Especially for kids, Dream, an edutainment musical event that brings the days of Martin Luther King to life, will be presented at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, February 27, at 10:00 a.m. (elementary schools) & 12:30 p.m. (middle schools). For tickets ($10), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org
Especially for kids, Dream, an edutainment musical event, will be presented at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, February 27, at 10:00 a.m. (elementary schools) & 12:30 p.m. (middle schools). Mr. History travels back in time with five ethnically diverse 8- to 12-year-olds to show them that history is not the boring subject they might think.
Dream is the story of the days when Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks demonstrated that you can fight your fight in a non-violent way and change the world.
The production excitingly dramatizes how a person can carry the beliefs and principles learned in the classroom out into the "real world", and how that one person's philosophy can transform the actions and feelings of an entire nation.
This Arts in Education event is presented by Quill Productions and is supported by Newman’s Own Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Leir Retreat Center, The Philip H. and Christine Lodewick Foundation, Union Savings Bank and the Wadsworth Lewis Trust Fund. Dream integrates school curriculum, moral lessons and/or historical perspective through the performing arts.
Children will be able to meet the performers after the show, an opportunity for enhanced learning. Study guides are available to provide teachers with educationally rich lesson plans. The show runs 55 – 70 minutes with additional time allowed for Q & A and children entering and departing the theater.
For tickets ($10), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or go online ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT