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Interactive Field Trips

The Orpheum Theatre Group's Interactive Field Trips are BACK and we cannot wait to, once again, welcome your students into the Halloran Centre! Connected to Tennessee State Education Standards in both Fine Arts and English Language Arts, these hands on workshops are designed to keep your students highly engaged while exploring their creativity and having fun in a live, in-person arts setting!

To register, contact Shasta Blue at (901)529-4242 or blue@orpheum-memphis.com


Broadway Basics

These Interactive Field Trips introduce 3rd-12th grade students to music and movement from either Disney's The Lion King or Hamilton. This field trip builds students' speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills and is fun and engaging for all experience and ability levels.

  • Grades 3-12
  • 3 Hours
  • In-Person at the Halloran Centre
  • $200 for each classroom of 30 students or less
  • Available October 4 - April 29
Broadway Basics integrates Tennessee State Standards in Fine Arts with Tennessee State Standards in English Language Arts.
Tennessee Fine Arts State Standards:
● D.P1.B Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation/performance/production.
● D.P2.A Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for performance.
● D.P3.A Express meaning through the performance of artistic work.
● D.R1.A Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Tennessee English Language Arts State Standards:
● L.KL.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
● L.VAU.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
● RL.KID.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
● SL.CC.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with varied partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing one’s own ideas clearly and persuasively.
● SL.CC.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Stepping Into The Story

Stepping Into the Story gives K-2nd grade students the opportunity to explore their favorite books through their bodies, voices, and imaginations. This field trip engages students in a hands-on, immersive workshop that explores creativity, literacy, and critical thinking as they take the story off the page and onto the stage. Classrooms will explore the book Thank You, Omu! By Oge Mora (Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award Winner). In this book, Omu (pronounced Ah-moo) shares her delicious thick red stew with everyone in the neighborhood. After Omu gives away the stew to her grateful neighbors, they repay her generosity with food and gifts of their own. Students will explore themes of sharing, generosity, community, and culture as they step into Omu’s story.

  • Grades K-2
  • 3 Hours
  • In-Person at the Halloran Centre
  • $200 for each classroom of 30 students or less
  • Available October 4 - April 29
Stepping Into the Story integrates Tennessee State Standards in Fine Arts with Tennessee State Standards in English Language Arts.
Tennessee Fine Arts State Standards:
• D.P1.B Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation/performance/production.
• D.P2.A Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for performance.
• D.P3.A Express meaning through the performance of artistic work.
• D.R1.A Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Tennessee English Language Arts State Standards:
• 2.FL.F.5 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
• 2.FL.VA.7c Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.
• 1.FL.VA.7bWith guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
• 1.FL.VA.7c Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships.
• K.FL.VA.7bWith guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
• K.FL.VA.7c Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
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