Colgate Classroom Series

Colgate Classroom Series

Walton Arts Center believes that access to the arts is essential for all children and works to provide every child in Northwest Arkansas with exceptional and ongoing arts experiences.

The Colgate Classroom Series offers live matinee performances in a variety of art forms including dance, theater, puppetry, and world music to school groups. These performances are opportunities for young people to explore world cultures, make connections to important works of literature, or to learn more about art forms through lecture/demonstration format.

Performances are chosen for their ability to enrich class curriculum.

Get more information, like Day of Show procedures and Order Forms, here.


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123 Andrés

Thursday, September 19 - Limited availability
10am at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center

Best For: Lower Elementary

“Rockstar for little language learners,” 123 Andrés, is the Latin Grammy-winning duo Andrés and Christina. As the new face of Latinx music for families, 123 Andrés is known for bringing joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English. A former classroom teacher, Christina grew up in the Midwest in a Spanish-speaking immigrant family. Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés studied music at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Performance Guide (PDF)

English Language Arts: SL.K.1, SL.1.1, SL.2.1, SL.3.1; SL.K.4, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4. Fine Arts Music Appreciation: P.4.MA.1; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1 CN.11.MA.4. Theatre Appreciation: CR.1.TA.1; CR.1.TA.2; CR.1.TA.3; CR.3.TA.1; P.4.TA.6; P.5.TA.1; R.7.TA.4; CN.11.TA.3; CN.11.TA.4. Theatre: P.4.K.1, P.4.1.1, P.4.2.1, P.4.3.1; R.7.K.1, R.7.1.1, R.7.2.1, R.7.3.1; R.8.1.1, R.8.2.1, R.8.3.1; R.9.K.1, R.9.1.1, R.9.2.1, R.9.3.1; R.9.2.3, R.9.3.3; CN.10.K.1, CN.10.1.1, CN.10.2.1, CN.10.3.1

Blue Man Group

Thursday, September 19 - Sold out
1:30pm in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: High School

Blue Man Group, known worldwide for stage productions that combine music, technology and comedy, offers three bald and very blue men who surprise the audience at every turn. Formed in New York City in the late 1980s, the group began as street performers whose comedic “bits” morphed into small shows in downtown clubs and finally into large-scale spectacles. Now a global phenomenon, Blue Man Group explores the adventures of three very blue, very naïve and innocent outsiders.

This performance is a full-length Broadway matinee performance. Tickets are $10 and must be reserved through group sales.

 Performance Guide (PDF)

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.5.3,R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.6.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1, R.9.7.1, R.9.8.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1. Fine Arts Standards Dance: R.1.DAP.1, R.1.DAP.2, R.1.DAP.3; R.2.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.3; CN.5.DAP.5. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR1.7.1; CR1.5.3, CR1.6.3, R.7.5.1, R.7.6.1; R.7.7.1; R.7.8.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1, R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.8.5.3, R.8.6.3, R.8.7.3, R.8.8.3

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites

September 30 – October 1
9:30 & 11:30am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Lower Elementary

Based on three storybooks by Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites uses puppetry to recreate his well-loved characters and memorable settings. The triple-bill includes the stories of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis; the Little Cloud’s fanciful travels through the sky, and the Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. Theater performances adapted from books are a foundation for literacy skills. Performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Performance Guide (PDF) 

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: RL.K.1, RL.1.1, RL.2.1, RL.3.1; RL.K.2, RL.1.2, RL.2.2, RL.3.2; RL.k.3, RL.1.3, RL.2.3, Rl.3.3; RL.K.5, RL.1.5, RL.2.5, RL.3.5; RL.k.6, RL.1.6, RL.2.6, RL.3.6; SL.K.1, SL.1.1, SL.2.1, SL.3.1; SL.k.4, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: P.4.K.1, P.4.1.1, P.4.2.1, P.4.3.1; R.7.K.1, R.7.1.1, R.7.2.1, R.7.3.1; R.8.1.1, R.8.2.1, R.8.3.1; R.9.K.1, R.9.1.1, R.9.2.1, R.9.3.1; R.9.2.3, R.9.3.3; CN.10.K.1, CN.10.1.1, CN.10.2.1, CN.10.3.1

Nobuntu

Friday, October 11 - Sold out
10am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Upper Elementary and above

Internationally celebrated female quintet from Zimbabwe, Nobuntu offers music that ranges from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble performs with pure voices augmented by minimal percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture and heritage through art.

