Performing Arts

Performing Arts

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4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States

Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is a children’s theater company offering year-round productions of modern and classic plays. The organization also offers classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages. Summer theatre camps give campers the opportunity to take part in a full production of a musical or play.

Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.

‘Rapunzel’ at Imagination Stage

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Field Trips

FieldTrips

Enhance classroom learning with field trips to Imagination Stage. Seeing live theatre encourages students to read, develop critical and creative thinking and be curious about the world around them. Bring your class to a show in our beautiful theatre to enhance and support your curriculum.

Elementary Field Trips

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Lulu and the Brontosaurus Sept. 25–Oct. 27Dates and details  Study Guide  Lyle the Crocodile Nov. 20–Jan. 10Dates and details   Study Guide 
Rumpelstiltskin Feb. 5–March 16
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Cinderella: the Remix April 9–May 25 Dates and details  The BFG June 25–Aug. 10 Dates and details 

Early Childhood Field Trips

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Book Your Group

Choose a show, along with three available dates. Then submit the Online Field Trip Request Form.

Questions: Contact our Field Trip Coordinator | 301-280-1664 | fieldtrips@imaginationstage.org

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499 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

The New American Shakespeare Tavern® is unlike other theaters. It is a place out of time; a place of live music, hand-crafted period costumes, outrageous sword fights with the entire experience centered on the passion and poetry of the spoken word. With an authentic British Pub Menu, the New American Shakespeare Tavern® has an enchanting history and a prime location in downtown Atlanta. We are a professional theatre with food and drinks available before each performance (and don’t forget the apple crisp at intermission!)

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The New American Shakespeare Tavern

School Group Matinees & Programs

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s Education programs provide opportunities for students, educators and parents throughout Georgia and the Southeast to experience the power of Shakespeare’s language and dramatic vision through play, passion, poetry, active participation and performance using dynamic, language-based methods.

We do this through interactive, fast-paced playshops in the classroom; useful, in-depth study guides for all our school programs and performances; in-school and after-school residencies of varying lengths where the full power of Shakespeare in performance can be experienced by your entire school and summer programs that delve deep into the world of Shakespeare performance and study for students and teachers alike.

 

Student Matinees

All weekday matinee shows begin at 10 AM.

Tickets are $14 each, except for our $10 preview matinee performances (listed). Availability is subject to change. Ticket sales are tax exempt if paid by school check or school credit card; otherwise 8% Fulton Co. sales tax will be added

To book group tickets to a weekday matinee, please call The Shakespeare Tavern® Box Office at 404-874-5299 x 0 or email boxoffice@shakespearetavern.com. (Matinee and Group tickets are NOT available for purchase online.)

Book Matinee Tickets Now

If the matinees for the play you would like to see are sold out, please call or email the Box Office to book tickets for an evening show or to have your group added to the matinee waiting list. (Please note: Student groups can be accommodated most easily on Thursday and Sunday nights.)

Ticket availability reflects what has been reserved, but not necessarily what has been purchased so numbers are subject to change (even if it says Sold Out, check back from time to time to see if any tickets come available!)

Please also visit our Student Matinee Etiquette page and our Study Guide page to help your students prepare for their visit to the Tavern. Also read “Off the Page and Onto the Stage: a Student’s Guide to seeing shows at the Tavern.”

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Outreach and Residency Programs

From study guides to interactive in-school workshops, here’s an overview of what we can offer.

Playshops in Performance

Suggested for grades 3-12

We call them ‘Playshops’ because they feel much more like play than work! Students will gain new insights into Shakespeare’s relevance while experiencing the power of his language when they get out of their seats and on their feet, exploring Shakespeare’s text with trained teaching artists who also make up our professional acting company. Our Playshop in Performance is the #1 most requested program we offer–often in combination with student matinee attendance–and is the best way to introduce the ‘play’ behind the play.

Shakespeare Says!

Suggested for grades 1-5

This exciting and highly interactive event introduces the language and style of Shakespeare’s plays to your elementary school students using A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the art of storytelling. The workshop encourages creative play, cooperation and successful participation for all kids.

Playing Shakespeare Funny

Suggested for grades 10-12

Designed for older students who have had some exposure to dramatic literature or acting, this Playshop explores one of Shakespeare’s popular comedies (Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Taming of the Shrew) for all types of funny. We’ll discuss rhetoric and comedy ‘rules’ that can be followed or broken to great comedic (and dramatic) effect.

Design Your Own Shakespeare Classroom!

Nothing helps students forge personal connections to Shakespeare’s poetry quite so well as the chance to explore his words on stage. If you would like to provide your students a deeper experience with Shakespearean drama than a 1-hour Playshop might afford, we can help. Our customizable Shakespeare Performance Residency program can meet your classroom needs and budget.

What if I don’t teach Shakespeare in my class, but I’d like to incorporate the arts and get my students on their feet?

Our work isn’t just for classes studying Shakespeare or theater arts! The same top-notch teaching artists from our professional acting ensemble also offer Playshops appropriate for classes teaching poetry curriculum’s, creative writing, history, classical civilization and more.

Playshops for Non-Shakespeare Curriculum’s

Suggested for Grades 3-12

  • Exploring Imagery and Figurative Language with A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Grades 3-8)
  • Exploring Imagery and Figurative Language with Romeo and Juliet (Grades 9-12)
  • Julius Caesar: Political Intrigue in Ancient Rome.
  • Exploring Fate and the Structure of Tragedy in Macbeth.

And those are just a few examples! For more information about these Playshops, contact Tony Brown at tony@shakespearetavern.com call 404-874-5299 ext. 55.

Play On! Theater Games to Build a Classroom

Suggested for Grades 1-12

ASC is thrilled to offer this new interactive workshop specifically tailored to your students. Play On! incorporates dramatic arts within the curriculum, harnessing the power and excitement of live theatre and the idea of ‘play’ to teach your students valuable classroom skills. Written through collaborating expertise of teaching artists and classroom teachers, this workshop offers games and exercises appropriate for any age group.

Renaissance Youth Residency

The Renaissance Youth Residency is an eight-week, language-based exploration of a Shakespeare play culminating in a full production. It focuses on the after-school activities of casting, rehearsing and producing a play by William Shakespeare. Students in the project can receive training in:

  • Stage combat, stagecraft, warm-up techniques
  • Acting, dance and voice work, and stage movement
  • Costume, makeup, lighting, and props/set design and construction
  • Backstage management, publicity and program/poster design
  • Dramaturgy, scholarship and research skills

Master Classes are available in:

  • Stage combat
  • Elizabethan dance
  • Shakespeare’s text in performance
  • Stage management, stage craft and design
  • Sound sculpture/effects, music and additional skills
  • Master classes can be opened to anyone in the school community, including parents, as well as the cast and crew of the show. The director of the production and trained Education Artists / professional ASC actors teach these classes.

