Theater ROcKs (Reach Out to Kids) is a program designed to introduce young people to the magic of live Broadway Theater by giving them an opportunity to attend select productions at a special subsidized student discount. The program is unique in that it is supported and wholly funded by the generous donations of Theater League season subscribers and sponsors. By offering discounted tickets, Theater ROcKs is able to give many children and young adults their first opportunity to experience live Broadway musicals and cultivates their appreciation for the arts. In 2013-14 Theater Rocks brought the magic of WAR HORSE to students in Kansas City and Toledo, the classic HELLO DOLLY, starring Sally Struthers to theater students in Santa Barbara, the moving WEST SIDE STORY to Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Phoenix and Casa Pacifica in Thousand Oaks and the Tony Award Winning MEMPHIS to Music Theatre for Young People in Wichita.
Education and Community Programs
More than just offering tickets to a show, through Theater ROcKs, we strive to give students and educators a complete experience with post show talk backs and meet and greet sessions with cast members from the shows we present. We are also able to provide educational materials to enhance the show experience and through the program, can cover all costs associated with in school Masters Classes. In 2013, we began a relationship with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, offering subsidized tickets to matches in Phoenix, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, Wichita and Kansas City.
Many of the children we reach will go on to pursue careers in theater as actors, directors, dancers or producers and even more will continue their love for theater as season members. With Theater ROcKs, we are helping bring a love and a passion for the performing arts to a whole new generation of patrons.