Middle School Program lasts the duration of the school-year and involves a specific Broadway show scheduled for the Auditorium Theatre. Teachers work with students on a lesson connected to the show throughout the semester, while RBTL's Director of Education and Outreach makes trips to the schools for additional lectures. Theatre tours and workshops are organized to give students an in-depth look at the show and its real-life connections. Past programs have included lessons on tolerance and diversity with WICKED and programs with similar life lessons with Thoroughly Modern Millie, Disney's THE LION KING and Annie. After focusing on the themes of the show, students see a performance and elaborate in post-show discussions about what they learned from the show and how it relates to their own life experiences. The program often involves school visits with cast members as well. With the overwhelming success of the past several years, the program's uniqueness is being recognized by many school districts as a very positive and worthwhile educational program that greatly enhances classroom learning.
This Season's Middle School Program will provide the opportunity for several hundred local middle school students to see both Mary Poppins and WICKED. Students will study the themes of self-awareness, respect and bullying, not only in the classroom, but also through participating in an enrichment program
developed and provided by RBTL.
See Mary Poppins' Karen Murphy's (Bird Woman) Testimonial Below.
For more information or if you and your school are interested in being a part of this program, call Bob Sagan at (585) 325-7760 x3231.