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Bama Fanfare

The Arts Council is proud to present the 2017-18 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:

  • Tickets are $5 per child.
  • Showtimes are 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Groups that are pre-paid will receive priority seating.
  • Seating assignments will be based on the date that payment was received for the performance and available seating space.


What if I have to cancel?

  • 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) The Arts Council must cancel the performance. For reservations contact Sharron Rudowski, Education Director, at 345-9801 or by email at education@tuscarts.org.


How do I pay for the programs?

  • Make checks payable to the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa.  
  • Send payment along with a copy of your invoice to:   

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa                                                                       
Attn: Education Director                  
P.O. Box 1117
Tuscaloosa,  AL  35403                                                                         

Bama Fanfare Performances 2017-2018

 

January 23, 2018: “Fourscore and Seven Years Ago," 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. showtimes

NutcrackerVisit the website: https://artspower.org/shows/four-score-and-seven-years-ago/

 

 

 

 

Type: Musical
Appropriate for grades: 3-8
1 hour in length
Presented by ArtsPower
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Historical, Language/Communication Skills, Multi-Cultural, Musical, Values-Based

Synopsis: The importance of courage and personal integrity is presented against the backdrop of the American Civil War in this production. With the onset of the Civil War, the residents of Gettysburg find their lives being turned upside down. Run away slave Lemuel hungers for the right to vote and longs to fight with the Union Army against the South. He and his employer, Mrs. McIlheny, share common views of suffrage and discrimination. Soon after, a zealous young soldier, Jacob McClain, claims Mrs. McIlheny’s general store in the name of the Confederate Army and demands supplies.  Jacob is Mrs. McIlheny’s nephew, but his allegiance to the South overrides his familial loyalty. However, Jacob and Lemuel manage to bridge their political differences when they discover that they both grew up in the same Georgia county. Lemuel becomes determined to make his own contribution to the war and leaves to join the Union Army with the words of Abraham Lincoln’s powerful Gettysburg Address ringing in his ears.

 

 

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.
  • $850 per show
  • Showtimes are 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

What if I have to cancel?

  • 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.

 

How do I make reservations and pay for the programs?

  • For reservations contact Sharron Rudowski, Education Director, 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 Caravan Performances 2017-2018

All showtimes are 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

October 17,18, & 19, 2017: “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”


VisiThree Billy Goats Grufft the website: http://www.bct123.org/

Type: Play
Appropriate for grades: PreK-1st or ages 2-6
1 hour in length
Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre

 


Synopsis:
There lived three Billy Goats who decided to climb a mountain to chew grass.  But a wooden bridge had to be crossed to reach the mountain.  Underneath it lived a one-eyed troll (giant), who ate up all those who tried to cross the bridge.

February 13,14, & 15, 2018: “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

GoldilocksVisit the website: http://www.bct123.org/

Type: Play
Appropriate for grades: PreK-1st or ages 2-6
1 hour in length
Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre

 

 

Synopsis: Goldilocks wanders far from home and stumbles upon the house of the Three Bears.  First sitting in all of their chairs and tasting all of their porridge, then lying in all of their beds she finds the little baby bears the most suitable!  This classic fairy tale is brought into the 21st Century with songs and a plot line that finds Goldilocks starring in her own reality show!  Don’t miss this fun and funny fairy tale that teaches children that actions have consequences and sharing is important.

 

 

For reservations for Bama Fanfare or Fanfare Caravans contact:

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