Blumenthal Performing Arts serves the Carolinas as a leading cultural, entertainment and education provider. The Education Department strives “to employ the arts as a vehicle to strengthen education, communities and audiences throughout the Central Carolinas”. We invite students and teachers to deepen their enjoyment of the arts by attending and participating in the many fun and informative educational activities offered by the Education Department of Blumenthal Performing Arts.
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As part of its commitment to arts education, Blumenthal Performing Arts hosts student matinee performances of several shows throughout the season. Teachers receive supplemental educational materials to support performance field trips, including study guides to help integrate unforgettable theater experiences into lesson plans. The Study Guides are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the NC Essential Standards, and include activities for student learning before and after attending the shows.
In addition to the student matinee performances, Blumenthal Performing Arts offers a variety of evening and weekend performances, many of which have student or group pricing.
School show performances will be available throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Visit https://www.blumenthalarts.org/brands/detail/schoolshows to see a list of upcoming school shows. Visit www.blumenthalarts.org/events to see a list of all upcoming performances.
School shows are typically from 10:00-11:00 am, but vary based on the needs of the performers. See our events page on the Blumenthal website for evening and weekend performances.
All performances will take place in one of Blumenthal’s six theaters.
School show tickets are $5.00 per seat. Evening and weekend performance prices vary by show and section of the theater. E-mail Tommy Prudenti, firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing assistance. Each school is responsible for its own busing; however Blumenthal grant funding may be available to assist with transportation. Please e-mail email@example.com for more information regarding payment and scholarship options.
The following standards can be adapted for grades K-12: SL2 – Comprehension and Collaboration: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. R5 – Craft and Structure: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text relate to each other and the whole. (ie: For shows with elements of dance, students will look at the individual dance moves and how they relate to each other to create a performance). R9 – Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. (ie: For shows based on a poem, book, story, etc., students will compare and contrast the written work and the theatrical work).
The following standards can be adapted for grades K-12: Dance – For shows with elements of dance, students will use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance. (Responding – R.1) Theater – For shows with elements of theater, students will analyze literary texts and performances. (Analyzing – A.1) Music – For shows with elements of music, students will understand the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances. (Musical Response – MR.1)
Because the tickets need to be purchased in advance, the school will be responsible for the cost of the tickets if 7 days notice of cancellation is not given.