In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, the Tennessee Arts Commission offers arts grants for the 2018-2019 school year through the Student Ticket Subsidy Program. For more information about the grant, visit: http://tnartseducation.org/grants/sts-grant/.
November 2, 2018
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Grades K - 5
Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution, which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
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February 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. Grades K - 2
11:00 a.m. Grades 3-5
Internationally acclaimed magician and educator, Bradley Fields, captivates students with his famous magic illusions, and turns them on to the history, the power, and the beauty of the language of Math!
The show promotes math-skills and problem-solving through visuals, history, language and world-class entertainment. Kids travel back to ancient times to meet Imhotep the Magician, (whose secret was really math), Zeno (whose paradoxes inspired Newton) and, of course, Pythagoras and his famous theorem. By integrating math concepts with vocabulary, geography, history, and everyday problem-solving, students of different interests, abilities and learning styles are able relate to math in new ways. Kids leave the theatre enthralled, with a renewed sense of wonder, and the enthusiasm to discover the Magic of Math!
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The Ugly Duckling
April 12, 2019
Grades K - 5
Lightwire Theater returns to present The Ugly Duckling. Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling, and evocative music scores that create an imaginative audiovisual experience.
Of the five eggs in Mother Duck’s nest, one is the largest and last to hatch. Bigger and paler than the others, this last hatchling is treated as an outsider by Mother Duck and her ducklings. He may be the best swimmer of the brood, but this alone is not enough to ensure his acceptance. Knowing only rejection, this Ugly Duckling goes out into the wild alone. Reflecting upon his plight under the glow of a remote willow tree, he sees a wily cat creeping in the direction of Mother Duck’s nest. The Ugly Duckling follows and watches as one lagging duckling is captured and taken back to the cat’s lair. In true heroic fashion, this Ugly Duckling succeeds in vanquishing the cat and rescuing the captured duckling. Celebrated by Mother Duck and her ducklings for his uniqueness, all realize that he may have been an ugly duckling, but he has grown into a beautiful and powerful swan.
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