New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander brings two of his beloved children’s books – Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume – to the stage in a world premiere Kennedy Center commission. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton, this musical adaptation tells a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself.
Dive into a book to keep the fun going: Kwame’s NEW picture book of the same name is based on our musical!
Please note: This performance contains haze effects.
Curriculum Connections: Early Literature Based, Music Concepts and Styles, Relationships and Family, Multi-cultural, Communication and Language Arts, Civic Responsibility
The Grand's Stages of Discovery presents multiple opportunities for learning from preschool through 8th grade. Each of the school matinees has been carefully selected to complement curriculum standards. As you plan for the school year, please join in utilizing the ARTS to help teach literature, history, science, character building, and more. Live theatre helps students grasp and retain the information they may not understand in other terms. In short, learning comes to life on stage! Other opportunities to assist you and your students:
Show-specific Study Guides include lessons and activities for use in the classroom
Classroom Visits help your students prepare for their trip to the theater
DiAE Teaching Artist Residencies allow students to explore subject matter and have a deeper, more personal connection with the art form
Valuable Transportation Scholarships make it all more affordable!