Wendy Bennett  Wendy Bennett
Contact:

 

 

Phone: (770) 641-1260 x223

Email: bookings@get.org

Website: http://get.org/get-arts-education/

   
 
Art Disciplines:

Music, Theatre/Drama, Storytelling

   
Core Content Curriculum Areas:

Music, English/Language Arts, Theatre/Drama

   
Grade Levels:  

Pre-K, K-2, 3-4

 

 

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia
 

 

Program Fees:

For most shows: $280 for one show, $385 for two shows (back-to-back), or $490 for three shows (back-to-back)

For Literature Sings: $395 for one show, $520 for two shows (back-to-back), and $645 for three shows (back-to-back)

   
Artistic Profile:

 

Wendy Bennett has directed children’s choirs, drama troops, and preschool children, and she now delivers highly interactive, curriculum-based musical theatre programs to schools. Wendy earned her BFA in Music Education from Miami University and is a graduate of the Alliance Theater Acting Intern Program. She sang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for its Symphony Street children’s cocnerts and various other family for 14 years from 2000 through 2014. Wendy uses her lovely voice, puppets, color props, and guitar to bring memorable programs designed to enhance curriculum and make learning fun. Wendy has also worked in theatre at the Art Station in Stone Mountain, The Alliance Theatre, The Horizon Theatre, and Canton Theatre.

   
   
Teaching Experience: Wendy Bennett has her Bachelors of Music Education from Miami University in Ohio. She has also been a teacher at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta as the director of preschool children’s choir, the first and second grade choir, and drama group. She has also been the choreographer and drama coach for the high school choir for 9 years. She has been a drama teacher for youth at the Alliance Theatre, the Aurora Theatre, and Art Station. Her programs focus on music, storytelling, language arts, and personal growth, and are applicable for students from pre-K through 4th grade. She has also been an Artist with Young Audiences at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta for 25 years, from 1990-2015.
   
   
Sample Programs: Alphabet Soup
Theme: Music, Language Arts, Storytelling
Grade Levels: Pre-K- K
Number of Students: 200 student maximum
Program Length: 35 min
Description: Stir up some fun and hook pre-readers with this delectable program starring the entire alphabet, with special appearances by letters Y, W, A, P, J, and F! Young children learn their ABCs by singing them. With Wendy, they learn not just the names of the letters, but the sounds they make. Students yodel, crow, sing, and wiggle to snappy tunes like “Family Under One Sky,” “The Yodel Song,” “Wishy Washy Washer Woman,” and “A Alligators All Around.” Dig into this jam-packed, literacy-building songfest, and you’re sure to reach for the letters W-O-W.
Facility and Technical Requirements: Table, 2 chairs, and an outlet
Fee Structure: $280 for one performance, $385 for two performances in a row, and $490 for three performances in a row.

Once Upon A Tune
Theme: Music, Theatre, Storytelling
Grade Levels: Pre-K- 3rd
Number of Students: 200 student maximum
Program Length: 35 min.
Description: Mix a little Dr. Seuss with some Brothers Grimm and a dollop of Maurice Sendak and what do you get? A delicious musical treat to whet the appetites of young readers. Drawing from such classics as Green Eggs and Ham, Little Red Riding Hood, and Oh, the Thinks You Can Think, Wendy creates delightful vocal vignettes with style. She shows students how to use the tools of the actor’s trade—voice, gestures, and facial expressions—to “sell” a song and get students to help create a rainstorm, show puppet pal Johnny how to sing his one note, and sing a book together.
Facility and Technical Requirements: Table, 3 chairs, and an outlet
Fee Structure: $280 for one performance, $385 for two performances in a row, and $490 for three performances in a row.

Literature Sings
Theme: Music, Theatre, Storytelling, Language Arts
Grade Levels: K- 4th
Number of Students: 200 student maximum
Program Length: 40 min.
Description: In this delightful program, Wendy and Ritchie show what every writer should know about the essential elements of a good story – setting, character, and conflict. With help from the audience, they present scenes from treasured stories adapted for musical theatre including Frog and Toad, The Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Secret Garden.
Facility and Technical Requirements: Table, 3 chairs, and an outlet
Fee Structure: $395 for one performance, $520 for two performances in a row, and $645 for three performances in a row.

   
Sample Lesson Plans/Study Guides:

Alphabet Soup
Literature Sings
Once Upon a Tune

   
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