Programs for Schools

Behind the Scenes: Broadway & More!

Learn first-hand how world-class artists make it to the top, what life is like on the road or how to create “magic” on the stage. Provided in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson and UApresents.

This day-long package includes:

• A Behind the Scenes Look at the Production    • Workshop    • Lunch    • Admission to the Show

The Little MermaidCinderellaMummenschanzYamatoThe King and IFinding Neverland

Behind the Scenes: Teacher Edition

Saturday, September 16th:  Little Mermaid

Learn how to direct a show at your school from page to stage – taught by local theatre professionals.  Get a behind-the-scenes view of a Broadway production. Then, enjoy the show with your colleagues!

Ben Vereen Awards – High School Information

The National High School Musical Awards is a national celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theatre that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance.  Tucson high schools can compete in this competition by entering the Southern Arizona Ben Vereen Awards.   Organized by Broadway in Tucson and Arts Express, jurors (professional arts educators and theatre artists) will review each participating high school musical.  A selection of finalists will be selected to participate in the regional competition to be held in Tucson in early May (see schedule below).  The winners of the Ben Vereen Awards will go on to compete in New York.  All candidate’s expenses for the local and national competition are paid.


Wellness Through the Arts

A program of the University of Arizona’s College of Fine Arts operated in collaboration with Arts Express and the Southern Arizona Ben Vereen Awards

Wellness Through the Arts (WTA) is a creative expression initiative showcasing the correlation between wellness and the Arts in youth. WTA seeks to encourage students to express how their experience in the arts has helped them overcome a health or well-being challenge, such as Low Self-Esteem, Poor Performance in School, Bullying, Obesity, Diabetes, Substance Abuse, or Stress, Anxiety, or Depression.