Community Programs


Open Arts Alliance has designed educational programs that serve all demographics of society, resulting in increased levels of empathy and creativity in participants.

Our Community Programs travel to schools, health care facilities, and community centers across Connecticut bringing arts education to those who otherwise may not have access. expert teaching artists lead participants in Teamwork, empowerment, and creative problem-solving.


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Broadway by the Year

Broadway by the Year is a participatory seminar series covering some of the biggest titles in musical theatre from the 1920s to today. This program includes an introduction to basic theatre warm-ups, sing-alongs with classic musical theatre hits, and short film clips documenting these shows. Broadway by the Year students will gain a heightened understanding of theatre history, as well as a deepened appreciation for the uniquely-American art form of the Broadway musical. Appropriate for all ages. 

 

Availability

Spring 2019


Location

River House Adult Day Care
125 River Rd Ext
Cos Cob, CT 06807



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"Yes, and..." Improv

“Yes, And…” Improv is a fully-interactive course covering the basics of improvisation. The art of creating without prior preparation, improvisation instills spontaneous thinking and creativity. Students of all capacities have the ability to partake in this program, proven to sharpen one’s mind and wit by the session’s end. Improvisation innately encourages confidence, increases public speaking abilities, and promotes team collaboration. “Yes, and…” Improv includes an introduction of basic improvisational games, classic theatre warm-ups, partner and ensemble work, and development of character. Appropriate for all ages.

 

Availability

Fall 2018


Location

River House Adult Day Care
125 River Rd Ext
Cos Cob, CT 06807



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Do you hear that beat? It's the sound of people entering the theater on the most famous street in
the world. It's the sound of dancing feet and orchestras tuning up. It's the sound dreams are made
of. It's the sound of Broadway! Celebrate musical theatre with hits from Hairspray, The Music Man,
The King and I, Wicked, Rent and Grease, and a medley of favorites from George M. Cohan! This
unique musical features seven arrangements for unison voices, piano accompaniments, and fun facts about Broadway by John Jacobson. It's the beat of Broadway and nobody can stop it!

 

Availability

Registration Full


Location

Greenwich Historical Society
47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807