Too Hot to Handel Engagement Opportunities

With the Auditorium Theatre’s Too Hot Engagement opportunities, students explore the music of Too Hot to Handel, Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of “beloved community” and the importance of contributing their voice and talent to building community. All of our Too Hot to Handel residencies connect to our one-hour student matinee.

Teacher applications for the 2020 Too Hot engagement opportunities coming shortly.


Too Hot to Handel Poetry Contest | FREE!

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 3–12
The Auditorium Theatre’s annual Too Hot Poetry Contest is back! Winners’ poems will be published in the Too Hot to Handel performance programs, with each winner receiving 4 tickets to a performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah and the chance to perform their poetry from our historic landmark stage.

Click here to read our 2019 Too Hot Poetry Contest winners’ poems!

Information regarding the 2020 Too Hot Poetry Contest coming shortly.


Too Hot to Handel Five-Class Music Residency

FREE to CPS schools while space is available!
For non-CPS schools (or once slots are filled): $900/Classroom + Student Matinee Tickets ($10/ticket)

Explore the music of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah and its connection to Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of “beloved community.” By working as a classroom community to create a unique music composition, students are challenged to make active choices as an ensemble and as individuals that change the “sounds” of their own communities.


Too Hot to Handel Five-Class Poetry Residency

FREE to CPS schools while space is available!
For non-CPS schools (or once slots are filled): $800/Classroom + Student Matinee Tickets ($10/ticket)

Explore the ways that Dr. Martin Luther King and the text of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah use words to create an emotional impact. Students discover how their individual language choices can be used to create “sounds of non-violence” and affect positive change. Over the course of five, one-hour residency classes students work to create and then perform poems based on their knowledge of Dr. King, Too Hot to Handel, and their experience within their own communities. Residencies end in a spoken word performance of all students’ poems.

 


Thank you to our Too Hot Educational Outreach Sponsor: