Performing Arts Series for Students
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Stella Carnahan

Administrative Director

Lori Doxsie

Education Director

Decatur Area Arts Council

Performing Arts Series for Students (PASS) opens doors to learning through the performing arts! Each year, the Decatur Area Arts Council selects high quality shows for a wide variety of students. Study guides are prepared and sent to each of the participating classes prior to the show so that teachers can better prepare their students for the program and so that conversation can continue following the performance. Through the support of Millikin University’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center and Tate & Lyle North America, the Decatur Area Arts Council is able to bring to Decatur some of the finest in children’s performing arts programs. Featuring outstanding variety and educational content, these shows give teachers the opportunity to meet the Illinois Learning Standards for Fine Arts.

2010-2011 PASS Season

The Magic Flute
Thursday, October 7, 2010 -12:30 p.m.

Gary Krinsky: Toying with Science
Friday, December 10, 2010 -10:00 a.m.

Chris Facione: Bringing Literature to Life
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 -10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 -10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, March 31, 2011 -10:00 a.m.

Beauty and the Beast
Monday, May 2, 2011 -10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Important Information for Teachers:

Time and length of the programs: Carefully check the time and length of the performance. All shows are held at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center on the Millikin University campus.

Study guides: Excellent teacher study guides are prepared for each show and sent to you approximately 4 weeks before the performance.

Four dollar prices: All shows are $4, a bargain compared to other Central Illinois venues. Teachers and chaperones are free. If you have a child or children that cannot pay, please call us about our Bright Minds-Full House initiative.

Billing procedures: Invoices are sent approximately 3 weeks before a performance. Payment is requested prior to the date of the show, however, adjustments can be made for special circumstances. Please contact Stella or Lori for more information.

Grade recommendations: Grade recommendations are just that, a recommendation. Use your judgment to decide which performances will best suit your students.

*Chaperone seating is limited to one adult for every five children. If the show is not sold out, exceptions can be made and the $4 fee will apply. Additional chaperones for handicapped children are exempt from further costs.