Performance Guide (PDF)

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Vocal Music: P.4.BVMIV.3; P.4.BVMIII.5; P.6.BVMI.3; R.9.BVMIII.1; CN.10.BVMI.1; CN.11.BVMI.2; CN.11.BVMI.3. Music Appreciation: P.4.MA.1; P.5.MA.1; P.6.MA.2; R.7.MA.3; R.9.MA.1. Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.5.3,R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.6.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1, R.9.7.1, R.9.8.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1

The Nature of Forgetting

Tuesday, November 5
9:30am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: High School

When the past begins to dissolve for Tom, a father experiencing early onset dementia, happy childhood moments collide with momentous adult milestones in tangled threads of memory—flying downhill on a bicycle, whispering with a sweetheart, wedding toasts and first dances. Through intricate choreography and a cinematic live musical score, London-based Theatre Re (England, UK) creates a powerful narrative at the intersection of art and science. The performance articulates memory and amnesia through a singular movement style that embraces mime, theater and live music. The Nature of Forgetting is 75 minutes long with no intermission.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL. 5.1, RL.3.10, SL.3.4, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.3; RL9-10.5, RL.11-12.5; RL.9-10.6, RL11-12.6; W.9-10.9, W.11-12.9; SL.9-10.D, SL.11-12.D; SL.9-10.2, SL.11-12.2; DE.1.DL.4; DE.1.DL.6; DE.1.DL.11. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR.1.3.2, CR1.4.2; P.5.3.2, P.5.4.2; R.7.3.1, R.7.4.1, R.7.5.1, R.7.6.1.; R.8.3.1, R.8.4.1, R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.5.2, R.8.6.2; R.9.3.1, R.9.4.1, R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1; R.9.3.3, R.9.4.3; CN10.3.1, CN.10.4.1. Theatre Appreciation: CR.1.TA.3; CR.2.TA.2; P.4.TA.1; P.4.TA.4; P.4.TA.5; P.4.TA.6; R.7.TA.3; R.7.TA.4; R.8.TA.1; R.8.TA.2; R.9.TA.1; R.9.TA.2; CN.11.TA.4; CN.11.TA.5; CN.11.TA.7

Martha Redbone

Friday, November 15
10am at Faulkner Performing Arts Center

Best For: High School

Martha Redbone, a leading singer-songwriter of American roots music, blends elements of funk and the blues with those from her Native American heritage. Described by The New Yorker as “a brilliant collision of cultures,” her album Skintalk is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. This concert will include Native American traditional music, call and response along with Martha’s distinctive cross cultural sound.

Performance Guide (PDF)

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.5.3,R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.6.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1, R.9.7.1, R.9.8.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1. Music Appreciation: P.4.MA.1; P.5.MA.1; P.6.MA.2; R.7.MA.3; R.9.MA.1, CN.11.MA.3, CN.11.MA.4, CN.11.MA.5

Dan Zanes

November 19-20
9:30 & 11:30am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Elementary

Join Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza to hear and learn folk and blues classics as well as original songs from their popular new songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury. This highly interactive, sing along show will be performed in a casual atmosphere designed to accommodate diverse audiences with a wide range of needs. Subversively educational, Dan and Claudia’s music is homespun, joyful and sophisticated. The performance will include traditional music from the Ozarks featured in the University Folklore Collection housed in Special Collections at University of Arkansas.

Performance Guide (PDF)

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.4.3.4, P.4.4.4; P.6.3.3, P.6.4.3; P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.6.1, R.7.7.1, R.7.8.1; R.7.5.3, R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.3.1, R.8.4.1; R.8.6.1, R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; CN.10.3.1, CN.10.4.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1.
Music Appreciation: CR.1.MA.1, CR.1.MA.2, P.4.MA.1, P.6.MA.2, R.8.MA.2, R.8.MA.3, CN.11.MA.1, CN.11.MA.2,CN.11.MA.3, CN.11.MA.4.

The Swingles

Thursday, December 5
10am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Middle School and up

For more than half a century The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers who make up today’s London-based group, are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since the 1960s. Launched to fame by the album Jazz Sebastian Bach, their repertoire has grown to include a huge variety of music. The Swingles have released more than 50 recordings, winning five Grammy® awards and appearing on numerous film and TV soundtracks including every choral director’s favorite, Glee.

