Givens Performing Arts Center
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On Stage for Youth Series

2014-15 On Stage for Youth Series

Educational programs that bring the classroom to the stage!

Please call the box office to make your reservations. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Please provide the name of the school, contact person and number of students and chaperones. One chaperone ticket is complimentary with the purchase of ten student tickets. Any reservation not canceled one week prior to the performance will be billed to the school.

All dates and artists subject to change due to availability.

Tickets are $7 for Students/ $8 for Teachers/ $10 Adults




“I Have a Dream”- The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10:00 am

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the 20th Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King becomes the prime mover behind the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, putting his philosophy of non-violent protest to work. He gains national recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. Students will be inspired by the story of this great leader’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” Don’t miss it!

All ages.

Approx. Length: 60 minutes



Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Sponsored by McDonalds/Rust Enterprises

Thursday, April 23, 2015
10:00 am

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair! Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel - with the long, long, long hair - trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest. It’ll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom - with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman - isn't there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates - who has lost his poof!

 Approx. Length: 60 minutes



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Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am

Being a 10 year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is ... well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical about discovering the person within.

Musical for grades 2 - 6

Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Language/Communications Skills

Approx Length: 50 minutes