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!
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.
$10 (prime seating) and $7 (general seating) per student/chaperone. Teachers/paraprofessionals are free. 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 $50 is required at booking and balance must be paid two weeks prior to the performance.
10:00 am (Performances have a running time of 60 – 70 minutes.)
How to book your trip today:
To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.
2017 LIVE PERFORMANCES
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (SOLD OUT)
SECOND SHOW ADDED – Thursday, March 2, 2017
Call for reservations today!
Grades: K – 5
This baseball star played an important role in integrating professional sports. His story is showcased in a production which is heartwarming, lively and interactive. Young audiences join Jackie as he learns valuable lessons from his mother, then cheer him on as he scores his first home run as a professional baseball player. Volunteers even join Jackie onstage to help him overcome bullying without fighting back. The Jackie Robinson story is the perfect complement to Black History celebrations and inspires young people to do what is right, follow their dreams and never give up.
THEMES: Equality, Civil Rights, Perseverance
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Professor Parsnip’s Lab of Healthy Choices
Grades: K – 5
Wacky Professor Parsnip takes your young audiences on an adventure through science–while teaching lessons on how to make good choices in diet, exercise and environment along the way. Exciting science experiments from the lab of Professor Parsnip reinforce healthy habits and good character traits. Interactive and fun, this year’s production features a variety of brand new and even more impressive science experiments.
THEMES: Health, Science, Lifestyle Choices, Healthy Habits
Monday, April 3, 2017
The 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, 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!
THEMES: Good vs. Evil, Friendship, Bravery, Classic Literature
Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Rainbow Fish
Grades: Pre-K – 4
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? Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.
THEMES: “Being true to yourself”, Acceptance
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Grades: K – 6
New Kid is the story of an immigrant family from a fictitious place called Homeland. When the family arrives in America, they discover a new culture and unexpected prejudice against Homelanders. This clever play has the Homelanders speaking English, and the Americans speak a made-up gibberish language, allowing the audience to understand what it is like to be overwhelmed by a new language and new customs. “New Kid” remains the Touring Theatre’s most successful program, addressing racism, prejudice, peer pressure, and conflict resolution. “New Kid” asks students to explore issues of: moving to a new place, being the outsider, making and keeping friends.
THEMES: Equality, Acceptance of other cultures, Diversity
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Frog and Toad
Grades: Pre-K – 3
Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage. “A Year with Frog and Toad” remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons.
THEMES: Loyalty, Team work
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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 the stages everywhere! Tom, a 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 song as “Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction”.
THEMES: Imagination, Music, Fun-Learning, Math, Science, History, and Reading Comprehension
Friday, May 19, 2017
Grades: K – 5
A little boys’ big imagination is the subject of a story told by The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and many other Dr. Seuss favorites. At the end of this delightful musical story; friendship, loyalty and family are challenged and emerge triumphant.
THEMES: Friendship, Loyalty, Family, Compassion, Imagination
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Grades: Pre-K – 5
Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
THEMES: Friendship, Acceptance, Loyalty, Thinking outside of the box, Classic Literature