The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will be closed for all performances, workshops and events until further notice.
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This is a fully staged, socially distanced digital production. Registration is open directly through TheaterWorks USA and free access to the production will be available to classrooms between October 25-November 3, 2020.
Rock out with America’s original “boy band” – The Founding Fathers! Join George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as they trade in their powdered wigs for power chords to help an ambitious teen. On a quest to win her school election, Dawn cares more about padding her college applications than making her school a better place. With the help of these Fab Four, she discovers that “We the People” have the power to raise a patriotic ruckus and make a difference.
“Though the show originally premiered in 2008, the topics of how the American government is structured, the Electoral College and the importance of each and every vote certainly resonate today. We were thrilled to bring together this incredible team and update the finale to remind us all that the success of our democracy depends on every person understanding how to participate and how each voice can make a difference.” Says Barbara Pasternack, TheaterWorks USA Artistic Director
Students join Bill Blagg inside The Magic Science Lab where they will explore how magicians use science to create the impossible!
Live stream and on demand programming for different grade levels will be available the week of February 1, 2021. Registration coming soon.
Through this virtual, yet interactive program, Third Coast Percussion will present the three building blocks of music: rhythm, melodies and timbre. Throughout the program, the members will use various call and respond techniques to encourage students’ participation and help them explore musical concepts. Students will also learn about the extraordinary range of percussion instruments that can be found in cultures around the world, as well as in their own homes. This will be a live-streamed concert with opportunities for participating classrooms to submit questions to the musicians for them to personalize the concert by answering questions and engaging in dialogue with students, just as they would in-person.
Virtual program. More information, including dates available, coming soon.
Inspired by Mermaid Theatre’s process of developing live theater, children will be encouraged to learn how to transform text and illustrations from selected stories into their own puppetry performances.
This virtual workshop will serve as an opportunity for educators to learn about Link Up: The Orchestra Sings curriculum, interact with the conductor and share best practices.Please note the workshop is required for those who register for Link Up. Educators willalso be given the opportunity to register their classrooms for virtual visits from the FoxValley Symphony Orchestra teaching artists. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday,October 22 from 12-2 p.m. on Zoom. Educators that can attend live are encouraged to do so, however a recording will be made available to all those that register.
Registration for Link Up is open until Friday, November 20.