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.

At Walton Arts Center, we recognize that various barriers may limit or prevent educators from using field trips to enhance in-class learning. Specifically, we recognize that cost may be one such barrier, which is why tickets for the Classroom Series will be FREE to student groups this coming year.

Day of Performance Information
Performances last for approximately one hour, unless otherwise noted. Please make every effort to arrive at Walton Arts Center 30 minutes prior to the performance start time. All performances will begin at the scheduled time to ensure students return to school as planned. Performance reminders are emailed approximately two weeks before your performance. Reminder includes the number of seats reserved, the date and time of the performance. If any information does not match your records, please notify schools@waltonartscenter.org as soon as possible.

Groups will be seated by busload in order of arrival. WAC staff will greet your bus and guide you through the check-in process. All seating is general admission, and at the discretion of the House Management.

Parent Tickets
School groups receive one adult ticket per every ten student tickets to accommodate teachers, parents and other adult chaperones. We regret that additional parent tickets are unavailable. 

Homeschools
Homeschools should register as a group/co-op,not individual families. 
There should be one main contact per Homeschool. That contact is responsible for all correspondence with group members regarding group order, group name, additional tickets and school group policies. It is ideal for the homeschool contact to take all group requests, compile, and then complete the Homeschool Request Form.

Request Forms
To make changes to existing registrations, please fill out the Change Request Form.

J.B. Hunt Bussing Subsidy
The J.B. Hunt Transportation Inc. Bussing Subsidy helps schools attend Walton Arts Center events by supporting a portion of bussing costs. The amount awarded is based on each school’s distance from the venue and how many students participate. Subsidy payments calculated in May, are paid to qualifying schools by August 30 of the following academic year.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also email schools@waltonartscnter.org.

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Aida Cuevas

Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
Oct. 20, 2022

10am
Best For: Upper Elementary and up

Aida Cuevas has created one of the most important careers in traditional Mexican music. Now with 41 album releases to her name, Cuevas celebrates her 46th anniversary as “The Queen of Mariachi” – an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms. She is the first female singer in the mariachi genre to win both a Grammy® and Latin Grammy Award®, with eleven total nominations. She joins us in this Classroom Series performance to present the very best of Mexico’s music with her powerful voice and unique style.

Arkansas Learning Standards
Fine Arts Music: PR 4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Vocal Ensemble: RE.7-9, CN.10-11. Instrumental Ensemble: RE7-9, CN.10-11. Music Appreciation: CR.2, PR.6, RE.7-9, CN.10-11. Theatre: CR.3.1, PR.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 and 2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1 and 2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11. Arkansas World Languages: CMC.1.3, CMC.2, CLT.1.1, CLT.2.1, CNN.1, CNN.2.1, CMP.1.1.

 

The Joshua Show

Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Oct. 24-25, 2022

9:30 & 11:30am
Best For: Lower and Upper Elementary

Described as a modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden creates entertainment that evokes feelings of joy in children and adult audiences. The Joshua Show inspires us to spread kindness and love to make the world a happier place to live. His work teaches valuable lessons about celebrating our differences, finding joy in everyday life, and respecting our feelings and the feelings of others. Through live music, puppetry, physical comedy and tap dancing, The Joshua Show is guaranteed to brighten your day and fill you with warm fuzzies.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards
Fine Arts Theatre: P.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 RE.8.2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1, CN.11.2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN 11. Music: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN.11. Music Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Visual Art: RE.7-9. CN.10, CN.11. Language Arts: 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.1.2, SL.2.2, SL.3.2, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4.

Aquila Theatre Company’s
Pride and Prejudice

Baum Walker Hall
Oct. 27, 2022

10am
Best For: High School

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Published in 1813, Jane Austen's ultimate romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice has stood the test of time. Filled with unforgettable characters including Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, this sharp social satire has it all; wit, love and lots of dancing! This 60-minute "guided tour" features the major themes, speeches and scenes, with actors in costume performing excerpts from Pride and Prejudice. The performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session for the entire audience. It is a perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the story and revel in the opulence of 19th century aristocratic life. Founded in London, Aquila Theatre moved overseas in 1994 and is now one of the foremost producers of classical theater in the United States.

 Aquila Theatre

Arkansas Learning Standards
English Language Arts: RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4-7, RI.9-10.4-7, SL.9-10.1-2. RL.11-12.1-2, RL.11-12.4-7, RI.11- 12.5-6, EI.11-12.9, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.3, L.11-12.5. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR.3.1, CR1.4.1, CR1.5.1; PR.4.1; RE.7.1, RE.7.2; RE.8.1, RE.8.1; RE.8.2, R.9.1; CN.10.1, CN.11.1; CN.11.2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4; RE.7, 8 and 9; CN.10-11.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s
It's Okay to Be Different - Stories by Todd Parr

Baum Walker Hall
Dec. 5-6, 2022

9:30 & 11:30am
Best For: Lower Elementary

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects in three short stories, featuring a diverse cast, an innovative approach to puppetry and highly acclaimed original music. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet, inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and teaches us that no matter how our hair looks, we should always feel good about ourselves.

