Opera on Tour!
Engaging Oklahoma’s kids is the focus of Tulsa Opera’s Opera on Tour! initiative. A thrilling journey through the world of opera allows thousands of students across northeast Oklahoma, and more than 4,000 second graders in 51 Tulsa elementary schools, to experience music, drama, art, and dance in one onstage spectacle. Opera on Tour! brings opera up close and personal in an interactive performance.
Opera on Tour! schools receive lesson plans and teaching materials that educators can use in their classrooms. Each performance also includes a Q&A session with students. In addition to our visits to area schools, we are honored to bring this opera program to Tulsa’s second graders through the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa.
This Season: Green Eggs and Hammin’ It Up!
Tulsa Opera’s Opera on Tour! presents Green Eggs and Hammin’ It Up!, a 30-minute interactive opera for children in grades PK-3 based on the beloved Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat Songbook.
First, the weird and wacky Cat in the Hat will guide your students through selections from his songbook. Your students will sing, laugh, and dance their way through crazy songs like “Plinker Plunker” and “My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears.”
Then, the Cat will do his best to persuade Sam that Green Eggs and Ham aren’t all that bad in a fully staged production of Green Eggs and Ham with sets, colorful costumes, and antics that will leave you and your students rolling in the aisles, and will show your students that opera is everywhere – not just on big stages, but in the classroom as well!
We can bring this experience to your Tulsa-area school between February 25 and April 19, 2019! No audience is too small or large, and we’ll perform wherever you have space – your gym, cafeteria, library, or theater.
All participating schools will receive one free copy of both Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat Songbook.
Register Your School
To book Opera on Tour!, fill out the registration form below. Cost is 60% of audience size, or minimum $150. Green Eggs and Hammin’ It Up! is available to students in grades PK-3 at elementary schools within 30 miles of Tulsa. If your school is very close to the 30 mile line from Tulsa, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an exception prior to filling out the registration form.
Please provide a microphone and a full-size tuned piano or a full-size electric keyboard with pedal. We’ll bring everything else, and we’ll even send along exciting lesson planning materials to help you teach the opera to your students ahead of time.
Dates for this year’s tour will be scheduled with individual schools. On the form below, please list your top three preferred dates and performance times between February 25 and April 19, 2019, and we’ll be in touch to finalize your performance date and time.