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.
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.
Elephant Gerald is an elephant: Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends!
In David Wood's exciting dramatization of Roald Dahl's award-winning story, a 15-foot-tall vegetarian giant with vocabulary problems teams up with a little orphan girl called Sophie. Together, Sophie and her new "jumbly" friend, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) devise a plan to save the children of England from child-eating giants.
"Who'll help me plant the seed?," asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. "Not I," say the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, "a hen's gotta do what a hen's gotta do," and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done.
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.
Shakespeare's most mischievous comedy throws unrequited lovers, warring fairies, and amateur thespians into a mysterious forest and sets a trickster Puck loose on them all. When a love potion gone wrong starts to confuse everyone, who will wind up chasing whom?
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