Disney Musicals in Schools presented by Dee and Jimmy Haslam

Playhouse Square and Disney present a special opportunity to introduce the collaborative art of musical theater to your school. Strengthen arts programming and develop partnerships among students, faculty, staff and the greater community through this outstanding program.

FOUR schools will receive a 17-week musical theater residency which culminates in a 30-minute Disney KIDS Musical at your school site! Working with professional teaching artists, your faculty will build skills necessary to produce a musical theater show starring your students. Through this process, students develop self-confidence, practice collaboration and strengthen speaking and reading skills while learning musical theater techniques.

Over the course of the 17 weeks, professional Teaching Artists guide school teachers through the process of a mounting a musical with student performers. Our goal is to provide the training necessary for teachers to continue a tradition of theater education for years to come.

Any Cuyahoga or Lorain County public elementary school, including public charter schools, with a student poverty level of 50% or higher (according to the Ohio Department of Education’s 2013 Typology Report) is eligible to apply. 

The application period for the 2019-20 school year has closed. Applications are made available in March for the following school year.

2019-20 Schools:
Clark School
Douglas MacArthur Girls’ Leadership Academy
George Washington Carver School
William Rainey Harper School

2018-19 Schools:
Case School
Dike School of the Arts
James A. Garfield Elementary School
Willow Elementary School

2017-18 Schools:
Buhrer Dual Language School
Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary School
Patrick Henry Elementary School
Nathan Hale Elementary School​

2016-17 Schools: 
Euclid Park School
Orchard STEM School
Warner Girl’s Leadership Academy
Wilbur Wright School

2015-16 Schools:
Campus International School
Paul L. Dunbar Elementary
Oxford Elementary School

Looking for more information about Community Engagement & Education programs at Playhouse Square? Click here to contact the Community Engagement and Education Department.