Performance Guide (PDF)

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.5.3Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Vocal Music: P.4.BVMIV.3; P.4.BVMIII.5; P.6.BVMI.3; R.9.BVMIII.1; CN.10.BVMI.1; CN.11.BVMI.2; CN.11.BVMI.3. Music Appreciation: P.4.MA.1; P.5.MA.1; P.6.MA.2; R.7.MA.3; R.9.MA.1. Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.5.3, R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.6.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1, R.9.7.1, R.9.8.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1

Treasures of the Ozarks with Still On The Hill

January 13-15 - Limited availability
9:30 & 11:30am in Starr Theater

Best For: Upper Elementary

Celebrate Arkansas history with the award-winning duo, Still on the Hill. Recognized as Ambassadors of the Ozarks in their national and international travels, musicians Donna and Kelly Mulhollan enchant audiences with story-songs that document the modest, close-to-the-land life ways that continue throughout the Ozarks. Showcasing a collection of unusual handmade instruments and photo quilts, Treasures of the Ozarks documents the stories of people who have shaped the culture of our hill region.

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.5.3, R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.6.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1, R.9.7.1, R.9.8.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1. Music Appreciation: P.4.MA.1; P.5.MA.1; P.6.MA.2; R.7.MA.3; R.9.MA.1, CN.11.MA.3, CN.11.MA.4,

A Year with Frog and Toad: A Trike Theatre Production

January 27-31, February 3-7 - Sold out
9:30 & 11:30am in Nadine Baum Studios

Best For: Lower Elementary

Adapted from the Caldecott Honor winning Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, this Tony-nominated Broadway Musical tells the story of two friends, cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad. Through four seasons of adventures, the pair meet whimsical creatures, celebrate their own uniqueness and deepen their friendship. Join this charming adventure, a heartwarming retelling of Lobel’s timeless stories of unlikely friendship.

Arkansas Learning Standards: RL.1.1, RL.2.1, RL.3.1; RL.1.2, RL.2.2, RL.3.2; RL.1.3, RL.2.3, Rl.3.3; RL.1.5, RL.2.5, RL.3.5; RL.1.6, RL.2.6, RL.3.6; SL.1.1, SL.2.1, SL.3.1; SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: P.4.1.1, P.4.2.1, P.4.3.1; R.7.1.1, R.7.2.1, R.7.3.1; R.8.1.1, R.8.2.1, R.8.3.1; R.9.1.1, R.9.2.1, R.9.3.1; R.9.2.3, R.9.3.3; CN.10.1.1, CN.10.2.1, CN.10.3.1. Theatre Appreciation: CR.1.TA.3; P.4.TA.1; P.4.TA.6; P.6.TA.1; R.7.TA.4

Ballet Memphis

Thursday, February 6
10am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Middle School and up

Ballet Memphis, founded more than thirty years ago, is among the most diverse ballet companies in the United States. The creation of new choreography is a significant part of the artistic vision and original performances included dances that speak to the cultural significance of the Memphis area. The company of 21 dancers maintain a national and international touring schedule. This dance concert will include repertoire to showcase the diverse character of contemporary ballet.

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.6.1, R.7.7.1, R.7.8.1; R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.6.1, R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1. Fine Arts Standards Dance: R.1.DAP.1, R.1.DAP.2, R.1.DAP.3; R.2.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.3; CN.5.DAP.5. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR1.7.1; CR1.5.3, CR1.6.3, R.7.5.1, R.7.6.1; R.7.7.1; R.7.8.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1, R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.8.5.3, R.8.6.3, R.8.7.3, R.8.8.3.

The Peking Acrobats

Wednesday, February 26 - Sold out
9:30 & 11:30am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Upper Elementary

The acrobatic tradition in China originated nearly 2,000 years ago and continues to thrive. The art form moved from popular street art to the stage in the 17th century and was finally introduced to the West more than a hundred years ago. The traditional physical feats include balances on balls and tight ropes, use of apparatus such as hoops and often plate spinning. Founded in 1986, The Peking Acrobats have toured North America for over 20 years, performing stunning acrobatic and artistic feats accompanied by live traditional Chinese music.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Social Studies: G.9.3.2, G.9.4.2, H.12.3.4, H.12.4.4, H.13.3.4; H.14.4.4. Fine Arts Standards Dance: R.7.3-4.2, R.8.3-4.1, R.9.3-4.1, CN.11.3-4.1, R.7.5-8.1, R.7.5-8.2, CN.11.5-8.1. Fine Arts Standards Music: P.4.MA.1, P.6.MA.2, R.7.MA.3, R.8.MA.2, CN.10.MA.1, CN.11.MA.2, CN.11.MA.4, CN.11.MA.5

