Kingman Center for the Arts is excited to partner with Disney to run Disney Musicals in Schools in Kingman. We currently have three schools participating in the program, Hualapai Elementary, Black Mountain Elementary and KAOL Intermediate School. We are looking to add more schools to this list!
Newly selected schools will be given a 17-week musical theater residency during the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Each school will receive performance rights, education support materials and guidance from two teaching artists. The program features a professional development focus, through which participating school teachers partner with the Kingman Center For The Arts teaching artists to learn how to produce, direct, choreograph and music direct, culminating in their first 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at their school.
If your school would like to participate in this program please email us at [email protected] to get an application and for further information.
Disney Musicals in Schools was launched in 2010 in response to Disney Theatrical Production’s concern that under-resourced public elementary schools were not afforded equitable access to the arts. After successfully offering the program in New York City schools, Disney Theatrical Productions began partnering with organizations in other communities across the United States.
Disney KIDS musicals, created in partnership with Music Theater International (MTI), are 30-minute musicals designed for elementary school performers and have been adapted from the classic Disney films 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Aristocats, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, and Winnie the Pooh and Frozen.
Using the unique world of musical theater, Disney Musicals in Schools helps to 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.
We are happy to have this program here in our city and look forward to many years of live theater in our community’s elementary schools.