2019 - 2020 ArtsBridge Program Guide

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For tickets and more information, visit ArtsBridgeGA.org


MISSION The MISSION of ArtsBridge Foundation is to expand arts education for all Georgia students. The VISION of ArtsBridge Foundation is for everyone to have access to arts experiences. ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, is dedicated to providing quality performing arts education and community engagement programs designed to foster K-12 students as the next generation of artists and art supporters. In collaboration with leading regional and national arts organizations, ArtsBridge has paved the way for more than 380,000 students and educators from 67 Georgia counties to experience and benefit from the positive power of the arts!

Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Field Trip Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Directions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Local Dining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Field Trips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 ArtsBridge Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Behind-the-Scenes Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Financial Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Professional Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16 Family Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards . . . . . 18-19

This season we have carefully designed our programming to connect with and inspire all ages while featuring unique aspects of the performing arts! ArtsBridge programming consists of four main programs. Field Trips Built in collaboration with leading national arts organizations, field trips to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre expose students to high-quality, educational performances that connect to Georgia Standards of Excellence. ArtsBridge increases accessibility by offering need-based financial aid assistance covering the cost of admission and/or transportation.

Professional Development Our programs focus on skill and talent development for both students and educators in the performing arts. These training opportunities include classes led by touring Broadway cast members and Atlanta arts professionals.

Family Programming These fun and engaging performances provide families the opportunity to introduce young audiences to the performing arts through shows they may already know and love! Perfect for all ages, from the young to the young at heart.



Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards program celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre and involves over 10,000 students, educators, and theatre professionals in a competitive season that culminates in a live, televised awards show. Winner of the 2018 and 2019 Southeast Emmy® Award for “Special Event Live Coverage.”

“ The ArtsBridge program has become a cornerstone for my programs. The quality of programming is always first-rate. It is well-defined per age group and the ability for students to experience these things at little or no cost is priceless!”


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Field Trip Guidelines TICKETS & RESERVATIONS • Field trip performance tickets are $10 for students and adults. • One complimentary ticket will be issued for every 15 tickets purchased and can be used for teachers and chaperones. • All attendees need a ticket for admission. • ArtsBridge programs are age specific per the recommendations listed with each show. • A nonrefundable 50% deposit is due 30 days after reservation with balance due four weeks prior to field trip date. Invoices will be provided. • Confirmation will be emailed before the performance and this will serve as your group’s ticket. We do not print individual tickets. • Reservations may be cancelled no later than four weeks prior to the performance date, after which you will be held liable for amount due. • When reserving, a credit card must be put on file to hold your tickets. This credit card will only be charged in the event you do not inform ArtsBridge you will not be able to attend within 48 hours of the show.

Reserve your Field Trip tickets at ArtsBridgeGA.org or contact us at 770-916-2805 or education@artsbridgega.org ARRIVAL & ETIQUETTE • Doors will open approximately one hour prior to show time. • We recommend arriving 30 – 45 minutes prior to the performance. • Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis and are general admission. We do our best to seat groups together; however, groups and/ or individuals wishing to be seated together must arrive together. We do not hold seats. • ArtsBridge staff will provide a curtain call to review theatre etiquette. • All ArtsBridge performances are approximately one hour in length. • Lunch areas are not provided at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre during ArtsBridge performances. No food or drink is permitted in the theatre. • All backpacks and lunchboxes must be left on buses or in vehicles.

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LOCATION COB B E N E RGY PE RFOR MING ART S C E NTRE 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway • Atlanta, Georgia 30339






PARKING • After dropping the students off near the front doors, school buses will be directed to park in the surface lot across from the theatre entrance. • All other vehicles including cars, suvs, vans, etc. will be directed to the parking deck adjacent to the theatre which is a $10 per vehicle charge.


