Arts in Education

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The Money Tree / Roseneath Theatre Company

October 16

Theatre

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 2 - 6 When Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. As the story progresses, Shasta and Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money. Through a truly magical journey, the two ultimately learn that being a loyal friend is worth more than a big party or having all the latest toys. In the end, our friends, family, and imaginations are truly our greatest assets.
Black Violin – Arts In Education

November 3

Classical Crossover, Youth

This performance is for school groups only. Classically trained musicians play genre-bending music, radically fusing hip-hop and pop with classical to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Their perception-changing, stereotype-shattering mission: to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us.
Guess How Much I Love You
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Guess How Much I Love You

November 9

Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: Pre-K – 2

From the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, the same company that earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a new show, Guess How Much I Love You, an original stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s story originally illustrated by Anita Jeram, alongside the illustrator’s companion celebration of the joy of reading.

Theater Unspeakable – American Revolution

November 15

Youth, Theatre

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 6 – 12
History in 50 minutes — seven actors, two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space to recreate the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. With only the actor’s bodies, voices, and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic period in American history.
Joshua Kane – Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror

December 12

Youth, Theatre

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 8 – 12 Dark tales and passions are illuminated by theatrical fire in Joshua Kane’s compelling, thrilling, and highly interactive performance of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Raven,” and more! Punctuated with lively anecdotes about the author and his swift descent into madness, this performance also encompasses the humor and banter that audiences have always loved in Kane’s performances.
How to Survive Middle School /  Robert Post

January 30, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 5-8

Comedian Robert Post barely survived middle school. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. This brand-new multimedia performance -- presenting real issues affecting students today, including social media, testing, bullying, and peer pressure – uses video testimonials by students and their advocates, along with a generous dose of Post’s signature humor, to engage students and adults alike.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

February 9, 2018

Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1 – 5 In the small town of Stillwater, house painter Mr. Popper is a pleasant, practical, predictable person who periodically pines for polar adventures. But when a peculiar package on the Poppers’ porch produces a penguin, chaos waddles into their lives!  With catchy songs and penguin puppets aplenty, this delightful and action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book will leave you chirping with cheer!
Doktor Kaboom! LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour

March 8, 2018

Youth, Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 4 – 8 Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures with its potential. This unique event, co-commissioned by Doktor Kaboom and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts returns to The Performing Arts Center thanks to popular demand. Hold on to your hats!
Enchantment Theater – My Father’s Dragon

March 13, 2018

Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: K – 4 The beloved Newbery Honor book about a resourceful boy named Elmer comes delightfully to life in this charming tale about compassion, courage, and friendship. Using puppets, masks, magical scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company brings Elmer’s marvelous quest to the stage, with an adventure that reminds us all that we are never too young to make a difference.
David Gonzalez: Pixing
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David Gonzalez: Pixing

March 29, 2018

Theatre, Children

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1 – 5 What if pictures appeared in the air whenever you sang, but you could only sing the truth? What if that magic talent showed kind people kindness and bad people their badness? Would you sing out? Pixing tells the story of Ben, a jester-in-training, as he discovers, shares, and is badly bullied for his special gift of song in a brand-new production by gifted storyteller David Gonzalez.
Manx Mouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear

April 26, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: 1-5

Adapted from the cherished children's novel by Paul Gallico, Manxmouse is a wonderfully imaginative story told in the most imaginative way possible by renowned Dutch children’s company, Theatergroep Kwatta. Instead of gray fur, his is bright blue. Instead of tiny mouse ears, his are large and rabbit-like. Some may say he’s the strangest mouse they’ve ever seen, but Manxmouse doesn’t mind being different.

The Gruffalo / Tall Stories Theatre Company

May 17, 2018

This performance is for school groups only. Recommended for Grades: Pre-K - 2 Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Showcasing Tall Stories’ distinctive physical, visual performance style, The Gruffalo is full of songs, laughs, and slightly scary fun for students and their teachers, in the much-loved show that has toured Britain and the world!