NCT is thrilled to welcome school groups to their 2022-23 Mainstage Season! Backstage@NCT is a way for students to connect to professional theatre via pre- and post-show workshops, tech rehearsals, and dress rehearsals.
In a pre-show workshop, NCT’s professional Teaching Artists will prepare students to engage with a production’s themes and messages that are enhanced and displayed through professional lights, sets, costumes, and artists. Students will have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals during a live technical rehearsal and dress rehearsal that may include Q&A sessions and talk-backs. After students see the show, the same Teaching Artist will return to the contextualize the production and amplify reactions and responses. Emphasis is placed on relevant cultural and social-emotional connections between live theatre and students’ everyday life.
2022-23 NCT Mainstage Season includes:
Steel Magnolias (Nov 4-13)
Dreamgirls (Feb 7-12)
The Color Purple (April 25 – May 7)
Student groups must provide their own transportation at this time. Whenever possible, virtual and streaming options will be made available for students and schools to view productions.
Curriculum connections vary depending on the NCT shows each season but full study guides accompany all NCT shows with further activities and detailed state standards highlighted per each activity.
North Carolina Theatre serves as Raleigh’s only fully professional Equity theatre, producing and uplifting the unique American art-form of musical theatre through professional mainstage productions, theatre training for youth, broad community access to the arts, and arts-in-education programs in schools and community partners across the region. NCT champions the artistic growth and engagement of the community through its Conservatory department. Young people and community members can engage with NCT Conservatory through Artistic Training, Summer Programming, and Community Engagement projects. NCT is dedicated to removing barriers and bringing theatre directly to schools.