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The Broken Promises of American Indian Treaties, Sewn onto Quilts

Hyperallergic | Click for Article Former Lawrence Arts Center’s instructor, Gina Adams, sews text from the American Indian Treaties onto quilts, articulating the deception and violence used to marginalize Native Americans in the formation of the United States.

Stories from the Miners’ Strikes: Billy Elliot Real World Connections Segment 1

Whether you’ve seen Billy Elliot or are preparing to see Billy Elliot this coming weekend, hearing stories from participants in the miners’ strike will certainly enrich your experience. Rachel Naughtin, our music director for Billy Elliot, mentioned the musical to some of her students’ families and discovered that they had personal connections to the 1984-85 miners’ … [more]

Legends of Ska Film Screening

Celebrating the music, culture and enthusiasm of Jamaica as a newly independent nation more than 50 years ago, Legends of Ska chronologically explores the history and influence of original Jamaican ska. In the spirit of films like Buena Vista Social Club and 20 Feet From Stardom, this documentary intersperses vintage and contemporary concert footage, rare photographs, newsreels, artifacts, … [more]

March 19-26: Spring Break at the School of Dance

March 19-26: Spring Break at the School of Dance The School of Dance will not hold classes the week of March 19-26, due to Spring Break. The Lawrence Arts Center building and galleries will remain open, check out the LAC calendar for event info. Classes will resume again on Monday, March 27, 2017!    

Billy Elliot Dress Rehearsal Photos

Billy Elliot: The Musical runs February 24 – March 5 and features a talented cast, live musicians and exquisite stage craft. Packed with humor, pathos and dynamic energy, this quality production is not to be missed! For more photos, see our Facebook photo album. Buy tickets here.

K-3rd Theatre Classes Now Enrolling for Spring

Have you made it through the busy part of winter and started looking for new spring opportunities? Do you wish there was a place for kids to meet new friends and explore worlds of their imagination? Have you seen pictures of theatre classes at the Lawrence Arts Center and wanted to join the fun? Look no … [more]

March 23: Spring Student Choreography Showcase

Spring Student Choreography Showcase March 23, 6pm, Studio 206 The Student Choreography Showcase is an event for dance students to showcase self-choreographed dance work in a supportive and encouraging environment. Student choreographers are responsible for selecting and rehearsing their dancers prior to the show. Intended for dancers and choreographers 3rd Grade-Adult, this event is held … [more]

Play12 presents “Such a Lovely Place”

Join Play12 for their performance of original scenes that take place in a hotel lobby. Titled Such a Lovely Place, this show is the first in this semester’s monthly series of original works. Such a Lovely Place Wednesday, March 1st 8:00 PM Lawrence Arts Center Black Box $5 Suggested Donation Play12 is the Lawrence Arts Center’s acting company for … [more]

Meet Billy Elliot: Peter Dessert

The Sky Kid | Click for Article is dedicated to promoting young people in music, movies and the performing arts, which is why there is a section on the site devoted to Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM).  Featuring young actors in the role of Billy Elliot across the world, the Lawrence Arts Center’s very … [more]