Friday, May 6, 2011

Outreach students get the experience of a lifetime at Shrek

We recently wrapped up our Broadway Education Project: Shrek the Musical
Over the course of several months, students from our community partner schools learned how Shrek went from a book to a movie to a Broadway show. Led by theater instructor Audrey Siegler, the students learned to make story boards, act and perform a song. In the process, they also learned about conflicts and morals, the joy of the performing arts and music appreciation.
Their experience culminated in attending Shrek the Musical at the Straz Center this past week. After the show, Michele de Lucca-Lowrey, a teacher at Lockhart Magnet Global Performing Arts Elementary, shared her experience. She writes:
“We can’t thank you enough!

The changes in the children were really seen last night at the performance. The experience was amazing for them! They were so appreciative, excited and amazed by many areas that Mrs. Audrey touched upon, and seeing how it all comes to fruition within the program. (I found I was watching their faces during the show more than the show itself!)

We thank you again at Lockhart for the wonderful opportunities that the Patel Conservatory has provided in our partnership. And we hope in the future, that you can once again work with us to provide the children with education in the arts that can only come from working with the staff from the Patel Conservatory.

The children will be happy to see Mrs. Audrey for the final class as they have many questions and inquires to present. You have really lighted fires where there were none prior. You have really touched many children’s lives with all the outreaches you have provided!

Thank you again, as this is what it is all about!”
We thank our community partners and staff for their dedication to arts education!

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