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Outreach & Engagement

There are so many great organizations in our community that either support the arts or use them to further their own missions. Our outreach and engagement programs are designed to connect with these groups to extend the reach of our facilities and talent. We plan to deliver year-round access to educational, inspirational and engaging community programs and events designed for people of all ages. We look forward to providing performing arts experiences and educational encounters through a variety of outreach and engagement programs for educators, community partners, families, students and adults.

If you are interested in participating, please email dana@drphillipscenter.org.

PNC – Grow Up Great Grant Initiative. Project WoW (World of Wonder)

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Orlando Science Center have been funded by PNC to deliver a collaborative education initiative titled Project WoW (World of Wonder) to engage low to moderate income preschool children in a new model for early childhood education that focuses on the integration of science and arts across existing curriculum. The initiative includes weekly hands-on-lesson plans for preschool students at education partner sites, in-depth year-long mentoring for teachers, and a family engagement component.

Project WoW will support improved learning outcomes in preschool students by mentoring preschool teachers and leading 50-minute long in-classroom lessons that encourage students to explore and interpret their world. Families will participate in informal activities, both on-site at the Science Center and Dr. Phillips Center, and off-site, with the final goal of promoting high quality educational engagement. In addition, take-home family learning activities will encourage parents to become stewards of their child’s education while helping young learners see themselves and their role models as lifelong learners.



Disney Musicals in Schools

Add a little magic to your classroom through Disney Musicals in Schools!

Disney Musicals in Schools is an outreach initiative of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts that develops sustainable musical theatre programs in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole county public elementary schools.

Four schools will be selected to participate in this year’s program free of charge. Any Orange, Osceola, or Seminole county public elementary school, meeting specific criteria, are eligible to apply, but hurry—the application deadline is Monday, May 9, 2016.

Selected schools will receive:

  • A free performance license to a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical (available shows include: 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Artistocats, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, and Winnie the Pooh).
  • Free ShowKit materials, including a director’s guide, student scripts, crosscurricular activities, accompaniment and rehearsal CDs, and a choreography DVD.
  • Free in-school support from Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Teaching Artists.
  • Disney Musicals in Schools presents a special opportunity to introduce the collaborative art of musical theatre to your school, strengthen your arts programming, and develop partnerships among students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Please note: Recipient schools will receive various levels of support over a period of three years. Next year and beyond, applications from schools that have participated in the program in the last five years will not be considered.

Click here to download Disney Musicals In Schools Application