GRAND RAPIDS BALLET'S POPULAR SPRING BREAK EVENT RETURNS!
APRIL 8-10, 2014 at the PETER MARTIN WEGE THEATRE
Based on the popular School Zone book "A Different Tune," this ballet teaches kids that being different is just another way of being special. Featuring music composed by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe, kids will enjoy seeing the story come to life before their eyes. Activities in the lobby begin at 11am with a performance to follow at 11:30am, or activities at 1pm with a performance at 1:30pm. Tickets are $5 per person.
SPRING BREAK FOR KIDS! features:
A Different Tune - a fun 30-minute ballet for kids presented by Grand Rapids Ballet.
Pre-show activities - try on costumes, purchase SchoolZone books and merchandise, temporary tattoos, Gymco activities, and an opportunity to take a free trial ballet class!
Chance to win great prizes from local arts organizations including Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, and more!
Tickets only $5 per person, reserved seating. Shows sell out quickly - Order early!
Tickets available at the Ballet Box Office 341 Ellsworth SW 616) 454-4771 or Ticketmaster.com.
Brian Vander Ark
Brian Vander Ark is an American singer-songwriter best known as lead singer for the band The Verve Pipe. Born in Holland, Michigan, Vander Ark began playing guitar at age 8. After high School, Brian joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. After release from the army, he joined the band His Boy Elroy as a guitarist. He eventually quit and started the band Johnny with an Eye. In 1992, he disbanded Johnny with an Eye to form The Verve Pipe with drummer Donny Brown and his brother, bassist Brad Vander Ark, and guitarist Brian Stout. The band recorded two independent albums "I've Suffered A Head Injury" and "Pop Smear". The Verve Pipe's major label debut, Villains, featured the Vander Ark-penned single "The Freshmen", one of the most successful multi-format tracks of 1997. "Never Let You Down," the lead single from the band's 2001 album, Underneath, was one of the Top 50 Most Played songs for Adult Top 40 and Modern A/C radio in 2001. Brian Vander Ark released his first solo album, Resurrection, in May 2003. He toured extensively in support of the album, including a double-bill acoustic tour with Butch Walker. Vander Ark's second solo release, Angel, Put Your Face On, was released in May 2006, followed by a self-titled third record in January 2008. In late 2008, Vander Ark signed a deal with Second Motion Records which re-released his first two albums "Resurrection" and "Angel, Put Your Face On" as well as releasing his new album "Brian Vander Ark".
School Zone Publishing
School Zone Publishing publishes at-home learning materials to help parents support and supplement their children’s classroom instruction. They are the market leader in workbooks and flash cards for preschoolers through sixth graders. Software and downloads, workbooks and flash cards--all are crafted through a child’s eyes, while integrating parent/teacher standards of precision and accountability. In every detail, innovation meets imagination and timeless tradition. School Zone remains family-owned, focused on excellence, responsive to customers, alert to emerging technology, and committed to community.