Wilde Creatures

March 2-3
9:30 & 11:30 am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Upper Elementary

Who is important enough to be immortalized as a statue in the town square, elevated above everyone else? A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End and Sydney Opera House. Characters from “The Devoted Friend”, “The Nightingale and the Rose” and “The Birthday of the Infanta” spring to life as the town’s pompous mayor, the love-sick student, and the petulant princess all compete to become the new town statue, and the audience votes on whose values deserve to be celebrated.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL. 5.1, RL.3.10, SL.3.4, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.3; RL9-10.5, RL.11-12.5; RL.9-10.6, RL11-12.6; W.9-10.9, W.11-12.9; SL.9-10.D, SL.11-12.D; SL.9-10.2, SL.11-12.2; DE.1.DL.4; DE.1.DL.6; DE.1.DL.11. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR.1.3.2, CR1.4.2; P.5.3.2, P.5.4.2; R.7.3.1, R.7.4.1, R.7.5.1, R.7.6.1.; R.8.3.1, R.8.4.1, R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.5.2, R.8.6.2; R.9.3.1, R.9.4.1, R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1; R.9.3.3, R.9.4.3; CN10.3.1, CN.10.4.1. Theatre Appreciation: CR.1.TA.3; CR.2.TA.2; P.4.TA.1; P.4.TA.4; P.4.TA.5; P.4.TA.6; R.7.TA.3; R.7.TA.4; R.8.TA.1; R.8.TA.2; R.9.TA.1; R.9.TA.2; CN.11.TA.4; CN.11.TA.5; CN.11.TA.7

Sideways Stories from Wayside School: A Trike Theatre Production

March 9-13, 16-20 - Sold out
9:30 & 11:30am in Nadine Baum Studios

Best For: Upper Elementary

Wayside School, originally designed as thirty classrooms built in a row, was constructed with the classrooms on top of each other—thirty stories high. What a mistake! That may be why strange stuff happens to the school’s cast of unusual characters, especially on the thirtieth floor. Trike Theatre brings to life the crazy mixed-up school and its gifted pupils in this adaptation of the book by Louis Sachar.

Arkansas Learning Standards: RL.K.6, RL.1.6, RL.2.6, RL.3.6; RI.K.6, RI.1.6, RI.2.6, RI.3.6; SL.K.1, SL.1.1, SL.2.1, SL.3.1; SL.K.4, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: P.4.K.1, P.4.1.1, P.4.2.1, P.4.3.1; R.7.K.1, R.7.1.1, R.7.2.1, R.7.3.1; R.8.1.1, R.8.2.1, R.8.3.1; R.9.K.1, R.9.1.1, R.9.2.1, R.9.3.1; R.9.2.3, R.9.3.3; CN.10.K.1, CN.10.1.1, CN.10.2.1, CN.10.3.1

The Real Group

Friday, April 3
10am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Middle School, Junior High, High School

A cappella singing is among the oldest forms of music and refers to unaccompanied singing. Popular television programs like The Sing-Off and motion pictures like Pitch Perfect have placed contemporary a cappella in the public eye. Walton Arts Center is thrilled to welcome to the VoiceJam Festival stage, The Real Group, one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music. Formed in 1984 by five students at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, the group has become a cornerstone of modern a cappella with a unique musical expression in a field between jazz, pop and Northern European choral music.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Vocal Music: P.4.BVMIV.3; P.4.BVMIII.5; P.6.BVMI.3; R.9.BVMIII.1; CN.10.BVMI.1; CN.11.BVMI.2; CN.11.BVMI.3. Music Appreciation: P.4.MA.1; P.5.MA.1; P.6.MA.2; R.7.MA.3; R.9.MA.1

Abha

Wednesday, April 22
10am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Middle School, Junior High, High School

