Arts-In-Education Programs

ATTENTION EDUCATORS

We are pleased to inform you of our exciting new season of educational programming at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, NY!

Once again we will be offering quality professional live performances for students of all ages. Q & A time, mini workshops and tours! We are committed to making a genuine theatrical experience and all it has to offer accessible to everyone. Custom plan your school trip to the St. George Theatre…. call our educational coordinator today at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 to reserve tickets to a live performance or a tour!

Live Performances

The St. George Theatre features educational live performances for grades Pre-K to High School. These shows are dynamic, enriching, educational and so much fun for all ages!  The live performances are performed by regional, national, and international professional touring companies, connecting the arts to the classroom curriculum.

Teachers receive at no additional cost an arts educational curriculum which connects the performance to what students are learning in school. This curriculum addresses the five strands of the NYC Board of Educational Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. These programs and study guides are custom planned for each performance. It has been found that discussing your visit to the St. George Theatre with your students both before and after the performance helps make the experience more significant.

Pricing and Payment Options

The cost per show is as follows: $12 (prime seating) and $8 (general seating) per student/chaperone. Teachers/paraprofessionals are free. Seating is assigned on a first-come/first-served basis according to age and need. All payment is due two weeks prior to the scheduled performance. We accept all major credit cards, DOE money orders and checks (please make your check payable to “St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc.” ). Due to time and security constraints, cash payments will not be accepted the day of show.

Show Times

10:00 am (Performances have a running time of 60 – 70 minutes.)

How to book your trip today:

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

2018–2019 LIVE PERFORMANCES

Click here to download the 2018-2019 brochure

Monday, December 3, 2018
10:00am

A Christmas Carol

Grades: Pre-K – 8

Warm your hearts with Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Watch mean Ol’ Scrooge as he discovers Christmas is not a HUMBUG! This puppet spectacular features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, a giant 9-foot parade puppet, and guaranteed smiles! Experience this literary masterpiece that reaches far beyond the holiday season!

THEMES: Family, Compassion, Forgiveness, Home, Rationality, Choices

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
10:00am

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Grades: 1 – 5

The classic animated television special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with “the real meaning of Christmas”.

THEMES: Friendship, Peace, Modesty

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00am

Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

Grades: 3 – 8

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of both triumph and tragedy. In this dramatic show, audiences come to see that the rights won during the American Civil Rights Movement came with a heavy price.

THEMES: Black History, American History, Social Studies

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:00am

We Can Do It: American Women in History

Grades: 2 – 8

An inspiring adventure featuring some of the world’s female pioneers. Discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! This tour comes just in time for Women’s History Month!

THEMES: History, Social Studies, Women’s History

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
10:00am

Rising Up: Young Holocaust Heroes

Grades: 4 – 12

Performed by Wagner College Holocaust Center, “Rising Up” tells the stories of six Holocaust survivors as they recall their happier days before the war and life in ghettos and camps with songs and words drawn from actual testimony. Explore how youth resisted the Nazis from forging ration cards to smuggling guns into the Warsaw Ghetto and why it matters today. Audience members will have a chance to meet a local Staten Island Holocaust survivor and ask questions of the cast after the performance.

Themes: History, Acceptance, Tolerance

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Monday, April 8, 2019
10:00am

The Wizard of Oz

Grades: K – 6

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto, as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination! Songs include “Over the Rainbow”, “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”, and “We’re Off to See the Wizard” – all performed to LIVE music!

THEMES: Good vs. Evil, Friendship, Bravery, Classic Literature

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
10:00am

The Cat in the Hat

Grades: K – 4

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mum find when she comes home?

THEMES: Communication, Literature, Music

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:00am

Frog and Toad

Grades: Pre-K – 3

Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage. “A Year with Frog and Toad” remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons.

THEMES: Loyalty, Team work

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
10:00am

The Magic School Bus

Grades: K – 5

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

THEMES: Science, Social Studies, Music, Communication

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.

Friday, June 7, 2019
10:00am

Pete the Cat

Grades: Pre-K – 3

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners –– and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth.

THEMES: Family, Communication, Literature, Music

To book, contact Eric Petillo, Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator at 718-442-2900 ext. 503 or email epetillo@sgtr.org for reservations to a show or to schedule a tour for your class.