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

Teamwork, empowerment of self, and creative problem-solving are the core components of our programing. Children’s Theatre is a priceless means of education that teaches what it means to be human. As humans ourselves, OAA thinks that’s a statement we can all get behind.


Classes

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Storytoddlers

StoryToddlers is not your typical story time. Youngsters experience their favorite stories without sitting still! Get messy, sing loud, dress up and make friends. Each session of StoryToddlers explores a different aspect of theater making and will ignite your young toddlers natural creativity. New tools for the care giver to use in their day to day activities will be offered.

 

Availability

Tuesdays
OGRCC

90 Harding Road, 2nd Floor
Old Greenwich, CT 06870


Thursdays

YMCA
50 East Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830




Touring Programs

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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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Junior Ensemble Tour

The Junior Ensemble Tour is a student-driven musical performance that tours senior centers, assisted living communities, and rehabilitation facilities. The Junior Ensemble Tour is an elite performance group of exemplary merit and skill who strongly believe in giving back to the world through art. This program connects the youngest members of our community with the young-at-heart, and proves that arts education (and overwhelming happiness) truly have no age limit.

 

Availability

Registration Full


Location

Greenwich Historical Society
47 Strickland Rd
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



Professional Touring Production

Professional Touring Production

The Professional Touring Production is a traveling piece of theatre that brings all the benefits of live performance to you! Our current production of Alice in Wonderland features a new script by Dan Cabrera that transforms Lewis Carroll’s classic story into a fresh and exciting performance, targeting themes of anti-bullying, bravery, and independence. Perfect for ages 4-14, Alice in Wonderland is a 45-minute production that is designed to be performed in schools, hospitals, shelters, libraries, and many other locations.

 

Availability

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