Last school year the kids and I had an opportunity to attend a couple of the shows in the Artsbridge Foundation educational series. As a homeschool mom with two children that love music and movement, this was a perfect fit for our family. I’ll admit in the beginning I wasn’t sure if Marshall would enjoy this, seeing as how he is in highschool. To my surprise, he loved it more than his sister. One fact about theatre kids is that they LOVE music regardless of what form it’s presented. Not only were these shows entertaining, they were also educational. We are super excited about the new season that has just launched.
ArtsBridge announces 2017-2018 Field Trips, Master Classes and Family Series Shows!
Atlanta, GA — As summer ends and school is back in session, teachers and parents are planning fall and winter activities. ArtsBridge Foundation invites you to include arts education experiences for your students and children by booking Field Trips, Master Classes and Family Series performances. With subjects ranging from music and science, to poetry and dance, there is something to please everyone. These high-quality, cultural and educational performances are presented by nationally and internationally renowned dancers, singers and artists, and are geared towards various grade levels from K-12. ArtsBridge programs take place at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.
“We are excited to present inspirational, educational arts programming for students of all ages,” states Natalie Barrow, Director of Arts Education and Community Outreach at ArtsBridge Foundation. “All of our Field Trips are tied to curriculum and we welcome public school and private school groups as well as homeschoolers. Our Master Classes provide opportunities for professional development in specific areas of study. And our new Family Series shows give parents a great way to introduce younger children to live performances.”
Here’s what’s coming up at ArtsBridge. For a complete list of 2017-2018 programs, and to reserve your tickets, visit: artsbridgega.org/programs.
Peppa Pig’s Surprise (Family Series) Sunday, September 24 at 5:00 pm
Based on the hit series airing daily on Nick Jr., this new live show features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, jump and dance, to give audiences a unique, interactive theatrical experience. It’s the perfect theater show for preschoolers.
Mayhem Poets (Field Trip) Monday, October 2 at 10:15 am and Noon
“Let’s go see a poetry show,” is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to reshape society’s view of poetry. Dubbed “an amazing ride” by the New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meet Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theatre-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed. Appropriate for grades 6 – 12.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! (Family Series) Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe with singing, dancing, laughter, and “grr-ific” surprises. Appropriate for ages 3+.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Field Trip) Wednesday, October 25 at 10:15 am and Noon
This band consists of seven brothers from Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family, and have performed at Coachella, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. They mix brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk to create an intoxicating blend of music on their newest release Fly: The Customs Prelude. The documentary film Brothers Hypnotic explores their music, work ethic, and experiences of being raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. Their song, “War,” was featured in the movie Hunger Games. Appropriate for grades 3 – 12.
The PHANTOM of the OPERA (Master Class) Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 am
Learn musical theater vocal technique from experts in the style of The PHANTOM of the OPERA.
Appropriate for grades 6 – 12.
ArtsBridge Foundation is dedicated to providing quality arts education and community programs that engage, motivate, inspire, and elevate the next generation of artists and arts supporters. ArtsBridge provides arts education opportunities to students in grades K-12 through programs at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre including Field Trips, Master Classes, a Family Series, and the annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Shuler Hensley Awards. Since inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 300,000 students and educators from 57 Georgia counties, plus students from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. ArtsBridge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To learn more about their programs and how you can get involved, visit artsbridgega.org.