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Four schools win tickets to Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ and related in-school workshops

Students from Catonsville Education Center, and Milbrook, Timber Grove, and Vincent Farm elementary schools to benefit

TOWSON, MD. – Four Baltimore County Public Schools teachers won a poetry competition sponsored by the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc., that will enable their students in Grades 4 and 5 to see a performance of Disney’s The Lion King at the Hippodrome and to participate in two related in-school workshops.

The winning teachers are Diana Tedesco, Timber Grove Elementary School; Carrie Reahl, Milbrook Elementary School; Heather Hoffman, Vincent Farm Elementary School; and Donna Wasserbach, Catonsville Education Center. Each winner is awarded 40 tickets to the performance. The poetry was judged by Judy Rousuck, former theater critic for The Baltimore Sun.

The Hippodrome Foundation’s program, The Lion King:  Lessons from the Pride Land, includes one character-education session (life lessons learned from The Lion King) to take place at each school before students see the December 8 matinee and a puppetry session at each school to follow the performance.

The schedule for in-school sessions is:

Catonsville Education Center
605 S. Chapelgate Lane, 21229
Life lessons – Wednesday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Puppetry – Tuesday, December 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Milbrook Elementary School
4300 Crest Heights Road, 21215
Life lessons – Wednesday, November 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Puppetry – Monday, December 12 at 2:25 p.m.

Timber Grove Elementary School
701 Academy Avenue, 21117
Life lessons –Tuesday, November 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Puppetry – Tuesday, December 20 at 9:25 a.m. 

Vincent Farm Elementary School
6019 Ebenezer Road, 21162
Life lessons – Monday, November 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Puppetry – Wednesday, December 14 at 2 p.m.

“The Hippodrome Foundation’s mission, in addition to presenting the Broadway Series, is to maximize community access to the Hippodrome Theater and all of its assets,” said Barb Wirsing, the foundation’s education director. “We have worked with many teachers in Baltimore County for years. Through the foundation’s free outreach and education programs, the foundation helps Baltimore County students increase understanding and appreciation of all aspects of theater, and we help teachers maximize learning experiences for their classes.”