Online at O-pa
While we can't physically meet, we're still here to connect you to artists, inspire you to be creative, engage you in learning, and help you enjoy the best the arts have to offer. We have a multitude of learning opportunities and engagement activities available at your fingertips! Sit back, relax and dive right in from the comfort of your home! The curtains are still open, this is only the interlude to enjoy until we are back together at the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Orpheum Theater.
As our important work continues behind the scenes and online, we invite you to consider a donation. Your donation to O-pa is a testament to your love of the arts and supports the incredible performances and education activities that reflect who we are, touch us emotionally, and unite all of us. Learn how you can help.
Theater Essentials Online is an integrated classroom tool for grades 7-12 consisting of structured 15-minute pre-recorded lessons led by local theater professionals. Designed to be completely flexible for in-person, hybrid or fully remote models of learning, each video lesson connects with state standards and includes study guides, student worksheets and other resources. Using our easy pay-what-you-can structure, teachers can purchase and distribute videos in voice, acting, design and more to students wherever and whenever they are learning.
AT THIS STAGE is a series of theater themed digital workshops designed for middle and high school students that feature “subject area experts” from Broadway and beyond. Each AT THIS STAGE digital workshop includes everything a teacher needs to register for and present a fully contained 40-minute class including pre-event lesson plan and student worksheets. Registration is free to students, teachers and homeschool families.
Check out past digital workshops:
Free Digital Jazz Lessons with Jazz Academy Teaching Artist, Shawn Bell. These short lessons will help students of all ages learn about the different concepts behind jazz improvisation. Feel free to share the lesson with other students and families as well!
Miss the first few lessons? We've got you covered - just click on any of the links below to view:
Our live concert series was streamed to Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 12:00 PM and Saturday at 6:00 PM this summer to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Concert's are 45 to 60 minutes long and can still be viewing by clicking below.
Free Wednesday Warmups with Disney Musicals In Schools Teaching Artist and Community Engagement Specialist, Aaron Derell. These 10-minute virtual warmups will offer the opportunity for you to get up and move your bodies in a fun and educational way.
Join WeBop teacher Ms. Kim as she teaches modified versions of our favorite classes from the ABCs of Jazz andMeet the Jazz Band. These band weeks go over the concepts and music with a full rhythm section to help and are open to both families who have experienced WeBop before or families who want check it out for the first time. It's a great activity to help get the family up and moving together. They are geared for kids ages 2-5.
We really miss our performing arts community, and since we can't be together right now, we've created some Spotify playlists to get you through! Whether you're a Broadway super fan, jazz enthusiast, or simply enjoy today's latest hits - we've got a playlist for you. Every Friday we'll add a new one to work into your mix.