 Mermaid Theater

Arkansas Learning Standards
Fine Arts Theatre: P.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 RE.8.2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1, CN.11.2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN 11. Music: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN.11. Music Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Visual Art: RE.7-9. CN.10, CN.11. Language Arts: 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.1.2, SL.2.2, SL.3.2, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4.

Time for Three

Baum Walker Hall
Jan. 24, 2023

10am
Best For: Upper Elementary and up

Time For Three stands at the intersection of Americana, modern pop and classical music. To experience their music live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together with their voices, Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals) and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals) have found a unique voice of expression to share with the world. Free of conventional practices and full of electrifying energy and personality, their performances emanate a joy, mastery, creativity and supreme artistry that shows us Time for Three is not just your typical concert hall trio.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Fine Arts Music: PR 4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Vocal Ensemble: RE.7-9, CN.10-11. Instrumental Ensemble: RE7-9, CN.10-11. Music Appreciation: CR.2, PR.6, RE.7-9, CN.10- 11. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11.SL.1.3; SL.2.3; SL.3.3.; SL.1.5; SL.2.5, SL.3.5, RL.3.1-6

The Music of Sam Cooke –
The King of Soul

Baum Walker Hall
Jan. 31, 2023

10am
Best For: Middle School and up

Sam Cooke was the pioneer of what we now know as soul music. Cooke’s influence spans more than 60 years and across multiple music genres, from country to rock to pop. Though he was made famous with hits such as “You Send Me,” “Only Sixteen,” “Chain Gang,” “A Change is Gonna Come” and “Wonderful World,” Cooke’s greatest influence lay in his social impact, business acumen and willingness to blaze a trail for himself and others. He fought against segregation both on-and-off-stage and was an avid contributor to the civil rights movement. Entertainer Bradd Marquis transport the audience back in time, using songs and stories about Cooke’s life, social impact and selfempowerment to bring “Mr. Soul” to life on-stage.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Fine Arts Theatre: CR.3.1, PR.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 and 2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1 and 2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11. Music: PR 4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Vocal Ensemble: RE.7-9, CN.10- 11. Instrumental Ensemble: RE7-9, CN.10-11. Music Appreciation: CR.2, PR.6, RE.7-9, CN.10-11. African American History: IE.6.AAH.1, IE.6.AAH.3, IE.6.AAH.4, JU.7.AAH.1. Arkansas History: H.7.AH.7-8.9

Trike Theatre's
Mariposa/Butterfly

Starr Theater
Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2023

9:30am & 11:30am
Best For: Lower Elementary

Two neighbors live side-by-side in Texas. A low fence separates their gardens, but there is much more that divides them from one another. One neighbor grows flowers; the other raises vegetables. One was born in the U.S; the other, in Mexico. One speaks English; the other speaks Spanish. Their differences have kept them so far apart that if one predicts a sunny day, the other is certain of rain. Even the arrival of a caterpillar causes disagreement — until the resulting mariposa/ butterfly and its eventual departure unites them in wonder, in sadness and in a new understanding of the beautiful world they share.

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Fine Arts Theatre: P.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 RE.8.2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1, CN.11.2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN 11. Music: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN.11. Music Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Visual Art: RE.7-9. CN.10, CN.11. Language Arts: 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.1.2, SL.2.2, SL.3.2, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4.

Reclaiming Our Roots

Free School Tour
Feb. 20-24, 2023

Best For: Upper Elementary and Middle School

Part in-school performance and part interactive workshop, Reclaiming Our Roots examines how enslaved and oppressed persons used dance to challenge, overcome and change their circumstances in an unjust world. This show is presented by Rooted Movement Collective, a group of local professional dancers who represent the inaugural cohort of Walton Arts Center’s PAX (Performing Artists eXchange) program. The perfect performance to honor Black History Month, Reclaiming Our Roots will entertain and educate your students on an important piece of our history.


