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For Immediate Release

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Sharron Rudowski
education@tuscarts.org
205-345-9801

 THE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR 2014 - 2015

(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is now presenting its lineup of educational outreach programming for 2014 – 2015. Bama Fanfare and Fanfare Caravans both feature professional theatrical productions and dance while the Spectra program brings visual and performing artists to classrooms.

All public, private and home school teachers can visit tuscarts.org/bamafanfare or tuscarts.org/spectra for complete details. Contact Sharron Rudowski, Education Director, at 205-345-9801 to make reservations for all shows and programming.

Bama Fanfare is a series of colorful and dynamic productions which include music, dance and theatre, all taking place at the historic Bama Theatre. These professional groups are known for quality performances which are both entertaining and educational. Tickets are $5 each with showtimes at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Appropriate ages are noted for each production, ranging from K – 12.   

2014 – 2015 Bama Fanfare season:

“Junie B. Jones”
Nov. 13, 2014
Appropriate for Grades K – 5; 1 hour
Produced and performed by TheatreWorks USA

“Nutcracker Ballet”
Dec. 4 & 5, 2014
Appropriate for Grades K – 12; 1 hour
Produced and performed by the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers

“Freedom Train”
Jan. 30, 2015
Appropriate for Grades 3 – 9; 1 hour
Produced and performed by TheatreWorks USA

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 $750 per show, and showtimes are 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

2014 – 2015 Fanfare Caravans season:
“Rumpelstiltskin”
Oct. 23 & 24, 2014 at 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades PreK – 1st; 1 hour
Produced and performed by Birmingham Children’s Theatre

“Queen of Hearts & the Terrible Tarts”
March 11 & 12, 2015 at 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Appropriate for Grades PreK - 1st; 1 hour
Produced and performed by Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Spectra features 30 different in-school arts activities taught by skilled professionals that allow student involvement in visual arts and crafts, music, dance and acting. The cost varies for each individual program and some require a small supply fee. Visit tuscarts.org/spectra for a complete list of activities and pricing.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or Cultural Arts Center, patrons should like the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

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