Over 800 local third graders from the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD), accompanied by their classroom teachers, instructional aides, and chaperones, recently had the enchanting experience of a field trip to watch the musical production of “Cinderella” at the Harris Center for the Arts


This special event brought together students from Blanche Sprentz, Cordova Gardens, Cordova Meadows, Cordova Villa, Peter J. Shields, Rancho Cordova, Navigator, Theodore Judah, White Rock, and Williamson Elementary schools, according to a news released published by the FCUSD.

“FCUSD’s transportation department & my assistant Lisa Vaca, worked their magic to help make the event possible,” said Mindy Andrus, M.Ed., FCUSD Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator. 


The opportunity for students was part of a joint effort thanks to a cherished partnership with the Harris Center for the Arts and Class Acts! They generously provided free theater access for all students, teachers, and chaperones.

The students entered the venue brimming with excitement, where they received a warm welcome from actors in the lobby. After taking their seats, the Director expressed his enthusiasm for the students’ attendance. The interactive show allowed students to participate by cheering, dancing, and engaging with the actors, creating an atmosphere filled with joy.


 At the conclusion of the performance, the students, guided by Harris Center volunteers and their teachers, left the theater while bidding a fond farewell to the actors. The children’s exuberance was evident as they sang, laughed, and danced their way out.

“I am grateful for the relationship we have with the Harris Center and hope to continue to bring these types of opportunities to our students for many years to come,” said Andrus. 

The partnership between FCUSD, the Harris Center for the Arts, and Class Acts!, actively nurtures creativity and ignites a lasting passion for the performing arts, ensuring that students remain inspired by the magic of theater in the years ahead, according the news release.

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