We're excited to announce the 2018-2019 Kaleidoscope Series for Youth. All shows are now displayed in the below list. Tickets are now available to order here. Please note we're implementing a new ordering process this year. All tickets will be ordered online through UNItix. More information will be coming from UNItix on how to set up your account.
Gallagher Bluedorn’s various educational programs broaden youth’s understanding and participation in the arts among communities throughout Iowa and serves the Center’s mission, to inspire. The Kaleidoscope Series creates a deeper understanding of classroom subjects, serving as a supplementary tool in teaching core curriculum. In many cases the performances create an entry point for discussion of challenging material.
The Kaleidoscope Series strives to provide youth multiple opportunities to experience a wide range of the performing arts, to serve underserved rural communities of Eastern Iowa, and to accommodate over 35,000 students each year. In March of 2017 we reached a significant milestone, 500,000 kids experiencing the arts through our program. Learn more at kaleidoscopeseries.com.
Reserve your tickets for the 2018-2019 now!
Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. Using letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer's books the play, without politicizing, gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war.
Part rock concert, part science experiment the creators of ArcAttack unveil the science behind the spectacle. Combining their love of music with science the group invites the audience to explore Engineering concepts, covering Common Core and NGSS standards.
Spectacular electrical effects demonstrate core principles of electricity including: Static electricity, charging by induction, electrical fields and forces and how lightning works. Science demonstrated with Tesla coil driven music.
The Rainbow Fish, includes an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's colorful story with two of the author's companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.
Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte.
This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."
Based on the book by Andrew Clements. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger's language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word.FRINDLE!
The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug's world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books.
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