Friday, January 16, 2009
McKinney Performing Arts Center presenting Stellaluna
The stage production of Stellaluna features puppetry, music and live performers.
McKinney Performing Arts Center brings ecological education and children together with a special presentation of the popular children’s book, Stellaluna. Based on Janell Cannon’s book about a young bat, the stage production of Stellaluna features puppetry, music and live performers.
In addition to the regular public performance on Jan. 23, MPAC will host MISD first graders for morning performances at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 through 23. During these special morning shows, the Bat World Sanctuary will teach children about bats with a live demonstration. On Jan. 22, MISD will recognize MPAC as a partner in education in a ceremony following the 11:30 a.m. performance.
During Stellaluna, MPAC welcomes a special exhibit by Bat World Sanctuary. Prior to the performance, families will have an opportunity to learn more about bats and their ecological importance through a multi-media display in MPAC’s Gallery, the former vault of the historic courthouse. Bat World Sanctuary is a North Texas organization dedicated to educating the community about bats to dispel myths and encourage conservation as well as providing rescue efforts for the species. For more info about Bat World Sanctuary, please visit http://www.batworld.org/batworld_centers/twin.springs.html.
"The synergy between the Bat World Sanctuary and the fun, family-friendly show of Stellaluna allows MPAC to provide low cost programs for families that are not only entertaining but educational,” said MPAC Director David Taylor.
Stellaluna will be performed on Friday, Jan 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Performing Arts Center at the Historic Collin County Courthouse, 111 N. Tennessee St.
For ticketing information, call Emerson Ticket Office at 214-544-4630 or visit www.mckinneyperformingartscenter.org.
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