LEARN & ENGAGE

Community and Education Programs

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH ARTS EDUCATION

The Orpheum Theatre Group strives to inspire a lasting love of the arts in our community’s youth. Theatre stimulates the imagination and helps children develop skills that will benefit them into adulthood. Through both onstage performance and behind-the-scenes technical management, students explore their artistic and creative sides while strengthening their listening, observation, social, leadership, and cognition skills, which in turn motivates present-day students to become future practitioners, educators, and arts attendees. As any lover of the arts will tell you, these formative experiences often inspire a lifelong passion.

Explore all of the upcoming workshops, camps, teacher professional development, and classes coming up at the Halloran Centre and Orpheum.

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Sep
22

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration Grant Writing Workshop

Kennedy Center teaching artist Jamin Carter leads participants in exploring all the necessary concepts and components necessary to write an effective arts integration lesson plan.

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Sep
27
Sep
28
Sep
27

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: VOICE POWER!

VOICE POWER! is a high-energy participatory performance where critically acclaimed actor/poet/activist Darian Dauchan guides young audiences on a vocal odyssey through rhymes, beat-boxing, live looping, and acapella melodies.

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Sep
29

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: College Audition Prep

Led by professionals seasoned in the audition and admission process, students in grades 9-12 will learn how to choose the right monologue and song and nail a college audition.

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Oct
10

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop Musical Theatre Bootcamp for Middle School

This intensive for middle school students will cover vocal, dance, and acting techniques; use songs from the musical theatre canon to develop characters, craft scene study, and learn musical theatre choreography.

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Oct
11

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Musical Theatre Bootcamp for High School

This intensive for high school students will cover vocal, dance, and acting techniques; use songs from the musical theatre canon to develop characters, craft scene study, and learn musical theatre choreography.

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Oct
11

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: School of Rock

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Oct
12

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101 Jr.: School of Rock

Let your little ones learn from big talent! Students in grades 3-6 learn elements like music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Oct
22

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Shadow Puppetry

Shadow Theatre is a unique art form that gives participants the opportunity to explore the science of shadows, light, and opacity through shadow art.

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Oct
23

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Shadow Box Theatre

In this workshop, teachers explore ways to help students create three-dimensional shadow boxes that exhibit information about a literary character or a personality from history.

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Oct
25
Oct
26
Oct
25

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Story Pirates: Stuck in the Stone Age and Other Stories

Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians

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Oct
29
Apr
15
Oct
29

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Interactive Field Trip: Writing Comes Alive

Using active games and creative exercises, students in grades 6-12 will learn the principles of dramatic writing through a unique improvisational lens.

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Nov
15
Nov
16
Nov
15

Halloran Centre
Family & Education
Concerts

Student Matinee Series: Infinitus

Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. Their repertoire features classical standards and original jazz/hip-hop arrangements and compositions.

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Nov
17
Nov
18
Nov
17

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Camp SAY Across the USA: Memphis

This free two-day camp helps young people who stutter (ages 8-18) develop self-confidence, communication skills, and build community.

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Nov
29

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Les Misérables

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Nov
29

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Backstage 101: Les Misérables

Learn about the invaluable work that goes on behind the scenes! Students in grades 7-12 get an inside look at backstage expertise with crew members or designers working on the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows. 

or learn more >
Dec
06
Dec
07
Dec
06

Orpheum Theatre
Dance
Family & Education
Concerts

Student Matinee Series: Ballet Memphis' Nutcracker

With magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes that trickle from the sky, and dances that envelope Clara and her Nutcracker Prince in the Kingdom of Sweets, the Nutcracker remains a favorite year after year.

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Dec
20
Dec
21
Dec
20

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Acting the Monologue

Improve your acting skills in voice, auditioning, character, script analysis, and basic acting skills by working on a monologue.

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Jan
05

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Open Jar Workshop and Auditions

Join us for a musical theatre workshop where you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Broadway professionals.

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Jan
09

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Laying a Foundation — Defining Arts Integration

What is arts integration? This session unpacks the definition developed by the Kennedy Center and gives participants the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality arts integration.

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Jan
17

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Waitress

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

or learn more >
Jan
17

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Backstage 101: Waitress

Learn about the invaluable work that goes on behind the scenes! Students in grades 7-12 get an inside look at backstage expertise with crew members or designers working on the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows. 

or learn more >
Jan
19

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Stage Management for Students

Explore the basics of managing the audition, rehearsal, and production process, including setting up your script, taking blocking notes, and getting ready for technical rehearsals.

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Jan
19

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Performing Arts Workshop: Stage Combat for Students

Learn the fundamentals of creating safe, believable fighting for the stage. Throw punches, pull hair, and deliver slaps and kicks with gusto!

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Jan
28

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: A Playful Approach to Writing

Participants examine ways to help students learn how to think like playwrights and to develop a script that draws on their improvisations of characters and ideas.

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Jan
29

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Standing in a Character’s Shoes

In this workshop, participants explore ways to help students imagine, improvise, and write monologues that reveal the emotions beneath a character’s/person’s words and how those emotions change.

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Feb
07
Feb
08
Feb
07

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Hattiloo Theatre's I, Too, Am America

I, Too, Am America is a play in which the lives of Black historical figures like Ida B. Wells and Sojourner Truth are recounted.

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Feb
14

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: On Your Feet!

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Feb
20
Feb
21
Feb
20

Orpheum Theatre
Family & Education

Me…Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

In this brand new musical adaptation, join young Jane Goodall and her special friend as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species.

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Mar
07
Mar
08
Mar
07

Orpheum Theatre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. 

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Mar
21

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Fiddler on the Roof

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

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Mar
22

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101 Jr.: Fiddler on the Roof

Let your little ones learn from big talent! Students in grades 3-6 learn elements like music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

or learn more >
Mar
26

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Telling Your Story Through the Beat of Jazz

In this interactive workshop, teachers learn to immerse their students in the rich history of jazz as they trace its roots and influences through African traditional chants, work songs, spirituals, ragtime, and the blues. 

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Apr
04
Apr
05
Apr
04

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Shh! We Have a Plan

Follow the delightful and surprising journey of a family adventuring through the woods — when they see a beautiful bird perched high in a tree, each of these three madcap characters have a plan to capture it!

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Apr
12

Orpheum Theatre
Dance
Family & Education

Student Matinee Series: Ballet Memphis' Giselle

One of the most prolific and popular ballets of all time, Giselle tells the story of a peasant girl who descends into madness and ultimately dies of a broken heart.

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Jun
06

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101: Anastasia

Learn from the pros before you see the show! Students in grades 7-12 learn music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

or learn more >
Jun
06

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Backstage 101: Anastasia

Learn about the invaluable work that goes on behind the scenes! Students in grades 7-12 get an inside look at backstage expertise with crew members or designers working on the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows. 

or learn more >
Jun
07

Halloran Centre
Broadway & Theatre
Family & Education

Broadway 101 Jr.: Anastasia

Let your little ones learn from big talent! Students in grades 3-6 learn elements like music or choreography from cast members performing in the Orpheum’s touring Broadway shows.

or learn more >
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