that Makes a Difference!
encourages children to talk with their parents or guardians
about the experience of seeing a Blue Apple musical with their
school group. Although we have learned that many teachers
and parents attending performances are seeing musical theater
for the first time, thousands of parents are not able to attend
school day performances with their children.
two recent months, we were able to document
2,033 conversations between parents and children about their
Blue Apple experience.
a 56% return rate of questionnaires, we learned that:
of students only attend theater with their schools
parents reported being surprised that their child liked
reported that they would now look for ways to incorporate
theater into their family activities.
of the most poignant comments was from the parent of a first
grader who wrote:
think my child enjoyed the show (JOHNNY APPLESEED) very much
and was very anxious to tell us about it. This show seemed
to make Michael feel better about his Dad’s death.”
in his own writing went on to tell us:
learned not to shoot people with slingshots…..the ocean
and the stars and everything you see is someone you love that
is the power of quality theater that speaks to the emotions
shared by young and old.