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. 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.
- Date: 02/14/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Location: Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 10 AM
Musical for grades 3 – 6
**(The noon performance of Freedom Bound on 2/14/19 has been cancelled)**
There is a story connected with the Underground Railroad in countless communities throughout the north. Old houses have secret tunnels leading into the woods, attics with hidden stairways. The “Railroad” was a network of friends who helped slaves escape to freedom in the north and on to Canada before the Civil War. This turbulent period of history is the subject of Freedom Bound, a one-act play with music by Mad River Theater Works. Freedom Bound revolves around the most famous incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio: the story of Addison White, an escaped slave, and his rescue by the citizens of the town of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Freedom Bound brings history to life through original songs and an array of characters that pop right out of the past to relive the turbulence and hop of the Underground Railroad right before your eyes.
Curriculum connections: History, Music & Dance, Literature-Based, Values-Based
Place your request to reserve seats online or call Pam in the BCPA Ticket Office at (309) 434-2769 or
toll free at (866) 686-9541 to reserve your seats.