2011-12 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.
Civil War Voices
Tuesday, October 11
Written by James R. Harris, Featuring music from the period with Original Arrangements by Mark Hayes
True stories, real words - the people and the music that shaped America.
The stirring and passionate true stories of the people who lived through the greatest conflict in our nation's history as told in their own words and woven with traditional music of the period that will inspire you in ways you never thought possible. This play is filled with the courage, sacrifice, personal suffering and triumph of the people and time that galvanized our nation, giving a perspective on the Civil War that is not contained in any history books.
Monday, October 17
Age 4 and up .
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences is TheatreworksUSA' biggest show ever!
The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. When the sweet, good-natured elephant Horton hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust, he promises to rescue and guard it because "a person's a person, no matter how small."
On that small speck of dust lives JoJo, an imaginative young Who. JoJo has astounding "thinks," in which anything's possible, but his parents believe this creativity is inappropriate for the son of the Mayor of Who-Ville.
Meanwhile, the one-feathered bird, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, desperately wants Horton to notice her. Maybe, she thinks, she just needs a more impressive tail. At the same time, the amazingly lazy Maysie La Bird connives, cajoles and convinces Horton to sit on her egg while she goes off on a spree.
Will the planet of Who survive? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Maysie ever return for her egg? Dr. Seuss's beloved classic characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous "think" ever save the day!
Study guide available
Sponsored by McDonalds
River People Music and Culture Fest
Friday, March 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. - Free
The River People Music and Culture Fest returns to Givens Performing Arts Center at UNC Pembroke on March 9th and 10th. Enjoy two days of indigenous music, art and culture. March 9th includes a matinee performance, an artist showcase by the River Roots Arts Guild called “Emerging Arts Showcase” . March 10th includes the concert, the River Roots Arts Guild Art Display from the Juried Art show and a historical picture display of area church choirs.
Special thanks to The N.C. Arts Council and The UNCP American Indian Studies Department.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Thursday, April 26
Ages: 4 and up.
Grades K – 5
Book and Lyrics by Douglas Jones Music by Ron Barnett
This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. As he spins the tale of trading the family cow for three magic beans, we watch the giant beanstalk grow and let our imaginations soar as our hero climbs through the clouds to meet an ill-tempered giant, find fabulous treasures and more adventures than you can shake a stalk at.
Study guide available.
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