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NEW ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS

Star Tours: Explore the Mysteries of the Universe!
Limited availability! March 4 to May 31, 2019 only! Explore our solar system, the particulars of space travel, the discoveries of Galileo, and more! Join our top-notch crew on a hilarious and informative trip through the universe. Their mission? To seek out new worlds and civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before, […]
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BabaGotB.A.R.S.
Hip Hop songwriter and poet Bomani explores the fun process of writing by employing techniques used when composing hip hop poems and song lyrics. Whether it’s rhyming, revising, or editing, the process of writing is universal! Students will be inspired to create their next song, poem, or essay using the skills Bomani imparts to them. […]
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ZAP! Electricity
Box of Light brings their one-of-a-kind teaching artistry to this powerful presentation! It’s a hair-raising look at electrons, currents, conductors, and insulators. Every demonstration uses children from the audience and every concept demonstrated builds upon the one before. ZAP! is fun, fast, and absolutely shocking!
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FUNance: Where Fun and Finance Collide!
Students discover the importance of math by learning personal finance. Featuring virtuosic circus skills, magic, and comedy, FUNance keeps students laughing as they learn about needs and wants, where money comes from (and goes), budgeting, saving money, and more. Brad Zupp’s years of experience as a financial planner and a world-renowned performer make this a must-have assembly […]
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Melodies, Moods, and Movies
Experience the power of the silver screen! Students travel from the silent film era to today’s movie blockbusters in this interactive program. Using sound effects, live performance, and collaborative storytelling, Cello Fury helps students discover how and why movie music tells a story and creates an emotional response.
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Anytown
In this new musical about opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families, we follow the story of star athlete Hope, who sports a 4.2 grade point average and limitless potential. But when a boy she likes offers her one little pill to reduce the pain from a soccer injury, Hope makes a decision […]
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Hip Hop 4 Health
Dynamic breakdancing and lots of audience interaction introduce students to a simple concept: You have the power to make decisions about your own health. Students follow one boy’s journey through a day, helping him choose what and how he can eat, drink, and play. Emphasizing that students can make their own health-based choices, this program […]
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Celebrating Culture, Identity, and Dance!
By juxtaposing the dance works of acclaimed international choreographers from places such as Turkey, Cuba, and Taiwan, this inspiring program asks audience members to consider how cultural tradition affects identity and self-expression. Students experience how artistic innovation can transcend an individual’s background to achieve universal expression.
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Tales from Turtle Island
Many Native Americans refer to North America as Turtle Island. Storyteller Rob Aptaker shares traditional Native tales, including Earth on Turtle’s Back (Iroquois), The Coming of Stories (Lenape), and more. Voices, gestures, animal sounds, and audience participation help bring the characters to life, along with authentic Native American songs accompanied by drum and rattle. Historic […]
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
When starry-eyed young lovers and zany would-be actors cross paths with mischief-making fairies in a magical forest, the result is one of the world’s most uproarious comedies.  Inspired by the art of Maxfield Parrish, this production is a fanciful envisioning of the Bard’s classic; an ideal “first Shakespeare” for elementary grades and a riotous roller-coaster for […]
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Romeo and Juliet
In Shakespeare’s classic tale, two idealistic teens are pitted against their privileged families and a society consumed with senseless hatred and brutality.  A lyric depiction of young love, Romeo and Juliet also examines the effects of violence and the redeeming power of devotion.  Dynamic and deeply relevant, this new production is ideal for students in middle and high […]
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Star Tours: Explore the Mysteries of the Universe!
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BabaGotB.A.R.S.
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ZAP! Electricity
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FUNance: Where Fun and Finance Collide!
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Melodies, Moods, and Movies
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Hip Hop 4 Health
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Celebrating Culture, Identity, and Dance!
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Tales from Turtle Island
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Romeo and Juliet
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NEW WORKSHOPS

B.A.R.S.
This dynamic program walks students through the exciting world of hip-hop songwriting as they write verses about subjects they study in class. Students are introduced to the Bomani Armah wRiting System and receive in-depth instruction on elements of creative writing, using simile, metaphor, and rhyme to structure a song written in the pattern of a […]
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Exposures: Old and New School Photography
In this interactive workshop, students create unique images and explore the myriad possible approaches to this dynamic art form. Depending on the length of the residency, the students will explore the following: Photo-Literacy, Pin-Hole Cameras, Darkroom Printing, Digital Photo Editing, Photograms, Self Esteem via Self-Portraits, and much more! All cameras and equipment needed for the […]
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Circus Skills Workshop
The circus comes to you in this hands-on, engaging workshop! Through circus skills like juggling, tightwire, plate spinning, and stilts, students experience fitness in a fun, non-competitive, and creative way. Students work on their hand/eye coordination and both gross and fine motor skills, while learning firsthand the benefits of practice, determination, and grit. Our circus […]
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The Art of Invention
Are your students inventive? Through hands-on engineering with simple materials, students explore cause and effect in artistic sculptures, simple machines, and elegant design. Problem-solving in teams, competitive challenges, and the consequences of economics add to the excitement, along with introductions to Ancient Rome, Leonardo da Vinci, and the ever-popular idea that “form follows function.”
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Superheroes Among Us!
Get ready to get super! This workshop is designed to teach students the basics of character design using illustration, visual art, and storytelling techniques. Students work together to create super heroes based on interviews with each other as they learn about the power of empathy and how we all have something that makes us “super.” […]
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Gargoyles: From Gothic to Grotesque
In Gargoyles: From Gothic to Grotesque, a 3-D artist shows how to create gargoyles using pinch-pot construction and basic hand-building pottery techniques. A storyteller recounts medieval legends and contemporary children’s fiction that inspire the students to write and perform their own myths based on their gargoyle creations.
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Reimagining Algebra Through Storytelling
This dynamic STEAM program utilizes storytelling to present algebra concepts in a creative and imaginative way, offering students a different perspective to approaching algebra. Students apply the elements of black storytelling to create their version of a story told by master storyteller TAHIRA. The students’ retelling allows them to make unique choices to shape the […]
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Exposures: Old and New School Photography
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Circus Skills Workshop
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The Art of Invention
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Superheroes Among Us!
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Gargoyles: From Gothic to Grotesque
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Reimagining Algebra Through Storytelling
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NEWS & EVENTS

Young Audiences Job Opportunity

June 25, 2018

Join the YA Team as our Finance Director

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June 27, 2018

Arts for All – See What’s New in our 2018-2019 Resource Guide!

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June 14, 2018

YA Mourns the Passing of Arts Advocate and Former Trustee Ann McGoldrick

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May 10, 2018

Young Audiences 45th Birthday Celebration and Awards Presentation

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TESTIMONIALS

"David Gonzalez was AMAZING!! He captivated them from the minute he stepped onto the stage and held their attention for the entire program. He is truly a gifted storyteller!"

Media Specialist Jefferson Elementary

"Mark (Lohr) was an awesome performer! Adults and children alike both were thoroughly entertained and laughed the entire time. He is definitely someone we would consider again."

Youth Services Librarian, Laurel Public Library

"Our school community truly appreciated the art that the performers of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre brought to us. It was an amazing experience enjoyed by all! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to bring this program to children!"

Vice Principal, Copper Hill Elementary

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