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Beauty and the Beast

The Birmingham Children’s Theatre will perform Beauty & the Beast on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am in E. E. Bass Auditorium in Greenville, Mississippi.  The admissions fee is $ 5 per child at the 9:00 am show and FREE at 11:00 with teachers and aids also admitted free.  Beauty & the Beast is based on a story by Madame Jean-Marie LePrince de Beaumont and dramatized by Jeff Church.  What beauty will you find in unexpected places when Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents this wonderful story?

This enchanted tale of a magic castle, a beautiful maiden and a hideous beast teaches character and life skills through the story’s moral of not making judgments based solely on appearance.  This main stage Theatre in Motion production runs 55 to 60 minutes with a cast of 5 to 7 actors and is age appropriate for K thru 6th grade.  Theatre in Motion is the touring division of Birmingham Children’s Theatre, one of the oldest and largest children’s theaters in the country.  Theatre in Motion continues to serve more than 100 communities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions every season.

Reblogged from Delta Children’s Museum

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The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.