Disney Musicals in Schools
Disney Musicals in Schools builds sustainable theatre programs in under-resourced public elementary schools by providing free performance materials and free professional development to participating teachers.
In April of 2019, Disney Theatrical Group selected the Providence Performing Arts Center as its regional partner for its premiere education initiative Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS). A two-year $120,000 grant from Disney Citizenship will enable PPAC to offer this program in selected Providence Public Elementary Schools.
Each year, 5 new schools are selected and provided with free performance materials and in-school support from a team of professional PPAC teaching artists to produce a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at their school. Over 17 weeks, teachers learn how to produce, direct, choreograph and music direct their first school show.
Over the course of a semester, professional PPAC teaching artists guide school teachers through the process of mounting a musical with student performers. The program culminates with a Student Share Event on our Broadway stage in which each school performs one number from their musical for an audience of students, teachers, family, and community.
|Providence Performing Arts Center - Disney Musicals In Schools Program||Key Dates|
|2019-20 Applications Sent to Qualifying Schools||26-Aug-19|
|2019-20 Disney Musical In Schools Applications Due||24-Sep-19|
|All schools notified of status||28-Oct-19|
|Disney Musicals In Schools In-School Residencies||January 6 - May 22, 2020|
|Disney Musicals In Schools Student Share Event||8-Jun-20|