Date: August 13, 2008
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, August 13, 2008 - Arts in Education is one of the most important programs at The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University.
“It is through the Arts in Education program that we bring more than 35,000 school children to the Center to see live plays, musicals, and performances,” said Burt Dikelsky, director of the Center. “It is often the first exposure to live theater that these children experience, which is one they never forget.”
According to Dikelsky, in addition to introducing children to the art of live performances, the shows themselves often expose them to classical music, great plays, new ideas, and lots of laughs.“
The 2008-2009 Arts in Education schedule includes performances for every age group, from the very young to high school, and college age students. "We are excited by how positively the children and young adults react to live theater. It is very exciting and enjoyable.”
The variety of this year’s season ranges from “Magic Tree House – The Musical” and “The Rainbow Fish” to Dickens’ “The Christmas Carol” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
“From foot-tapping to thought provoking, we have created a schedule of shows that will delight and educate as they expose children to the wonders of live performances,” adds Dikelsky.
Tickets for all performances are $6, except tickets for “Magic Tree House” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which are $10.50. One free ticket is provided with every 25 sold to a group per performance. For more information or for tickets, call (708) 235-2222 or visit www.centertickets.net.
The Center is located at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois.