Arts Education

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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April 17-21, 2023
CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE PRESENTS: A Sick Day for Amos McGee
In this heart-warming story about the joys of friendship, zookeeper Amos McGee knows friends can come in all sorts of species too. Every day, Amos visits his animal friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, caring for a particularly shy penguin, and reading stories to an owl. One day, Amos is too sick to visit his zoo friends, but, fortunately, the animals know just what to do.

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Grades 2-3

September 26-30, 2022
CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CINCINNATI PRESENTS: Jacqueline & the Beanstalk
One upon a time, Jacqueline had a brother named Jack. The entire village thought Jack was so smart, strong and witty, but when the family ran out of money it was Jacqueline who used her brain to get them out of trouble. Follow Jackie up the beanstalk as she shatters stigma to discover it wasn’t because she was less capable, but because she was made to believe so. Now, she has the chance to prove her worth.

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December 5-9, 2022
VIRGINIA REP TOURING COMPANY PRESENTS: The Wright Stuff
This is an inspirational story of determination as the Wright brothers never lost their heart nor their resolution, even through years of frustrating failure. Let this theatrical performance make you feel as if you were there in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina along with the Wright brothers in December of 1903 as the world took flight for the very first time.

 


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October 17-20,24, 2022
CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE PRESENTS: Confessions of a Former Bully
When Katie, who never considered herself a bully, repeatedly teases classmate Monica, it pushes their friendship to a tipping point. Katie’s hurtful words and behavior lead her to the principal’s office to deal with the consequence of her actions with a counselor. Will she be able to salvage a friendship and regain the trust of her peers? Told from the perspective of the bully and the bullied, this story makes everyone consider how they treat others and want to be treated themselves.

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March 31, April 3-6, 2023
VIRGINIA REP TOURING COMPANY PRESENTS: Harriet Tubman
This stirring musical drama is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Share the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave woman in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.


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March 6-10, 2023
THE CHARLOTTE BALLET PRESENTS: Classical vs. Contemporary
Charlotte Ballet II will take you on a journey to explore the similarities and differences between Classical and Contemporary Ballet. Students will have the opportunity to see excerpts of Under the Lights, set to the music of the iconic Johnny Cash, all while comparing it to the Black Swan classical variation. This interactive performance will allow students to explore the choreographic process, dance movement skills and compare and contrast additional company repertory. 

 


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October 10-14, 2022
BLACK UMFOLOSI:

Founded in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Black Umfolosi combines spectacular acapella harmonies and exuberant dance into a spirited and engaging whole. Intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping blend with brilliant choreography and traditional Gumboot Dances of the South African mining regions in an energetic showcase of their musical heritage. This group could be compared to Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

 

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Atrium Health
Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Independent Tribune
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Harrisburg
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Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County
Corning Foundation
Embassy Suites
Fifth Third
Hilliard
Hilton Garden Inn
Explore Cabarrus
Lux Air
Market Street Studios
Art Works