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Students Take Part in the Arts

The Cabarrus Arts Council provides a professional performance to students in grades K-12 each year. These wonderful programs captivate our students’ imaginations and bring the curriculum to life. Each performance is related to the Common Core State and North Carolina Essential Standards.
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Students Take Part in the Arts 23

MrHatchGrades K-1

February 21-13, 2024 and February 29-March 1, 2024
AXIS THEATRE PRESENTS: Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch
Mr. Hatch leads a predictable and dreary life; he keeps to himself. One Valentine’s Day, he unexpectedly receives a heart-shaped package with an anonymous note that whispers, “somebody loves you,” and everything changes. This heartwarming puppet play examines the effect that kindness can have on a lonely existence.

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RogerDayGrades 2-3

September 18-22, 2023
Roger Day
Award-winning children's musician Roger Day has devoted his life to making sure that future generations sing loud, jump high, and--most importantly--dream big. His signature wit, whimsy, and wordplay have helped put smiles on the faces of kids from one to ninety-two. Roger believes that in order to "Build a Better World" we must start with children, for they are the future.

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DawnAnthonyGrade 4-5

November 13-17, 2023
Dawn Anthony
Dawn Anthony is an accomplished vocalist in styles ranging from jazz, to opera, to soul, and a published children’s author. Best of all, she lives right here in Cabarrus County. This show will feature Dawn leading a live band of talented local musicians through the songs and stories of Motown, focused on the history and contribution of those musicians to our shared cultural heritage. 

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2324 Danny NEW 350x470Grade 6

October 16-20, 2023
10-year-old Danny "Delco" Carter is the "king of moving." When Danny and his mom move into a basement apartment on an upscale street, the kids he meets have more material things, but they seem to have bigger challenges than he realizes. Danny’s imaginative play creates a sense of community that allows his friends to cope with their problems and, ultimately, to help Danny - because Danny's challenge isn't losing a home - it's gaining one.

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Grade 7

February 12-16, 2024
CHARLOTTE BALLET PRESENTS: Dancing Through the Decades
Join Charlotte Ballet as we highlight how history, music, and culture shaped the innovation of dance at its time. Students will have an opportunity to be inspired by the culture of jazz, see how a choreographer was influenced by the community who supported men like Martin Luther King Jr., and how contemporary music has pushed the boundaries of ballet in the 21st century.

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November 27-December 1, 2023
Nouveau Sud
The Nouveau Sud Circus Project is a contemporary social circus initiative rooted in the “underground” dance/acrobatic/physical theatre scenes present in the vast array of cultures in the urban regions of Charlotte. Through physical language — dance, movement, and circus — these communities tell stories of their struggles, histories, traditions, transformations, and iconography, as we examine the idea of what it is to be a citizen of the ‘new’ South. 

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SSMSNDHigh School

January 29-February 2, 2024
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Two actors play eighteen different characters in this fast and fun, hour-long cut of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Students will see Shakespeare’s words come to life in a thrilling and accessible way, perfect as an introduction to Shakespeare or to cap off a study of the play.

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The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shoe Show
Uwharrie Bank
Younce & Co., P.A
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Midland Logo
Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County

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