My name is Dan Barton, and I am currently the Communications & Education Associate with Early Stages. Last week, I went with Early Stages to see Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. As a musician and a recent transplant to New York, it was the ultimate treat.
This summer, I moved here [...]
Photo credit: Lyssa Nowakowski
This Wednesday, Early Stages students attended a matinee performance of Wicked at the George Gershwin Theater. Some students noted how thrilled they were to see their favorite soundtrack come to life on the stage:
“My mother always plays the Wicked CD, so it felt I’d seen it before . . [...]
Jackie Pine of Early Stages introduces the TRACES cast before Talkback
On Monday, 225 students and 125 Early Stages supporters attended a performance of TRACES to benefit Early Stages.
After the show, everyone was treated to a talkback with the cast lead by Early Stages teaching artist Caron Levis. The cast answered questions about [...]
Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich and Kristin Rose Kelly led a post-performance workshop with Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design students after seeing How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Using theater games, students explored how the play related to them.
One student’s favorite song, “I Believe in You” where Finch pumps [...]
This past Saturday, students from Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts had a fantastic time experiencing classical music as played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Many of the students in attendance aspire to be professional musicians one day, so they loved getting a chance to hear the orchestra interpret classic pieces that they [...]
Early Stages’ Storytellers Julia Morris and Flor Bromley visited PS 377 where they led a bilingual storytelling workshop for parents and pre-K through first grade students. The workshop took place in the evening and all participants came wearing pajamas. It was a great success and lots of fun!
The evening began with warm-up [...]
Early Stages Teaching Artist, Mara McEwin worked with the wonderful students of PS 115. Here is an example of a Why Story by a 2nd grade student:
Illustration by Rosa Lykiardopoulos
Why We Only Have One Nose
A looong time ago, people had two noses. One was evil and one was [...]
Matt Cavenaugh, an Early Stages Advisory Board member and Broadway actor, led a post-performance workshop on Wicked with University Heights High School students.
Here’s what the students had to say:
“Today’s workshop was amazing. I really enjoyed it. I learned how to listen better, have better body language, and how to project [...]
Teaching Artist, Julia M. Morris set the stage for her 3rd grade Special Education students with telling the Japanese fairytale, “Urashima Taro,” – a story which travels magically from land to below the sea. The students developed their own “setting portraits” of where the main character, Taro, journeys. In the process, Taro (and the students [...]