Box Office Hours


Monday and Thursday

9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday

Closed unless show is scheduled

Sunday

Closed unless show is scheduled

Box office is open during all shows!

ARTS-IN-EDUCATION PROGRAMS


school bus ATTENTION EDUCATORS:
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)

Live Performances:

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 hdecker@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.  

 




 

The Christmas Carol

The Christmas Carol


Grades: K – 8

Warm your hearts with Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Watch mean Ol' Scrooge as he discovers Christmas is not a HUMBUG! This puppet spectacular features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many hoiday favorites, a giant 9-foot parade puppet and guaranteed smiles! Experience this literary masterpiece that reaches far beyond the holiday season!


Don't miss your chance to see this Holiday classic
performed with many different styles of puppetry!


Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Friendship
Literature-Based
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Puppetry
Values-Based

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 10:00am

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 10:00am



 

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Lincoln & Tubman


Grades: 3 – 8

Two of the most iconic figures of the 19th Century come together onstage to share their roles in ending slavery in America and teach young people the importance of education. This production delves into the childhoods of these two remarkable figures while recreating the key moments and events that shaped both of their lives. This show seeks to honor and celebrate the many contributions of these two heroic Americans.


Curriculum Connections:
History
Literature-Based
Language/Communications Skills
Values-Based

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Time: 10:00am



 

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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!


Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Literature-Based
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Values-Based

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 10:00am

Click Here for the Wizard of Oz study guide


 

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Beauty and the Beast


Grades: K - 4

Follow Beauty's father as he is chased by wolves and comes face to face with Beast. You are there when Beauty's love for her father leads her to being trapped in the Beast's castle. Beauty's exciting adventures at the castle help her to discover the goodness and kindness within the Beast and lead her to the magical moment when the Beast becomes a man.

American Family Theater's award winning production of Beauty and the Beast has thrilled audiences of all ages nationwide with spectacle, song and special effects. This is not a Disney production. Affordable theater at it's best!"

Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Friendship
Literature-Based
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Values-Based

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 10:00am



 

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage!

Theatrebam Chicago proudly presents the live adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning educational cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock.

Grades: 1 - 5

The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, instructing a whole new generation to "Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Do The Circulations," it's lighting up stages everywhere! Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction."

Curriculum Connections:
Math
History
Science
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Values-Based

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: 10:00am



 

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Parker in the Park

The Natural Science Musical

Music & Lyrics by: Billy B!

Book by: Chris Walsh

Grades: Pre-k through 5th grade

The Parker in the Park show uses the rough frame-work of the wildly successful School House Rock Live! show. We took the environmentally friendly songs of Billy B, and wove them into a show about conserving energy, exploring nature and protecting our environment. This award winning method of weaving existing songs into a new script is a proven winner and an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in interactive children's theatre. Featuring the Chicago areas best professional children's theatre performers and commercial actors!

Songs Featured *Sun Up, Sun Down, *Our Changing World, *Bees Shake their butt and dance, *Cicadas, *Song of a Young Tree, *Yippee Hooray! I am a sprout!, *The rock 'n roll of Photosynthesis, *These Trees, *The Mega Mix

Curriculum Connections:
Science
Ecology
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Values-Based

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 10:00am



 

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Bullies in the Hall


Grades: 3 - 8

This musical, which empowers its young audience to disarm the bullies in their school, is the story of a group of students at Woodruff High and how they learn to deal with the constant and mean-spirited bullying behavior that has become the norm, including cyber-bullying. We meet cheerleaders Brianna and Megan and star athletes Buster and Jondo—all school bullies. The boys relentlessly target the intelligent and studious Humphrey Chastain, while the girls go after Flo Elkins for her appearance and her hopes of winning a major singing competition. When Miss Dentler, their teacher, observes Humphrey ranting against the bullying, she calls all the students into her room for a meeting. Miss Dentler asks them to help stop the bullying and shares with them that she was bullied when she was in school. She is called to the office and leaves the students with much to think about. Once the students are left alone to talk to one another and share their personal lives, they start to realize that they aren't so different from one another after all. They also realize that school should be a safe place for everyone and that they have the power to make it so. "There for You" is sung by the entire cast, confirming their commitment to put an end to bullying and to support one another.

Curriculum Connections:
Friendship
Social Issues & Behavior
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Values-Based

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10:00am



 

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Musical. Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst. Music by Shelly Markham.

Grades: K - 4

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.

Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Friendship
Literature-Based
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Values-Based

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 10:00am



 

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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.

The result is a gripping and poignant production, a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. A survivor’s story, to inspire audiences to read and learn more about the Holocaust by weaving an emotional bond through art.

As they show young people what happened in Germany and in other occupied nations prior to and during World War II – and how a heroine survived thanks to her own courage and the generosity of others. This will teach them the importance of combating intolerance. The ultimate goal is to motivate children not only to appreciate reading and the theatre but also to love and respect all their fellow human beings.


Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Historical
Literature-Based
Values-Based

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 10:00am

Click Here for scenes from My Heart in a Suitcase

Click Here for the My Heart in a Suitcase study guide


 

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A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD


Based on the Newberry and Caldecott Honor Frog and Toad books of Arnold Lobel Music by Robert Reale, Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Grades: Pre-K to 2

A Year With Frog and Toad is a musical celebration of friendship, rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and unique. The play remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows the adventures of best friends, the charming Frog and grumpy Toad. Together they wake from hibernation to indulge in some kite flying, swimming and cookie eating while learning some valuable life lessons. Joined by Mouse, Snail. Turtle and the rest of the animal gang, each story is brought to life with hilarious and heart-warming songs reminding us that the best thing to have in life is a true friend.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time: 10:00am





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Charlotte's Web


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!

Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Friendship
Literature-Based
Language/Communications Skills
Musical
Values-Based

Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time: 10:00am


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.