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Location: 910 South College St., Auburn, AL 36849

Telephone: 334.844.7371

Email: gpac_education@auburn.edu

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Gogue Performing Arts Center
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910 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849

2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series brochure

CLICK HERE to view our 2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series brochure.

Our K–12 School Performance Series is back, and this year we have another incredible lineup featuring some of the most acclaimed artists and shows from around the world. From music and dance to puppetry spectacles—there’s something for all ages and grades at the Gogue Center this season.

Prior to each performance, teachers will receive a performance study guide containing information about the performing artist or company, the art form, and relevant, grade-appropriate lessons and activities designed to help incorporate standards-based learning into the classroom.

Performances are $5 per student/chaperone.

fall 2023

Alabama Symphony Orchestra: "Peter and the Wolf"

Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Peter and the Wolf

Registration for all 2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series shows opens Friday, September 1, 2023.

Thursday, October 12, 2023
10 a.m. (Central)
Woltosz Theatre

In Peter and the Wolf, composer Sergei Prokofiev uses a classic Russian folk tale to introduce young audiences to the instruments of an orchestra. Students are invited to use their imaginations as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) musically illustrates the story of a young boy’s adventure with his grandfather and animal friends! This symphonic fairytale is perfect for the young, or young at heart, as the orchestra shows the audience how each instrument, when combined, can tell a story.

Carlos Izcaray
Music Director

Suggested Grades
K—3

Curricular Connections
Character Development
Geography
Music
Musical Instruments
Science
Social Studies
Storytelling

"The Rainbow Fish"

The Rainbow Fish

Registration for all 2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series shows opens Friday, September 1, 2023.

Monday, October 23, 2023
10 a.m. (Central)
Woltosz Theatre

The Rainbow Fish, features an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story as well two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites

Incorporating innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading, The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this adaptation of the award-winning book about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession.

The Rainbow Fish is presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Suggested Grades
PreK—3

Curricular Connections
Character Development
Literature
Puppetry
Science
Social/Emotional Development
Storytelling
Theatre

"B–The Underwater Bubble Show"

B — The Underwater Bubble Show

Registration for all 2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series shows opens Friday, September 1, 2023.

Monday, October 30, 2023
10 a.m. (Central)
Woltosz Theatre

Inspired by childhood standards like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Little Mermaid, B – The Underwater Bubble Show is a modern fairy tale with a major twist—each classic tale represents a journey of a child who grows up and learns a valuable lesson.

The show follows Mr. B, an office worker who discovers a magical little aquarium inside his briefcase and gradually becomes enchanted by the wondrous underwater world of Bubblelandia and its menagerie of aquatic marvels.

Taking cues from Cirque du Soleil, the visually spectacular Underwater Bubble Show incorporates the latest in stage technology to produce a show without barriers that can speak to children in any language.

Suggested Grades
K—8

Curricular Connections
Art
Marine Biology
Math
Movement
Puppetry
Science
Storytelling
Theatre

spring 2024

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Registration for all 2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series shows opens Friday, September 1, 2023.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
10:30 a.m. (Central)
Woltosz Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. Today, the company continues Ailey’s mission by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones.

Each year, the Ailey Organization brings dance to more than 100,000 people in classrooms and communities across the world, providing the opportunity for students to explore their creative potential and build their self-esteem while fostering an appreciation for the art of dance.

Robert Battle
Artistic Director

Matthew Rushing
Associate Artistic Director

Suggested Grades
6—12

Curricular Connections
Culture
Dance
History
Movement
Social Studies
Storytelling
Theatre
Traditions
Writing

123 Andrés

123 Andrés

Registration for all 2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series shows opens Friday, September 1, 2023.

Monday, March 25, 2024
10 a.m. (Central)
Woltosz Theatre

Christina Sanabria and Andrés Salguero are 123 Andrés, the Latin Grammy-winning, Grammy-nominated duo known for their engaging, high-energy shows. The duo brings fresh, original songs that blend Spanish and English, with an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. 

Christina and Andrés travel the world teaching lessons on geography, culture and music along the way. In their lively, interactive concerts, students become an integral part of the visually exciting, colorful adventure. As native Spanish speakers, the pair seamlessly incorporates both English- and Spanish-language lyrics into their performances, empowering young audience members to sing bilingually. Students have the opportunity to learn some American Sign Language, too. This show is perfect for active minds and active bodies—with lots of learning, singing and dancing.

Suggested Grades
PreK—5

Curricular Connections
American Sign Language (ASL)
Culture
Geography
Latin Music
Music
Musical Instruments
Movement
Spanish
Social Studies
Storytelling

"Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live"

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Registration for all 2023–24 K–12 School Performance Series shows opens Friday, September 1, 2023.

Monday, April 8, 2024
10 a.m. (Central)
Woltosz Theatre

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live guides children on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Students can observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly lifelike dinosaurs and other creatures in a theatrical performance that thrills and entertains while also stimulating the imagination. Brought to life by a team of skilled puppeteers, Dinosaur Zoo Live is an extraordinarily real and exhilarating educational experience for learners of all ages.

Suggested Grades
K—8

Curricular Connections
Geography
Geology
History
Language
Puppetry
Science
Storytelling
Theatre

School buses at the Gogue Center

Bus Reimbursement Program
All schools attending one of our K–12 School Performance Series shows are eligible to participate in our bus reimbursement program. Funding for this program is limited, and requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please let us know if you would like to receive additional information on our bus reimbursement program at the time of registration.

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