2021-2022 ARTS-IN-EDUCATION “VIRTUAL” PERFORMANCES

The St. George Theatre is proud to announce its first ever VIRTUAL Arts-in-Education series for the
2021-2022 academic year.

Due to the on-going health crisis in our community, we understand the hardships that educators will face this upcoming academic year.  And while the continuance of COVID-19 protocols does not allow for us to enjoy a show together in our beautiful St. George Theatre, we are thrilled to be bringing the show straight to you and your students, virtually!

Each month, we will be releasing a new virtual performance that is not only fun and entertaining for your students, but also connects to your curriculum and can make learning exciting and engaging. And, in an effort to support the growing minds of tomorrow during this difficult time, we will be offering this year’s virtual program FREE OF CHARGE.

The reservation process is simple and easy. Contact our Arts-in-Education Coordinator, Eric Petillo (epetillo@sgtr.org), with the specific show you want, and a link will be sent directly to you. Each link will be valid for the entirety of the month in which it is being offered.  Please take advantage of the study guides as they are filled with fun ideas to include in your teaching lessons before and after the shows.

Please fill out the following form CLICK HERE in order to submit your reservation, or click the button below. You may use one form submission for multiple shows.

Music, dance and art will reunite and heal our community.  We encourage you and your students to sit back in a virtual red velour chair, with your treats in hand, and enjoy live performances from your screen.

So whether you are in the classroom or at home, The St. George Theatre will proudly come to you!

DECEMBER

“Peter and The Wolf”
Grades: K – 8
Available: December 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Together the St. George Theatre, The WNET Group and the American Classical Orchestra proudly present Peter and the Wolf. This production of Peter and the Wolf​ presents the work in an original arrangement for chamber ensemble by ACO’s Artistic Director and Founder Thomas Crawford, made for the Orchestra’s award-winning Classical Music for Kids (CMK) program, ​as well as an introduction to the featured instruments and characters. The story is performed by mimes Catherine Gasta and Bill Bowers, with accompaniment by the American Classical Orchestra, and there is an accompanying teacher’s guide, featuring background information and related classroom activities.

THEMES: The Arts, Music, Appreciation and Analysis of Musical Works, Expression Through Music, Music Appreciation, Music and the Other Fine Arts, Performance of Music, Musical Instruments

“The St. George Theatre Christmas Show”
Grades: K – 8
Available: Month of December

The Tradition Continues! This community favorite is a high energy, rhinestone-studded series of songs and dances that the whole family will enjoy.

The show revolves around a grandmother reading a Christmas story to her grandchildren about the various things that make the holiday season special.  Set in grandmother’s house, the story takes the audience on a magical journey through numerous scenes and scenarios from the North Pole to Times Square, Clove Lake Park to The Rainbow Room, and culminates in a justifiably renowned Living Nativity.

The production includes such popular tunes as “White Christmas”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Let it Snow”, and “Silver Bells” as well as religious numbers including “O Holy Night” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

THEMES: MUSIC, DANCE, COMMUNITY, ENGAGEMENT

“Holidays Around the World”
Grades: K – 8
Available: Month of December

Tis the season for hilarity! When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. As they travel around the world in search of each other, these guides share what they learn about the season from a wide variety of places and cultures. Celebrate holidays from all over the globe – the Lohri Festival, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and more!

THEMES: MUSIC, DANCE, CULTURE

JANUARY

“Meet Dr. King”
Grades: K – 5
Available: Month of January

This show is perfect for younger audiences, serving to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration and equality. Meet Dr. King helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Follow along as the play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration.

THEMES: History, Civil Rights, Black History

“Little Red and The Big Bully Wolf”
Grades: K – 3
Available: Month of January

The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows! Follow Little Red and meet her friends – the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf, and more – as they learn to face their fears and stand up to the Big Bully Wolf! Learn to identify,  report and resist bullying as we follow Little Red on her journey to Grandma’s house. Funny, dramatic, and highly entertaining

THEMES: Social Interaction, Anti-Bullying

FEBRUARY

“Jackie Robinson”
Grades: K – 5
Available: Month of February

Jackie Robinson’s number “42” has come to symbolize the triumph of the human spirit over incredible odds. This biographical tale follows the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player to cross the color lines in the Major Leagues. A real-life hero and a tribute to the power of persistence and determination in the face of adversity, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!

THEMES: History, Civil Rights, Black History

MARCH

“We Can Do It: American Women in History”
Grades: 2 – 8
Available: Month of March

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment with our show We Can Do It: American Women In History. This is the perfect show to inform and inspire audiences – girls and boys alike! An incredible adventure featuring some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers, your audience will discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! Honor the women of America by bringing this show to your venue!

THEMES: History, Social Studies, Women’s History

“Gus Goes Green: A Planet Earth Adventure”
Grades: K – 5
Available: Month of March

Just in time for Earth Day, this play follows “Gus” (a giant dog puppet) who leads audiences on a STEM-inspired adventure around the globe. He uses clever resources to find creative solutions for a thirsty man in the desert, a wacky inventor, a toy maker and one very funny bug. Audience volunteers join Gus on stage to engineer a device for gathering water, build a unique toy from recycled materials and more! By the end of the play Gus and his friends use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to find smart solutions to real-life issues. This show is designed to encourage young people to help the Earth through recycling, energy conservation and creative thinking.

THEMES: STEM

APRIL

“The Story of Anne Frank”
Grades: 3 – 8
Available: Month of April

World War II was a desperate and intense time for everyone, but it was especially devastating to the Jewish people living under Nazi rule. Through direct accounts from Anne Frank’s diary and the heartfelt retelling of her story by her father, Otto, this production offers an engaging and accessible approach to one of history’s darkest chapters. The courage of Anne Frank and her family is the story of the strength of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

THEMES: History, Social Studies, Holocaust Awareness

“The Wizard of Oz”
Grades: K – 8
Available: Month of April

In 1900, L. Frank Baum published what would become a literary classic with his children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In 2018, Bright Star adapted the show into a two person play and the result was amazing! It was the hit of 2018 so we’ve brought it back for another year! While the medium might be different, the characters and classic storyline remain the same. Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic.

THEMES: Literature and Literacy