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In order to allow our staff and volunteers to celebrate the life of Mrs. Wynn Oldham, FPCT will be open for limited hours on Friday, May 4. The office will be open 9am-11:30am and will reopen at 4pm. There WILL be Dancing through the Decades class 4:30pm-5:30pm. We look forward to our ‘class sharing’ for this class.
Academy classes are canceled and the FPCT offices have closed early for Monday, March 19, 2018 due to the threat of inclement weather.
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater (FPCT) presents The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963. The story is beloved by schoolchildren and teachers around the country as a celebration of the strength of family in the midst of hate and tragedy. FPCT is delighted to share this important story with area schools during student matinee performances. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 runs for eight performances in the Von Braun Center Playhouse February 16 through 25. Information and tickets at fantasyplayhouse.com.
This very special show is sponsored by PROJECTXYZ. PROJECTXYZ is a Huntsville-based technical solutions company using its expertise to solve problems and deliver results for clients in the United States and around the world. They provide research, design, development, integration, and sustainment of innovative solutions in engineering, logistics, information technology, and alternative energy.
We spoke with PROJECTXYZ Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Lewis about her company’s choice to sponsor FPCT’s production of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
FPCT: What made you decide to sponsor The Watsons Go to Birmingham?
Ms. Lewis: Over a year ago, I was talking with Karen (Mockensturm-FPCT Executive Director) and she mentioned this new performance that you were working on. I got excited because there are some books that move you when you read them, and this story is one of them. I remember my family members telling stories about this time in their life and it was very similar to the experiences that the Watsons had.
FPCT: Why do think it’s important to support arts organizations?
Ms. Lewis: PROJECTXYZ believes that it is important to support local arts programs and specifically Fantasy Playhouse, because we believe these programs give access to students that might not have been exposed. Fantasy Playhouse is a non-profit organization that has been serving this community for years, by partnering with local schools and other community organization to bring the arts to life.
FPCT: We love that PROJECTXYZ’s slogan is “Solving Problems…Delivering Results”. Do you see a connection between arts education and problem solving that you might like to touch on?
Ms. Lewis: Art education is a vital part of a child’s education and can help solve some of the problems our kids are facing today. Researchers have demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts leads to higher civic engagement, and more social cohesion. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and lower drop-out rates—benefits reaped by students regardless of socio-economic status.
We are so grateful for PROJECTXYZ’s support of this production and delighted by the community response to this important work. We hope you will join us to see this favorite story brought to life.
Fantasy Playhouse offers two cash scholarships for graduating high school seniors- the Herriott Scholastic Scholarship and the Morris Technical Scholarship to students who have a demonstrated history of volunteer acting or technical work with our Mainstage Productions at the VBC. Click the links for application information! The deadline is 3/23/18!
As we follow Huntsville City Schools calendar, there are No FRIDAY classes on Feb. 16, 2018. Our office is open to purchase tickets!
Our office will be open on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. However, there are NO Monday Academy Classes.
Online registration now open! Please click ‘Register for Camps & Classes’ for a complete list of our 2018 camps. We have Full Day and Half Day Camps as well as Summer Showcase Intensives. New this year- 2 Day Mini Camps!
Our office is closed due to the threat of inclement weather.
Our office is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.