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Local Dining Food Sponsors ArtsBridge Program Food Sponsors within driving distance of Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:

Buffalo Wild Wings 2 Chick-fil-A 3 Grub Burger 4 Maggiano’s Little Italy 5 Murph’s 6 Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery 7 Subway 8 Big Chow Grill 1


Other Nearby Restaurants 9. Bonefish Grill 10. C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar 11. Carrabbas Italian Grill 12. Chipotle Mexican Grill 13. Cinco’s Mexican Cantina 14. Copeland’s of New Orleans 15. Corner Bakery Cafe 16. Fresh To Order 17. Longhorn Steakhouse 18. P.F. Chang’s 19. Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

20. Taco Mac 21. Ted’s Montana Grill 22. The Cheesecake Factory 23. Top Spice 24. Blaze Pizza 25. Zoës Kitchen

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Special thanks to Diaz Foods, another generous sponsor of ArtsBridge Programming.



The Science of Magic

Created by Bill Blagg

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:15am & Noon Grades 1 - 6 | $10 per Ticket For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-beforeseen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create their illusions! Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes! The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and promote students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible! CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Science, Dramatic Arts/Theatre

Peter Rabbit Tales Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 10:15am & Noon Grades Pre-K - 4 | $10 per Ticket Meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies from the disagreeable badger, Tommy Brock. When Benjamin’s children disappear, he goes to his cousin, Peter Rabbit, to help him find the bunnies. But Peter thinks he’s had quite enough of adventure, remembering his youthful escapades in Mr. McGregor’s garden. As the cousins reminisce about their past adventures, their friends – Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-duck and Mrs. Tittlemouse – gather to encourage Peter on this one last quest. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvelous World of Beatrix Potter™ comes alive on stage. By arrangement with Frederick Warne & Co. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Performing Arts, English Language Arts, Children’s Literature

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La Cenerentola

Presented by The Atlanta Opera

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 10:30am to 1pm Grades 6 - 12 | Free Join The Atlanta Opera for a special FREE field trip presentation of Rossini’s charming take on the Cinderella story. In La Cenerentola, the good-hearted Cinderella casts off the helpless damsel-in-distress persona to hold the original Mean Girls at bay. She’s not afraid to pursue her beloved (who she thinks is the Prince’s valet), only she’s finding that nothing at the royal palace is what it seems to be. A partnership with ArtsBridge Foundation, the full-length opera will be performed onstage with sets, costumes, and orchestra at Cobb Energy Centre. Performed in Italian with English supertitles CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Fine Arts (Music, Dramatic Arts/Theatre, and Visual Art), English Language Arts, World Languages (Italian), Social Studies

Mathemagic! Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10:15am & Noon Grades K - 8 | $10 per Ticket Internationally acclaimed magician and educator, Bradley Fields, captivates students with his famous magic illusions, and turns them on to the history, the power, and the beauty of the language of Math! MatheMagic!® is a never-to-be-forgotten stage experience for school audiences, K-8. The show promotes math-skills and problem-solving through visuals, history, language and world-class entertainment. For over 20 years, teachers, math specialists and educators have given it their highest accolades. With large multimedia projections, stage illusions, comedy, drama, and audience interaction, MatheMagic!® plays with great success to audiences of up to 2,000. Kids travel back to ancient times to meet Imhotep the Magician, (whose secret was really math), Zeno (whose paradoxes inspired Newton) and, of course, Pythagoras and his famous theorem. By integrating math concepts with vocabulary, geography, history, and everyday problem-solving, students of different interests, abilities and learning styles are able relate to math in new ways. Kids leave the theatre enthralled, with a renewed sense of wonder, and the enthusiasm to discover the Magic of Math! CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Math, Dramatic Arts/Theatre, Geography, History, Vocabulary


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Innovation Nation LIVE! Monday, December 9, 2019 | 10:15am & Noon Grades 6 - 8 | $10 per Ticket The two-time Emmy® Award winning Saturday morning show comes to life in a brand new production. Like the award-winning television show, The Henry Ford’s INNOVATION NATION – LIVE! will inspire audiences with entertaining and educational stories about yesterday and today’s visionaries and innovators – highlighting major turning points in the past and present that influenced the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, the environment and social justice. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Social Justice, Dramatic Arts/ Theatre, Environment

