Disney Musicals in Schools is a free program offered to a limited number of public elementary schools each year. Through the program schools receive free performance rights and ShowKit materials to a Disney musical written for elementary school performers.
Musical theatre combines various performing arts and provides an engaging opportunity for young people to work onstage or behind the scenes. Our Solar Prep Girls and Disney Musicals in Schools partnership is essential because it helps build a sustainable musical theatre program that allows our scholars to go beyond the joys of storytelling onstage but also fosters creativity, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, empathy and builds self-confidence.
In 2018-2019 Solar Prep Girls was selected among many elementary schools in DallasISD to participate in this program to partner and work alongside professional Teaching Artists. During the 17 week period, a team of Solar teachers and staff worked through the process of producing a musical with student performers in grades 3rd through 4th grade. In May of 2019, Solar Prep Girls, 3rd-5th grade, performed Disney’s: The Lion King KIDS and in March of 2020 they performed Disney’s: The Jungle Book KIDS.
Check out a video clip from our most recent production of The Jungle Book in March 2020.