Keystones of the Residency are:

  • Inclusiveness and participation for everyone
  • Creativity and a high level of polish in performance
  • A commitment to the over-all scholarship required when producing and performing Shakespeare.

Participation in the Residency will build:

  • Team work and time management skills
  • A sense of commitment and passion for a greater, creative good
  • Greater clarity and confidence in self-expression.
  • Enhanced empathetic listening skills.
  • Self-esteem and life-skills that can lead to future success in college and the greater world.

For more information or to schedule a Renaissance Youth Residency, please contact Director of Education and Training Laura Cole at laura@shakespearetavern.com

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Shakespeare on Location

Bring a Full-length production of a Shakespeare Play to Your School

In the current school year ASC has already heard from a number of schools that their field trip opportunities are being reduced or even curtailed.  Never fear, Shakespeare Superheroes are here!  We are beginning to specialize in offering students an unparalleled opportunity to experience all the excitement of our professional performances at their home theatre.  Teachers share with us time and again that our performances are what Shakespeare is all about and we won’t let the high price of gas keep us from offering you the finest in Shakespeare performance.

Shakespeare on Location means our artists on your stage, bringing all the excitement of live performance and active learning to your students, and you don’t have to pay for the buses or worry about departure times, traffic, or who forgot to pack a lunch!

Performances may be scheduled on select Thursdays throughout the academic school year.

This is not an hour-long abridged/small cast performance but the same show you see when you bring your students to the Shakespeare Tavern®.  Give us a call immediately to book your tour, as these Thursdays will go quickly.

Customize your Shakespeare on Location experience with these options:

Performance Only

Thursday morning performance in your 400+ seat theatre, $14 a student, with a $5,500 minimum. Add a playshop for only $4.00 per student (a 43% discount off our regular playshop rate)

Performance Plus

This includes in-class work with all participating students. Our one-class period “playshops” are highly interactive. Up to five ASC Education Artists work with up to 50 kids at a time, dividing into smaller teams. Students work closely with an education artist in these smaller groups to unleash an exciting, immediate, and personal experience of Shakespeare’s language, which they quickly make their own in the acting process.  The playshops occur up to a week before the performance and the total cost for both is $16 per student.  We can even incorporate evening performances open to the entire community upon request! 375 student minimum.

Details:

In all cases the school must have an auditorium or theatre that seats at least 400, with working lighting system, and a clear, clean playing space 25 feet by 30 feet.  The proscenium must be a minimum of 14 feet tall, to accommodate our tour set. Also required are two dressing rooms (or equivalent nearby classroom space), access to restrooms and running water.  All we need to plan a performance or residency is your choice of dates, and a time to visit your school to confirm theatre specs.  Our tour office will take care of the rest!

All of the above most easily accommodates schools located within 50 miles of downtown Atlanta. For schools beyond this radius, special planning becomes necessary. Please contact the ASC box office as soon as possible and we can begin the planning process.

The Life and Works of William Shakespeare: Lecture – Demonstration

This fast-paced demonstration brings five costumed actors from our professional company to your school to present the story of Shakespeare’s life, illustrate the beauty of his words and to throw in a little Renaissance history for good measure. We draw from such works as Hamlet, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew and even the Sonnets, to illuminate Shakespeare’s life and career using some of his most beloved poetry. Mix in music, humor and even a little swordplay, and you’ve got yourself a pretty exciting class period!

This presentation has no cumbersome set to move in or out – it’s just our actors, your students, and the story of how a brilliant man created his immortal words. While we’re there, schedule a Playshop or two on the Shakespeare play you are studying with your students!

Lecture-demonstration and in-depth question and answer session runs 55 minutes. Pricing is $5.00 per student, and a minimum of 100 students (maximum 300). Scaled travel fee additional for distances more than 50 miles from ASC.

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2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

The Kennedy Center Education Department commissions, produces, presents, and tours performances for students, teachers, adults, and families; offers professional development opportunities in the arts for teachers and artists; creates and implements model programs for use by other performing arts centers and schools; develops and encourages community and national outreach programs; fosters careers of young artists and arts managers; and provides arts education resources via satellite, the Internet, in print, and in person. Performances for school groups provide opportunities to learn, to explore, and to embrace the arts.

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The Kennedy Center  Education Department Performances for School Groups

The Kennedy Center Education Department commissions, produces, presents, and tours performances for students, teachers, adults, and families; offers professional development opportunities in the arts for teachers and artists; creates and implements model programs for use by other performing arts centers and schools; develops and encourages community and national outreach programs; fosters careers of young artists and arts managers; and provides arts education resources via satellite, the Internet, in print, and in person. Performances for school groups provide opportunities to learn, to explore, and to embrace the arts.

To be added to our brochure mailing list or if you have questions, you can email us atkced@kennedy-center.org or call us at (202) 416-8835.

Performances for Young Audiences

Performances for Young Audiences

New worlds of excitement, education and entertainment with commissions, productions, and presentations from the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences and programs of the National Symphony Orchestra, VSA, and Washington National Opera.

NSO Concerts for Young Audiences

NSO Concerts for Young Audiences

NSO performances for Young Audiences include full orchestra Family Concerts and performances by small ensembles for ages 3 to teens. These NSO performances introduce classical music to children in an atmosphere of fun.

School Performances / Events

School Performances / Events

The Kennedy Center commissions, produces, presents, and tours performances for students and teachers.

Events for Students

Events for Students

Students in grades K-12 participate in performance/demonstrations, rehearsals, master classes, and discussions presented by the artists and companies performing at the Kennedy Center.

Opera Look-In

Opera Look-In and Student Dress Rehearsal

Students are introduced to opera through the Opera Look-In each season and can experience a full-length performance at the final Dress Rehearsals of Washington National Opera’s main stage productions.

NSO Instrument 'Petting Zoos'

NSO Instrument “Petting Zoos”

Hands-on fun with instruments! Children (and their parents) have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they will see professionally played on stage.

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15 West 28th Street, New York, NY, United States

Since 1984, TADA! has been providing young people of all different backgrounds, including a large number of disadvantaged children and families, the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment. Every year, TADA! produces three original musical theater productions with a discounted ticket program; free pre-professional training and youth development opportunities through the Resident Youth Ensemble composed of over 65 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned Arts Education in-school residencies and after-school programs that are subsidized by our funders; and theater classes for kids of all ages taught by professional teaching artists and for which need-based scholarships are readily available.

