The Kaleidoscope Series for Youth presents live performances using drama, music, and dance. These include a variety of subject areas related to the curriculum, such as literature, history, drama, and social studies. Tickets are just $1 for teachers and students!Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking are the essential concepts and skills of the 21st Century and the arts provide opportunities to practice these skills. The Kaleidoscope Series for Youth offers many extensions of classroom curriculum which not only promotes the four C’s, but also exposes students to the performing arts.
Early Native American history and culture come thrillingly and factually to life in this fun, musical theatre adventure based on the classic story of young Hiawatha, arguably our continent's most important and famous early leader.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics.
Jack is a smart, funny, 11 year old boy who's being badly bullied at school. What starts as one off-the-cuff joke grows and grows until Jack is no longer safe on the playground. But with the use of self-expression through photography, Jack begins to make sense of his world, of his relationships with others, and most importantly, with himself.
Braidie, a teenager struggling both at home and in school, tells her story about making the tough choice between standing by while her best friend bullies another student or standing up for what's right. The Shape of a Girl is a dynamic one-woman play that examines the frightening realities of teenage relationships, aggression, and a young woman's battle with inaction.
Meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Beatrix Potter's beloved characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies from the disagreeable badger, Tommy Brock.
The tremors of an earthquake were rumbling across America. A new kind of music was making its first appearance on the radio and parents were outraged. While the rhythms of rock and roll were shaking the social fabric of the country, deep down an even more important transformation was about to take place. In Montgomery, Alabama, a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus.
Based on the book by Cedella Marley, Three Little Birds tells a tale of triumph over anxiety. The young protagonist, Ziggy, is so terrified of hurricanes, mongooses and other things in his native Ja- maica that he is afraid to leave the house. Adding to his apprehension is the lurking presence of a bogeyman named Duppy, who sneaks up on people and steals their hair.
Humorous, thoughtful and honest, Out of Bounds weaves together video, comic books and interviews to tell the stories of kids and cyber bullying.
ZooZoo is penguins playing musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, hippos with insomnia, anteaters as waiters, and a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun that has inspired audiences nationwide.
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