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This season, Opera Columbus, will be creating a new virtual path for schools to have more access to our Education program. Our premiere of “Opera in A Dropbox” will showcase Cinderella and will feature a FREE program with a play for the students to develop their acting skills, accompanied by musical tracks with a lead character hosting the show.
In this new adaptation of the classic fairytale, Cinderella overcomes her circumstances and transforms into the person she was always meant to be… which is who she was all along! Featuring new twists, this timeless tale of kindness, love, and self-realization is sure to enchant young—and young at heart—audiences of all ages.
If you have any questions upon reviewing the Dropbox or if you would like to know more about how to implement the program into your classroom, click the button below to find the video recorded with creator, Joshua Borths, providing a detailed description of the program and options available to you in the classroom.
Due to the current events, we have extended the deadline to February 12, 2021!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OPERA IN A DROPBOX
January 26, 2021 to May 6, 2021 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
9am, 10 am, 11 am
about 40 minutes (including Q & A Session with Artists)
We have also made some modifications to our program in order to help facilitate flexibility for you and your classroom environments. Please view the Welcome Letter for more information on the program options and information we will be asking for at the time of reservation.
+ Option A: Reader’s Theatre
+ Option B: Musical Storytime
+ Option C: Artist Spotlight
CAST & STAFF
+ PDF of the Educator’s Guide for teachers to use
+ Link to Dropbox
+ PDF of the Script for the students to use
+ Recorded music tracks by our Opera Columbus- Capital University Resident Artists
+ Special videos to go along with the program*
+ Bios for artists and characters
+ Printable Props
The Dropbox is now available – please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your registration!
*Videos are being finalized early January 2021.
SNAPSHOT OF 3-DAY PREP:
Day 1) Learn about the story of Cinderella and read through script and learn about opera!
Day 2) Make costume pieces and props for readers theater and read the text.
Day 3) Rehearse and get ready to zoom with artists for the show!
ORDER OF SHOW:
The show will be moderated and hosted by Cinderella or the Prince for the entirety of the show in costume. They will be coordinating the audio and the backdrops via PowerPoint to go-along with your classroom show.
+ Welcome Cinderella or the Prince to the classroom *will depend on availability*
+ Play Scene 1 (Stepsister with Cinderella/Father) recording
+ Theatre dialogue #1
+ Play Scene 2 (Fairy Godmother) recording
+ Theatre dialogue #2
+ Play Scene 3 (Ball) recording
+ Theatre dialogue #3
+ Play Scene 4 (Back at Cinderella’s House) recording
Enjoy the Q+A Session with Cinderella or Prince!
+ Computer with audio capabilities or an audio speaker for Audio playback
+ Access to Internet
+ Access to Zoom
+ Access to Dropbox
+ Safety scissors (for props)
+ Glue (for props)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I homeschool my children and would love to use this program to enrich their learning – Am I eligible?
We would be more than happy to provide you access to the Opera in A Dropbox program for you to incorporate in home-learning with your children! However, we cannot at this time, schedule you for the zoom portion of the program. Please reach out to the education staff at email@example.com and we will make sure to give you the Dropbox link.
Who can I contact with questions regarding to the content of the program?
If you have any questions upon reviewing the Dropbox, please reach out to our education staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to know more about how to implement the program into your classroom, please check out the video of the zoom with Joshua Borths at the top of the page.
How can Opera Columbus provide better interaction with my classroom?
In order to best interact with your classrooms, we will require you (the educator) to provide Opera Columbus with a link to your virtual classroom and we will attend as special guests. This option can minimize technological issues compared to having 20+ students logging into a new system.
Is there a limit to the number of slots I can reserve?
Yes, there will be a limit of 2 slots per teacher/educator. At this time we would like to accommodate the most students and schools that we can. If you would like additional slots, please let us know to add you the wait list.
What if I have hybrid A and B groups of students?
As the limit per teacher/educator is 2, the hybrid model should be accommodated accordingly.
Can I choose a different program for each of the two slots?
Yes. You may choose to use any option A, B or C per slot. You will be asked to specify once you solidify a reservation.
When will we find out when we will get additional slots?
These will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Education Scheduler will be reaching out to you if you want additional slots and we have open slots after the deadline.
Is there a deadline to reserve a slot?
Due to the current events, we have extended the deadline for reservations until Friday, February 12, 2020.