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BANK OF AMERICA ARTS SHOWCASE

The Bank of America Arts Showcase brings Rhode Island students, teachers, and artists together in the true spirit of a community arts program. Each year, approximately 10,000 students attend live performances of dance, music, or theatre at PPAC during school hours. The need and desire on the part of the community for this vitally important program is clearly demonstrated by its success.

Performances in the Bank of America Arts Showcase are presented by New England artists. The artists are selected by PPAC based on the cultural diversity and educational value of their productions and the positive, energetic responses of their audiences. Prior to each performance, teachers receive study guides to help in the development of curriculum activities. Following each performance, students and teachers are asked to submit a report card, grading the performance and offering feedback.

PPAC is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Arts Showcase program has been expanded to include performances suitable for elementary and high school students in addition to those in middle schools across the state. Students and teachers in Rhode Island public, private, and parochial schools are invited to attend the Arts Showcase performances. Reservations are required and requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets to Bank of America performances are FREE; these tickets are not available to the general public. This program is an outreach offering to Rhode Island school children and teachers only. Teachers who are interested in bringing their students to an Arts Showcase performance can email requests for registration materials to [email protected].

All performances will begin at 9:40 AM and last for approximately one hour. (Please note that it may take up to one additional hour for all students to be called for their bus at the conclusion of the performance.)

 

Performance Schedule 

October 11, 2018

Garry Krinsky - Toying with Science

 

November 1, 2018

Rob the Drummer - Be the Best You Can Be

 

December 6, 2018

Marvelous Marvin - How the Body Works

 

January 31, 2019

Island Moving Company - Mother Goose

 

March 7, 2019

Atwater – Donnelly and Friends  - Traditional American Folk Music & Dance

 

April 4, 2019

Casey Carle (NEW!) - Bubblemania:  Science, Art & Comedy