Cultural Passport

Elementary Experiences

Grade 5
Theatre Arts (Musical)

All fifth grade students and teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools will have the opportunity to visit the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to experience a live musical theater performance as part of the Cultural Passport program. The Arsht Center is prepared to accommodate all schools and fifth grade students, so click the Application link on the menu on the right to apply.

Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected musical, Rock Odyssey, and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience.

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For All Grade 5:



Rock Odyssey

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132



About the Performance
Rock Odyssey is a fast and funny rock musical version of Homer's Odyssey for families to enjoy together. Travel from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the darkest Mediterranean caves with all the great characters from the greatest adventure tale of them all—the original rock idol Odysseus, his smart and soulful wife Penelope, his boy-band wannabe son Telemachus, the powerful gods Zeus, Athena and Poseidon, the one-eyed monster Cyclops, and the magical temptress Circe. And hear them like you've never heard them before—crooning love ballads and belting out anthems to a killer rock beat.

About Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 
As the focal point of performing arts activity in South Florida, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County serves as a showcase for the finest in established and developing cultural programs. The Center is the foundation on which resident organizations build their programs and extend their reach. The Arsht Center serves as both a showcase and laboratory, providing first class accessible facilities for smaller, emerging and developing organizations as well as resident companies.


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