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TADA Theater for Youth Groups

TADA! Youth Theater serves as a rewarding, educational and cultural experience for children. The magic of live entertainment develops critical and creative thinking skills and challenges kids to be curious about the world around them. Bring your sports team, girl-scout troop, homeroom class, dance company or group of family and friends. And, an extensive study guide with teacher and student activities included with the price of admission. Ideal for kids ages 3-12.

GROUP RATES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS 

For groups of 20+

$6 Children,  $10 Adults

Space is limited

212.252.1619 x133

boxoffice@tadatheater.com

School Day

Plan a Field Trip to TADA! 

TADA!’s 2014 season will begin in January. Please email us if you would like to stay updated on our seasons!

*All seating is reserved. Ticket reservations are not final until receipt of full payment. Group rates apply to non-profit or school groups of 20 or more people. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Running time is about one hour. Please inform us of specific wheelchair seating needs when ordering tickets.

Script Rental

Rent TADA! Youth Theater’s Musicals & Plays

TADA! has been producing one-act musicals and plays since 1984. Each of our original musicals was commissioned for its premiere performance at TADA!, and plays are the winning selections from our annual contest. Our scripts offer flexible casting, age-appropriate themes, piano accompaniment on CD, and are enjoyed by kids and adults across the country. We hope you will bring one of our original works into your community and share the fun!

Why Choose a TADA! Show?

  • Relevance: Material for performers of all ages.
  • Options at all costs: Shows can be performed on a budget of any size.
  • Originality: Productions written by professionals with content and music specifically for youth performers.
  • Assistance: TADA! can help you through the process. On some shows we are even able to transpose songs to provide your students with the most comfortable vocal range.
  • Variety: Choose from a range of topics from summer camp and magical tales to friendship, high school and family.
  • Experience: This is what we do best! Each one of TADA!s musicals has been performed by our Resident Youth Ensemble, NYC kids ages 8-18, at our theater in New York!

Learn more:

For more information, contact: scriptrental@tadatheater.com or 212.252.619 x117.

TADA! In-School and After-School Arts Education Programs

Through musical theater and drama led by caring, highly-skilled Teaching Artists – TADA! provides students with the opportunity to thrive both on stage and in life. Personal and creative growth take place in a structured and supportive environment where ensemble methods are taught to encourage cooperation and teamwork. These classes provide a forum for creative and emotional expression, while developing students’ concentration, discipline, teamwork, confidence and public-speaking ability. Classes are taught by two Teaching Artists (a director/choreographer and a music director) with extensive experience in music, theater, dance and education. All offerings are age appropriate. TADA! tailors its programs to meet the needs of the school, classroom and community being served.

  • TADA! is an accredited vendor with New York City Department of Education.

For more information contact TADA!’s Director of Education, Rod Christensen, atrchristensen@tadatheater.com or ext. 115

IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Through musical theater residencies held during the school day, TADA! engages students and teachers in active learning–through and about the arts during the classroom experience. TADA! uses theater to connect to school curricular units and gives students the skills to feel comfortable as musical theater performers. TADA! residencies incorporate the NYS Learning Standards and the NYC DOE Blueprint For Teaching and Learning in the Arts and provide a forum for creative and academic expression, while developing concentration, discipline, teamwork, confidence and public speaking ability.

In-School Residencies include:

  • Musical Theater Skills Building Residency: Students learn the skills necessary to participate as musical theater performers. Class begins with vocal exercises, acting games, stretching and dance. Students also learn musical numbers from TADA!’s repertoire of over 30 original musicals, written expressly for performance by children. Material may be chosen around a topic or concept from the current classroom curriculum.
  • Musical Theater Writing Residency: Students learn the skills involved in writing, composing and performing an original musical. Under the guidance of professional writers and composers, students create the libretto and score for an original musical. Students then rehearse and perform their original musical. This residency incorporates the academic curriculum extensively. The residency may also allow students to explore important issues in their lives. Past scripts have focused on topics as varied as immigration, Greek mythology, neighborhood history, teamwork and drug prevention.
  • Literacy-Integrated Residencies: Students use material being read in class to explore literary themes using drama, movement and song in preparation for an assembly program at the final session.
  • Professional Development: Classroom teachers learn how to incorporate theater arts, music and dance into their curriculum. (More information below.)

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

After the school day, students learn the necessity of teamwork as they put together an ensemble performance piece involving dance steps, songs and scenes. These workshops help to improve the group dynamic by addressing varying learning and behavioral styles. In addition, these programs help children develop theater skills.

After-School Programs include:

  • Musical Theater Skills Building: Students learn the music, dance and theater skills needed to become competent musical theater actors. Music is drawn from TADA!’s repertoire of over 30 original musicals which were written expressly for performance by children. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director and director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Musical Theater Play Building: For schools interested in a more in-depth residency program, TADA! offers a two-part creation and production workshop. Students create an original mini-musical or play, rehearse the scenes and songs, and perform it for the school community. This format may use thematic material as suggested by the school. Past scripts have centered on topics as varied as immigration, teamwork, and tolerance. Students work on their writing and performance skills, and the use of musical numbers to promote fun, active learning. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director & director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Drama Workshops: These workshops focus on the skills of the non-musical theater actor. Acting games, improvisation and scene development are used to prepare a presentation for family and schoolmates. Students explore ensemble work, develop theater skills and create characters as they work with topics as varied as world cultures, comedy, immigration and conflict resolution. Program includes: one Teaching Artist (Director). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.

Theater & Rehearsal Room Rentals

Looking for space for your next production, rehearsal, class or meeting? TADA! Theater has the perfect solution for you. Our 99 seat theater is available not only for theater and dance performances, workshops or readings, but also for recitals, meetings, presentations, film shoots and much more. The stage is 24? x 30? with a lighting grid at 11? and the rental includes lighting and sound equipment and piano. Walk in and be audience-ready in just a couple of hours.

Not ready for an audience just yet? Then use our studio for your class, rehearsal or meetings. The studio is 25? x 30? and includes mirrors (optional), piano, portable sound system and TV with DVD Player. Table, chairs and cube blocks are also available for use.

TADA! Theater

Stage: 24 x 30

  • 98 seats
  • Flexible seating
  • Wood floor
  • Piano
  • A/C
  • Box office
  • Lobby
  • Passenger & freight elevators
  • Dressing rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Lighting & sound packages

TADA! Rehearsal Room

25 x 30

  • Newly renovated with mirrors
  • Piano
  • A/C
  • Bathrooms
  • Ideal for rehearsals & meetings

Discounts on theater rentals during the summer months available.

Contact Angie McCormack at 212.252.1619 x131 or rentals@tadatheater.com

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Up Next on the TADA! Stage:

2013/2014 Season

The Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater professionally produces original Off-Broadway musicals performed by talented kids for family audiences.

