We’re pleased to announce that five new schools have been selected to participate in the 2017-18 Disney Musicals in Schools program! The program is an initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theater programs in economically disadvantaged elementary schools.
The newly selected schools are Alex Green Elementary School, Glencliff Elementary School, Shayne Elementary School, Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, and Tusculum Elementary Elementary School. This is the seventh year of partnership between Disney’s Theatrical Productions, Metro Nashville Public Schools and TPAC’s education program.
The selected schools will begin a 17-week musical theater residency in January. Each school will receive performance rights, education support materials and guidance from two teaching artists. The program features a professional development focus, through which participating school teachers partner with TPAC teaching artists to learn how to produce, direct, choreograph and music direct, culminating in their first 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at their school. As a capstone to the experience, TPAC will host a Student Share Celebration in which each school performs one number from their show on the stage of Andrew Jackson Hall for an audience of students, teachers, family, and community members.