Friday, October 4, 2013

Palace Education Series Takes Learning from Page to Stage

Jersey Boys. Photo courtesy of the Palace.
From lessons in American history to bully-prevention tips for multiple-grade levels, the Palace Theater’s 2013-2014 Education Series takes everyday learning from page to stage with four new theatrical presentations.

Endorsed by the Connecticut Association of Schools, all Palace Theater Education Series  shows are carefully selected to address specific curriculum for students grades K-12, including history, language arts, humanities and bully prevention. Before the show, teachers are equipped with a package of study guides, workshop ideas and homework assignments that reinforce State Curriculum Standards in Education while enhancing students’ everyday academic work.

Tickets for most performances, excluding a special Thursday matinee student discount price for Jersey Boys, are $8.00, and the field trip coordinator attends free. Individual ticket prices are $10. To book a field trip for the Palace Theater’s Education Series, please contact Box Office and Special Service Coordinator Deirdre Patterson at 203-346-2011 or patterson@palacetheaterct.org.

The following four presentations will be presented as part of the Palace Theater’s 2013-2014 Education Series:

JERSEY BOYS (Best For Grades: 9-12)
Thursday, October 10 – 1pm The 2006 Tony Award-winning musical about four blue-collar kids who overcame adversity to become one of the greatest successes is pop music history.Curriculum Connections: Music, Humanities, Character Development

Waterbury Arts Magnet School presents INTO THE WOODS JR. (Best For Grades: 3-8)
Friday, November 8 – 9:30am
Sondheim's musical masterpiece is a seamless fusion of fairytale characters and morals brought to life through amazing music, song, and dance. Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Music, Humanities

FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO
Tuesday, January 14 – 9:30am & 11:30am (Best For Grades: 3-8)
An escaped slave’s beliefs are challenged when he befriends a young Confederate soldier. The two may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty. Curriculum Connections: American History, Music, Language Arts, Social Studies

CHOOSY SUZY'S BULLY PREVENTION SHOW
Wednesday, April 10 – 9:30am & 11:30am (Best For Grades: K-8) 
Choosy Suzy blends humor, magic and music with practical suggestions that teach students how to become "bully-proof." Curriculum Connections: Health, Safety, Physical Education, Reading, Conflict Management, Bullying

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