2008-09 on stage for youth series
Educational programs that bring the classroom to the stage!
Please call the box office to make your reservations. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Please provide the name of the school, contact person and number of students and chaperones. One chaperone ticket is complimentary with the purchase of ten student tickets. Any reservation not canceled one week prior to the performance will be billed to the school. Teachers please visit Educational Outreach for study guides and event order forms.
All dates and artists subject to change due to availability.
The Cashore Marionettes
Friday, September 12
9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Grades: Ages 5 and up
Unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement, the Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. Award-winning artist Joseph Cashore creates and manipulates these amazingly lifelike marionettes in a performance of brilliance and beauty. The program is a series of touching character portrayals and scenes from everyday life set to a succession of stunning original and classical music including Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Copeland. The original vignettes celebrate life and explore a range of emotions.
This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Max and Ruby
Thursday, January 15
Grades:Pre K - 3
Based on the top-rated Nickelodeon television show inspired by the series of books by Rosemary Wells. Ruby, a seven-year-old-rabbit, loves her Grandma and very much and wants to do something special for her. She gets the brilliant idea to put on a show, with music and costumes, a castle and everything! She’ll need a little help, so she tries to enlist the help of her little brother Max. When Max proves no help at all, she enlists the help of her Bunny Scouts and madcap adventures ensue.
Sponsored by McDonalds.
Study guide available.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Monday, February 2
Grades: 1 - 7
This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidently enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This strange and wondrous place is rules by the cold-hearted White Witch, who makes the winter last year round. Although they seem unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch, thus restoring sunshine and peace to the spell-bound Narnia and returning the great Lion king Aslan to his throne. Sponsored by Ransom-Locklear Dental Services.
Study guide available.
Junie B. Jones
Monday, March 16
Ages: 5 & Up
Based on Barbara Parks wildly popular books, and published by Randomhouse, Junie B. Jones is a rollicking and comical one-of-a-kind musical adventure. Junie B. Jones exemplifies many of the comical aspects of childhood; fear of monsters, grammatical errors, dealing with siblings, the first day of school, and innocent crushes. Study guide available.
The North Carolina Dance Theatre: Presenting the American Masterpieces
Wednesday, March 25
Grades: 1st & Up
North Carolina’s own! The works of classic choreographers George Balanchine, Alvin Ailey and Twyla Tharp, set to the music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra. American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is an initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy.
Study Guide available.
Updated: Monday, June 12, 2006
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