Many area children will have a chance to learn something new outside of their classrooms this year at four very different productions in the School Outreach Program at Missouri S&T.
The program, sponsored by the S&T department of student affairs, gives children the opportunity to experience live theatrical performances at Leach Theatre.
The 2009-2010 season includes:
- Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle, presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Students will take a microscopic look at the insect world on stage and follow a Monarch Butterfly as she grows through her caterpillar state and metamorphosis, to her incredible 1,500 mile journey to Mexico.
- “Jungle” Jack Hanna, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. One of the most visible and admired ambassadors between the human and animal worlds, zoologist Hanna shares his infectious love of animals.
- m-pact, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. Respected as one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world, this six-member group uses vocal acrobatics and innovative orchestrations to create their signature sound.
- Garry Krinsky’s Toying with Science, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Krinksy’s fast-paced, varied and dynamic program was commissioned and developed with the Museum of Science in Boston. The performance explores scientific principles while combining circus skills, mime, original music and audience involvement.
All events will be held in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall. Admission is $3.50 for all performances except Hanna’s, which is $6.
More information on the Missouri S&T School Outreach Program is available online at leachtheatre.mst.edu/school_outreach/school_outreach.html, or by calling the school outreach coordinator at 341-6365.