Rama, the legendary prince of ancient India, is on a quest to rescue the kidnapped Sita with the help of an army of monkeys. Punyah Dance Company (Bangalore, India) under the artistic leadership of the celebrated Indian Classical dancer Parshwanath Upadhye, tells the ancient Sanskrit epic through the traditional dance form Bharatanatyam (ba-rat-NAT-yam). The movement includes spectacular footwork and a vocabulary of sign language based on hand gestures as well as eyes and face muscles.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.5.3, R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.6.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1; R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.9.5.1, R.9.6.1, R.9.7.1, R.9.8.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1. Fine Arts Standards Dance: R.1.DAP.1, R.1.DAP.2, R.1.DAP.3; R.2.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.3; CN.5.DAP.5. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR1.7.1; CR1.5.3, CR1.6.3, R.7.5.1, R.7.6.1; R.7.7.1; R.7.8.1; R.8.5.1, R.8.6.1, R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; R.8.5.3, R.8.6.3, R.8.7.3, R.8.8.3

Falu's Bazaar: A Musical Journey

Thursday, April 23
9:30 & 11:30am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Lower Elementary

Celebrate the instruments, languages, sights and humanity of a diverse world! Grammy-nominated musician Falu is artist in residence at Carnegie Hall with a commitment to sharing global music with children. Falu’s Bazaar is a trilingual musical journey through South Asian culture and around the globe with songs sung in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The music and instrumentation ranges from traditional Indian to contemporary pop to Bollywood. Falu’s beautifully expressive performances make her a favorite collaborator among musicians as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma, rapper Wyclef Jean, minimalist Philip Glass, and Latin-pop icon Ricky Martin.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: Fine Arts Standards Music: P.4.3.4, P.4.4.4; P.6.3.3, P.6.4.3; P.6.5.3; CRA.SL.1; R.7.6.1, R.7.7.1, R.7.8.1; R.7.5.3, R.7.6.3, R.7.7.3, R.7.8.3; R.8.3.1, R.8.4.1; R.8.6.1, R.8.7.1, R.8.8.1; CN.10.3.1, CN.10.4.1; CN.10.6.1, CN.10.7.1, CN.10.8.1; Cn.11.6.1, CN.11.7.1, CN.11.8.1, CN.11.6.2, CN.11.7.2, CN.11.8.2; P.6.MA.2; R.9.MA.1

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Tuesday, April 28
9:30 & 11:30am in Baum Walker Hall

Best For: Upper Elementary

Explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and perhaps still do today—with Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Visually stunning technology and Bunraku puppetry create an immersive and amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. Jelly fish, paracyclotosaurus, angler fish, koronosaurus, plesiosaurus, and kimberella are among the sea creatures you’ll discover.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: SL.K.1, SL.1.1, SL.2.1, SL.3.1; SL.K.5, SL.1.5, SL.2.5, SL.3.5. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: P.5.K.1, P.5.1.1, P.5.2.1, P.5.3.1; P.6.K.1, P.6.1.1, P.6.2.1, P.6.3.1; R.8.1.1, R.8.2.1, R.8.3.1; R.9.K.1, R.9.1.1, R.9.2.1, R.9.3.1; R.9.2.3, R.9.3.3; CN.10.K.1, CN.10.1.1, CN.10.2.1, CN.10.3.1. Fine Arts Standards Dance: R.1.DAP.1, R.1.DAP.2, R.1.DAP.3; R.2.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.3; CN.5.DAP.5

Beep

Monday, April 27
11:30am
April 28-May 1
9:30 & 11:30am
in Starr Theater

Best For: Lower Elementary - Limited availability

What happens when someone new comes to town? In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang… down comes Beep. Windmill Theatre’s (Australia) trademark design, gentle music and puppetry, creates the world of BEEP, to tell a slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards: SL.K.1, SL.1.1, SL.2.1, SL.3.1; SL.K.5, SL.1.5, SL.2.5, SL.3.5. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: P.5.K.1, P.5.1.1, P.5.2.1, P.5.3.1; P.6.K.1, P.6.1.1, P.6.2.1, P.6.3.1; R.8.1.1, R.8.2.1, R.8.3.1; R.9.K.1, R.9.1.1, R.9.2.1, R.9.3.1; R.9.2.3, R.9.3.3; CN.10.K.1, CN.10.1.1, CN.10.2.1, CN.10.3.1. Fine Arts Standards Dance: R.1.DAP.1, R.1.DAP.2, R.1.DAP.3; R.2.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.1; CN.5.DAP.3; CN.5.DAP.5.