Free Student Matinees
Free school matinee performances provide pre-college students live arts education experiences free of charge at McCain Auditorium. These performances are designed to nurture a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts. Teachers receive in-depth study guides that provide a curriculum context enhancing the experience.
Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23
In Montgomery, Alabama, a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. The resulting uproar launched the civil rights movement and changed our country forever. "Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks" weaves together music and drama to tell the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to "sit down and be counted." The play dispels myths about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective civil rights leader. Exciting and inspirational, "Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks" shows how the determination of one individual made all the difference in the struggle for freedom and equality in the United States.
For more information on how your class or child can experience a free student matinee performance, please call 785-532-6425.