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NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2018-2019


123 Andrés

Latin Grammy winner 123 Andrés are sought-after speakers and performers. The duo is comprised of husband and wife Christina and Andrés, who present and perform for students, their families and educators at schools, libraries, theaters, festivals, community events and more. In their exciting and interactive music presentations, students are introduced to Latin American song and dance. 123 Andrés uses a map to encourage the audience to participate in an interactive lesson on geography by locating countries and continents while singing, shaking and sounding out rhythms. This leads into lessons on regional dances and the practice of Spanish vocabulary, including greetings, colors, numbers and body parts, which enhance their knowledge of language and culture. 123 Andrés sings while also playing the guitar, saxophone, clarinet, percussion and surprises his audience with additional instruments throughout the show. Andrés holds a DMA (Doctorate in Musical Arts) and Christina a Masters in Urban Education. Dual language, ESL, Foreign Language and diversity/multicultural studies. 123 Andrés; Grades Pre-K-5; Price on request 

Bibi Lobo 224.326.3737                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Anytown

Star athlete, brilliant student, and driven to succeed, Hope sports a 4.2 grade point average and limitless potential. But when a boy she likes offers her one little pill to reduce the pain from a soccer injury, Hope makes a decision that rapidly transforms her dreams into an escalating  nightmare. With her future at stake, will Hope be able to confront her opioid abuse and stop feeding the monster that seeks to destroy everything she cares about? George Street Playhouse; Grades 9-12; $1,500/$2,000; Available Sept. 25 through December 21, 2018

Diana Gundacker 732.846.2895 x117                                                                                                                                                                       


HERstory

HERstory, conceived and written by Dawn Ward-Lau, invites students to join Rosie the Riveter as she introduces students to some of her friends like: Rosa Parks, Ladybird and Frida Kahlo. Celebrate Women's History Month with 10 women who have put their stamp on the world through their academics or their contribution to the arts! Each of these women were persistent and knew their dreams didn't have an expiration date.  These empowering women's stories have changed the trajectory of how women show up in the world today! Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Frida Kahlo, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, Isadora Duncan, Ladybird Johnson and Rosie the Riveter are featured in this program. Limited bookings in March only. Dawn Ward-Lau; Grades K-8; Price on request

Dawn Ward Lau 201.873.2537                                                                                                                                                                                      .


Improbable Players

Improbable Players uses theater performances, workshops and professional development sessions to address addiction, alcoholism and the opioid epidemic. Their performances are 25-45 minutes long followed by a talkback/Q&A. Their workshops give students the space and tools to combat social pressures and find coping strategies that work for them. Their plays are based on true stories and performed by people in recovery. They have also performed at conferences, treatment centers and community events across the country. Improbable Players have been performing the mission of substance use disorder prevention since 1984. Their work is uniquely impactful because their actors have lived the stories they perform. These are universally relatable stories. This is evidence-based prevention education. Improbable Players; Grades 6-12; Price on request

Andy Short 800.437.4303                                                                                                                                                                                             .


Number Drummer Live

Number Drummer Live is a one-of-a-kind interactive production where the entire audience "drums" up math to create a spectacular rhythmic performance. Experience drumming through addition, multiplication, money, fractions, probability, ratios, algebra and more. Experience math through beat, rhythm, timbre, dynamics, tempo, form and more.

• Every student plays an instrument
• Up to 400 students perform simultaneously
• 100% student engagement
• 50 minutes of non-stop math & music
• In-depth math & music curriculum connections
• Created & performed by a math teacher, curriculum trainer and musician with over 20 years of experience

Number Drummer Live is inspiring, energizing and 100% hands-on engagement. It is the ultimate live interactive educational experience. Troy Kryzalka; Grades K-6; $1195/$1595

Troy Kryzalka 910.975.3297                                                                                        Video: Number Drummer Live                                                                                                                                                                                                              .


The Possibilities of Glass - Residency

J. Kenneth Leap is New Jersey’s premiere architectural stained-glass designer. With a career stretching over three decades, he has completed installations in nearly every county in the state. As a teaching artist, he has lead professional development workshops, given presentations on the history and science of glass, and performed interactive demonstrations of medieval and renaissance techniques. In collaboration with schools, he has led student groups to create architectural installations celebrating local history while learning the storytelling power of glass. Students learn traditional and contemporary glass techniques including enameling, fusing and glass mosaic. Kenneth works with teachers and administrators to develop a custom program tailored to compliment your curriculum-based core skills and learning outcomes. J. Kenneth Leap; Grades 4-12; Price on request

J. Kenneth Leap 609.682.0456                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               . 


School House Rock Live, Jr.

Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series is dedicated to the mission of bringing live theatre experiences and hands-on workshops to young people, in order to help foster skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, empathy and communication — skills which create a capacity to innovate, and which are essential for succeeding in our modern world. Originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM, from the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe, the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to Unpack Your Adjectives and do The Circulations! 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. Centenary Stage Company; Grades K-4: $895/$1320 (Each additional performance on same day $425); Travel fees may apply

Lea Antolini-Lid 908.979.0900                                                                                                                                                                                                     .


The Sonnet Man

The Sonnet Man offers performances and workshops that entertain and educate. Featured artist Devon Glover, a modern day Sonnet Man, delivers Shakespeare's sonnets as originally written and then breaks it down into "spoken word". Mr. Glover’s flow embodies the richness of Shakespeare’s language and his passionate, yet natural delivery offers an inspiring, creative experience audiences of all age love. This interactive presentation allows on-stage volunteers and audience participants to attempt rapping Shakespeare with The Sonnet Man as their guide. Throughout the assembly, participants also engage in other activities with The Sonnet Man, including: songs with call and response prompts, multiple choice questions, storytelling songs, tongue twisters, contests and more. Academic Entertainment; Grades K-12; $895/$1395 (AM/PM $1790)

Academic Entertainment 800.883.9883                                                                                                                                                                                                                . 


STEM: the Musical

Equal parts educational, entertaining, and inspirational, STEM: the Musical is the ultimate Art & Science (STEAM) fusion! The show tells the story of four students brought together to complete a seemingly-impossible homework assignment: explain the universe and everything in it! With music that never stops in styles including hip-hop, Samba, pop and Broadway, STEM: the Musical engages audiences all the way from K through 8. The educational content comes straight from Common Core and state educational standards, and lyrics are adjusted so the concepts are always age-appropriate for our audiences. Featuring a central inspirational message that STEM is for *all* students, regardless of background, STEM: the Musical surely has something for everyone! Amy Pruitt & Kevin Badanes; Grades K-8; $1300/$1950; Travel fees may apply

Amy Pruitt & Kevin Badanes 646.480.STEM (7836)                                                                                                                                                   .