We are pleased to inform you of our exciting new season of educational programming at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, NY!
Once again we will be offering quality professional live performances for students of all ages. Q & A time, mini workshops and tours! We are committed to making a genuine theatrical experience and all it has to offer accessible to everyone. Custom plan your school trip to the St. George Theatre.... call our educational coordinator today at 718-442-2900 to reserve tickets to a live performance or a tour!
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS:
Architectural and Back Stage Tours:
We encourage our Staten Island schools and those of our neighboring communities to share and embrace all that this magnificent 1929 theatre has to offer. The class trip includes a one hour tour of the entire theatre followed by Q & A session. Students are amazed by the grand architectural design of this historic theatre and will learn about its history, the technical aspects of presenting a show, career paths in the arts, and theatre etiquette.
Fee: $7 per student and chaperone (teachers are free)
The St. George Theatre features educational live performances for grades Pre-K to High School. These shows are dynamic, enriching, educational and so much fun for all ages! The live performances are performed by regional, national, and international professional touring companies, connecting the arts to the classroom curriculum.
Teachers receive at no additional cost an arts educational curriculum which connects the performance to what students are learning in school. This curriculum addresses the five strands of the NYC Board of Educational Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. These programs and study guides are custom planned for each performance. It has been found that discussing your visit to the St. George Theatre with your students both before and after the performance helps make the experience more significant.
Show Tickets: $10 (front orchestra) $7 (general seating) per student/chaperone. Teachers are free. One complimentary teacher admission is included with every 15 paid student admissions. Seating is assigned on a first come/first served basis according to age and need. (Please make your check payable to "St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc." ) A fifty percent deposit is required at booking and balance must be paid in full one month prior to the performance.
Show Times: 10:00 am (Performances have a running time of 60 - 70 minutes.)
How to book your trip today:
Speak with our educational coordinator, Henry Decker, at 718-442-2900 (Tues, Wed, Fri 9:30am - 2:00pm) or email him at email@example.com for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.
and The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes
Grades Pre-K – 2
Rose is lost in Rhyme Town. Fortunately, Humpty knows how to get her home, but to do this, he needs the help of all your favorite nursery rhyme characters.
The audience must help Humpty and Rose collect magic to get home by meeting all the good folk of Rhyme Town including, Old King Cole, Little Bo Peep, The Grand Old Duke of York and Little Miss Muffet while singing their songs.
Fantastic audience participation, colorful costumes, educational values, and a full cast of professional actors, this show travels at a thousand smiles an hour!
Wizard of Oz
Grades: K - 6
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow.
Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion
and Toto, too as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination!
Songs include Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and
We're Off to See the Wizard - all performed to LIVE music!
Click Here for the Wizard of Oz study guide
Grades K - 3
With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique?
Click Here for the Rainbow Fish study guide
Maggie McGee Goes Green
Grades 2 - 8
Maggie McGee and her friends are working on a big class project for
Earth Day: "What does it mean to "GO GREEN?" All of the vibrant
characters in this live performance will educate young audiences
about environmental responsibility. Maggie and her friends learn
about littering, biodegradability, water conservation and energy
efficiency. Learn about the food chain, fossil fuels, clean energy and
the dangers of global climate change. "Going Green" isn't just about
one of these topics, it's about all of them!
Maggie McGee Goes Green! provides audiences with helpful hints for how to become more eco-friendly and strives to develop a new mindset about our planet -- that being environmentally responsible is part of good character and good character benefits the whole world! Through unique songs, enlightening discussions and a steadfast character education sensibility, Maggie McGee Goes Green! delivers a fun and informative theatrical experience that tackles some of today's most relevant global topics.
Sponsored by: Con Edison
School House Rock
Grades 1 - 4
If you are looking for an energetic, colorful, fast-paced musical with
zany, loveable characters that just happens to be educational, then
look no further- Schoolhouse Rock Live! Sing along as we bring life to
your favorite Saturday morning instructional tunes!
A fairy tale for all to enjoy!
Grades Pre-K - 5
An exuberant musical that thrills and delights.
From the birth of a princess and an evil curse,
to the kiss that awakens love!
My Heart in a Suitcase
A gripping story of a young girls survival in WWII Germany
Drama for grades: 4 - 8
Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel
safe in their Berlin home. Life in Germany is
deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and
all Jews in Germany; in order to protect their
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to
say goodbye to her forever. Now Anne must
struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to
cling to love and hope even in a world that
seems to be filled with hatred and violence.
Click Here for scenes from My Heart in a Suitcase
Click Here for the My Heart in a Suitcase study guide
Grades K - 5
The loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a
little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring mad-
cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and
the true meaning of friendship. This show has sold out every season
for the last six years; book early as seating is limited!
Click here for the Charlotte's Web study guide
The St. George Theatre is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Councilwoman Debi Rose, Councilman James Oddo, Office of the Borough President, the Honorable James P. Molinaro, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Richmond County Savings Foundation, The Staten Island Foundation, Con Edison, Gateway Arms Realty, Staten Island University Hospital, American Guild of Variety Artists in memory of Bea Kalmus-Sher, and many business and individual donors.