Building Teamwork & Community through Musical Theater
5th Grade Students
One Musical Philadelphia explores the unique American art form of musical theater while building community and encouraging teamwork. The program begins with an introductory workshop for 5th graders scheduled during the school day. Then, students self-select to participate in an 8-week residency to learn songs and dances from a show selected by the Kimmel Center. Participants then share the routines with classmates during in-school assemblies, with support provided by the Kimmel. Finally, buses bring students and their families to the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for an awesome event. Students from schools across the region come together to perform their production numbers in one unforgettable finale performance!
One Musical Philadelphia is designed for schools who have little or no Musical Theater opportunities for their 5th graders. Already have a program? Check out the Middle School Musical Theater Festival for a unique opportunity for your students.
“This program was perfect; it was exactly what I envisioned as a child,” she said. “If children could find ways to cope through dance, music, art, singing, they could learn how to cope with [their problems] and find ways to overcome them in a positive manner.”
- Cynthia Moore, the residency coordinator and school counselor at Thomas Morton Elementary, The Notebook
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