Disney Musicals in Schools

Disney Musicals in Schools builds sustainable musical theater programs in public elementary schools throughout Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln and surrounding communities.

Each year, a select group of new schools are provided free performance materials and in-school support from a team of teaching artists to produce a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at their school. Over 17 weeks, teachers learn how to produce, direct, choreograph and music direct their first school show.

The program builds up to a Student Share Celebration at the Holland Center in which each school performs one number from their musical for an audience of students, teachers, family and community members. Disney Musicals in Schools has helped schools across the country launch new theater programs. The program is developed in partnership with The Walt Disney Company.

Questions? Contact DMIS@omahaperformingarts.org



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“The life skills being passed on to our Disney performers are invaluable. An increase in student confidence and self-discipline is evident in the students who are taking part in this unique experience.” 
-  Sally Dunn, Disney Musicals in Schools teacher at Kennedy Elementary

2019/2020 Participating Schools & Districts

  • Central Elementary School – Bellevue Public Schools
  • Crestridge Magnet School – Omaha Public Schools
  • DC West Elementary School – Douglas County West Public Schools
  • Edison Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Everett Elementary School – Lincoln Public Schools
  • Florence Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Harrison Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Kennedy Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Liberty Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Longfellow Elementary School – Council Bluffs
  • Loveland Elementary School – Westside Community Schools
  • Miller Park Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Nelson Mandela Elementary School
  • Plattsmouth Elementary School – Plattsmouth Community Schools
  • Riley Elementary School – Lincoln Public Schools
  • Sherman Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Sunny Slope Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Wake Robin Elementary School – Bellevue Public Schools
  • Walt Disney Elementary School – Millard Public Schools
  • Washington Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools
  • Wilson Focus School – Omaha Public Schools

Participating schools are selected through an application process. To request an application for the 2020/2021 school year contact Bill Grennan at bgrennan@omahaperformingarts.org

This program is supported by The Walt Disney Company, Debby Durham Family Foundation, Dixon Family Foundation, Sunny Durham Family Foundation, Hamann Family Fund, Parker Family Foundation, Richard Brooke Foundation, The Rebensdorf Family Foundation, Amy L. Scott Family Foundation, Young Patrons Circle, John A. and Dianne M. Scott Fund, J. William and Ruth Lind Scott Fund, and Lori & David Scott Foundation.