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Improvising as a Team
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The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook
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Mad Dog & Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness
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The Principles of Hip Hop: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun
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The Lion's Whiskers
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A Little Potato and Hard to Peel
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Aesop's Bops
A  zoo full of animals comes alive in this fast-paced performance that teaches children about sharing and friendship. Featuring such stories as “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “Why Turtle Has a Checkered Shell,” Aesop’s Bops has ample amounts of audience participation and offers positive lessons for social and psychological growth. If you’re searching for a […]
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Mad Dog & Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness
This entertaining mix of world tales and personal stories addresses the universal experience of standing up for yourself in the face of adversity and bullying. Through fables, myths, and stories from his own life growing up in a rough neighborhood, award-winning storyteller and educator Dr. David Gonzalez offers insights and strategies for cultivating compassionate relationships […]
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The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook
David always wanted to be a part of the normal playground games, but was only included when the other kids recognized that his prosthetic hook made him perfect for the part of Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Always wanting more, David demonstrates that by not judging a book by its cover, everybody grows. This moving […]
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A Little Potato and Hard to Peel
In this inspiring and humorous program, David Harrell shares the highs and lows of growing up without a right hand. Portraying colorful and influential characters from his own family, TV, and film, David shares the importance of not being defined by your limitations.   For a K–8 school, pair this program with The Boy Who […]
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New Kid
Engage in a constructive discussion about respect and tolerance with this unique depiction of an immigrant family from a fictitious place called “Homeland.” When the family arrives in America, they discover a new culture and unexpected prejudice against Homelanders. New Kid cleverly shows Homelanders speaking English while the Americans speak a made-up gibberish language, allowing […]
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Sister Rain and Brother Sun
When glistening Sister Rain becomes jealous of shining Brother Sun and stops watering the Earth, wise Mother Nature must step in to save the day. In this musical tale, students interact with large, beautifully crafted rod puppets, as well as colorful sets and costumes, discovering that we must all work together to help our Earth […]
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The Principles of Hip Hop: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun
Inspire positive change in young people through an exploration of the roots of hip hop culture. This ensemble of dynamic and energetic dancers use breakdancing and abundant audience participation to explore hip hop’s rich cultural history and how underserved inner-city youth changed the world. The performance focuses on youth empowerment, diversity, creativity, and working together, […]
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The Lion's Whiskers
This story is based on an Ethiopian folktale in which a stepmother, desperate to win the heart of her husband’s little boy, consults a wise man. The wise man tells her that she will gain her stepson’s affection only by plucking a wild lion’s whiskers. The show—about courage, love, and patience—features masks, puppets, and original […]
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A Seat for Rosa
This delightful and poignant production includes many songs of the Civil Rights era and brings this historical time alive for children. When a child tells his aunt about a bully on his bus, she gives him advice by recounting the tale of Rosa Parks and the events that led to a revolution in racial justice. […]
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Beats, Rhymes, and Life
This energetic and engaging exploration of percussion and poetry by Poetry Meets Percussion introduces students to how rhythms and spoken word can awaken their inner artists. Through poetry and percussive sound, students are awakened to both verbal and non-verbal ways to express themselves while learning to develop their own unique voices—one word, one beat at […]
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July 25, 2018

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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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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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