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Summer Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre art program for 1st-12th graders. Professional directors, choreographers, musicians, and theatre technicians observe National Core Standards for the Arts while working with youth to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold-out audiences. Most importantly, SYT youth have fun, make new friends, and create memories that last … [more]

A Bunch of Local Musicians Came Together to Cover Bowie, Prince, and More

I Heart Local Music | Click for article By Fally Afani on January 30, 2017 It might’ve been the most concentrated amount of local collaboration in one setting this year. Musicians spanning several genres— including indie, experimental, bluegrass, jazz, and hip hop— came together on the big stage at the Lawrence Arts Center for a … [more]

Billy Elliot Rehearsal Photos

The miner youth ensemble learns part of their dance. Michael and Billy work on their tap choreography. The ballet girls and miner youth ensemble learn music. The miners learn their piece of the Maggie Thatcher Christmas pageant. The miner youth ensemble was the first group in the cast to learn their rhythms correctly.

Meet Our Teachers: Rachel Naughtin

Meet performing arts teacher Rachel Naughtin. Rachel teaches Musical Theatre Singing & Performance I & II. She is the music director for Billy Elliot. What is your goal as a teacher? I am very passionate and enthusiastic about what I do, so the biggest thing for my students is that whether or not they pursue theatre … [more]

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Parent Information Meeting

Prospective 2017-18 Kelly Galloway Kindergarten families are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00pm in Room 105 (the kindergarten room) at the Lawrence Arts Center. The curriculum developed for this groundbreaking arts based kindergarten completes the continuum of the award-winning academic programming pioneered at the Arts Center. With a special … [more]

Artist INC Application Deadline EXTENDED to Friday at 5pm!

Artist INC is a cutting edge training program that empowers artists to create opportunities and take control of their careers. By addressing the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day, participants learn the business skills specific to their art practice and how apply those skills cooperatively with peers. Leveraging a … [more]

Pieces of the Production Puzzle: Guest Choreographer, Marc Wayne

Billy Elliot Choreographer Marc Wayne Credits: Dance, Choreography, Directing, Writing Inspiration: Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Donald O’Connor, Sammy Davis Jr., Bugs Bunny, Bob Fosse, Kenny Ortega, Hermes Pan, Busby Berkeley, Buster Keaton Goals: Show everyone they can dance, Help everyone in a cast find their unique role and purpose in bringing a show to life For a musical as … [more]

Daniel Rozin: Mirror Master

We now have three new exhibitions in the galleries: images by photojournalists Richard Gwin and Mike Yoder in our Front Gallery, Louis Copt’s solo exhibition Raising the Barn in our Large Gallery, and Daniel Rozin’s “Penguins Mirror” in our Middle Gallery. Daniel Rozin is a Jerusalem-born, New York-based artist working in the realm of interactive media art.  His pieces … [more]

Meet Our Teachers: Jennifer Bennett

Here is your chance to get to know one of our Performing Arts Education teachers a little bit better. Jennifer Bennett teaches Theatre Exploration, Intro to Improv for Kids, and the LAC Ukulele Orchestra. She will be performing as the musician this weekend in Balloonacy.   What is your goal as a teacher? My big goal … [more]