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Broadway Theatre League Bringing Free Kid’s Shows to Huntsville Students

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Broadway Theatre League Bringing Free Kid’s Shows to Huntsville Students

We all know Huntsville is full of lots of science and tech opportunities for kids, but our fair city has a strong Arts community running through it as well.

Exposing kids to The Arts enhances creativity, increases student engagement at school, sharpens critical intellectual skills, and teaches teamwork.

Broadway Theatre League has a student outreach program they hope more school groups will take advantage of this year, especially in light of their current season. Sid the Science Kid and Ivy + Bean are both shows BTL are bringing to Huntsville, and they want educators to know about them!

How to Participate

Broadway Theatre League provides two performance times for each Student Outreach show – 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Both performances are FREE of charge.

Any school within driving range is welcome to attend. Pre-schools groups are included when the show is age appropriate as “Sid the Science Kid” is. Teachers or principals should contact Pennie Wood at 256-518-6155 to make a reservation for a single classroom or grade level. Pennie can be contacted via email at pennie@broadwaytheatreleague.org.


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We want to fill the VBC Concert Hall for each performance. BTL believes strongly that giving all students an opportunity to attend live theater will enrich their lives and open a whole world of possibilities!

Homeschool groups are also welcome, and designate the 12:30 show for participating homeschoolers. BTL asks that a minimum of 10 per group is required.

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A Free Show? How Is That Possible?

BTL started the Student Outreach program in 2005 and there was a nominal fee at that time. Now, thanks to grants from The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Arts & Cultural Grant Program from the City of Huntsville and The Arts Council, and many BTL contributors, performances are free.

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Exposing kids to The Arts enhances creativity, increases student engagement at school, sharpens critical intellectual skills, and teaches teamwork. Read more about why educations in The Arts matters here.

BTL’s Whole Season

BTL is offering a very family friendly season this year.
Get more information and tickets on their website.

Sid the Science Kid – October 16, 2014
Jekyll & Hyde – November 21 – 23, 2014 (Not recommended for children because of murder, lust and mayhem committed by the schizophrenic main character.)
Cirque Holidaze – December 19-21, 2014 A holiday spectacle perfect for all ages!
Sister Act – January 9 – 11, 2015
Anything Goes – January 30 – February 1, 2015
Peter and the Starcatcher – March 6 – 8, 2015 (suitable for ages 10 and up)
Ivy & Bean – March 19, 2015
I Love Lucy – March 27 – 29, 2015


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