Musicals In Our Schools Week.

Thank you to everyone who made national ‘Musicals In Our Schools Week’ a smashing success!

Please take a moment to thank our sponsor, NBC’s ‘SMASH’ as well as New York City’s Department of Education, Music Theatre International, Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals and Tams-Witmark Musical Library.

When: Musicals In Our Schools Week is an annual event held the third full week of March in honor of both Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s birthdays (March 22).

Musicals In Our Schools Week shines a spotlight on the importance of musical theater programs in our schools through a grassroots advocacy campaign that includes a high profile kick-off event in New York City, free musical theater performances nationwide, and an exciting social media campaign.  The program is sponsored by NBC’s ‘Smash’ and developed in association with the Junior Theater Project, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring our young people continue to have access to quality arts programs. This initiative is administrated by iTheatrics.

Musicals In Our Schools Week will take place March 18-22, 2013.

How to Participate:

CELEBRATE:

Musical theater groups are asked to schedule a free public performance during the week. As soon as you know your performance date, time and location, post your event information at: www.facebook.com/musicalsinourschools.

EDUCATE:

Elementary, Middle and High Schools in need of a musical theater program may apply to become a part of “NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make A Musical” initiative at www.makeamusical.org/smash-make-a-musical-apply.

PARTICIPATE:

Share a story of how your life or your child’s life has been positively impacted by a musical at: www.facebook.com/musicalsinourschools.

MOTIVATE:

Volunteer, buy tickets, or take out an ad in a program for your local school musical.

ADVOCATE:

Write a letter to the editor in support of musicals in our schools. Check out the The President’s Committee on the Arts And the Humanities “Reinvesting in Arts Education Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools” for support information.

APPRECIATE:

Send cupcakes or a letter of appreciation to an arts-friendly teacher, principal, or administrator.