Date: Thursday, October 17, 10am & 12:30 pmCurriculum Connections: Language Arts, Music, Science, Social StudiesSuggested Audience: Grades 2-5Study Guide Available Here
Description: Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita’s cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton who dreams of riding the exclusive train to Who-Knows-Where. Along with her skeletal new friend, Vita dances with ancient ancestors, sings with a sorrowful sorceress, escapes the trickster Chaneques, and even meets the famous Catrina Calavera. But can this clever youth help him get on the train before it’s too late?
Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.
BEYOND THE PERFORMANCE
KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECTIONS: UNI Education Majors will visit your classroom to deliver a pre-performance lesson with your students. The lesson will include participatory activities, discussion, and student centered work that connects them to the performance.
-Duration: One, 45-minute lesson-Cost: FREE-To request, contact Amy at 319-273-3679 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior
THEATER TOUR following the performance. Registration required. Contact Amy at 319-273-3679 or email@example.com at least two weeks prior.