LRSD Celebrates “Theatre in our Schools” Month

March is Theatre in Our Schools month! LRSD has a proud history of providing drama opportunities for kindergarten though 12th grade students with drama programs in all five LRSD high schools and specialty programs in several middle and elementary schools. The Little Rock School District also offers more programs, productions, and courses than any surrounding school district.

According to Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, “Our children must be allowed to develop their unique skills, interests, and talents. Let’s give them that opportunity.”

Theatre arts are an essential part of every child’s education, encouraging young people to develop greater artistic literacy, inspiring life-long creativity and involvement with the arts. Drama based activities provide an invaluable outlet for self-expression. Studying drama is beneficial for students and increases their capabilities for conflict resolution, social development, community connection, empathy, and self-control, as well as their understanding of other subjects, including English, math, social studies, and physical education.

See more about the benefits of Theatre in Education: http://www.parkviewtheatre.com/why-theatre.html

Coming Soon to LRSD:
Central High School: High School Musical March 26th - 28th
Parkview Arts / Science Magnet High School: Hairspray April 5th – 7th
J.A. Fair High School: Bull in a China Shop by C.B. Gilford April11th -12th

Other dramatic activities this semester:

Booker Arts Magnet Elementary: Beatrice’s Goat the Musical in connection with Heifer International – February 26 at 6:30 p.m. (pictured)

Horace Mann Middle school: Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy God Mother - March 1st at 7 p.m. (pictured)

Parkview Arts / Science Magnet High School: Nate and Addie’s Arkansas Adventures – February  14th – March 1st (touring)