Sticks & Stones
October 1, 2014
10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Grades 2-8
70 minutes

With her one-woman musical, Lyle Cogen uses theatre as a lens to explore the social issue of bullying. Funded by the US Department of Justice, Sticks & Stones has toured nationally to theatres, schools and anti-bullying conferences, and has received praise as a vehicle for positive social change.

›› Social Justice, Health & Wellness, Music, Language Arts, Community Values

Common Core:  RL.5.2; RL.2-4.3; RL.3-6.5; RL.3-5.6; RL.8.6; RL.6-7.7; SL.3.3; SL.7-8.3; SL.6.2; SL.4-8.1; L.3-8.3

Produced by: Picadilly Arts

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Goldie B. Locks & the Three Singing Bears
January 20 - 22, 2015
10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Pre-K - 3
50 minutes

This operatic version of the story of Goldilocks & the Three Bears is based on the music of J. Offenbach and W.A. Mozart. With words and story adaptation by John Davies, this new production will please those who attend the Florentine’s Beyond the Classroom operas each year, as well as new audience members!

›› Literature, Reading, Music

Common Core: RL.K-2.3; RL.2-3.5; RL.2.9; RL.3.3; RL.3.6

Produced by: Florentine Opera

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
& Other Eric Carle Favorites

January 27 & 28, 2015
10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Pre-K - 2
60 minutes

This triple-bill tells the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature. This acclaimed stage adaptation teaches, enchants, and entertains.

›› Literature, Reading, Visual Art

Common Core: RL.K-1.3; RL.K-2.7; RL.K.6; RL.2.1; RL.2.4; RF.K.2a; W.K.7

Presented by: Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Keigwin + Company
February 20, 2015
11:00 am

Grades K-12
50 minutes

Designed to ignite enthusiasm and interest for dance in students of all ages, KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s performance features Artistic Director Larry Keigwin's brand of exciting and contemporary dance. K+C encourages students to explore and create their own interpretations of what they have seen by encouraging questions and discussions that inspire thoughtful analysis.

›› Dance & Movement, Physical Education, Language Arts

Common Core:  SL.1-3.3; SL.2-12.1; SL.K.6; SL.1.4

Produced by: Rena Shagan Associates

Ivy + Bean, The Musical
March 9, 2015
10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Grades 2-4
60 minutes

When Ivy and Bean become a team, there are lessons to be learned about the challenges and joy of family, friendship, and love. Based on The New York Times best-selling children's book series by author Annie Barrows, Ivy + Bean, The Musical is the story of an unexpected friendship.

›› Language Arts, Musical Theater, Health & Wellness, Cooperation & Teamwork, Self-Expression

Common Core: RL.2-4.3; RL.2-4.5; RL.2-4.7; RL.3-4.6; RL.4.2

Produced by: Brad Simon Organization

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I Have a Dream: The Life & Times
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

March 25, 2015
10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Grades 3-12
60 minutes

Your students will be inspired by this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the Civil Rights movement. Experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle and his dream of “lifting our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”

›› Biography, Language Arts, American History, Multi-Cultural, Public Speaking, Reading, Social Studies

Common Core: RL.3-6.5; RL.9-10.5; RL.3-5.6; RL.8.6; RL.4.3; RL.6-12.3; RL.5.2; RL.6-8.7; RL.11-12.7; RL.7.9; RI.9-10.3; RI.9-10.7; RI.6-7.9; RI.9-10.9; RH.9-12.9; RH.11-12.7; RH.11-12.8; SL.4-12.1; SL.6.1; SL.6.2; SL.7-8.3; L.6-12.3

Produced by: Theatre IV*

*In order to be historically accurate and respectful to the playwright’s words representing the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this play uses language that includes the “n” word. We encourage all adults bringing students to this production to discuss this use of language prior to the performance.

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