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American Shakespeare Center’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

APPlause! Series Online

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsThe American Shakespeare Center comes to the APPlause! Series with a streaming performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Oct. 5-11 in partnership with the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs’ Schaefer Center Presents 2020-21 season. See a Midsummer romp full of “humor and wonder” with […]


Billy Jonas: Who’s Gonna Make Our Music?!

APPlause! Series Online

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsAn APPlause! Series favorite, Billy Jonas believes that creating a bright future starts with kids. Using homemade and re-cyclable "re-percussion" instruments, songs that celebrate community, as well as personal and planetary ecology, his think-outside-the-box educational performances occur at schools, colleges, universities and libraries around the country. […]


Educator Workshop: Billy Jonas “Make Music From Anything”

APPlause! Series Online

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsWe're sorry, but this workshop is full and is no longer accepting registrations. Join us online "live" via Zoom with Billy Jonas for an exciting workshop where you will discover that everyone is a musician, and that music can be made “Anywhere, Anytime, with Anyone, and […]


Hayes School of Music: Holiday Concert

APPlause! Series Online

This APPlause! event, available to enjoy for a full week, is an abridged version of the full-length concert that is part of the main Schaefer Center Presents Series. In its 28th year, coordinated by Dr. Stephen Hopkins, Director of Choral Studies in the Hayes School of Music, the Holiday Scholarship Concert offers this compilation of past […]


Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsFlamenco Vivo Carlota Santana — Virtual Lecture Demonstration Join Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana for a 40-minute story-based presentation where we follow our main character, Sol, on a journey of discovering Flamenco. The audience will hear the story, see a series of colorful video clips of live […]

Donna Washington Storyteller: Fun, Foolery and Folktales!

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQs  Get ready to laugh out loud, play with language, and enjoy some great stories about foolish choices, bravery, a tiny ghost, and a boy who might not have the sense he was born with! These iconic stories from American folklore will stay with you. Once […]

Language & Literacy: Closing the Thirty Million Word Gap

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsIn this workshop, we explore 30 years of research that inextricably links language and literacy. We will discuss ways to increase a youngster’s aptitude in both. Using activities from finger games to beginning stories, we will look at ways of using familiar tales in the classroom […]

Best of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble

All photos by Lynn Willis This APPlause! event, available to enjoy for 10 days for viewers of all ages, is an abridged version of the full-length event that is part of the main Schaefer Center Presents Series on Thursday, March 25 at 8pm. Click HERE to register for the main stage event. This virtual best-of […]

Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Rainbow Bridge and Other Tales

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsHOBEY FORD'S GOLDEN ROD PUPPETS:THE RAINBOW BRIDGE AND OTHER TALES This shadow puppetry production brings to life three folktales through Ford’s unique presentational style combining stunning puppetry, storytelling, and topical educational themes. The stories include “The Rainbow Bridge," “El Coqui,” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” with a finale […]

Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: Telling Folktales with Shadow Puppets

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsWhen teaching children about different cultures we frequently turn to folktales. These stories can illuminate many facets of a people and their culture. Story activates our imagination, draws us in, and opens the doors of learning. Often we learn best that which we can hold in […]

ArtsPower Theatre on Demand presents From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsARTSPOWER THEATRE ON DEMAND presents THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER Based on the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, this musical adventure follows two children who run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and find themselves working to […]

Sonia de los Santos: En Casa Con Sonia

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsSONIA DE LOS SANTOS:EN CASA CON SONIA Join Sonia from home! Sing along to her beloved songs, learn about the stories that inspire her music, and get to know the work of some of her favorite artists. •   •   •   •   • Acompaña a Sonia ¡desde […]

Reggie Harris: Music and the Underground Railroad

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsREGGIE HARRIS: MUSIC AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD The Underground Railroad is one of the most important chapters in American History. This engaging concert of songs, stories and narratives about slavery and the quest for freedom reveals the hope, power and eventually, the triumph that was accomplished […]

Educator Workshop Series: Sing to Freedom: Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsMUSIC AND STORIES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD In this live, in-person 90-minute workshop for educators, Reggie Harris will share his Kennedy Center Teaching Artist workshop, "Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad." This workshop will compliment Harris' virtual APPlause! Series performance, Music and the Underground Railroad, […]

The Hero in You with Ellis Paul

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsTHE HERO IN YOU WITH ELLIS PAUL Heroes change the world. They do something nobody else had the courage to do. Whether they discovered a way to harness electricity or invented a new flavor of ice cream, each of them started as a kid with a […]