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Education and Outreach


In keeping with our mission to entertain, educate, and enlighten, Sheldon programming regularly includes a range of educational opportunities.

School day matinees occur 3 – 4 times each season. See the Family and Youth Series events for information on this year’s offerings.

Artist talks, community workshops, pre- and post-show discussions and other activities are also offered in connection with specific events. 

Click here for an article about the Radiate workshop and community choir. 

Winter/Spring 2017 Community Outreach Events

All events are FREE and open to the public.
Reservations encouraged through Community Education or the Sheldon Theatre to ensure space. Additional workshop information and tickets to associated public performance events available at sheldontheatre.org.

Brothers Hypnotic: A Documentary

For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, “brotherhood” is literal: they’re all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Phil Cohran. Cohran and their mothers raised them together on Chicago’s South Side on a strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness. Family band practice began at 6 AM.
Now grown, as they raise eight brass horns to the sky, they make music that is at once indescribably joyful, unremittingly exciting, and undeniably together. More information, watch the trailer and to get you tickets...
Saturday, February 18, 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Theatre

Youth Hip-Hop Songwriting and Performance Workshop, Ages 9-13
More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Train, Family Kid-Hop star Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is equal partsDr. Seuss and Dr. Dre! Youth, ages 9 – 13, will learn the basics of creating rhymes and lyrics, and how to get started creating their own beats as they craft their very own hip-hop song. Students may choose to perform their finished product with professional Family Hip Hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo on the Sheldon stage at the 7:00 p.m. performance immediately following the workshop.
#5719-17SP1 Thursday, April 13, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Red Wing YMCA, 434 Main Street, Red Wing

The History of Hawaiian Swing
Throughout Hawaii in the 1920s and 1930s, one could find orchestras playing Hawaiian Swing and the house would be jumping. Grammy nominated artists, Kahulanui, borrows from these influences, performing classic Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style that makes Hawaiian Swing vibrant and alive for today. Learn about the history, culture and role of Hawaiian Swing music in island traditions for generations; continue to play the island lifestyle today. All ages welcome.
#5720-17SP1 Friday, April 21, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Village Co-operative, 2533 Eagle Ridge Drive, Red Wing

Ukulele for Everyone – a bit of Hawaii in Red Wing
Here is your chance to rock out on the ultimate people’s instrument, the ukulele. Have fun while learning the basics of one of the most accessible stringed instruments around from professional Hawaiian swing artists, Kahulanui. Ukuleles will be provided by Tree Strings Guitar in Red Wing. No experience necessary, and all ages welcome.
#5721-17SP1 Friday, April 21, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
St. James Hotel Main Lobby, 406 Main Street

Movement Master Class, Ages 15+
A rare opportunity to work with a true movement master and dance innovator, Brian Brooks. Award-winning, critically acclaimed choreographer Brian Brooks, the inaugural Choreographer at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, will guide participants through the basics of his unique movement techniques, share movement vocabulary from his current show Wilderness, while offering insight into what it takes to create new choreography. No formal dance experience necessary.
#5722-17SP1 Thursday, April 27th, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Red Wing YMCA, 434 Main Street, Red Wing

For more information contact Jennifer Staley at 651-388-8713 or staley@sheldontheatre.org
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