Music Theatre West began its NEW education outreach program at Wilson Elementary in the Fall of 2015. This program is a free, in-school theatre experience for students and we couldn't be more excited about what we've been up to!
This Fall we taught over 80 fourth grade students about music, theatre and dance and they presented Jay Richards' (local composer and playwright) "Bear Lake Monster" song to classmates and parents in December. We also had a Friday club that included theatre games and some improv.
Winter 2016, we taught drama classes to the first grade classes and played theatre games on Fridays with some fabulous 5th grade students.
After this year's pilot program, we hope to be able to expand to other local schools. We will work closely with principals and district art specialists to design just the right program to enhance the educational and creative learning of their students.
2015-16 funding for this project came from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation - Russel Family.
Continued funding for this project will come from state and local grants, local business sponsors, and YOU! Click Here to become a valued Friend of Music Theatre West.