Facebook Pixel WKU Theatre & Dance School Group Performances | Western Kentucky University Skip to main content

WKU Theatre & Dance School Group Performances


 

Shows for Schools 

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance is committed to bringing quality and affordable theatre and dance opportunities for
K-12 schools throughout the region.
  

 

We come to you! 

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance is pleased to announce

The Fisherman and His Wife

By Larry and Vivian Snipes

Touring to area schools, October 16th – November 29th, 2018

 

Remember the tale of the fisherman who catches an enchanted fish and uses his three wishes (and hers) to try to bring happiness to his wife? This delightful adaptation taps into the magic of audience participation. Your students will help tell the story through sound effects, scenery and even walk-on parts. As the fish grants the fisherman's wife's spiraling wishes, the audience creates sea and storms, goes fishing, and becomes chickens and ducks in the farmyard and servants in the magnificent castle the fish provides for the fisherman's wife.  Full of action, comedy and wonderful life lessons, this is a play sure to delight! (Suitable for all ages. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.)

As an added bonus, your school will be emailed a study guide prior to the performance. Created by the authors, the study guide emphasizes pre- and post-performance activities that focus on the aesthetic, kinesthetic, spatial, musical and interpersonal intelligences as well as suggestions for logical and linguistic projects. A post-performance creative dramatics workshop is also available for a very reasonable additional fee of $60. Our director and performers will lead your students through a fun, educational and participatory drama workshop up to one-hour in length.


This touring production of The Fisherman and His Wife  will be available beginning Tuesday, October 16th and will run through Thursday, November 29th, excluding Thanksgiving (November 22nd). We will be available to perform on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Our schedule fills up quickly, so
book early! Our charge is $240 for shows within Warren County and $270 for shows in outlying counties, payable before January 2019.

Book your performance online, or contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 270-745-3121, boxoffice@wku.edu. The Fine Arts Box Office is staffed Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 pm. If you've got any questions just give us a call. We would love to visit your school!

Carol Jordan
Youth Theatre Instructor
Department of Theatre & Dance

You come to us! 

WinterDance: Toyland 

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., 
Van Meter Auditorium     

 Bring your students on a field trip to experience the joy of dance!  The WKU Dance Company will bring enchantment to the stage as they kick start your holiday season. This hour-long concert will mesmerize audiences of all ages with a variety of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap dance choreography. Join Santa’s elves as they set the stage for holiday magic where toys will come to life!

$7.00/per student. For every 15 students attending, we are also offering a free chaperone ticket. 

Register your school here, or contact the Fine Arts Box Office at Fine Arts Box Office at 270-745-3121, boxoffice@wku.edu. 
The Fine Arts Box Office is staffed Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 pm.

 

Aglaonike's Tiger 

By Claudia Barnett

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.,
Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall

Is a lunar eclipse the start of rational knowledge or the end of the world? Aglaonike, a brilliant young astronomer, journeys through time and space to find answers in a world where science struggles with superstition, tigers lurk, witches plot, and Selene, the moon goddess, watches over all. Join us for this fantastical new play by Claudia Barnett, inspired by the life of one of the world’s first female scientists.

$7.00/per student. For every 15 students attending, we are also offering a free chaperone ticket. 

Register your school here, or contact the Fine Arts Box Office at Fine Arts Box Office at 270-745-3121, boxoffice@wku.edu. 
The Fine Arts Box Office is staffed Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 pm.

 

 


 

 


Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 9/14/18