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Join us for the 2019-2020 ArtsBridge Foundation Field Trip Season at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre!

The Science of Magic - Created by Bill Blagg

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Times: 10: 15 AM & 12:00 PM

For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create their illusions!

Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes!

The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and promote students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible!

 

Peter Rabbit Tales

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Times: 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM

"Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter..."

These famous opening lines of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years with the exploits of a charming hero, who, going against his mother’s wishes, has adventures (and misadventures) in Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit who we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts. Now, after premiering this production in 2015, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to collaborate with Frederick Warne & Co. and Penguin Books UK to once again present the authorized theatrical version of Peter Rabbit™ Tales.

Meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies from the disagreeable badger, Tommy Brock. When Benjamin’s children disappear, he goes to his cousin, Peter Rabbit, to help him find the bunnies. But Peter thinks he’s had quite enough of adventure, remembering his youthful escapades in Mr. McGregor’s garden. As the cousins reminisce about their past adventures, their friends – Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-duck and Mrs. Tittlemouse – gather to encourage Peter on this one last quest. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvelous World of Beatrix Potter™ comes alive on stage. By arrangement with Frederick Warne & Co.

La Cenerentola - Presented by The Atlanta Opera

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM

Join The Atlanta Opera for a special FREE field trip presentation of Rossini’s charming take on the Cinderella story.

In La Cenerentola, the good-hearted Cinderella casts off the helpless damsel-in-distress persona to hold the original Mean Girls at bay. She’s not afraid to pursue her beloved (who she thinks is the Prince’s valet), only she’s finding that nothing at the royal palace is what it seems to be.

A partnership with the ArtsBridge Foundation, the full-length opera will be performed onstage with sets, costumes, and orchestra at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

*This performance is intended for Middle and High School Students ONLY
*This performance is performed in Italian with English subtitles
*The run time is approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes, including one intermission
*Limited Tickets Available
*Student Groups of 25+ Only

Mathemagic

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Times: 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM

Internationally acclaimed magician and educator, Bradley Fields, captivates students with his famous magic illusions, and turns them on to the history, the power, and the beauty of the language of Math!

MatheMagic!® is a never-to-be-forgotten stage experience for school audiences, K-8.

The show promotes math-skills and problem-solving through visuals, history, language and world-class entertainment. For over 20 years, teachers, math specialists and educators have given it their highest accolades.

With large multimedia projections, stage illusions, comedy, drama, and audience interaction, MatheMagic!® plays with great success to audiences.

Kids travel back to ancient times to meet Imhotep the Magician, (whose secret was really math), Zeno (whose paradoxes inspired Newton) and, of course, Pythagoras and his famous theorem.

By integrating math concepts with vocabulary, geography, history, and everyday problem-solving, students of different interests, abilities and learning styles are able relate to math in new ways.

Kids leave the theatre enthralled, with a renewed sense of wonder, and the enthusiasm to discover the Magic of Math!

Innovation Nation LIVE

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Times: 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM

The two-time Emmy® Award winning Saturday morning show comes to life in a brand new production. Like the award-winning television show, The Henry Ford’s INNOVATION NATION – LIVE! will inspire audiences with entertaining and educational stories about yesterday and today’s visionaries and innovators – highlighting major turning points in the past and present that influenced the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, the environment and social justice.

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation is produced in partnership by The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment, a leading independent production and distribution company. The Griffin production will bring to life the world-changing innovations featured in the television show and preserved in the museum’s archives.

With over 60 million annual viewers, Innovation Nation is part of The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic! – Saturday morning line up on the CBS Television Network. For more information on Innovation Learning including the Model I and Innovate curriculum be sure to visit The Henry Ford’s education page at https://www.thehenryford.org/education/

The Swan Princess - Presented by Atlanta Ballet 2

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM

This world premiere production of The Swan Princess features all of the mystery and magic of the beloved classic Swan Lake, but fits the treasured story into a one-hour format for children that serves as a perfect introduction to ballet. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save Odette, the beautiful swan princess, from the reaches of the wicked Von Rothbart? Our one-hour family ballet may be designed for our youngest audience members, ages 12 and under, but this dazzling production can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

ArtsKSU Revue

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM

ArtsKSU Revue, formerly known as Synergy,  is multidisciplinary program featuring dance, music, theater, and the visual arts in an engaging live performance. One of the only programs of its kind in the Atlanta area, this revue from the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will give students a comprehensive experience of four art disciplines in synergy. Packed with energy, virtuosity and dynamic repertory, ArtsKSU Revue is best suitable for grades 6-12.

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