2023-2024 ARTS-IN-EDUCATION PERFORMANCES

The St. George Theatre is proud to announce our Arts-in-Education series for the 2023-2024 academic year, sponsored by Chase and Richmond University Medical Center!

This year’s programming will include shows that are fun and entertaining for your students, and that also connect to your curriculum to make learning exciting and engaging! This year, students have the opportunity to learn about the American Civil Rights Movement through the story of Jackie Robinson, to be enlightened hearing the first-person stories of Holocaust survivors, and to be excited seeing literary favorites, like Willy Wonka, Charlotte’s Web, and Peter and the Wolf, come to life!

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. 1 free school staff member per 12 students.

While we are excited to welcome students and teachers back into our audiences this year, we understand that some students may be unable to attend our in-person performances. To make theatre as accessible as possible, we also have a selection of VIRTUAL shows that will be offered in Winter 2024, which 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, Madison Gattullo, at 718-442-2900, ext. 503 or by email at madison@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 your initial inquiry. 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.

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Please Enjoy This Highlight from our 2022-2023 Season!

LIVE PERFORMANCES

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The Rainbow Fish
Thursday, February 15, 2024
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

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Jackie Robinson
Thursday, February 29, 2024
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

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The Cat in The Hat
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Grades: K – 5

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. The story takes place on a rainy day when two siblings are home alone with their pet fish while their parents are out of town. A tall cat wearing a hat appears and creates havoc in the house, leaving it destroyed when his friends show up to help him clean everything up before their mother gets back from her trip.

THEMES: Literature and Literacy, Responsibility

Rising Up: Young Holocaust Heroes
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Grades: 5 – 12

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

Mark Nizer: SCIENCE-SPLOSION 4D!
Friday, April 19, 2024  SOLD OUT
Grades: 2 – 8

Using multimedia, juggling, lasers and more, Mark Nizer: SCIENCE-SPLOSION 4D! will give your students real tools and teach them how science works, how to determine what is true and what is not. Join Mark Nizer and Mark Nizer 50 years in the future as they work together to teach your audience the critical skills we will need to save our future and to answer life’s most important questions like “What is gravity?” or “How does a laser work?”

THEMES: Science, STEM, The Scientific Method, Critical Thinking, The Speed of Light, Gravity, DNA, Origins of Life, Laws of Motion

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Charlotte’s Web
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
Grades: K – 5

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever.

THEMES: Friendship, Communication, Perseverance, Coming of Age, Loyalty, Bravery

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Monday, May 20, 2024
Grades: 1 – 5

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers don’t have any cavities but — he does. And just when it can’t get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and — yuck! — kissing on TV.

THEMES: Literature and Literacy, Perseverance, Positivity

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Peter and the Wolf
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Grades: K – 5

Together the St. George Theatre, The WNET Group and the American Classical Orchestra proudly present Peter and the Wolf. Featuring 8 musicians and 1 mime, 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.

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

VIRTUAL Performances

(FREE OF CHARGE)

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Bullysaurus Rex
January 2024
Grades: Pre-K – 4

The history of bullying goes way, way, way, way back in Bullysaurus Rex, a dinosaur-themed anti-bullying adventure that is perfect for younger audiences! It isn’t always easy to stand up for yourself or your friends – even if your friends weigh two tons and have giant claws, teeth, and scales! Though they lived eons ago, in this heartwarming tale these fun-loving giants have many of the same problems that we young people still face today. Find out how to recognize, report, and stand up to bullying while learning to be a great dino-friend.

THEMES: Kindness, Bully Prevention

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Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King
February 2024
Grades: 3 – 12

One of Black History’s most influential Civil Rights Leaders, the life and story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of both triumph and tragedy. Learn how Dr. King came to be such a prominent leader in this dramatic show. Follow Dr. King’s life from his time as a young boy in Georgia, to becoming a preacher in Alabama, to becoming an important figure on the international stage. A powerful and impactful story, audiences will come to recognize that the Civil Rights won during Dr. King’s time came with a heavy price and consider what role they will continue to play in the struggle for equality.

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

We Can Do It: Great Women of History
March 2024
Grades: K – 12

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment with our show We Can Do It: Great Women of 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

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The Story of Anne Frank
April 2024
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 your initial inquiry. 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. Tours cost an additional $5 per student/parent/chaperone, when booking with a performance. If you are not attending a performance, these tickets cost $10 each. School staff members do not pay.