Performances are planned for January 26-28 at Mount Vernon High School.
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (October 18, 2017) — The Mount Vernon City School District’s Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School was recently awarded a national grant to produce The Lion King Jr. The Lion King Experience Grant Selection Committee selected the school from of a large pool of highly qualified applicants from across the country.
Receiving this grant affords students from the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School the opportunity to bring the iconic musical to life on their school stage. In addition to a performance license to produce The Lion King JR., a 60-minute adaptation created especially for the strengths and skill level of middle school students, The Lion King Experience includes a ShowKit™ of materials to help bring the production to life and a rigorous 18-session curriculum that explores the fundamentals of theater-making.
“We are honored to represent Mount Vernon City School District as the recipient of this grant, said Evelyn Collins, Founder/Director of the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School. “It will support us in our efforts to present stellar theatrical and musical productions while providing our students with a holistic arts education experience that will help prepare them to be successful no matter what their future career paths.”
The Mount Vernon Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School will perform Lion King Jr. on January 26-28, 2018 in the auditorium at Mount Vernon High School.
Through The Lion King Experience, students develop and experiment with a variety of theatrical and 21st Century Skills. From acting and design, to creativity and collaboration, The Lion King Experience is a holistic arts-education that fulfills many educational standards, including some Common Core State Standards and the National Core Arts Standards.
The Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School has 250 students in grades 6-9 from all Mount Vernon elementary, middle, private, Catholic and charter schools. Upcoming auditions will be announced soon for students entering grades 6-10 in the 2018-2019 school year.
About Mount Vernon City School District
With more than 8,000 students in 16 schools, the Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing a quality education to its children as well as developing programs that meet the diverse academic and social needs of its students.