Kravis Center Receives Disney Grant To Launch Musical Programs In Local Schools

by Holly Gambrell Aug 22, 2017 03:12 PM

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has selected four Title I elementary schools in Palm Beach County to participate in the new Disney Musicals In Schools program for the 2017-2018 school year. 

The Kravis Center received a $100,000 Disney grant to launch the program for local, under-resourced elementary schools to create theater programs. The program is an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions. 

The four schools that were selected are Egret Lake Elementary in West Palm Beach, Forest Park Elementary in Boynton Beach, Glade View Elementary in Belle Glade and Starlight Cove Elementary in Lantana. 

The schools will participate in a 17-week musical theater residency, led by artists trained by the Kravis Center and Disney Theatrical Productions. Each school will receive performance rights, education support materials and guidance from the teaching artists. 

In addition, each school will perform one number from its show in Dreyfoos Hall for an audience of students, teachers, families and community members at the end of the residency. 

Disney KIDS musicals are 30-minute musicals designed for elementary school performers and have been adapted from 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Aristocats, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Winnie the Pooh

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