The Swan Princess Presented by ATLANTA BALLET 2

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 11am Grades K - 6 | $10 per Ticket This world premiere production of The Swan Princess features all of the mystery and magic of the beloved classic Swan Lake, but fits the treasured story into a one-hour format for children that serves as a perfect introduction to ballet. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save Odette, the beautiful swan princess, from the reaches of the wicked Von Rothbart? Our one-hour family ballet may be designed for our youngest audience members, ages 12 and under, but this dazzling production can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Dance, Ballet, Dramatic Arts/Theatre, Literature

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ArtsKSU Revue

Presented by Kennesaw State University’s College of the Arts

Wednesday, March 13, 2020 | 11am Grades 6 - 12 | $1 per Ticket Formerly Synergy ArtsKSU Revue is a multidisciplinary program featuring dance, music, theater, and the visual arts in an engaging live performance. One of the only programs of its kind in the Atlanta area, this revue from the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will give students a comprehensive experience of four art disciplines in synergy. Packed with energy, virtuosity and dynamic repertory, ArtsKSU Revue is best suitable for grades 6-12. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Chorus, Dramatic Arts/Theatre, Illustration, Animation, Poetry, Instrumental Music

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“ Artrageous was a great experience for our scholars from start to finish! ArtsBridge Foundation really rolled out the red carpet for us to create an experience our scholars will never forget. The show itself was phenomenal! The artists and singers were so talented and showed our scholars how to think outside the box when creating masterpieces. Thank you for this opportunity!”


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Snack Pack Program ArtsBridge has partnered with Action Ministries to ensure no student who attends our field trips goes hungry. The Snack Pack Program was introduced in the fall of 2018, and provided 10,500 students food following our field trips during the 2018-2019 season. In our 2019-2020 season, we will provide each student who attends an 11am or 12pm field trip with a snack pack to take home.

“ The performance was one of the best I have seen. From start to finish, the kids were actively engaged and sitting on the edge of their seats. The kids enjoyed the performers and artists interacting with them and allowing them to get up and dance. It was age appropriate and the adults enjoyed it as well.�

HOPE Jingle Contest ArtsBridge has partnered with Georgia Lottery to provide five high school musical theatre programs $11,000 in scholarships. All Georgia high schools are invited to participate in the contest by submitting a video with an original score to a song provided by ArtsBridge. Out of all applicants, the top 10 candidates are chosen, and then voted on by their community and a panel of judges. The top five programs are awarded scholarship money for their program.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours School days dependent on availability Maximum 30 students per tour | $5 per Ticket Explore the magic behind the scenes of the world-class, state-of-the-art Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Discover the lighting and sound booths, orchestra pit, fly system, loading dock, scenery shop and much more. Tours last approximately one hour, and dates are contingent upon theatre and technical staff availability.

Financial Aid

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ArtsBridge provides admission and/or transportation financial aid to students and schools in need to attend our arts education field trips. Financial Aid is granted based on individual need and available funds on a first come, first served basis. Resources are limited; however, it is our goal to serve as many students as possible! ArtsBridgeGA.org | 13

Professional Development Musical Theatre Performance Technique in the style of


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm Grades 6 – 12 $35 Participant | $15 Observer

Musical Theatre Performance Technique in the style of

THE BAND’S VISIT SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm Grades 6 - 12 $35 Participant | $15 Observer

Musical Theatre Performance Technique in the style of

HELLO, DOLLY! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm Grades 6 - 12 $35 Participant | $15 Observer

Musical Theatre Performance Technique in the style of

ANASTASIA SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm Grades 6 - 12 $35 Participant | $15 Observer

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“ I always love the experience that I get not only from the dance aspect of the classes, but also from the interaction with the teacher. The Q & A time at the end is very helpful and interesting. Also, the classes are a good length, and the environment is always very welcoming!”

