As a musical theatre teacher and vocal coach, I was very pleased with the organization, convenience, accommodations and production we enjoyed 12/15/15. I've lived in the area 30 years and didn't realize this gem was here! I will definitely be returning...in May in fact!
I have been a kindergarten teacher for 37 years and have been using Arts on Stage performances to enrich our classroom social studies and science programs for over 20 yrs.
Programs such as Thunderbird Native American Indian Dancers and Super Scientific Circus,
Butterfly, the Life Cycle Story have thrilled my little students -- they are usually mesmerized
by the performances and return to school highly motivated to learn more!
Arts on Stage does a wonderful job providing school age children an opportunity to experience live theatre.
Arts on Stage offers great live theater which is both educational and entertaining. My kids love our Arts on Stage field trips!!
Our Pre-K groups have been attending 2-3 performances each year for as long as I can remember--8 years?. We have found that the shows are of the highest quality and enjoyed by all-the children, staff and parents that attend. The price is affordable for our families and I really don't know how Arts on Stage offers this so inexpensively. Most of the shows have downloadable information and resources related to the performance for our Teachers- which they love! We are thrilled that Arts On Stage is now offering performances at the Maryland Hall as this is more local to our Center. Janet Klenkel- Anne Arundel Community College Child Development Center.
As Director of a nationally and state accredited early education program, we are always interested in providing "arts" experiences for our young children. Arts on Stage has offered high quality productions at a reasonably low cost. Many productions have on-line Teacher resources as well- which serve to enhance the experience. We feel so fortunate to have this wonderful resource in our community. I highly recommend this non-profit.
Anne Arundel Community College
Child Development Center
We love to learn by immersion and we Homeschooled our family of 4 kids (ages 23, 19, 14, & 10). Our two oldest are now in college with scholarships and most recently our oldest just got a job at NASA - JPL in Aerospace Engineering and our 2nd is going to Nursing school and is on a acrobatic/gymnastic team that performs all over the country even at NBA halftime shows. As I said we love taking field trips to bring us closer to what we are studying and in my coop I am on the field trip committee. Yesterday we went to see the Peking Acrobats at Goucher College, a Arts on Stage production. 30 people in our group attended with 995 seats in the theatre sold out to predominantly school children with their families and teachers. The show was Amazing and the Peking Acrobats were incredible! Seating and tickets were a breeze and the staff was well organized putting forth the message to Bring Arts back into the School. Prior to the show we printed off the study guide and studied China and the setting for the life of the Acrobats and compared it to our life in America with the similarities and the differences. The 15 page study guide was very comprehensive on the geography, culture, history, political setting and economy of China and even including vocabulary words. I would highly recommend this nonprofit to homeschools and schools and anyone with an interest. Schedule of shows can be found at www.artsonstage.org for a program that will be suitable for your family and for all ages and preferences.
We are a home school family, and my three children and I love field trips to Arts on Stage! We have seen several performances and each one has left us amazed. The venue at Goucher College is very nice. The acting teams are incredible. I am very thankful for an affordable way for my kids to experience high-quality art in music and acting!
I've taken my kids to three or four Arts on Stage LTD shows (ask my 7 year old which ones and when - he remembers every one in detail!) and we have had a wonderful experience. The shows are varied so we can always find ones that appeal to us and are on our level. The performances are superb! The events are always well managed - easy in, easy out. We love them! And will keep going year after year!
I am a retired teacher and a grandmother. Before retiring I found Arts on Stage and took my class and had a fantastic experience. Most of the teachers in my small private school then went as well. The programs cover Literature, History, Math, Science & Cultures. Now that I am retired I am now taking my homeschooled grandchildren. They love going and the programs undergird what is being taught at home and in such a fun way.
Arts on Stage presents many known and unknown children's stories in play format for younger audiences. It introduces kids to multicultural dances and famous historical figures in entertaining and easily accessible ways that allow children to gain a wealth of knowledge that they might otherwise find to difficult to understand or too boring to pay attention to. It is great for homeschooled children as well as traditionally educated students alike. My kids really like see the performances and so do we. We attend one to two shows a month during the school year. I wish they would expand and start offering shows in the summer!