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Bama Fanfare

The Arts Council is proud to present the 2015 - 2016 Bama Fanfare Season.  Bama Fanfare is a series of colorful and dynamic productions which include music, dance and theatre for grades K - 6, all taking place in the historic Bama Theatre.  These professional groups are known for quality performances which are both entertaining and educational.  Study guides are available upon request prior to each show.

Connect students to Bama Fanfare with these easy steps:

  • Read policies (below)
  • Calculate the total number of tickets needed,  including teachers and preferred time.
  • Secure approval from your administrator or principal and arrange buses/transportation.
  • Call or email Sharron Rudowski, Education Director, with the name of your preferred program and time.
    Mail payment.

Policies

Deadlines and Payments:  Ticket are $5 per child, and showtimes are 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Groups that are pre-paid will receive priority seating. A 10% discount will apply to Fanfare (Bama Theatre performances) payments received 30 days prior to the performance date. The discount does not apply to Carvan performances. Seating assignments will be based on the date that payment was received for the performance and available seating space. Reservations are considered binding. Full refunds will be given only in the event that 1) the school must cancel due to the weather, or  2) Bama Fanfare must cancel the performance. For reservations contact Sharron Rudowski, Director of Educational Programs, at 758-5195, Ext. 4, or by email at education@tuscarts.org. Make checks payable to the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa.  

Send payment along with a copy of your invoice to:  
The Arts Council
Attn:  Director of Educational Programs
P.O. Box 1117, Tuscaloosa,  AL  35403

Bama Fanfare Performances

Skippy JohnSkippy Jon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas)

November 6, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades Pre K-3     1 hour
TheatreWorks USA
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the
classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

NutcrackerNutcracker Ballet - Act I

December 3 & 4, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades K-12     1 hour
Tuscaloosa Community Dancers
Clara is presented with a nutcracker at her family’s annual Christmas party by her mysterious godfather Drosselmeyer. Later that evening after the party, the nutcracker fights the mouse king with Clara’s help and transforms back into his human form. The nutcracker, revealed as the prince he is, takes Clara through the woods to the Land of Sweets where a grand celebration ensues. The festivities end, and Clara is found back at home, although evidence shows her she was not merely dreaming. The music of Tchaikovsky combined with the sparkle, costumes and incredible talent of local dancers make this a production not to be missed. 

Chicken DanceChicken Dance

January 20, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades K-2     1 hour
ArtsPower
ArtsPower’s newest musical portrays the colorful story of Marge and Lola, two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks who seem to have the contest locked up. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest?

 

Zig's Musical JourneyZig’s Musical Journey

February 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades 2-7     1 hour
Zig Wajler
A highly interactive cross curricular (includes a math component) and multicultural music experience featuring a battery of world percussion introducing rhythms, sounds and song-styles from around the world with traditional and contemporary instruments, folk songs and original compositions. The audience participates with hands on interaction including basic rhythm patterns, instruments names, chants and form a world music ensemble. Cross curricular connections include social studies, math, language arts, science with historical and cultural content reinforced through active audience participation. The program features world musical styles including African, Native American, Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz, US & World Folk and Caribbean among others. As an extension of the classroom, students will make a connection to how textbook learning relates to music and their daily lives. 

Fanfare Caravans

Fanfare Caravnas are colorful and dynamic productions for grades K-2, taking place at your school. These professional productions are are both entertaining and educational. Study guides are available upon request prior to each show.

Connect students to Fanfare Caravans with these easy steps:

  • Limited to 300 students
  • Secure approval from your administrator or principal.
  • Call or email Sharron Rudowski, Education Director, with the name of your preferred program and time.
  • Mail payment.

Policies

Fanfare Caravans are performances which take place within the school for the student body (Grades Pre K-2, limit 300 students) and usually involve audience participation. Caravan performances are $850 per show, and showtimes are 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Full refunds will be given only in the event that 1) the school must cancel due to the weather, or 2) The Arts Council must cancel the performance. For reservations contact Sharron Rudowski, Director of Educational Programs, at 345-9801, or by email at education@tuscarts.org. Make checks payable to the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa. Send payment along with a copy of your invoice to: Sharron Rudowski, The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, P.O. Box 1117, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403  

Fanfare Carvan Performances

Little Red HenLittle Red Hen

November 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades PreK - 1st or ages 2 - 6    
1 hour
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
You may have heard the story before, the Little Red Hen asks for help making her bread but no one will help. That’s not the whole story though, no sirree. There’s much more to it! Come see the true story of Miz Hen, Useless the dog, Priss the Cat and Clyde the up-to-no-good Coyote for this musical about how a little teamwork can go a long way.

 


Jack and the BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk

March 3, 2016 at 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades PreK - 1st  or ages 2-6    
1 hour
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
When Jack trades the family cow for magic beans, his mother is so disappointed. However, the beans grow a stalk so tall that it disappears into the clouds. Jack, a good climber, sets off to explore a strange land in the clouds at the end of the beanstalk. This adaptation is filled with adventure, fun and audience interaction as Jack confronts the giant to bring fortune home to his poor mother.

For reservations for Bama Fanfare or Fanfare Caravans contact:

Sharron Rudowski
Director of Educational Programs, at
(205) 345-9801
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