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 45 – 60 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.

2019–2020 LIVE PERFORMANCES

Click here to download the 2019-2020 brochure

Monday, December 2, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
10:00am

A Ticket to Toy Land

Grades: K – 6

A Holiday Musical Spectacular! Follow along as Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, and all of your other favorite holiday characters take you on a tour of one of the most magical places on Earth – Toy Land!  Featuring production numbers set to all of your favorite holiday tunes, plus our very own “Elf on a Shelf”, this high-energy production is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Created and presented by In the Wings Theatre Organization.

THEMES: Sharing, Love, Community, Hard-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.

Thursday, December 19, 2019
10:00am

A Christmas Carol

Grades: 1 – 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, March 24, 2020
10:00am

Rosa Parks and Friends

Grades: 3 – 8

Take a journey through time with Rosa Parks; where some of the most remarkable figures in history come to life. Meet abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Civil Rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and; of course, Rosa Parks! An important story for any audience, this show gives a remarkable view of the challenges met by these amazing Black Americans. 

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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.

Click HERE to Download the PDF Style Guide

Thursday, April 2, 2020
10:00am

MatheMagic

Grades: 4 – 8

Internationally acclaimed magician and educator, Bradley Fields, captivates students with his famous magic illusions, and turns them on to the history, the power, and the beauty of the language of Math! The show promotes math-skills and problem-solving through visuals, history, language and world-class entertainment.

THEMES: Math, STEM, Problem Solving, Communication Skills

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 21, 2020
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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10:00am

Rising Up: Young Holocaust Heroes

Grades: 4 – 8

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.

Click HERE to Download the PDF Style Guide

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
10:00am

Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

Grades: Pre-K – 3

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company premieres their acclaimed production of “Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo”. The new story tells of the impossible Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Folk and native traditions in song and dance will guide audiences through the influences that led to the famous battle, its heroes, and the undeniable Mexican spirit that continues to inspire us today. Traditional and contemporary dance, live music, and meticulous costuming capture the essence of the French and Mexican characters that defined history.

THEMES: History, Culture, Acceptance, Dance

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 6, 2020
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 12, 2020
10:00am

Schoolhouse Rock

Grades: K – 5

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,” and lighting up stages everywhere.

THEMES: History, Civics, Math, Science, Reading Comprehension

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.

Click HERE to Download the PDF Style Guide