See all 3 shows for less than 1 Broadway Ticket!

Kid’s tickets start at only $8.

Birthday parties, group sales and premium tickets all available now.

THE GIFT OF WINTER

January 18- February 9, 2014

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Book by Michael Slade

Music by David Evans

Lyrics by Faye Greenberg

Based on the book of the same title by John Leach & Jean Rankin
In a far-away land, a long, long time ago, townsfolk travel to the Ministry of Winter to lodge a formal complaint to save the world from the coldest season. Featuring TADA! favorites: “The Answer is Snow” and “Down with Winter”

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SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE: THE CASE OF THE MALTBALL FALCON

April 26-May 18, 2014

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Book & Lyrics by Lisa Diana Shapiro

Music by Georgia Stitt

WORLD PREMIERE! Samantha is a lonely kid who prowls the black-and-white, rain-washed streets as Samantha Spade, Ace Detective, the go-to sumshoe who always solves the case (for $25 a day, plus Twizzlers).
Get a sneak peek at http://www.samanthaspademystery.com

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HEROES

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July 11- August 1, 2014

HEROES Book by Tom Keegan and Davidson Lloyd

Music & Lyrics by Tammy Holder, Joel Gelpe, Tom Keegan, and Davidson Lloyd

When the sun disappears, a group of kids learn what it takes, and what it means to be brave.

Featuring TADA! favorites: “Our Day in the Sun,” and “I Want This”

Unsung

A WORLD PREMIERE dance-theater piece!

 Choreographed by Joanna and Ryan Greer

Music by Jody Shelton

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Bring TADA! Camps to Your Organization

Bring TADA!’s popular Camps to your school, camp, day care, community center or business! With programs across the metro area, TADA! delivers great musical theater programs for kids in your community. Families and friends love applauding their kids’ mini-musicals as much as the children love creating and performing them.

Similar to TADA!s on-site Week-long Camps, students rehearse and perform songs, choreography and scenes based on original TADA! shows and selections from Broadway over a five-day period (longer camps are also available). On the last day of the program, kids present their own mini-musical in a final performance for family and friends.

Personal and creative growth takes place in a structured and supportive environment. Ensemble methods are taught to encourage cooperation and positive, creative expression as kids develop their theatrical skills. Each camp has a unique theme and different musical numbers–depending on your program goals.

TADA! provides:

  • Two to three professional teaching artist/directors (Music Director, Choreographer & Director) with extensive experience in music, theater, dance and education
  • Songs, music, scripts and materials from one of TADA!’s original musicals
  • Our award-winning team-teaching and youth-centered approach
  • Our unique program format and structure including: skills building, rehearsal and performance

For more information and pricing contact TADA!’s Director of Education, Rod Christensen, at rchristensen@tadatheater.com or ext. 115

Bring TADA! Classes to Your Organization

After the school day, students learn the necessity of teamwork as they put together an ensemble performance piece involving dance steps, songs and scenes. These classes help to improve the group dynamic by addressing varying learning and behavioral styles. In addition, these programs help children develop theater skills.

Classes include:

  • Musical Theater Skills Building: Students learn the music, dance and theater skills needed to become competent musical theater actors. Music is drawn from TADA!’s repertoire of over 30 original musicals which were written expressly for performance by children. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director and director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Musical Theater Play Building: For schools interested in a more in-depth residency program, TADA! offers a two-part creation and production workshop. Students create an original mini-musical or play, rehearse the scenes and songs, and perform it for the school community. This format may use thematic material as suggested by the school. Past scripts have centered on topics as varied as immigration, teamwork, and tolerance. Students work on their writing and performance skills, and the use of musical numbers to promote fun, active learning. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director & director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Drama Workshops: These workshops focus on the skills of the non-musical theater actor. Acting games, improvisation and scene development are used to prepare a presentation for family and schoolmates. Students explore ensemble work, develop theater skills and create characters as they work with topics as varied as world cultures, comedy, immigration and conflict resolution. Program includes: one Teaching Artist (Director). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.

Workshops and residencies are also available.

For more information and pricing contact TADA!’s Director of Education, Rod Christensen, at rchristensen@tadatheater.com or ext. 115

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1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102, United States

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) serves as a model for programming, audience diversity, education initiatives, and as a catalyst in returning nightlife and economic activity to its hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Proposed by former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean in 1986, NJPAC raised its curtain on October 18, 1997, making it one of the top ten largest performing arts centers in the United States.

NJPAC is a world-class and community-based cultural venue, showcasing the best artists of national and international acclaim as well as top artists from the State of New Jersey. Since its grand opening, NJPAC has attracted over 6 million patrons (including more than 1 million children), and welcomed renowned artists, cultural icons, two presidents, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and some of the world’s most cherished orchestral, dance, theater, and instrumental works.

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School Groups All Grades

 SEE WHAT THE ARTS CAN DO FOR YOU!

Inspire bigger dreams and bolder accomplishments with Arts Education at NJPAC. Each year, our live performances, school residency programs and after-school arts training classes reach thousands. Whether you are an educator looking for new ways to meet your classroom goals, a parent in search of children’s entertainment that engages and educates, or a student pursuing a passion in the performing arts, explore our programs and find out what the NJPAC Arts Education can do for YOU!

SchoolTime Performances

LIVE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES AT NJPAC FOR SCHOOLS

 NJPAC’s Verizon Passport to Culture Series introduces students to the magic of the performing arts on stage. Programs feature world-class artists from a wide variety of traditions. Music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry and more ignite the imagination and cultivate lifelong enthusiasm for the arts. Productions are linked to curriculum areas such as world languages, social studies, and language arts and are appropriate for a broad range of ages.

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SCHOOL TIME PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE

IN SCHOOL RESIDENCIES

GROUP TOURS

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS TEACH IN YOUR CLASSROOM

 NJPAC brings the joy of dance, music and theater directly into your classroom with In-School Residencies. Our teaching artists create experiences that engage students’ imaginations and encourage self-expression. Residencies are customized to meet the curricular goals of the classroom teacher. Each residency ends with a performance that teaches students to work together and believe in themselves.

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115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY, United States

Literally AliveTM is a NYC -based children’s theatre company that produces original musicals based on classic children’s literature, which comes to life onstage. In addition to a full professional production, families can participate in a pre-show arts workshop.

We are committed to engaging children in the arts, which develops their imagination and instills the mental flexibility necessary to utilize creative, problem solving in their adult life. High-quality theatrical productions which offer engaging costumes and sets, as well as performances by talented professional actors, reach across the footlights and welcome the child in.

