Arts education is an essential component of every student’s academic journey. For many years, studies have shown that the arts have a real impact on a student’s reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, and motivation to learn. In the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Education Navigator, there is overwhelming evidence that theatre, dance, music, visual art, and music all contribute to a student’s success. By adding a Discovery Series experience to your academic calendar, you will be inspiring new pathways for achievement both inside and outside of the classroom.
This season offers even more innovative and exciting opportunities for you and your students! Each Frank M. Tait Foundation Discovery Series production takes place in the beautiful Victoria Theatre, and has been carefully selected to enhance curriculum connections throughout subject areas. Our customizable Discovery Workshops offer an affordable way to enhance the play-going experience for your students by connecting the themes, styles, and artistry with state and national academic standards. Plus, our free online Resource Guides for each production are full of practical information and grade-specific activities for you and your students.
Our Education & Engagement Department is proud to partner with you and your school to ensure the success of every student. We are excited to share all of the ways these amazing artists can support learning in your classroom. Thank you for choosing The Frank M. Tait Discovery Series, and making the arts a priority in the academic lives of our young people.
ORDERING TICKETS FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON
You can print and complete this PDF order form or call the Education & Engagement Department at (937) 228-7591, x3039.
Click on each show’s icon below to download the show-specific resource guide containing a synopsis, production notes and before-and-after activities.
Come early or stay late, pack a lunch and choose one of our Frank M. Tait Foundation Discovery Workshops to make your visit to the Victoria Theatre even more valuable. Our customizable workshops offer an affordable way for you and your students to enhance the play-going experience by delving deeper into the themes and styles of particular performances. The performing arts workshops you see listed with each show use active techniques to expand your students’ creative and critical thinking skills, leadership and collaboration skills, communication and problem solving skills and so much more. Each one-hour workshop is $100 and is limited to 25 students. Workshops are available year-round and are able to travel to your school. Call (937) 228-7591, x3039 to schedule a workshop.
The Education & Engagement programs of Victoria Theatre Association are made possible through the support and commitment of our many education program sponsors.
2016-2017 FRANK M. TAIT FOUNDATION DISCOVERY SERIES SEASON JUST ANNOUNCED! Tickets will go on sale in late April 2016.
WE THE PEOPLE November 7, 2016
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS November 15 & 16, 2016
EDWARD TULANE November 17, 2016
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD January 20, 2017
BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR February 1, 2017
RAINBOW FISH February 2, 2017
I HAVE A DREAM February 16, 2017
THE LIGHTNING THIEF February 28, 2017
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES April 4, 2017
THE CAT IN THE HAT April 7, 2017
MUFARO’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS April 21, 2017
THE MAYHEM POETS May 1, 2017
THANK YOU TO OUR OFFICIAL SPONSORS!
OFFICIAL ENERGY SPONSOR Dayton Power & Light Company | OFFICIAL INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER DataYard | OFFICIAL HOST Crowne Plaza Dayton | GOVERNMENT SPONSORS Ohio Arts Council and Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District