Musical for Grades PreK-3
Feb-April 2020

Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard’s chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower’s musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play the bully. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest?

Chicken Dance has been cited with the following honors:

* 2009 National Parenting Publications Gold Award
* 2009 ABC Best Books for Children
* 2009 Book Choice for Oklahoma Celebration of Reading
* 2010 Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award
* 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
* 2010 Book Choice for Read Across Oklahoma
* 2010 Nominee for the Wyoming Library Association Best Book
* 2011 Nominee for the Grand Canyon Reader Award
* 2011 Winner of the Donna Norvell Award

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2019-2020 Season
Type: Musical
Grades: Pre-K - 3
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based
Credit: Based on the book, “Chicken Dance.” Written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Dan Santat. Copyright © 2009. Published by Sterling Publishers, New York and London.

Let me say how pleased my audience and I were with the performance of “CHICKEN DANCE.” The cast was extremely easy to work with and they were great on-stage. A very entertaining and enjoyable show to watch. Thank you!

Bruce C. MacPherson, Managing Director Charles W. Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX

Wow! “CHICKEN DANCE” was a huge hit with our Pre-K thru 2nd graders!  Our teachers reported that it was the best performance ever!  Thank you so very much for bringing the show to us.

Heather Bednarczyk, Kindergarten Teacher, Cougar Elementary School, Manassas Park, VA

I thought the production was wonderful – acting, singing, dancing, props, story – all were woven together to provide a thoroughly charming and entertaining musical for all ages really! I watched the show three times that day and smiled each time.

As always, thoroughly enjoyed the cast of “CHICKEN DANCE;” always very talented and easy to work with!

Charles W. Sabey, Cultural Arts Supervisor, Freedom Hall, Park Forest, IL