We are in residence at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. Now in our 14th season, previous productions have included “The Ugly Duckling“, “The Little Mermaid“, “Alice in Wonderland“,”The Velveteen Rabbit“, “Beauty and the Beast“, Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant“, “Stone Soup“,”Treasure Island“,”Cinderella“, “Tico Tales “and “A Christmas Carol“.

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42 North Main Street, Gloversville, NY, United States

No visit is complete without seeing a theatre production at this community venue in a historic theatre. Enjoy year-round shows, and plays performed by talented artists. Enjoy music concerts and professional summer stock season films.

The Glove Theatre was built October 9, 1914 and was owned by Dr. Henry Cady and George Dartch. The Glove was originally created to accommodate a variety of live performances such as opera, vaudeville shows and orchestral concerts.

The theatre was purchased by Louis and J. Myer Schine and was converted into a vaudeville house in 1920. Two shows, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, were performed daily.

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The Glove Theatre has undergone many changes since 1914, such as the full marquee that was erected in 1939 to replace the small oval sign. The theatre saw it’s peak as one of the premeir entertainment venues in Fulton and Montgomery counties during the 1940′s and 1950′s. Starting in 1960, movie ticket sales declined and the Glove was sold. Movies were shown until the 1970′s and then the doors were closed.Saving the building from becoming a parking lot in 1995, a group of dedicated individuals set out to restore the Glove. The news of the Glove’s rebirth generated a burst of community enthusiasm. Money was raised to stabilize the structure and throughout the last decade, volunteers have continued to work diligently to restore the Glove to it’s former prominence.

   Museum History and HoursThe Glove Theatre Museum was established February 14, 2003 with a grant from the Holcomb Family Foundation.

It took a group of volunteers more than a year to accumulate the clippings, photos, and memorabilia of the years gone by.

The Glove Theatre Museum is open
Monday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm the museum is open with the curator present for discussion and guiding.

Special appointment tours can be arranged by calling 518-773-8255.

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142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, United States

Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activities for children and families! The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play.

The Museum & Theatre serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to our children’s development and learning.

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine serves as an indispensable resource for educators. In addition to inspiring discovery and imagination through exploration and play, we offer a variety of educator-led school programs. All programs are linked to the Maine Learning Results and can be adapted to suit the needs of your students. Group visits allow your students to learn through play while exploring the Museum & Theatre. Adding an optional educational program can enhance your group’s experience, teaching your students about science, culture, arts and theatre with hands-on, artifact-rich learning experiences. Our educators are eager to make your job easier – please let us know how we can best serve your needs and the needs of your students!

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School Group Programs 

Onsite Programs & Group Visits

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Kids on the Block puppet show

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine serves as an indispensable resource for educators. In addition to inspiring discovery and imagination through exploration and play, we offer a variety of educator-led school programs. Group visits allow your students to learn through play while exploring the Museum & Theatre. Adding a program can enhance your group’s experience, teaching your students about science, culture, arts and theatre with hands-on, artifact-rich learning experiences. Our educators are eager to make your job easier – please let us know how we can best serve your needs and the needs of your students!

BOOKING A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM

Reservations

Group reservations must be confirmed with a Museum & Theatre staff person at least 24 hours in advance. Please begin by clicking the appropriate link below to submit your group reservation request. A staff member will contact you to confirm that your requested time is available, arrange the details of your visit and process payment.

Click here to complete an online request form for a Group Visit.

Click here to complete an online request form for a Group Visit with a Program.

Schedule

Schedule a two-hour visit on Tuesday through Friday (9am-5pm).

Group Size

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group admission rates.

Rates

$6 per person for a two hour visit to explore the Museum & Theatre on your own!

$7 per person for a two hour visit plus a program: visit includes time to explore the Museum & Theatre on your own.

Two adults per 10 children are admitted free. Payment can be made on the day of the visit. Checks, credit cards and purchase orders are accepted.

Special Offer!

Receive $0.50 off each admission when your group visits in September, October, January or February.

During our programs, our educators share a variety of scientific and cultural resources with your group, encouraging hands-on learning, discovery and engagement.

We frequently revise our programs to ensure a high quality experience for students and educators. If you have booked a program in the past and you want to be sure that specific features are still included, please discuss your expectations at the time of booking.

THEATRE PERFORMANCES FOR GROUPS

Group Size

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group ticket rates.

Groups up to 65 total adults and children may book a theatre performance.

Rates

Advance payment is required for theatre productions.

$7 per person for a 45 minute performance

$13 per person for a 45 minute performance plus play time: visit includes time to explore the Museum & Theatre on your own.

$400 to book a private show (1 month advance payment required; additional play time not included; audience max of 65)

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS

Science, Arts and Culture Programs

Camera Obscura

Ideal for grades K to Adult

How do our eyes really work? Find out inside of our Camera Obscura, a room-sized optical exhibit demonstrating principles of light, perspective and vision. Discover the similarities between cameras, our eyeballs and periscopes in this interactive show, then create a collaborative piece of camera obscura art to take back to your classroom.

Color Matters

Ideal for grades K to 5

Markers, magazines and cameras all process color, but in very different ways. Investigate the world of color systems at a series of interactive art and science stations. We’ll find that there is much more to color than what meets the eye!

Prehistoric Fossil Detectives

Ideal for grades K to 5

What is a fossil, and what can it tell us? Experience the life of a fossil through dramatic play, and then explore our collection of prehistoric fossil replicas to determine which creatures they once belonged to. You’ll get to touch and examine real dinosaur fossils!

Maine Animal Adaptations

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 3

Discover an array of Maine animal adaptations using drama and real artifacts from the Museum & Theatre’s collection. Compare the natural abilities and limitations of a variety of animals – even humans! Handle amazing animal artifacts like a moose antler, a turtle shell, mammal teeth, skulls and furs.

Meet the Turtles!

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 5

Learn about the anatomy and biology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls. Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with our yellow-bellied slider turtles.

Ocean Exploration: An Interactive Puppet Show

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 3

Learn about the ocean through the eyes of a little clownfish who’s going on a big adventure! Pretending we’re ocean creatures, we’ll explore everything from the shallowest tidepool to the darkest depths of the midnight zone.

Recycle Challenge

Ideal for grades K to 5

Reduce, reuse, recycle! We’ll explore these important conservation concepts in all sorts of playful ways. Have a recycle relay race, witness amazing recycling transformations and discover nature’s own recyclers.

Rock Cycle

Ideal for grades K to 5

Geology, art and mystery converge when we uncover the three stages of the rock cycle. Build your own model rock from scratch to learn how rocks compose our earth and discover all the ways they are part of our daily lives. Work in teams to explore mysterious situations and identify rocks, gems or fossils. View, touch and investigate rock and mineral specimens from the Museum & Theatre’s collection.

