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From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat
appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that
the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will
ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed
by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the
same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home?
With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing
One, with the Cat in the Hat, the fun’s never done!
Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great
Britain. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss.
English/Language Arts, Theater (Physical Comedy,
Page to Stage Adaptations), Music, Science, Visual
Arts, Emotional/Social Development (Following Rules,
Character, Responsibility, Creativity, Imagination, Play)
GRADE LEVELS: PreK–4th Grade
Puddin’ has a Grumble living inside her and he only comes out when there’s not
enough to eat! Told through the eyes of a plucky 5th grader named Puddin’, this
bold new family musical fearlessly takes on hunger in our own community. Inspired
by the Lincoln Vital Signs Report, Puddin’ and the Grumble proves that no problem
is too big to solve when we treat every person we meet like a friend.
English/Language Arts, Music, Physical Education (Health), Social Studies, Theater,
GRADE LEVELS: 4th–8th Grade
PRESENTED BY: Lincoln Community Foundation as a 60th Anniversary Gift to Lincoln
COMMISSIONED AND PRODUCED BY: Lied Center for Performing Arts
WRITTEN BY: Becky Boesen and David von Kampen
INSPIRED BY: The kids of the Clinton Creative Club
Marvin the Mouse strives to be popular but he’s constantly
bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats and labeled a
loser and a geek. To get away from the badgering, he
retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy,
longing to be the hero in his own fantastical adventures.
Join Marvin on the space expedition of a lifetime—a trip
to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket
where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures. Will
Marvin make his dreams come true and attain the glory
and acceptance he craves? The Lied Center and Lightwire
Theater present Moon Mouse, a cosmic adventure about
Music, Science, Theater (Puppetry),
GRADE LEVELS: K–4th Grade
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS $30/WORKSHOP.
Flex, graduate and continuing education credits may be available.
LET’S MIX IT UP: USING POETRY TO STIR
CURIOSITY AND INCREASE COMPREHENSION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM (LOCATION TBD)
Winner of the 2011 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry, Sarah McKinstryBrown works as a K–12 teaching artist for the Lied Center, teaching performing
and writing workshops in schools, libraries, lockdown facilities, nursing homes,
colleges, universities and everywhere in-between. Sarah is the founder, organizer
and host of Feedback, a quarterly reading series held at the public, non-profit
cultural organization, KANEKO.
USING VOICE AND MOVEMENT
TO ILLUMINATE SHAKESPEARE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM (LOCATION TBD)
A University of Colorado Boulder faculty member, Tammy Meneghini teaches
courses in acting, movement and voice. She serves as teaching artist/coach for
the Lied Center where she conducts theatre and movement residencies and
teacher workshops incorporating arts integration strategies. Meneghini creates
learning experiences that are easily integrated into school curriculum, and that
address significant historical literature or events such as the Renaissance, Greek
Mythology, Immigration and Shakespeare’s complete body of work.
SCIENCE OF SOUND: BUILDING MUSICAL
INSTRUMENTS USING RECYCLED MATERIALS
SATURDAY, MARCH 12 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM (LOCATION TBD)
John Bertles is a composer, instrument builder and educator. Most recently his
work has concentrated on building musical instruments from recycled materials
with his performing group Bash the Trash® Environmental Arts LLC, founded
in 1988 where he reaches over 50,000 students a year in performances and
residencies across the country. As a leader in the emerging field of Environmental
Arts Education, Bertles has advocated for environmental sustainability for over
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE: WORKING TOGETHER
TO STRENGTHEN CURRICULUM AND
INSTRUCTION THROUGH THE ARTS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 | 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (LOCATION TBD)
The arts can strengthen and unify curriculum in today’s schools, bringing previously
isolated information together into rich interdisciplinary learning. Deb Brzoska
leads participants on a path of discovery, exploring the importance and value
of teacher-artist teams, arts-based interdisciplinary or thematic instruction, and
community resources. Brzoska facilitates active discussions among teachers
and teaching artists, in order to share openly and gain important skills to plan,
schedule and transform schools through the arts. She is the leading expert in
the field and has worked with the Partners in Education and Any Given Child
programs for over 25 years.
THE KENNEDY CENTER PARTNERS
IN EDUCATION PROGRAM
Since 2001, the Lied Center has partnered with the Umonhon Nation School in Macy, Nebraska and the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Education and Human Sciences to offer professional development
in arts integration for K–12 teachers. A planning team develops a partnership agreement and program
objectives annually and meets quarterly to plan activities, review goals, evaluate progress and celebrate success.
Research results were recently featured in a national publication as one of six success stories selected from
more than 100 Kennedy Center Partner in Education programs across the nation.
The Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program assists arts organizations to develop and/or expand
educational partnerships with their local school systems for the purpose of establishing professional
development programs in the arts for all teachers.The program is based on the belief that educating teachers
is an essential component of any effort designed to increase the artistic literacy of young people.
& TEACHING ARTIST WORKSHOPS
All Nebraska teachers, arts specialists and teaching artists are invited to participate in the workshops led by
Kennedy Center or Lied Center teaching artists. Addressing Nebraska’s K–12 fine arts standards, core subjects,
and evidence-based practice are key elements of the Lied Center’s teacher workshops.
ARTS INTEGRATED TEACHING
The arts are effective tools for teaching core subjects such as math, science, history and reading/language arts.
When engaging students through the arts—dance, music, theater, visual and media arts—general classroom
teachers and arts specialists directly address students’ needs, and increase their literacy, fluency, computation,
critical thinking or problem solving skills.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Nancy Engen-Wedin at 402.472.4707 or [email protected] for more information
about student matinees and teacher workshops.
Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program
Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Nebraska Folklife Network
Dr. Phillip Engen
Umonhon Nation School, Macy, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences
THE LIED CENTER’S MISSION IS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN
THE PEOPLE OF NEBRASKA THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS.
AN EVENING PERFORMANCE WITH
THE WHOLE FAMILY!
“ONE OF THE BEST FAMILY
MUSICALS EVER PENNED”
THU & FRI
21 & 22
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Lied Center for Performing Arts
301 North 12th Street
P.O. Box 880151
Lincoln, NE 68588- 0151