Back when I was a kid, we had music, dancing and art classes as part of the curriculum. Over the years as schools have lost funding, they cut those type of classes out of the program. Now kids are not getting that type of education anymore.
Where are they going to get it then? Thanks to Netflix and the Jim Henson Company, Julie Andrews is going to host a show that will educate preschoolers on the Performing Arts.
During the 13 episodes, that will debut early next year, “Ms. Julie and her devoted assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the ‘Greenies.’ The Greenies are a diverse group of kids who are mesmerized by all that the arts and creativity has to offer.”
Ms Andrews will be joined by Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Erwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, and Stomp, and together they will teach the Greenies about things like mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts, voice and so much more.
If anyone can inspire them, it is the woman who played Mary Poppins and Maria. Hopefully this series will motivate kids to learn more than just the 3 Rs and for schools to teach them things besides that. Because there is so much more to life than just reading, writing and arithmetic.
I know that I am beyond grateful that my school was rich in performing arts classes because it made a well rounded person. I feel that kids these days are missing out by having just a basic education. I think this is just what they needed. Let’s hope we get a whole new generation of performers from this because a spoon full of performing arts, helps the boring stuff go down!