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  • Create sustainable musical theater programs in public elementary schools.
  • Provide school faculty with the training and tools necessary to support student performance and production, and to empower them to do so.
  • Develop a critical awareness and appreciation of the arts within schools.
  • Develop a strong community including cultural organizations, students, parents, faculty, staff, and neighbors.
  • Expose students and school teachers to the wide spectrum of skills that are developed when producing a piece of musical theater, including: critical thinking, problem solving, ensemble building, communication, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.
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Whether helmed by Disney Theatrical Group in New York City or by a participating arts organization, interested schools in eligible districts can expect to complete an application process. If selected to participate in the program, schools can expect to receive:

  • A free performance license to a Disney KIDS musical of their choice as well as the accompanying ShowKit materials.
  • Free, in-school support from a team of two Teaching Artists over the course of 17 weeks.
  • The opportunity to perform a selection from their musical on the local professional stage as part of the Student Share Celebration.
  • Scaled support over the course of three years to set the school up for a sustainable program for years to come.
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