Contact us at 770.916.2805 or education@artsbridgega.org for more information regarding: • Careers in the Arts Presentations • STEAM Integration Workshops


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Professional Development 2020 DIRECTOR’S DIRECTOR’S BOOTCAMP JUNE 16 - 18, 2020 | $150 REGISTRATION FEE BOOTCAMP At Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Time: 10am - 5pm All fine arts educators and community theatre directors are invited to attend ArtsBridge Foundation’s Director’s Bootcamp at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre where participants will learn new tips and tricks for musical theatre productions! This three-day bootcamp, led by industry professionals including members of the Shuler Awards Production Team, will give directors of all experience levels a baseline knowledge as well as creative tips for producing a successful musical theatre show with limited resources. Past workshop topics have included lighting design, audio, set design, choreography, makeup design, music direction, and more!

PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIR MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019 | FREE ADMISSION WITH REGISTRATION Admissions 101 Panel: 6pm College Fair: 7pm - 9pm College-bound students are invited to meet with admission representatives from 100 colleges, universities, and conservatories specializing in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines to learn more about audition and entrance requirements and financial aid.

MUSIC THEATRE INTENSIVE JUNE 16 - 18, 2020 | $300 REGISTRATION FEE Time: 9am - 4pm | Grades 9 - 12 Do you love musical theatre? Want to hone your skills in acting, singing, dancing and more? The ArtsBridge Music Theatre Intensive gives high school students the opportunity to work with theatre professionals in a concentrated workshop environment, provides experiential skills both on and off the stage, and culminates in a final, student-produced showcase. This performance-based intensive is comprised of Acting the Song, Dance Technique, Ensemble Work, Audition Preparation, and Business Skills sessions, will culminate with a student-led showcase performance of student work. 16 | 2019 -2020 ArtsBridge Program Guide

Family Programming Sesame Street Friday, November 15, 2019 | 10:30am & 6pm Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 10am & 2pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 2pm Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Elf on a Shelf Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 12pm & 5pm The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere, comes to the live stage for the first time ever! This all-new musical and premiere stage production includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.

Hip Hop Nutcracker Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 7:30pm A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. ArtsBridgeGA.org | 17

Participating in the Program The Shuler Awards registration begins on August 2nd, 2019 with 75 schools accepted on a first come, first served basis. Eligible schools must adhere to the following: • All Participating Schools must pay a nonrefundable program fee of $200. • High School must be located in the state of Georgia with an accredited theatre program. • Musical productions must take place between October 4th, 2019 and March 15th, 2020. • Director must attend an orientation on September 3, 2019. • To be adjudicated, a musical production qualifies if it is a full-length musical listed on the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Qualifying Roles. 18 18

Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. The Awards are named in honor of actor/singer and Georgia native, Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award®, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. The program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration Winner 19 0 2 for the arts and provides a & 8 of 201 ast unique professional learning e h Sout d r a experience for high school w A ® Emmy musical theatre students and teachers across Georgia.

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How it Works

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A panel of adjudicators will attend participating school performances during October – March to evaluate each production. Each school will receive feedback from the adjudicators that attended the production and will be invited to attend The Shuler Awards Show at Atlanta’s world-class Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Nominations are announced in early April and the program culminates with an Awards Show to recognize excellence in 17 categories including Overall Production, Direction, Choreography, Leading Actor/Actress, Costumes, and many more! Participating schools have access to unique opportunities through the Shuler Awards program! Each school may send two students to participate in the Shuler Ensemble, which opens and closes the Awards Show, and apply to have one technical theatre student participate in the S.T.A.R. Council (Students Take A Role), who serve as production assistants backstage during the Awards. Students are also eligible to apply for scholarships, which are announced with nominated schools on air. The recipients of the Leading Actor and Actress Awards are sent to New York to compete in the The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (the Jimmy Awards®) where they have college scholarship opportunities and the chance to win the coveted National Award.

Join us for the 2020 Shuler Awards on April 16, 2020 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre! More information on tickets may be found at ArtsBridgeGA.org

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2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339