A Class Act

First there was the Mouse, then the Pig. Now here comes the Cat! Based on the lively If You Give A… book series by Laura Numeroff, the highly acclaimed Omaha Theater Company brought the madcap production If You Give A Cat A Cupcake to the stage at the Carson Center last fall as part of its Class Acts programming.

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake was bursting with music and audience participation and kept students engaged AND got them excited about reading.

Paducah Bank was proud to be the sponsor of this high-energy production.

The Carson Center’s Class Acts Series features educational, cultural arts programming specially selected to complement and enrich the classroom experience.¬† More than 150,000 school-age students from the four-state region have been introduced to the performing arts through school-day matinees and arts education experiences.

Both Paducah Bank and the Carson Center believe that education in the arts is a vital and indispensable component of a child’s development. Research shows that integration of the arts within the core subjects and inclusion of the arts in the daily¬†school experience motivates students and positively influences learning. Today’s students must also go beyond core content knowledge and basic skill to be successful. Learning in the 21st century cannot stop with the 3 Rs, but must also include the 4 Cs: creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and collaboration – all skills taught and reinforced by the arts.

For information about the Class Act Series at the Carson Center, contact Mary Katz at 270.443.9932 or mkatz@thecarsoncenter.org.


* Photography by Brad Rankin Studio