Reclaiming Our Roots
Photo: Nelly Hernandez

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Social Studies: Civics/Government, C.2.3.3; C.2.4.3; C.2.6.4; C.3.3.2; C.3.3.3; C.3.4.1; C.3.4.2; C.3.4.3; C.3.6.3. Economics, E.5.3.1; E.5.4.1; E.7.5.1. Geography, G.9.4.2; G.9.5.1; G.10.3.1; G.10.4.1; G.10.4.3; G. 10.5.3. History, H.12.3.1; H.12.4.1; H.12.3.2; H.12.4.2; H.12.3.4; H.12.4.4; H.12.5.5; H.12.5.6; H.13.3.1; H.13.4.1; H.13.4.2; H.13.3.4; H.13.4.4; H.13.4.6; H.13.6.19 Fine Arts Music: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Dance: RE.7-9, CN10 – 11. Performance Dance: PR.4, RE.7, RE.8, RE.9, CN.10, CN.11. Dance Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10 – 11.

To bring Reclaiming Our Roots to your school, contact sstinson@waltonartscenter.org

Show Underwriter: Anton and Linda Myers

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie
Starring Indigo Blume

Baum Walker Hall
March 6-7, 2023

9:30 & 11:30am
Best For: Lower Elementary

New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander brings two of his beloved children’s books—Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume — to the stage in a world premiere Kennedy Center commission. Alexander teams up with his writing partner Mary Rand Hess and long-time musical collaborator Randy Preston to tell a story about being scared, being brave and believing in yourself. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton — plus Preston appearing as Acoustic Rooster — this musical adaptation will have children (and teachers) dancing in their seats.

Acoustic Rooster

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Fine Arts Theatre: P.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 RE.8.2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1, CN.11.2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN 11. Music: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN.11. Music Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Visual Art: RE.7- 9. CN.10, CN.11. Language Arts: 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.1.2, SL.2.2, SL.3.2, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Baum Walker Hall
March 16, 2023

10:30am
Best For: Middle School and up

Complexions was founded with a singular goal of reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures. Today, Complexions represents one of the most diverse, inclusive and respected dance companies in the world. Their foremost innovation is the belief that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue or culture, Complexions transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world — and all its constituent cultures — as an interrelated whole.

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Fine Arts Theatre: CR.3.1, PR.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 and 2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1 and 2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11. Music: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Dance: RE.7- 9, CN10 – 11. Performance Dance: PR.4, RE.7, RE.8, RE.9, CN.10, CN.11. Dance Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10 – 11.

Trike Theatre, Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation and Dhirana Dance present
The Jungle Book

Baum Walker Hall
March 27-28, 2023

9:30am & 11:30am
Best For: Upper Elementary and Middle School

Deep in an Indian jungle skulks the tiger Shere Khan. Mowgli, a human girl, must learn the language of the jungle to face this fierce hunter down. An original adaptation of this well-known story, The Jungle Book mixes theatrical storytelling with classical Indian dance. A collaboration of Trike Theatre, Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation and Megha Rao of Dhirana Dance, this performance features NWA youth actors and dancers amid professional adult actors. Join us to witness the strength of the jungle in The Jungle Book.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2; RL.3.6, RL.4.6, RL.5.6; W.3.8, W.4.8, W.5.8; SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1; SL.3.4, SL.4.4, SL.5.4; SL3.5, SL4.5, SL.5.5; L.3.3, L4.3, L5.3. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR.1.3.1, CR1.4.1, CR1.5.1; CR2.3.2, CR.2.4.2, CR.2.5.2; R.7.3.1, R.7.4.1; R.9.3.1, R.9.4.1; R.9.3.3, R.9.4.3; CN.11.3.2, CN.11.4.2; CR.1.5.1; CR.3.5.1; R.7.5.1; R.8.5.1; CN.11.5.3

Show Underwriter: Dick and Margaret Rutherford

LADAMA

Baum Walker Hall
March 30, 2023

10am
Best For: All Ages

LADAMA is an ensemble of four women from different countries – Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela and the U.S. – who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Their percussion-driven original compositions are sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English, combining disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story. In addition to performing, they strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of musicmaking, composition, and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards
Fine Arts Music: PR 4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Vocal Ensemble: RE.7-9, CN.10-11. Instrumental Ensemble: RE7-9, CN.10-11. Music Appreciation: CR.2, PR.6, RE.7-9, CN.10- 11. Theatre: CR.3.1, PR.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 and 2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1 and 2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11. Arkansas World Languages: CMC.1.3, CMC.2, CLT.1.1, CLT.2.1, CNN.1, CNN.2.1, CMP.1.1.

SoNA Pops: Battle of the Bands

Baum Walker Hall
April 7, 2023

10am
Best For: Middle School and up

"What is a Theme?"
A theme is a short musical idea that an entire piece of music is based on. Much like the theme of a book, movie, or TV series, a musical theme serves as a ‘through-line’ in a composition by repeating with subtle variations to connect all the musical elements in a piece. In this program, students will be led through an exploration of themes in music as we examine familiar orchestral pieces alongside new favorites to give students greater insights into the use of musical themes.
Questions about this performance? Email natalie@sonamusic.org

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Fine Arts Music & Instrumental Ensemble RE 7-9 & CN 10-11. Music Appreciation: CR.2, PR.6, RE.7-9, CN.10- 11. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11.SL.1.3; SL.2.3; SL.3.3.; SL.1.5; SL.2.5, SL.3.5, RL.3.1-6.

