2022-2023 ARTS-IN-EDUCATION PERFORMANCES

The St. George Theatre is proud to announce the return to our IN-PERSON Arts-in-Education series for the 2022-2023 academic year, sponsored by Richmond University Medical Center.

This year’s programming will include shows that are not only fun and entertaining for your students, but also connects to your curriculum and can make learning exciting and engaging. Students will be amazed to see familiar historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks, and literary favorites like Percy Jackson and The Magic School Bus come to life right before their eyes!

From the moment the students step off the school bus and onto the red carpet, they will be amazed by the beautiful interior architecture, murals, winding staircases, and oversized chandeliers. The students will be entertained by a live pre-organ show prior to the main attraction live performance.

All in-person shows will start at 10:00am and have a runtime of approximately 60-70 minutes. Tickets are $12 per student/chaperone, or $15 for prime seating. Teachers and paraprofessionals are free.

While we are excited to welcome students and teachers back into our audiences this year, we understand that COVID-19 is still an on-going concern. To make theatre as accessible as possible, we also have a selection of VIRTUAL shows that will be offered in Winter 2023. These virtual shows will be offered free of charge.

The booking process is simple and easy. You can either fill out the form below or contact our Box Office Manager/Arts-in-Education Coordinator, Joseph DeAngelis, at 718-442-2900, ext. 503 or by email at jdeangelis@sgtr.org to make reservations to see a show of your choice.

All reservations require a $50 deposit, which is due no more than one month after booking. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the scheduled performance. We accept cash, credit/debit cards, checks and DOE money orders. We understand that payments from schools may take more time. If you require additional payment arrangements, please contact us.

Please make your check payable to: St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
November 21, 2022
Grades: K – 5

This one-hour version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is the perfect introduction to live theater for children. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth!

THEMES: Kindness, Responsibility

“Jack Frost”
December 13, 2022
Grades: K – 5

Set in January Junction, join crafty Jack Frost on a magical, musical winter adventure! The story narrated by a groundhog name Pardon-Me-Pete, tells us about Jack Frost, an immortal winter Sprite, who falls in love with a human girl named Elisa after rescuing her and she said she loves Jack.  A wonderful delightful story told through song and dance. 

 THEMES: Literature, Selflessness, Nature 

“The Rainbow Fish”
February 16, 2023
Grades: K – 4

With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of his (or her!) kind. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps him learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful.

THEMES: Kindness, Self-Esteem

“Freedom Songs”
February 28, 2023
Grades: 4 – 12

Featuring Special Guest Historian, Debbie-Ann Paige. From the work songs of the fields of people who were enduring the bonds of slavery, to Ragtime, Jazz, R&B, and the inspired spirituals of the Civil Rights movement, this play follows the compelling story of the role that music played in the history of Black Americans. Meet incredible Americans like Scott Joplin, Billy Holladay, Little Richard and more in a tale that is sure to intrigue audiences of all ages!

THEMES: Black History, Health and Wellness, History and Social Studies

“Jackie Robinson”
March 1, 2023
Grades: 1 – 6

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: Black History, Health and Wellness, History and Social Studies

“Rising Up: Young Holocaust Heroes”
April 18, 2023
Grades: 4 – 8

Created in conjunction with Wagner College’s 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: Holocaust Awareness, History, Social Studies

“Gus Goes Green: Earth Day Edition”
April 19, 2023
Grades: 2 – 8

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, Environmental Conservation

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“The Wizard of Oz”
April 24, 2023
Grades: 1 – 8

This one-hour version of The Wizard of Oz is the perfect introduction to live theater for children. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto, as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination! Ages 4-12

THEMES: Literature and Literacy

“A Year With Frog and Toad”
May 10, 2023
Grades: K – 4

Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in this musical which celebrates friendship through the seasons.

THEMES: Friendship, Literature

“The Lightning Thief”
May 17, 2023
Grades: 4 – 8

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school.  Again. And that’s the least of his troubles.

Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.  Worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.  But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief. He must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

THEMES: Greek Mythology, Family & Friendship, Tradition

“Captain Friendship”
May 31, 2023
Grades: 1 – 5

The Menace of Meanness is threatening to take over the world and only one super-duo has a chance to stop them – Captain Friendship and the Amazing Amigo! The Menace is a dangerous, shadowy figure who creeps up on our friends when they least expect it, bullying and pressuring them into behaving very badly. Captain Friendship must fearlessly oppose this villain and help all of our young audiences learn that they, too, can master the Menace of Meanness – but it’s going to take all of us working together on “Operation Kindness.”

THEMES: Bully Prevention and Character Education

“The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System”
June 7, 2023
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.

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

THEMES: Science, Teamwork, Space Exploration

VIRTUAL Performances – FREE OF CHARGE

“Peter and the Wolf”
January – May 2023
Grades: K – 5

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

“Let it Shine: American Civil Rights Movement 1955-68”
February 2023
Grades: 3 – 12

This powerful production will introduce audiences to poignant events and notable names of the Civil Rights Movement. This acclaimed show focuses on the tumultuous years between 1955 and 1968 and shines a light on important milestone in our history, including: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the SCLC, Brown v. Board of Education, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and more come to life in this powerful tale. Through stories and song, Let It Shine shows the high price that was paid by those who fought for equal rights during this turbulent time.

THEMES: Black History, Civil Rights, History and Social Studies

“We Can Do It: Great Women of History”
March 2023
Grades: K – 12

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

“Story of Anne Frank”
April 2023
Grades: 3 – 12

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

Payment & Policies:

All reservations require a $50 deposit, which is due no more than one month after booking. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the scheduled performance. Payment can be made via cash, business check, credit/debit card, or Department of Education money order. We understand that payments from schools may take more time. If you require additional payment arrangements, please contact our Arts-In-Education Coordinator.

Please make your check payable to: St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc.

Cancellation requests must be submitted no less than one month prior to the event. No refunds will be granted day of unless the show is cancelled or postponed by the St. George Theatre.

Outside food and beverages are not allowed on the premises of The St. George Theatre. If food or beverage are required for medical reasons, permission must be obtained from the theater prior to the day of performance.

Architectural and Backstage Tours:

Bring your students on an all-access tour of the historic and majestic St. George Theatre! Class trips include a one-hour tour that takes students through the building and on stage! Students will be amazed by the theatre’s grand architectural design and will learn about its history, the technical aspects of presenting a show, career paths in the arts, and theatre etiquette.