Simple Machines

Ideal for grades K to 5

When you use simple machines to solve silly problems, you earn superhero powers! Learn how to find practical solutions to real world problems and make work easier by rotating through six simple machine model stations.

StarLab: The Science of Constellations

Ideal for grades K to 5

What is a star made of? How did the ancients use the stars like a compass? Learn about the intersection between science and culture by observing the night sky in our mini planetarium. We’ll also analyze a set of stars and make up our own constellation myth. Choose a cultural theme: Greek, Navajo/Dine* or Chinese.

Navajo/Dine available September-March only

The Story of Istar the Whale

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 2

Using large format illustrated story cards we’ll share the life story of Istar, a real humpback whale who lives in the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about her daily routine, including what she eats, the places she travels, and with whom she spends her time. After learning about this famous whale’s life, we’ll go inside an inflatable 45 foot, life-size replica of her body.

We Are Maine: Explore India

Ideal for grades K to 5

Learn about India through the eyes of Jaharanara, a Maine child who has Indian family roots. You’ll explore aspects of Indian culture with your senses. We’ll smell aromatic spices, listen to Bollywood music and even learn to write a word in Hindi.

Whale Science

Ideal for grades 1 to 5

Compare and contrast the size of whale intestine, vertebrae and brain to those of a human. Discover differences between whales and dolphins by investigating real whale baleen. Learn about the many ways humpback whales travel through and adapt to their environments in order to survive. Then take a trip inside of Istar, our life-size inflatable humpback whale.

Worm Bin Workshop

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 5

Red wiggler worms make great neighbors! When a bin full of wrigglers moves into your classroom, they turn leftover scraps from lunches and snacks into rich compost for indoor and outdoor plants and gardens. In this workshop, we’ll learn about all kinds of worms, including red wrigglers, and the science behind Vermicomposting. At the end of the program, your group will have its own ready-to-use worm bin and the skills to keep it healthy and productive.

Additional materials fee: $50/bin

Theatre Programs

The Kids on the Block © Puppet Shows

Ideal for grades K to 5

Kids on the Block © is nationwide disability awareness program. In short skits, Bunraku puppets with different abilities, personalities, families and backgrounds help us break down boundaries and accept individual differences. Each program includes two skits; following each skit, students can ask the puppets questions and meet the puppeteers. Each skit explores a different topic related to health, safety or disability. Examples include cerebral palsy, visual impairment and Down syndrome.

Take the Stage

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 5

We’ll bring a familiar story to life with a series of improvisational theatre games. In this inclusive dramatic experience, everyone has a chance to build confidence and work as a team and take the stage! Create memorable interactive learning experiences that inspire students to think creatively, work cooperatively and make connections. Teachers and students will become familiar with process drama techniques that are versatile and easy to apply in the classroom. Choose from the following featured stories: The Three Little PigsWhere the Wild Things Are; and Cinderella.

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School Group Programs (Outreach)

Outreach Programs

Meet Istar the whale!

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine can come to you! Outreach programs and performances bring the Museum & Theatre’s resources and expertise directly to your school.

The cost for an outreach program is $100 per program (exceptions noted in blue), plus mileage. There is a two program minimum beyond 10 miles and a three program minimum beyond 25 miles of the Museum & Theatre. Programs can accommodate a maximum of 25 students unless otherwise noted.

Reservations: To book an Outreach Program please begin by clicking the link below to submit your program request. A staff member will contact you to confirm that your requested time is available, arrange the details of your program and process payment.

Please note: We frequently revise our school programs to ensure a high quality experience for students and educators. If you have booked a program in the past and you want to be sure that specific features are still included, please discuss your expectations at the time of booking.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS FROM THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM & THEATRE OF MAINE

Arts, Science and Culture

Maine Animal Adaptations

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 3

Discover an array of Maine animal adaptations using drama and real artifacts from the Museum & Theatre’s collection. Compare the natural abilities and limitations of a variety of animals – even humans! Handle amazing animal artifacts like a moose antler, a turtle shell, mammal teeth, skulls and furs.

Prehistoric Fossil Detectives

Ideal for grades K to 5

What is a fossil, and what can it tell us? Experience the life of a fossil through dramatic play, and then explore our collection of prehistoric fossil replicas to determine which creatures they once belonged to. You’ll get to touch and examine real replicas of dinosaur fossils!

Recycle Challenge

Ideal for grades K to 5

Reduce, reuse, recycle! We’ll explore these important conservation concepts in all sorts of playful ways. Have a recycle relay race, witness amazing recycling transformations and discover nature’s own recyclers.

Rock Cycle

Ideal for grades K to 5

Geology, art and mystery converge when we uncover the three stages of the rock cycle. Build your own model rock from scratch to learn how rocks compose our earth and discover all the ways they are part of our daily lives. Work in teams to explore mysterious situations and identify rocks, gems or fossils. View, touch and investigate rock and mineral specimens from the Museum & Theatre’s collection.

Simple Machines

Ideal for grades K to 5

When you use simple machines to solve silly problems, you earn superhero powers! Learn how to find practical solutions to real world problems and make work easier by rotating through six simple machine model stations.

StarLab: The Science of Constellations

Ideal for grades K to 5

What is a star made of? How did the ancients use the stars like a compass? Learn about the intersection between science and culture by observing the night sky in our mini planetarium. We’ll also analyze a set of stars and make up our own constellation myth. Choose a cultural theme: Greek, Navajo/Dine* or Chinese.

Navajo/Dine available September-March only ($125)

The Story of Istar the Whale

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 2

Using large format illustrated story cards we’ll share the life story of Istar, a real humpback whale who lives in the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about her daily routine, including what she eats, the places she travels, and who she spends her time with. After learning about this famous whale’s life, we’ll go inside an inflatable 45 foot, life-size replica of her body.

This program requires a large space such as a gymnasium or cafeteria. Istar can be inflated outdoors, but the interior cannot be accessed during outdoor use. ($150)

We Are Maine: Explore India

Ideal for grades K to 5

Learn about India through the eyes of Jaharanara, a real child in Maine who has Indian family roots. You’ll explore aspects of Indian culture with your senses. We’ll smell aromatic spices, listen to Bollywood music and even learn to write a word in Hindi.

