Garfield, Chicken Little, Acrobats and More Set for King Center's 2017-18 Theatre for Youth Season

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Garfield, Chicken Little, Acrobats and More Set for King Center's 2017-18 Theatre for Youth Season

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts Theatre for Youth Program has announced its 23rd season of excellent performing arts and educational theatre opportunities for children on the Space Coast.

Since 1993, the Theatre For Youth Program (TFY) formerly Educational Theatre Program was developed to cultivate an appreciation for arts and culture from infant to adult. The program offers an array of arts and educational theatre enrichment opportunities for youth through young adult. We would like to continue to deliver on our commitment to bring a memorable experience to our youth.

The fun begins here, with live theatre performances in music, dance, plays, interactive workshops serving area schools and families. When you purchase tickets to any of the Theatre for Youth Programs, complimentary study guides and theatre etiquette guides are available for most programs. These resources enhance and augment the theatrical experience for all ages.

"We extend heartfelt thanks to our dedicated educators, community and business partners for your continued support of the King Center Theatre for Youth Program," said Karen Wilson, director of the Theatre for Youth Program. "We strive to select programs that will entertain, educate and enrich through each live theatre experience. With excitement, we are looking forward to working with you as we embark on another season of live theatre. So, Let Your Imagination Take You Places!"


Chronological List of 2017-2018 School Time Performances:

Groups of 10 or more enjoy a lower ticket price of just $8 per person and may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com/school-group-tickets or by calling the King Center ticket office at 321.242.2219.

Accepting Group Orders Now. Individual tickets on sale Friday, September 15 at noon.

Due to the nature of the entertainment industry, all artists, programs and dates are subject to change.

MIXED ABILITY INTEGRATED DANCE - "ACTS OF KINDNESS"

featuring the Karen Peterson Dancers

Thursday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.

Ticket Price: FREE

Suggested audience: All ages

This showcase is presented by The Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) and VSAFL-Brevard in collaboration with King Center Theatre for Youth Program.

Karen Peterson and Dancers will lead a four day residency working with Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students from middle and high schools within Brevard Public Schools, as well as adults from Brevard Achievement Center, to produce a show-stopping performance showcase in theatre, dance, and music. The residency culminates on the stage of the King Center for the Performing Arts. These talented individuals perform their routines for parents, family and friends. The Showcase is FREE to the community. Tickets are required and can be reserved on line only at: www.bacbrevard.com/events

FLORIDA TREASURES: A "VIVA FLORIDA HISTORY EXPLORATION"

Monday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.

Ticket Price: $10 (inclusive of fees)

Suggested audience: Grades Kindergarten through 8

Curriculum connections: Florida History, Social Studies, Music, Theatre

Celebrating Florida's history, this fun & interactive theatrical show takes the audience back in time through 500 years of the events and people that shaped the state of Florida, from Ponce De Leon's arrival through the Sunshine State today. www.atlantic-coast-theatre.com

A GARFIELD CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 11, 10:30 a.m.

Ticket Price: $10 (inclusive of fees) - SCHOOL GROUPS 10 OR MORE ONLY AT THIS SHOW TIME!

Suggested audience: All ages

Curriculum connections: Literature, Character Education

With the help of Jon, Odie and the audience, this loveable feline will help ring in holiday cheer in this lively holiday musical featuring some timeless favorites and original music. www.geodesicmanagement.com/childrens-theater/garfield-christmas

CHICKEN LITTLE: AN APPALACHIAN MUSICAL JAMBOREE

Tuesday, January 30, 10:30 a.m.

Ticket Price: $10 (inclusive of fees)

Suggested audience: Grades Kindergarten through 5

Curriculum connections: Literature, Music, Character Education and Diversity

The audience will learn how a big imagination can solve even bigger problems in this toe tapping mountain musical which features live instruments and comical characters. www.atlantic-coast-theatre.com

HARRIET TUBMAN & THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Monday, February 26, 10:30 a.m.

Ticket Price: $10 (inclusive of fees)

Suggested audience: Grades 3 through 8

Curriculum connections: History, Social Studies, Language Arts, Theatre Arts and Music

On a mission to make change, Harriet Tubman becomes an icon in her struggle for freedom and equality for everyone. This dramatic play is underscored with music and dialogue that captures the meaning of perseverance and dedication. va-rep.org/tour/guides.html

THE Golden Dragon Acrobats

Thursday, March 29, 10:30 a.m.

Ticket Price: $10 (inclusive of fees) - SCHOOL GROUPS 10 OR MORE ONLY AT THIS SHOW TIME!

Suggested audience: Grades 1 through 12

Curriculum connections: Foreign Language, Culture, Physical Theatre

The Golden Dragon Acrobats have performed in all fifty of the United States and will again bring their colorful and dazzling costumes, amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form to thrill audiences of all ages. sroartists.com/artists/goldendragonacrobats/#bio


Group tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com/school-group-tickets or by calling the King Center ticket office at 321.242.2219. Single tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center ticket office. Ticket office hours are Mon-Fri, Noon - 6pm & Sat, Noon - 4pm.



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