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2018-2019 Arts-In-Education Season

Here’s a special glimpse of next year’s Arts-In-Education schooltime performances program. For more information, call the AIE office on 914-251-6232. Book now and avoid disappointment in the fall!

SCENES FROM METAMORPHOSES
Adapted by Mary Zimmerman from the Myths of Ovid
Purchase Repertory Theatre

Monday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Grades 9 – 12
An exhilarating production of Mary Zimmerman’s award-winning adaptation of Ovid’s classic poem, “Metamorphoses” is a spectacular way to introduce high school audiences to Greek mythology and classical literature. Don’t miss these two performances by Purchase College’s “Broadway-bound” student company.

BLACK VIOLIN
Friday, October 26, 2018
Grades 5 – 12
Back by popular demand! These ridiculously talented musical innovators are dedicated to inspiring musicians of all ages to investigate the world of classical music, as well as the nearly forty years of hip-hop history.

SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure
Rhythm of the Arts

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Grades: 3 – 8
Perfect for Halloween! Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this vibrant production is the perfect way to introduce students to the Latino cultural heritage.

THE RAINBOW FISH
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Monday, December 3, 2018
Grades: Pre-K-2
From the same company that earned international acclaim for its interpretation of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a new show, The Rainbow Fish, that includes an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story as well two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.

PAWS: Performing Arts Workshops for Secondary Students
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Grades: 9 – 12
The creative energy of PAWS continues! Your students will again have a remarkable opportunity to experience a variety of performing arts workshops in one exhilarating day.

DOKTOR KABOOM! The Electricity Tour
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Grades: 3 – 8
Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of our adventures with its potential.

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Friday, January 18, 2019
Grades: 2 – 5
In Enchantment Theatre Company’s delightful adaptation of the beloved classic by Norton Juster, Milo and his companions persevere to bring Rhyme and Reason home. Along the way, he discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity, and knowledge.

OUTSIDE
Roseneath Theatre Company
Friday, February 1, 2019
Grades: 7 – 12
Three friends. Two high schools. One lunch hour. Roseneath Theatre’s award-winning play tells the story of Daniel, a teen who triumphs over homophobic bullying and depression. During a meeting of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at his new school, Daniel shares his story, and a community comes together in a powerful moment of solidarity.

DANNY CARMO’S MATH MYSTERIES
Chahoots NI

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Grades: 2 – 5
Prepare to be amazed, dazzled, and bewildered by Cahoot’s NI mind-blowing spectacular in which math, magic, theater, and digital technology collide in an interactive performance that proves that understanding math can be fun.

FREEDOM BOUND
Mad River Theatre Works
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Grades: 4 – 7
From Mad River Theater Works comes Freedom Bound, an original play that uses drama and music to create characters that emerge from the past to bring one of the most famous stories of the Underground Railroad to life.

SHADOW PLAY
Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
Monday, March 11, 2019
Grade: Pre-K – 2
This playful production utilizes stunning animation, video production, and an original score to create a highly sensory, multi-media experience that asks the question, “What happens to your shadow when you’re asleep?” Created specifically by Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company for the developmental stages of the Pre-K – 2 audience.

TIEMPO LIBRE
Monday, April 8, 2019
Grade: 5 – 12
Originally from Havana, Tiempo Libre’s seven classically trained Afro-Cuban musicians have made it their mission to share their homeland’s rich musical tradition with school audiences of all ages, using beats that will make you want to get up and dance!

BODYTRAFFIC
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Grade: 5 – 12
The internationally recognized dance company BODYTRAFFIC is committed to building bridges with K-12 student audiences through innovative programs that present exciting new ways to engage with today’s most distinctive choreographic voices.

DANIEL KELLY: RAKONTO
Monday, May 6, 2019
Grades: 6 – 12
An innovative combination of journalism and music brings the stories of our middle and high school students into the Concert Hall. In a specially created event, renowned pianist Daniel Kelly will weave the stories of local students – based on interviews about their lives during the school day – into a one-of-a-kind concert, accompanied by his ensemble of NYC’s finest jazz musicians.

DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Grade: Pre-k – 2
Based on the delightful children’s books by Doreen Cronin, this production is a rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world, promoting eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. Your students may find that a bug’s life is not all that different from their own!

MAGIC TREEHOUSE: SHOWTIME WITH SHAKESPEARE
Monday, May 20, 2019
Grade: 3 – 6
A new theatrical production based on the “Magic Tree House” adventure, Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne. The show must go on! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. This tuneful tale is a hip-hop hit with kids and grown-ups alike.

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