Monday, January 6, 2014

Civil War Musical Has a Message for Kids at The Palace

The importance of courage and personal integrity is presented against the backdrop of the American Civil War in the Palace Theater’s Education Series presentation of Four Score and Seven Years Ago, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9:30 and 11:30 am. 

Tickets for the ArtsPower musical are $10 for individuals, $8 for groups of 15 or more, and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org or at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Four Score and Seven Years Ago follows Lemuel, a young man who has escaped slavery in Georgia and believes life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier. 

The two men 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 in ArtsPower’s exciting and suspenseful musical.

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.

Recommended for grades three through eight, Four Score and Seven Years Ago highlights curricular integrations in the subjects of American history, language arts, communications, social studies and music.
To book a class field trip, contact Deirdre Patterson at 203-346-2011.

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