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School Around Us offers a dynamic and exciting theatre program every Spring!  Children work together with the teachers to develop a full scale production that is open to the public.  This year we are pleased to announce a fantastic comedy production called The Ugly Duckling Princess with performances at The Brick Store Museum Program Center (Dane Street) in Kennebunk on April 18th @ 7PM and April 19th @ 2PM.

Children learn much more than their lines through the theatre unit at School Around Us.  Our annual tradition of producing a play is something the students look forward to with excitement each year and we find that this excitement feeds their desire to learn. Students are immersed for 6 weeks in the theatre arts and through this exploration they actively gain skills in literacy, team building, self-confidence, performance arts, motivation, and commitment.

Our plays are a community effort!  The students choose the play they want to produce through the process of Consensus.  After this, the teachers hold auditions, cast the play and then hit the ground running!  From directing, to set, costume, and sound design, our plays could not be produced without all the members of our school.  Parents support the play by making costumes, finding or creating props, building set pieces and teaching choreography. This year, two young children from Germany have also joined the cast!  Maithe and Lilith, on exchange here from Germany for six weeks, have taken parts in the play.  Though they don’t speak English and School Around Us children don’t speak German, they have found creative ways to communicate and are becoming great friends.

The Brick Store Museum has offered their generous support to our program for the past two years and we are very grateful for this partnership.  The Program Center is perfect for our theatre unit.  The children thrive in the space and have the beautiful courtyard to run around in and play during breaks from their work packets and rehearsal schedule.  We look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come!

Please join us for “The Ugly Duckling Princess-A Comedy” at The Brick Store Museum Program Center on Friday, April 18th and on Saturday, April 19th.  The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.  All proceeds go directly to support our curriculum.  FMI call 967-3143 or visit  You can also visit us on Facebook or Twitter (SAUHolisticEd)

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Plant Sale

Vegetable, flower and herb seedlings organically grown at the school’s greenhouse. Perennials and shrubs also available! UNDER THE BIG TOP: SKILL SHARE WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND INFORMATION: Composting Build a Mulch Garden bed Worm Bin Construction Farm Animals

Theatre Performance

Join us for this hysterical play being performed by all the students of School Around Us. The Brick Store Museum Program Center Friday, April 18 at 2:00 pm and Saturday, April 19th at 2:00 pm Adults $8 Children $6

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