Arts in Education in Davie County
The arts are valuable in and of themselves, but there is ample research to support another benefit of the arts--they enhance academic performance. By requiring children to use all of their senses in the creation and appreciation of art, we are giving them the chance to think outside the box and express themselves in new and exciting ways. Davie County has a long history of supporting Arts in Education programs in our schools. Arts make strong accents on the learning of core subjects such as language, mathematics, science and world studies.
Through arts programs sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council and funded by caring individuals and businesses in our community, we strive to engage the children in a variety of ways including participation and study of arts in different cultures.
We are excited to offer the following Arts In Education experiences, to our local students, at the Brock Performing Arts Center
From Bright Star Children's Theatre
For 3rd Graders
(Limited Seating available for Homeschool students. Please call if you are interested in attending--336.751.3000)
March 19 & 20, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
This powerful show brings to the stage pivotal moments of the American struggle for Civil Rights. The Freedom Riders, "Bombingham" and the Montgomery bus boycott are just a few of the key events that unfold before your eyes. Key figures and dynamic songs from the time period are welcomed to the stage with an accessible script that provides a great launching pad for understanding this challenging time in our nation's past.
From EBzB Productions
Closed seating available to Davie County High School & Early College Students
"IN ONE ERA AND OUT THE OTHER"
April 22 or April 23, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
A history of 20th Century America told through a patriotic prism, "ERA" is a fast-paced musical cabaret filled with multimedia images from 1901 - 2001. Culminating with the September 11, 2001 attack on America, Serena Ebhardt refocuses the future with humor and hope. "ERA" is a nostalgic romp filled with double entendre, karaoke, prizes, pop-culture & curriculum connections. Referencing celebrities, headlines, politics, protests, scandals, sex, sports, natural disasters, and popular culture, Serena makes history personal. She reveals how Americans come together in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness when they stand united. It is all just a little bit of history repeating with an uplifting look towards the future.
Children's Literature Series @TheBrock
From Children's Theatre Resident Touring Company
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Mike Mulligan and his beloved Steam Shovel, Mary Anne, have been together for many years. But times have changed and newer, fancier shovels have become fashionable, leaving them out of work and down to their last dime. Their final hope lies in the little town of Popperville, which needs a basement dug for its new City Hall. The story of hard wok, determination and friendship comes to life in this delightful musical adaptation. where we learn that the newest, biggest or most expensive isn't necessarily the best.
All tickets are $5--General Admission
Call the Box Office @ 336.751.3000 for more information.