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Duwendé

Baum Walker Hall
April 14, 2023

10am
Best For: Middle School and up

Duwendé (Doo-WEN-day) is a six-person a cappella band best known for their fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style of music and popular YouTube covers. Each member adds their own characteristics and talent to the group, giving them the “a cappella” credibility along with the “band” persona. Duwendé is the perfect band to get you dancing, as The Contemporary A Cappella Society states, “These guys (and gal) know how to make music, and they know how to make their audiences get up on their feet and move. If you’re looking for a true a cappella original, you don’t have to look any further than Duwendé.”

 

Arkansas Learning Standards:
Fine Arts Music: PR 4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Vocal Ensemble: RE.7-9, CN.10-11. Music Appreciation: CR.2, PR.6, RE.7-9, CN.10-11. Theatre: CR.3.1, PR.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 and 2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1 and 2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11. Dance: RE.7-9, CN10 – 11. Dance Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10 – 11.

Windmill Theatre’s

Hiccup!

Starr Theater
April 17-20, 2023

9:30 & 11:30am
Best For: Lower Elementary

It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups! The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eating, singing and inventing their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup! is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship, and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups.

Arkansas Learning Standards
Fine Arts Theatre: P.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 RE.8.2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1, CN.11.2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN 11. Music: PR.4, RE.7 – 9, CN.10, CN.11. Music Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Visual Art: RE.7-9. CN.10, CN.11. Language Arts: 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.1.2, SL.2.2, SL.3.2, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, SL.3.4.

Visceral Dance Chicago

Baum Walker Hall
April 20, 2023

10am
Best For: Upper Elementary and up

Visceral Dance Chicago is a contemporary dance company dedicated to a bold and progressive world of movement which continues to challenge audience expectations. Since its inception, the company has developed a diverse and respected repertoire by new emerging voices and distinguished, world renowned choreographers. Their mission is to create work that is meaningful and powerful, that confronts us and connects us in a transformative way. Not only is Visceral focused on the execution of tremendous technique, but also on exploring the genuine and real quality of the human being through the dancer.

 

Arkansas Learning Standards
Fine Arts Theatre: CR.3.1, PR.4.1, RE.7.1 and 2, RE.8.1 and 2, RE.9.1, CN.10.1, CN.11.1 and 2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4, RE.7-9, CN.10, CN11. Music: RE.7-9, CN.10, CN.11. Dance: RE.7-9, CN10 – 11. Performance Dance: PR.4, RE.7, RE.8, RE.9, CN.10, CN.11. Dance Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10 – 11.

A Letter for Elena

Baum Walker Hall
April 24, 2023

9:30 and 11:30am
Best For: Upper Elementary and up

Somewhere in the countryside, on a summer morning, Frank, Lucy and Aïcha are playing, just like every other day since school had ended. On the side of the road, they find a multitude of objects and letters left there just for them. They find messages from everyone except Elena, their best friend and the fourth of the gang. She remains in silence for a reason they can not explain themselves. There has to be a letter from her, and the children need to find it! At the crossroads of theater and dance, A Letter for Elena is a play unfolding itself like a treasure hunt, where the path of mourning is slowly drawn, and words take form to say goodbye.

 A Letter for Elena

Arkansas Learning Standards:
English Language Arts: RL.3.2, RL.4.1 to 6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9; RL.5.2; RL.3.6, RL.4.6, RL.5.6; RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.5.3; W.3.8, W.4.8, W.5.8; SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.4.4; SL.5.1; SL.3.4, SL.4.4, SL.5.4; SL.3.5, SL.4.5, SL.5.5; L.3.3, L4.3, L5.3. Fine Arts Standards Theatre: CR.3.1, CR1.4.1, CR1.5.1; PR.4.1; RE.7.1, RE.7.2; RE.8.1, RE.8.1; RE.8.2, R.9.1; CN.10.1, CN.11.1; CN.11.2. Theatre Appreciation: PR.4; RE.7, 8 and 9; CN.10- 11. Music: RE.7, 8 and 9. Dance: RE.7-9, CN10 – 11. Dance Appreciation: RE.7-9, CN.10 – 11.

Support the 2022-2023 Classroom Series is provided by JB Hunt, Tyson and Walmart and education grants from the Arkansas Arts Council, Walmart Foundation and Walton Family Foundation.