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The arts are a valuable part of the core curriculum yet they've been reduced or eliminated in schools across the country. In addition to satisfying state Board of Education requirements exposing students to Humanities, bringing your learners to curriculum-connected performances at the BCPA offer a multi-disciplinary approach to receiving and retaining information.

Whether it's literature-based studies or lessons in math, technology or history, we all learn differently and many students need to make visual or action connections to text or concepts. With titles ranging from classics like Anne of Green Gables to comedic kitchen science of Doktor KaBOOM!, the BCPA Student Spotlight Series proudly serves over 7,000 pupils a year in an historic world-class facility in the heart of downtown Bloomington.

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Nugget & Fang

  • Date: 02/20/2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
    600 N. East Street
    Bloomington, Illinois 61701
  • Introduction: Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?

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Nugget and Fang (Grades Pre K-3)
Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 at 10 a.m.

This colorful new musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?

Curriculum Connections: Family Relationships, Literature, Values

Call the Ticket Office at (309) 434-2777 to reserve your seats!


Field Trip Package Offer
Enjoy a day filled with a show at the BCPA and a trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum (CDM) in our field trip package offer. A great offer when you’re limited on trips!

Do you love stories? Enjoy the Nugget & Fang show at the BCPA and a special program at the CDM. Explore storytelling through art and make your own narrative in the Art Studio on the Third Floor of the museum.

You may select Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 for your group. Cost is $12 per person for a full day. Enrollment is limited and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a plan call the BCPA Ticket Office: (309) 434-2777

Schedule 1
9:30-9:45am Drop off at BCPA/doors open
10:00-11:00am BCPA show
11:00-11:30am Lunch at BCPA (Bring your own lunch)
11:30-11:45am Travel to CDM
11:45-1:30pm CDM field trip w/free activities
1:30pm Depart CDM

Schedule 2
9:30-11:15am CDM field trip w/free activities
11:15-11:30am Travel to BCPA
11:30-12:00pm Lunch at BCPA (Bring your own lunch)
12:00-12:15pm Doors open
12:30-1:30pm BCPA show
1:30pm Depart BCPA

Thank you to the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation - Laura Sullivan and Culture Endowment Fund.

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