Art Center of the Ozarks offers a series of live theatre performances to spur imagination and creativity, enhance communication, develop empathy, teach social skills and cultural awareness, and cultivate aesthetic appreciation. Performances address diverse topics, learning styles, cultural perspectives and grade levels to meet needs of schools, students and families around downtown Springdale and neighboring communities.
Following are the field trip opportunities by date and suggested grade level. Student tickets are $3; teachers and adult chaperones are free. Please let us know if the ticket price is a barrier. Call (479)751-5441 for more information and reservations.
The 13 Story Treehouse by CDP Theatre Producers (Australia)
February 14, 15 & 16, 9:30am and 11:30pm l Elementary to junior high
The 13 Story Treehouse, a CDP Kids production, is a creative interpretation of the best-selling children’s book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Andy and Terry live in the most amazing treehouse in the world. Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn’t for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions. Join the fun! Production is accompanied by a Teacher Resource Guide available at registration of your class.
One Morning I Left by Teatro de Ocasión (Chile)
Presented at the Arts Center of the Ozarks by the Walton Arts Center’s Colgate Classroom Series – ALL REGISTRATION IS THROUGH THE WALTON ARTS CENTER, www.waltonartscenter.org l Best For: Kindergarten l Spring 2017
Take a musical trip with Ana, Gaspar, and Oliver! Along the journey enjoy the beautiful sun, flowers, and butterflies. Milking a cow in the countryside, flying on a bird above the desert, diving in a sea of bubbles or exploring the jungle is an enchanting way to spend the day. Created by Teatro de Ocasión (Chile) One Morning I Left…has delighted children in North, Central and South America as well as Europe and Asia. The company recently received the Pulsar Award, Chile’s “Grammy Award,” for Best Artist for Children.
Driving Miss Daisy (ACO production)
March 16, 9:30am and 11:30am l Upper elementary through high school
A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of the relationship of an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. Both employer and employee are outsiders, Hoke because of the color of his skin, Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society. At the same time, Hoke cannot fathom Miss Daisy’s cloistered inability to grasp the social changes that are sweeping the South in the 1960s. Nor can Miss Daisy understand why Hoke’s “people” are so indignant. It is only when Hoke is retired and Miss Daisy is confined to a home for the elderly that the two fully realize that they’ve been friends and kindred spirits all along.