Whale Science

Ideal for grades 1 to 5

Compare and contrast the size of whale intestine, vertebrae and brain to those of a human. Discover differences between whales and dolphins by investigating real whale baleen. Learn about the many ways humpback whales travel through and adapt to their environments in order to survive. Then take a trip inside of Istar, our life-size inflatable humpback whale.
This program requires a large space such as a gymnasium or cafeteria. Istar can be inflated outdoors, but the interior cannot be accessed during outdoor use. ($150)

Worm Bin Workshop

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 5

Red wiggler worms make great neighbors! When a bin full of wrigglers moves into your classroom, they turn leftover scraps from lunches and snacks into rich compost for indoor and outdoor plants and gardens. In this workshop, we’ll learn about all kinds of worms, including red wrigglers, and the science behind Vermicomposting. At the end of the program, your group will have its own ready-to-use worm bin and the skills to keep it healthy and productive.

Additional materials fee: $50/bin

Theatre Programs

The Kids on the Block© Puppet Shows

Ideal for grades K to 5
Kids on the Block © is nationwide disability awareness program. In short skits, Bunraku puppets with different abilities, personalities, families and backgrounds help us break down boundaries and accept individual differences. Each program includes two skits; following each skit, students can ask the puppets questions and meet the puppeteers. Each skit explores a different topic related to health, safety or disability. Examples include cerebral palsy, visual impairment and Down syndrome.

No maximum number of students

Stories of Kindness

Ideal for grades 2 to 5

One of the most effective ways to combat bullying is to celebrate kindness. With playback theatre – a simple improvisational theatre technique – we can use movement, sound and our own unique voices to reflect our best experiences and share stories of kindness. This program was developed with the help of nationally recognized anti-bullying expert Stan Davis as part of Youth Voices, a project dedicated to encouraging resiliency and celebrating positive peer experiences.

Take the Stage

Ideal for grades Pre-K to 5

We’ll bring a familiar story to life with a series of improvisational theatre games. In this inclusive dramatic experience, everyone has a chance to build confidence and work as a team and take the stage! Create memorable interactive learning experiences that inspire students to think creatively, work cooperatively and make connections. Teachers and students will become familiar with process drama techniques that are versatile and easy to apply in the classroom. Choose from the following featured stories: The Three Little PigsWhere the Wild Things Are or Cinderella.

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BOOKING A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM

Reservations
Group reservations must be confirmed with a Museum & Theatre staff person at least 24 hours in advance. Please begin by clicking the appropriate link below to submit your group reservation request. A staff member will contact you to confirm that your requested time is available, arrange the details of your visit and process payment.

Click here to complete an online request form for a Group Visit.
Click here to complete an online request form for a Group Visit with a Program.
FMI call 207-828-1234 x232 or email shana@kitetails.org

Schedule
Schedule a two-hour visit on Tuesday through Friday (9am-5pm).
Click here for programs available during the school year.
Click here for programs available during summer vacation.

Group Size
Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group admission rates.

Rates
$6 per person for a two hour visit to explore the Museum & Theatre on your own!
$7 per person for a two hour visit with a program: visit includes time to explore the Museum & Theatre on your own.

Two adults per 10 children are admitted free. Payment can be made on the day of the visit. Checks, credit cards and purchase orders are accepted.

Special Offer!
Receive $0.50 off each admission when your group visits in September, October, January or February.

During our programs, our educators share a variety of scientific and cultural resources with your group, encouraging hands-on learning, discovery and engagement.

We frequently revise our programs to ensure a high quality experience for students and educators. If you have booked a program in the past and you want to be sure that specific features are still included, please discuss your expectations at the time of booking.


THEATRE PERFORMANCES FOR GROUPS

Group Size
Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group ticket rates.
Groups up to 65 total adults and children may book a theatre performance.

Rates
Advance payment is required for theatre productions.
$7 per person for a 45 minute performance
$13 per person for a 45 minute performance plus play time: visit includes time to explore the Museum & Theatre on your own.
$400 to book a private show (1 month advance payment required; additional play time not included; audience max of 65)

This season’s theatre productions can be found on the Our Season page.

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Eisenhower Auditorium University Park, PA 16802

Join us for the 2013–2014 season of the Center for the Performing Arts School-Time Matinee series — a laboratory of live theatre!

We encourage you to integrate the arts into your classroom, particularly as related to the performance you and your students are attending.

Because we know your classroom time is precious, we have provided teaching materials and pointed out subject area connections that follow the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and the Pennsylvania departments of Education and Public Welfare Learning Standards for Early Childhood. By bringing students to our performances and accessing teaching materials, your district is allowed to report 3.5 ACT 48 professional development hours. Teaching materials and ACT 48 documentation will be available on this website one month before each School-Time Matinee. School contacts will be notified via e-mail when they become available.

Under general information, you’ll find reservation details and field trip funding ideas, including a busing subsidy application sponsored, in part, by the Bill and Honey Jaffe Endowment. For those wishing to extend their stay at Penn State after the matinee, under Extend Your Visit we provide suggestions for other must-do activities. For performances for grades K-3, Show and Tell has information about the performance for parents to reference when asking children about their day. Show and Tell will be available on this website one month before each School-Time Matinee. Thank you for directing parents to this site.

By bringing your students to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. 

2013–2014 MATINEES

Please Click above for information regarding Programming and Events the Center for Performing Arts at Penn State as the schedule changes often.

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FIELD TRIP FUNDING

Making the Case to Your Funders

The School-Time Matinee series at the Center for the Performing Arts enhances in-class learning.

School-Time Matinees:

  • Allow educators to engage students with a living laboratory — the performing arts;
  • Incorporate Pennsylvania State Education Standards to help educators further in-class educational goals;
  • Provide experiential learners with ways to engage with core curriculum areas;
  • Introduce youth to the performing arts at a fraction of the cost of public performances;
  • Are educational and fun for you and your students.

Two excellent websites, Americans for the Arts and National Guild for Community Arts Education provide more resources to help you explain to funders, parent-teacher organizations, and principals the reasons you want to take your students to experience a School-Time Matinee.

Transportation Subsidy Available

The Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for Audience Development and the Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to offer a limited busing subsidy to assist your school with transportation costs for School-Time Matinees. Ask for details when you make your reservation with Shannon Arney at 814-863-2688 or via email.

Please download, print, compete, and return the busing subsidy request form, to the address provided on the form, two weeks prior to the date of the performance.

Target Field Trip Grants

Go to Target. Applications are accepted beginning August 1 for the 2013–2014 grants. Each grant is valued up to $700. Target accepts grant applications between noon CST August 1 and noon CST September 30.

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308 Congress Street, Boston, MA, United States

For over 90 years, Boston Children’s Museum has served as a leader in Boston and within the museum community. Boston Children’s Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children’s exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Boston Children’s Museum focuses on three key areas of expertise: visitor programs, teacher resources and early childhood education.

