LEARN & ENGAGE

Community and Education Programs

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH ARTS EDUCATION

The Orpheum Theatre Group strives to inspire a lasting love of the arts in our community’s youth. Theatre stimulates the imagination and helps children develop skills that will benefit them into adulthood. Through both onstage performance and behind-the-scenes technical management, students explore their artistic and creative sides while strengthening their listening, observation, social, leadership, and cognition skills, which in turn motivates present-day students to become future practitioners, educators, and arts attendees. As any lover of the arts will tell you, these formative experiences often inspire a lifelong passion.

Explore all of the upcoming workshops, camps, teacher professional development, and classes coming up at the Halloran Centre and Orpheum.

Declaration of Action

We commit to engaging and collaborating with the people of the Mid-South through the transformative power of the arts.

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Sep
19
Sep
20
Sep
19

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Kattam and His Tam Tams

Percussionist Kattam invites you to discover Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm, song and dance!

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Sep
21

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Monologue and Audition Prep

Improve your acting skills in voice, auditioning, character, script analysis, and basic acting skills by working on a monologue.

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Sep
24
Feb
07
Sep
24

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Interactive Field Trip: Stepping into the Story

Stepping Into the Story gives students in Pre-K-3rd grade the opportunity to explore their favorite books through their bodies, voices, and imaginations.

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Oct
10

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Dear Evan Hansen

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows. This session is at capacity but is accepting registrations for the wait list until noon on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Oct
10

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Backstage 101: Dear Evan Hansen

Learn about the invaluable work that goes on behind the scenes! Students in grades 7-12 get an inside look at backstage expertise with crew members or designers working on the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows. 

or learn more >
Oct
17

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Fall Break Bootcamp: Musical Theatre Intensive (High School Edition)

Dance! Sing! Act! Musical theatre performers are triple threats that can do all three.

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Oct
18

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Fall Break Bootcamp: Musical Theatre Intensive (Middle School Edition)

Dance! Sing! Act! Musical theatre performers are triple threats that can do all three.

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Oct
21

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Access to the Arts for All: A Journey from Parent to Advocate for Change

Ryan Hourigan shares the unique story that has led him to become a leading advocate for the inclusion of students with disabilities in arts education.

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Oct
22
Feb
13
Oct
22

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Interactive Field Trip: Writing Comes Alive!

Using active games and creative exercises, students in 5th-12th grade will learn the principles of writing and storytelling through a unique improvisational lens.

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Oct
22

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Reaching Students with Autism Through the Arts: Implications for Inclusive Arts Classroom

Many teachers have noticed an increase in the number of students on the autism spectrum included in their classrooms. The arts provide a terrific pathway to reach and teach these students.

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Oct
31
Nov
01
Oct
31

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Fiesta con Sonia De Los Santos

Sonia De Los Santos Sonia has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know."

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Nov
07
Nov
08
Nov
07

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Companhia Urbana De Dança

Founded in Brazil in 2004/2005 by dancer Tiago Sousa and choreographer and artistic director Sonia Destri Lie, Companhia Urbana de Dança is an ensemble of street performers working to foster the human experience through dance.

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Nov
18

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: English Language Learners: Building Academic Vocabulary in Social Studies Through Creative Movement

In this fascinating workshop, learn ways to guide movement explorations in which ELL students authentically interact with and internalize academic vocabulary. You’ll apply the process to social studies, specifically to the geography, economics, and culture of the pre-colonial Powhatan people, and consider a myriad of other applications.

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Dec
03

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Who's the Hero? Confronting Bullying Through the Arts

The arts can serve as a powerful addition to a character education program by helping students discuss, reflect, and react to bullying behaviors. In Part 1 of this workshop, teachers examine how to define and share images of bullying with students.

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Dec
04

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: The Drama of Science

In this workshop, participants explore a step-by-step process of integrating science concepts and drama strategies in the classroom.

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Dec
12
Dec
13
Dec
12

Orpheum Theatre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Ballet Memphis' The Nutcracker

Experience this timeless masterpiece brought to life as only Ballet Memphis can. With sets that soar and transform, costumes that float and delight, and a score that swirls and enchants, The Nutcracker proves that wonder has no age limit.

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Dec
19

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Hello, Dolly!

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Dec
20

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101 Jr.: Hello, Dolly!

Let your little ones learn from big talent! Students in grades 3-6 learn elements like music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Jan
04

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Open Jar Institute Musical Theatre Workshop

Join us for a musical theatre workshop where you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Broadway professionals.

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Jan
16
Jan
17
Jan
16

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Lessons of Humanity

Samite has remarkable stories based upon his work with refugees and survivors of war. A former refugee from Uganda, Samite has worked with groups as diverse as child soldiers in East Africa to cancer survivors in the American Midwest.

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Jan
17

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101 Jr.: Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Let your little ones learn from big talent! Students in grades 3-6 learn elements like music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Jan
25

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Stage Management Workshop for Students

A key component to any successful show is efficient stage management. In this workshop, we'll explore the basics of managing the audition, rehearsal, and production process.

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Feb
06

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Backstage 101: The Play That Goes Wrong

Learn about the invaluable work that goes on behind the scenes! Students in grades 7-12 get an inside look at backstage expertise with crew members or designers working on the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows. 

or learn more >
Feb
14

Orpheum Theatre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.

 

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Mar
05

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Disney's Aladdin

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

or learn more >
Mar
05

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Backstage 101: Disney's Aladdin

Learn about the invaluable work that goes on behind the scenes! Students in grades 7-12 get an inside look at backstage expertise with crew members or designers working on the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows. 

or learn more >
Mar
06

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101 Jr.: Disney's Aladdin

Let your little ones learn from big talent! Students in grades 3-6 learn elements like music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

or learn more >
Mar
13

Orpheum Theatre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Diary of a Wombat

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic work, written by Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley, comes to the stage.

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Apr
09
Apr
10
Apr
09

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: PSS PSS

Two modern-day clowns, Simone Fassari (him) and Camilla Pessi (her), play out their hilarious and unique routine through the universal language of gesture and look.

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Apr
09

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: A Bronx Tale

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Apr
17

Orpheum Theatre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Ballet Memphis' Cinderella

There’s more to this classic tale than sewing mice and magical pumpkins.

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Jul
23

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Come From Away

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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