
This pre-recorded workshop will serve as an opportunity for educators to learn about Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks curriculum, meet the conductor and hear best practices. Please note that viewing the workshop is required for those who register for Link Up. Educators will also be given the opportunity to register their classrooms for virtual visits from the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra teaching artists. Educators will be notified when the workshop is available for viewing, and when they can pick up materials from the Center.
Anything is possible. Using their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds, the performers in Black Violin join together to break down cultural barriers with energetic and entertaining music. Be moved as they demonstrate how music transcends our differences to create an unforgettable shared experience.