2010-11 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.
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All dates and artists subject to change due to availability.
Monday, October 4
Ages: 5 - up
E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte comes to life in Charlotte’s Web . Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte 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.
Charlotte’s Web is a play by Joseph Robinette based on the Newbery Medal winning book by E.B. White (Stuart Little, Trumpet of the Swan). The production is directed by Rob Barron (current Theatreworks USA productions of Romeo & Juliet, Ferdinand the Bull, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, among others) and the incidental music score is by Jeffrey Lunden (Winner of the Lortel Award, Rodgers Award, and Jonathan Larson Award, and composer of Theatreworks USA productions of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Little Prince, The Great Railroad Race). The scenic design is by James D. Sandefur, and the costumes are by Anne-Marie Wright. Study guide available.
Sponsored by McDonald's.
Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great
Monday, October 25
Ages: 8 and up.
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, sometimes known as Sheila Tubman and otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively musical about discovering the person within.
Trying desperately to cover up her inner weaknesses and fears, Sheila stumbles from one life crisis to another. First, it’s a dog living near the house and Sheila can’t stand dogs. Then, it’s swimming lessons and Sheila hates the water. Ugh! Sheila barely manages to feel worthy of a space on the planet. What to do?
Award-winning and popular author Judy Blume has created an unlikely but extremely likable heroine in Sheila Tubman. Children and adults will fall in love with Sheila and her friends as she learns that her trials are, unfortunately, essential to growing up. With humor, cool music, and just the right amount of youthful persistence, ArtsPower’s Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great will inspire audiences of all ages as Sheila learns that the rites of passage can pass right by without too much bother.
Study guide available.
River People Music and Culture Fest
Thursday, January 20
10:00 a.m. - Free
Call GPAC Box Office for reservation
Enjoy an performance of indigenous music, art and culture at the 2011 River Music and Culture Fest at Givens Performing Arts Center. The January 20th event features -NAMMY Award winner Pura Fe NAMMY Award winner Charly Lowry and Lakota John. The evening performance will also feature Lumbee artist Jessica Clark and The Elmer Hunt Photograph Collection.
CLICK, CLACK, MOO
Thursday, March 17
Ages: 4 and up.
All day long Farmer Brown hears "click clack moo, clickety clackety moo..." The cows are typing and protesting their working conditions! A hilariously "moo-ving" new musical about compromise, based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
Click, Clack, Moo features a book by Billy Aronson (TV’s “The Wonder Pets,” “Postcards from Buster”), lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila (Altar Boyz, Theatreworks’ If You Give a Pig a Pancake), and music by Brad Alexander (Rodgers Award-winning composer of Theatreworks USA’s Lilly’s Big Day and Just So Stories).
Study guide available.
Sponsored by Ransom- Locklear Dental Services
NC Youth Tap Ensemble
Friday, February 25
Ages: All ages
The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) is not your average youth dance ensemble; in fact it is not your average dance company at all. The company presents an incredibly unique performance, featuring cutting edge contemporary choreography and traditional rhythm tap as it was danced in its prime.
Imagine Stomp, Riverdance, Vaudeville, Fred Astaire and Bring In Da Noise all on the same bill — that’s NCYTE! The style of percussive dances includes South
African Gumboot, sand dancing, buck, a salute to vaudeville, body percussion, jazz, and much more. The music featured may be Blind Boy Fuller, Brubeck
or Mozart. This non-stop percussive dance review is a trip through time and into the future of an American art form. The list of choreographers reads like a “Who’s Who” in the tap world, including Michelle Dorrance, Brenda Bufalino, and the legendary Savion Glover.*
Study guide available.
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