Since its founding by teachers a century ago, Boston Children’s Museum has been a leading destination for memorable field trips and outside-the-classroom learning. We welcome visiting groups from schools, community groups, afterschool programs, childcare centers, and even colleges and corporations to roll up their sleeves, learn together, and interact with our world-class exhibits and staff. We support learning by providing real objects and direct experiences that encourage imagination, curiosity, and questioning. Our environment is informal, but our purpose is serious!

EXHIBITS AND PROGRAMS

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For information about organizing your visit, reservations, and policies please explore the sections below.

You can start a reservation right now by clicking the Request a Reservation here or by calling our Groups Coordinator between 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. We recommend initiating reservation at least two weeks in advance. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Groups Coordinator at 617-426-6500 x405 or e-mail GroupVisits@BostonChildrensMuseum.org

Boston Children’s Museum offers two types of group visits:
Do-It-Yourself Visits and Program Visits. Both types of visits are eligible for sponsorship.

Two Hour Do-It-Yourself Visits
Cost: $10 per student
Two Hour Do-It-Yourself Visits offer groups the opportunity to explore our many exhibits and public programs at their own pace, following the childrens’ curiosity and imagination. Children and their chaperones are likely to discover some very thought–provoking activities—and in doing so develop lifelong interests and skills.

Program Visits
Boston Children’s Museum offers several educational programs suitable for children in grades 1 and up. We offer one hour and two hour programs, hands-on experiences and a place where children’s imagination and creativity is encouraged through play and educational activities.
Single Program Visits
Cost: $13 per student (50 student maximum)
Single Program Visits consist of a one-hour educator-led program and one hour of do-it-yourself museum exploration.Double Program Visit
Cost: $18.50 per student (50 student maximum)
Double Program Visits consists of two different programs, one hour each, and a bonus hour of Museum exploration.
Please note: Double Program Visits cannot be sponsored.
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A Day in the Life of a Japanese Child
“Always a fabulous culmination of our Japan unit.”
“Educator is knowledgeable, patient, organized, prepared and clear!”

Take off your shoes and step into an authentic 100-year old house from Kyoto, Japan! Your students will experience a typical day for a Japanese child and will discover what customs, artifacts, and aspects of home and school life in Japan are similar to, and different from their own.

We provide cultural immersion and hands-on activities in the Kyo-no-Machiya (the Japanese House) using contemporary stories, objects, and images.

Age recommendation: Grades 1 – 6. Specially arranged programs are also available for Grades 7 through 12. Adaptations to connect with your curriculum may be available.

Standards Met: History and Social Science: 1.1, 1.6, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9,G6 NEA

English Language Arts: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.3


Balls & Tracks

“Staff is knowledgeable and engaging. The program is simple enough to understand, but with opportunities for complexity and thought.” —Ken A., 2nd grade teacher

“Students had a wonderful time and learned how to work together, to test their creations on a regular basis and that science is FUN!” —Carol M., 5th grade teacher

After observing gravity, friction and momentum in action in the Raceways exhibit, your class will work in groups to design their own unique Raceways track. Kids are the engineers as each team of students designs a roller coaster track using only the materials given to them. In addition to putting their problem-solving skills to work, your students will improve their teamwork abilities. The design challenges will be adjusted to suit your grade.

Age recommendation: Grades 2 and up


Money Matters
Money Matters is an early financial literacy program designed especially for students in grades K-4. In this exciting one-hour program, students can role-play as wage earners in our Boston Black exhibit, discuss important community roles and jobs, and “spend” the money they’re earning at the local barber shop, flower store, corner market and restaurant. Together as a group they will explore the many ways that members of a community rely on each other for goods and services. This program aligns with Massachusetts Standards in both Economics and Mathematics.

Age recommendation:Grades K-4


Global Stories

If objects could talk…

Boston Children’s Museum has been collecting objects from around the world for nearly 100 years. In this new school program for Grades 2-4, we invite students to put on white gloves and take a closer look at the Museum’s collections. We’ll open our eyes to just how much we can learn from careful observation of a single cultural artifact and what it tells us about its origins: Who made this? What is it for? What is it made of? Is it old or new? Where is it from? What makes you think so?

This multidisciplinary program will feature selected collections pieces representing Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia, and Africa*. Using a variety of media, students will explore the geography and culture behind the objects, how form fits function, and common threads across the human experience. Students will then incorporate these concepts into an original 2D or 3D work of art inspired by their observations.

Age recommendation:Grades 2-4, Grade 5 by special arrangement

Alignment with Massachusetts frameworks:

Visual Arts for K-4: 1.2, 2.5, 3.1, 6.1, 8.1

History and Geography: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.4


*A note to educators: we have some flexibility to select objects that align with your classroom units and grade frameworks; for example, we sometimes can accommodate requests for Native American or Chinese objects. Call or email us for more information.

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1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY, United States

Operating year round, Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit regional theater presenting new, classic and contemporary works, with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to innovative educational programs that highlight the power of live theater. It is our mission to be an artistic haven for an extended family of artists and audience, while continuing to provide a gathering place to share in the unique collective theatrical experience.

Many of the productions that premiered or were developed at Bay Street have moved to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including NOBODY DON’T LIKE YOGI, HEDDA GABLER, LOVE JANIS, IF LOVE WERE ALL, FULL GALLOP, SWINGTIME CANTEEN and THREE HOTELS. Now in its 19th Season, Bay Street is considered ” …one of the Country’s pre-eminent regional theatres” ( CBS Sunday Morning ) and “…in the same league with the best major regional and Off-Broadway theatres.” ( Newsday )

In addition to the Mainstage productions, the variety of year-round programs at Bay Street include The Comedy Club, The Workshops, Special Events, and Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live!, a Summer College Internship Program, Theatre Workshops and Kids Theatre Camps and Classes.

School Group Programs Available

(Grades 6 to 12)

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For School Groups Grades 6 thru 12

Literature Live Program at Bay Street Theatre

What is Literature Live?

LITERATURE LIVE! brings the power of the word from the page to the stage.  Using curriculum-based literature, Bay Street Theatre creates a unique learning experience by bringing professional theatre artists together to present first class productions.  The possibilities for insight and understanding of the subject matter are only increased when students can witness the characters from a great play or novel living and breathing and telling their stories right before their eyes.

Why is it appropriate for schools?

Bay Street Theatre will select standards-based literature, and this program will be supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials.  In addition, we will provide a “Q&A” session with the cast.

Who should attend?

LITERATURE LIVE! is designed specifically with middle and high school age students, their teachers and administrators in mind.  In addition, Bay Street Theatre will present the play on weekends for family audiences, and other types of groups (such as seniors, churches, and temples) who may wish to attend.

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