The Rhode Island State Arts Council (RISCA) has decided to designate an initial $20,000 from its federal grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help schools with the cost of hiring buses to transport students to arts and cultural events and programs!
This new program, based on successful programs in Iowa and Massachusetts, will help school students attend concerts at the Providence Performing Arts Center and Veterans Memorial Auditorium, plays at Trinity Rep and the Gamm Theatre, museum exhibitions at the RISD Museum and the Newport Art Museum, and countless other arts opportunities that are currently unavailable to Rhode Island school students because of lack of funding for buses and coverage for classroom teachers.
One such opportunity is Kaleidoscope's performance of Rapunzel on May 13th! Tickets to this performance are still available (only $5.50/ticket) and can be purchased by calling Kaleidoscope Theatre at (401) 942-3637. For camps and day care centers, the grant funding for the buses can also be applied to our summer 2010 summer series!
Under the terms of this new program, schools can apply for up to $400 per trip, with each school eligible to receive support for one trip per year in order to ensure that as many schools as possible can participate in this program. Applications will be funded until the money runs out, but it is the Arts Council’s intention to evaluate this program and continue to support it – contingent on availability of sufficient funds -- into the foreseeable future.
To apply for funding to attend one of our upcoming spring or summer programs, check out RISCA's website!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
The first edition of the 2010 Newsletter has been released!
In this issue you can read about:
1. Upcoming Performances
2. “High School BULLY”
4. “The Magic of Story Time”
5. “Rapunzel” on May 13th
6. Thank you, RISCA!
7. Supporting Our Members
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
CLICK HERE TO BID!Kaleidoscope Items:
* Concessions Basket - Valued at $50 (see photo)
Gift basket includes: Boyd’s Bears teddy bear, Kaleidoscope Theatre kaleidoscope, Kaleidoscope Theatre t-shirt, 4 show posters w/ crayons, 2 beanie babies, “Cinderella: The Musical Storybook” w/ CD, “Little Red Riding Hood”, Kaleidoscope pen, king crown, jeweled hat, and light up butterfly wand.
* Summer 2010 Season Tickets (Family Four-Pack) - Valued at $200
Kaleidoscope Theatre invites a family of four to view all eight fairytale musical performances this summer at Rhode Island College! Our RI series runs every Tuesday morning at 11am from July 6th through August 31st.
* Kaleidoscope Theatre Character Birthday Party - Valued at $150
Birthday Party Package includes:
Choice of Princess: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, or Rapunzel.
Tiara/crown presented to the Birthday Child announcing she/he is Princess/Prince for the day!
One free character/show-specific coloring poster with crayons wrapped with a ribbon and presented to the Birthday Child.
Performance of songs from the Princess’ Kaleidoscope Theatre Show.
Character will stay for cake, sing ‘Happy Birthday!’, and pose for photographs
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Booking this program allows one of our princesses to come to your school and read and sing-through their famous tale! Princess options include: Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty. An hour long version of the program is also still available that incorporates the stories of two princesses.
Here is a video clip of Cinderella and Snow White performing at a local school!
Call Jamie at (401) 942-3637 for more details!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
In doing research for this production, we found that all too often bullying occurs when a person doesn't feel very good about themselves. Bullies try to make themselves feel better by putting others down. Liking yourslef can go a long way to ending the bullying cycle. We want everyone to remember that it is very important to like the person you are.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Performances of Kaleidoscope Theatre's High School BULLY program begin tomorrow!
Watch these clips for a small sample of the new music from the show.
Clip 1: The January 5th Winnie and Gary find friendship.