ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Arts Education school time shows give our youngest audience members opportunities to experience live performing arts in our historic Paramount Theater. The Paramount is committed to presenting the very best educational theater that engages children in meaningful ways, complements school curricula, and cultivates appreciation of the performing arts. Study guides are offered to all participating schools; performances are linked with Virginia Standards of Learning; and financial assistance is available so that all children have access.
It was a wonderful 2014-15 season! Close to 17,000 students and teachers from 56 public schools (11 school divisions throughout Central Virginia), 26 private schools and 32 home school groups attended performances reaching ages Pre-K to adult education. Approximately 7,000 students benefitted from financial assistance offered by The Paramount.
The 2014-15 season programming included: Visible Fictions’ The Adventures of ROBIN HOOD; A Perfect Balance with Kevin Reese followed by a week-long Mobile Residency at Walker Upper Elementary; Omaha Theater Company’s Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical; Raisin’ Cane with Jasmine Guy & the Avery Sharpe Trio; Ivy + Bean, The Musical; Mad River Theater Works Freedom Bound; ARCATTACK; Montana Repertory Theatre’s The Great Gatsby; Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites; and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company’s Lifeboat – A True Story from WWII!
The 2015-16 season promises to be another great community success with a wide range of new and stimulating programming. A complete listing of performances and dates will be announced on our website in late June. Brochures will be sent to all schools and home school groups in early August. Registration for the season will open in mid-August.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Arts Education Program, please contact Cathy von Storch, Education Coordinator at 434-293-1000 or email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the theater!