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Disney Musicals in Schools

Disney Musicals in Schools / Hennepin Theatre TrustDisney Musicals in Schools  is a program that develops sustainable musical theater programs in public elementary schools. Using the unique world of musical theater, Disney Musicals in Schools  helps foster positive relationships between students, faculty, staff, parents and the community. Students and teachers work in teams, developing the wide spectrum of skills needed when producing a piece of musical theater, including: critical thinking, problem solving, ensemble building, communication, self-confidence and interpersonal skills.

The 2020-2021 application window is expected to open April 20, 2020.

Selected schools will receive:

  1. A free performance license to a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical (available shows include: 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Aristocats, Frozen, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Winnie the Pooh)
  2. Free ShowKit materials, including a director’s guide, student scripts, cross-curricular activities, accompaniment and rehearsals CDs and a choreography DVD
  3. Free in-school support from Hennepin Theatre Trust teaching artists

Goals of Disney Musicals in Schools:

  1. Create sustainable musical theater programs in public elementary schools
  2. Provide school faculty with the training and tools necessary to support student performance and production, and to empower them to do so
  3. Develop a critical awareness and appreciation of the arts within the school
  4. Develop a strong community, including students, parents, faculty, staff and neighbors
  5. Expose students and school faculty to the wide spectrum of skills that are developed when producing a piece of musical theater, including critical thinking, problem solving, ensemble building, communication, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills

2020 School Cohort

Hennepin Theatre Trust is please to announce the three Minnesota public elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the 2019 – 2020 Disney Musicals in Schools program. The program is an initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Group to create sustainable theater programs in public elementary schools. The three participating schools include:

  • Peter Hobart Elementary School (St. Louis Park) – Jungle Book Kids
  • Susan Lindgren Elementary School (St. Louis Park) – Frozen Kids
  • Valley View Elementary School (Columbia Heights) – Frozen Kids