Butler Arts Center
Since 1991, the Butler Arts Center has presented curriculum-based, culturally diverse, fully accessible, and age appropriate performances and programs to all-aged audiences. Live performances and programs enrich audiences with a variety of learning styles and approaches, exposing and introducing
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Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare
The show must go on! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There, the daring sibling duo meets William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time – and explores his amazing world of literature. Based on the critically acclaimed Magic Tree House book series and the book Stage Fright on a Summer... View more
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Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Registered School Groups: Adult $15, Student $8
General Public: All Ages $15
RF.2 – Print Concepts: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print, including that printed materials provide information and tell stories.
RF.3 – Phonological Awareness: Demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of spoken words, syllables, and sounds
RF.4 – Phonics: Decode and read words by applying phonics and word analysis skills
RV.3 – Vocabulary in Literature and NF Texts: Build appreciation and understanding of literature and nonfiction texts by determining or clarifying the meanings of words and their uses
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatrical work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatrical work.
Anchor Standard 10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art: Theatre artists allow awareness of interrelationships between self and others to influence and inform their work.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
“Thank you very much for offering this educational experience! He kept the attention of the audience with the costume, acting and visuals while still able to teach some very important concepts (STEM).”
“Excellent show! I felt like we were watching a Broadway performance for kids. Very talented cast!”
“All trips to Clowes have been successful. Well organized getting buses in and out and the shows have been great.”
“A beloved series came to life right before our eyes!”
“I think the staff at Butler do a fantastic job! It is always very organized”
“It was the first time most of our students had been to Clowes and many the first time at a live theater production. They really enjoyed seeing the book come to life! We had also really enjoyed the Eric Carle show when it was based on his higher-leveled books.”
“My students learned how to attend a live show.”
“My students were so engaged. Laughing and loving it. Especially the dragon! It made for a class discussion about times we have been scared.”
“I am trying to develop a love of books with my students, so seeing the play definitely helped with this. For “Read-in Day” I asked the students to bring in their favorite book to share and one of my students brought in the Stinky Cheese Man. He asked his mom to buy it for him.”
“Wonderful seats! The kids were able to interact with the characters!”
“Very organized field trip experience and the programs are always top notch! Thank you for providing these opportunites for students.”
“This was our first field trip and it was a great success! Thank you for having us!”
“Great customer service, great performance! Very accommodating!”