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Each year,  Key Arts Productions presents innovative multimedia performance theater in venues as varied as school auditoriums, college and university theaters, to regional fine arts centers. The Philadelphia-based company offers widely acclaimed presentations, using its signature blend of captivating video images, thoughtful live commentary, and rousing live musical performance, providing the perfect balance of dynamic entertainment and education significance.

Since the debut of the first educational program in 1997, Key Arts Productions has become a leader in diversity programming in the arts.

Our dynamic, inventive programs have successfully served thousands of youngsters and people of all ages, nationwide and internationally in venues in Europe, South America, and Japan. Key Arts’ presentations have received praise from students, teachers, administrators, parents and education professionals alike.

 

Joseph Patterson

President and Artistic Director

keyartsproductions@yahoo.com

 

 

Three Soulful Tenors Show is a Big Hit @ Penn State, Temple U, Arcadia University!
keyartsproductions : November 11, 2015 6:27 am

Exhibiting both a terrific polish and astonishing range, these multi-talented tenors can do it all!   During this year’s tour, the Three Soulful Tenors group wowed audiences by singing everything from soul to R&B to jazz to gospel, moving spirituals, Motown, New School, Broadway, and the blues.  “The gentlemen sounded so good! The historical perspective was great and the kids were really into it,” remarked Heather Austin, Principal Mount Pleasant High School in Delaware.  The production featured images, video projection, and archival film footage of music legends including Louis Armstrong, Paul Robeson,  and contemporary crooners Boyz II Men and John Legend.

 

Three Soulful Tenors with Principal Heather Austin @ Mt. Pleasant H.S.
Three Soulful Tenors with students and Principal Heather Austin @ Mt. Pleasant H.S.

“We enjoyed the Three Soulful Tenors, the program was very educational and entertaining…the audience loved it,” commented Dr. Wanda Campbell-Lewis, Assistant Dean for Student Life at Temple University – Ambler Campus.

Dr. Wanda Campbell-Lewis, Asst. Dean of Students @ Temple University – Ambler Campus with Three Soulful Tenors
Dr. Wanda Campbell-Lewis, Asst. Dean of Student Life @ Temple University – Ambler Campus with Three Soulful Tenors

Judy Dalton, Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity at Arcadia University recalls, “People were clapping, singing, and having a great time!”

Penn State Lehigh Valley Diversity Coordinator, Hiba Moussa says, “We were delighted to have the group on our campus.”

The ensemble exhibited an adoration for singing that is simply infectious.   We’re looking forward to a new year of performances, guaranteed to be fun and entertaining,  showcasing the extraordinary versatility of African-American tenors. We can’t wait to see you all soon.  Contact us to book a show for this year’s tour season.

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Judy Dalton, Associate Dean of Students at Arcadia University with Three Soulful Tenors member Nathan Harmon and Joe Patterson

Three Soulful Tenors with students @ Brandywine HS

Three Soulful Tenors @ Brandywine HS
Three Soulful Tenors @ Brandywine HS

 

 

 

Three Soulful Tenors @ Penn State Lehigh Valley with Diversity Coordinator, Hiba Moussa
Three Soulful Tenors @ Penn State Lehigh Valley with Diversity Coordinator, Hiba Moussa

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“Getting Along” Program Teaches Teens the Importance of Respect/Conflict Resolution @ Area Schools
keyartsproductions : November 6, 2015 5:23 pm

Teens were recently treated to an engaging live multimedia assembly program that challenged them to make responsible decisions by choosing peaceful tactics to settle their differences. Students at Ann Mullen Middle School in Sicklerville, NJ learned to explore new options by breaking away from negative peer pressure and the overwhelming need to fit in.

Getting Along taught kids about the causes of conflict, and how to apply conflict solvers like identifying issues, compromise, negotiation strategies, and communication skills.

The much needed respect component taught kids the importance of respect for self, respect for others; and respect for our environment.

Cast of Getting Along with Ann Mullen Middle School Assistant Principal, Marshall Ceaser.
Cast of Getting Along with Ann Mullen Middle School Assistant Principal, Marshall Ceaser.

Key Arts cast members sang songs and explained how to identify what cause of bullying, how to stop it, and how to help others who are being bullied.

Students of Lenape High School in Medford, NJ invited Key Arts for a return visit to present Getting Along,  during their annual  March for Martin Luther King this past January. Community members and students joined together to celebrate Dr. King’s message of peace, unity and respect. “The message, songs, and film footage was an awesome way to remind our kids about MLK’s dream of peace and unity,” remarks teacher and African American Club advisor, Saida Hart. Students listened to candid comments by other teens who offered solutions to everyday challenges facing today’s youths during the Getting Along program.

 

Cast of Getting Along with Ann Mullen Middle School students
Cast of Getting Along with Ann Mullen Middle School students

Lenape High School students with cast.
Lenape High School students
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Getting Along cast with Lenape High School African American Club advisor Saidah Hart during their MLK Day celebration.

 

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