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Serendipity for Students

The Arts Center of the Ozarks is proud to be a part of your students' educational experience through the Serendipity for Students Series-- a series of performance and participation events for students of all ages.

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November 2
9:15 am

Austin has spent his entire life convinced that something terrible is bound to happen to him. One night, at a party, overlooking Boston harbor, he has the pleasure of rekindling a romance begun almost thirty years ago with Ruth, an unpredictable divorcee with a life in turmoil. Comically, and sometimes painfully, these two people rediscover each other and themselves while a bevy of free-spirited other guests rally behind them and remind them of the infinite possibilities that life holds, should one only choose to pursue them. A charming, hilarious, and yet touching look at life by A.R. Gurney
Target Grade Levels: 10th - 12th Grades
Night-Must-FallFebruary 14
9:15 am

“… Murder’s a thing we read about in the papers...It isn’t real life, it can’t touch us…but it can. And it’s here…all around us…in the forest…in this house.” The arrival of charming young Dan pleasantly upsets the dull routine of Mrs. Bramson’s household: the discovery of a headless corpse shatters it! Mrs. Bramson herself may be next on the list. As he skillfully insinuates himself into her affections, he attempts to seduce her suspicious niece Olivia. And though she professes loathing, Olivia is attracted and fascinated by Dan. Fatally. A classic psychological thriller by Emlyn Williams
Target Grade Levels: 8th - 12th Grades
HarmonyBig Bear's Family
Presented by Harmony
March 29
9:15 am, 10:45 am,
12:45 pm
Back by popular demand, here comes Harmony, the toe-tapping folk trio from Mountain View, Arkansas, with another round of their engaging Arkansas folk music and stories-- this time for younger students. This musically gifted, educationally entertaining group combines music and stories from Arkansas history and folklore to create a captivating look at this great state through the eyes of Big Bear’s Family. Interactive, insightful, and just plain fun! Presented with support from the Arkansas Arts 0n Tour program.
Target Grade Levels: K - 3rd Grades
GT Spotlight Poster ShotAesop's Fables
by Bits-and-Pieces Puppet Theatre
April 22
9:15 am, 10:45 am
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre will present Aesop's Dinosaur Fable-- an original musical production adapted from Aesop's well-known tale of the Grasshopper and the Ant. This delightful experience features singing and dancing by six giant prehistoric puppets (9” tall) and a live actor, helping to teach the central lesson, “Its better to be prepared today for tomorrow.” Aesop's cool classic Greek fable and Trinidad's Caribbean Island motifs are strongly evident in the musical tempo, dance styling and colorful sets of the play.
Target Grade Levels: 2nd - 5th Grades



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By The Cimmaron Opera
January 10
9:15 am, 10:45 am, 12:45 pm 

Fumbelina is a charming story, which centers on a young girl who is quite a klutz, but finds that she’s not so clumsy after all once she starts thinking of others and stops worrying about her own shortcomings.

With music from famous Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.Target Grade Levels: 3rd - 5th Grades

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by The Saint Louis Shakespeare Festival
February 20
9:15 am, 10:45 am,
12:45 pm

A delightful rendering of Shakespeare’s classic dark comedy , love triumphs over shipwrecks, mistaken identity, and cruel practical jokes.  This fifty-minute adaptation presents a stylish and festive introduction to one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.

Target Grade Levels: 5th - 12th Grades 


GO-Dog-GOMarch 6, 7 & 8
9:15 am, 10:45 am,
12:45 pm
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an explosion of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops. Colorfully adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz, it’s a perfect joy for young children.
Target Grade Levels: PreK - 2nd Grades

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