Mahaffey Theater Presents Class Acts Performance Series 2021-2022 DUKE ENERGY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Mahaffey at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Presents Class Acts Series
Ovations School for the Arts students and staff regularly attend The Class Acts Education Performance Series and Community Arts Program based at the Mahaffey Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, FL! It is our belief that the shows in this program are inspiring regardless of age or walk of life. Much like Ovations, the Class Acts program believes arts education is for everyone - from educators to students, children to adults, from business professionals to seniors. The Class Acts' Mission is a belief in the power of the arts to educate, inspire, and expand knowledge, self esteem, and creativity in students and adults propels Class Acts and provides the focused vision for this crucial and vital educational opportunity. Class Acts serves: to provide professional, diverse, educational and entertaining programming for young audiences and; to engage and place professional artists in the theater, in the classroom and in local community organizations to deepen arts based knowledge invigorates social service themes, to integrate and enhance the curriculum and to offer professional development in various arts disciplines. The goal of Class Acts is the development of lifeskills through exposure to and participation in the performing arts. Creativity, social skills, academic enhancement, goal achievement, cognitive learning, problem solving, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in Class Acts unique performance series and community arts extension programs. Under the direction of the Education & Community Arts Manager, Class Acts strives to link the arts to the curriculum with thematically integrated performances and teacher resource guides. Each season, arts professionals, professional educators, artists, parents, community advocates and students who utilize the theater provide their expertise and input in the development of the Class Acts season of programming. This direct input results in an academically well-connected series that integrates the arts into a variety of curriculums including: ▪ world culture & diversity ▪ reading, language arts & literacy ▪ history social studies & patriotism ▪ science, math & the environment ▪ character education ▪ specialty theater & music To attend a show with Ovations School for the Arts please click the Register Here button on this page. To find out more about the Class Acts program email firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Performance, September 2021 Laura Ingalls Wilder Virtual Performance, September 2021 My Heart in a Suitcase
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Santa's Holiday Review Tuesday, January 25, 2022 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Tuesday, February 15, 2022 I Have a Dream Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Charlotte's Web Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Doktor Kaboom!
SANTA’S HOLIDAY REVUE Holiday Traditions Around the World DECEMBER 15, 2021 • 11 A.M. GRADES PK-5
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Social Studies, Diversity, World Culture, Musical. Santa’s Holiday Revue is a fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous ‘round the world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more.
Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore that instill the magic of the season.
This wonderful jubilee creates a memorable and heart-warming experience that celebrates the true spirit of cultural diversity. Cost is $5.50 per person
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas, Featuring Dream Snow JANUARY 25th, 2022 • 11 A.M. GRADES PK-3
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Reading, Language Arts, Earth Sciences, Math and Social Skills. From the makers of critically acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show comes a brand new Christmas-themed show featuring four popular Eric Carle stories, which will include Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Eric Carle’s Dream Snow, a magical Christmas story told in the author/illustrator’s unique and beautiful style, will also join creator, Jonathan Rockefeller’s menagerie of over 75 incredible puppets, It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it really has snowed, and then he suddenly remembers something! Putting on his warm red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all. Cost is $5.50 per person
MARTIN LUTHER KING -I HAVE A DREAM FEBRUARY 15, 2022 • 11 A.M. GRADES 3-8
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Biography, Language Arts, History, Multi-Cultural, Public Speaking, Reading, Self-Esteem, Character. The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century.
Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King becomes the prime mover behind the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, putting his philosophy of non-violent protest to work. He gains national recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement.
Your audience will be inspired by the story of this great leader’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” Cost is $5.50 per person
CHARLOTTE’S WEB APRIL 12, 2022 • 11 A.M. GRADES K-5
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Folk Tales, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Reading, History, Music. Based on E. B. White’s best-selling children’s book of all time, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with an extraordinary barn spider named Charlotte.
When Wilbur is in danger of a trip to the butcher, Charlotte is determined to save him! She begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some Pig” to persuade the farmer to let him live. It’s the beginning of a victorious plot which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.
This beautiful, knowing play about friendship, sacrifice, compassion and bravery will weave its way into your heart and leave your students totally enchanted. Cost is $5.50 per person
Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science MAY 18th, 2022 - 11 A.M. GRADES: 2-6
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Science-Earth Science-Physical Science-Health-Social Emotional Learning-Comedy. Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! At least a dozen fantastic routines ready to go. Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Who knows? No two shows will be the same. So, step right up, and let’s spin that wheel! Cost is $5.50 per person
MY HEART IN A SUITCASE ON DEMAND PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2021 THROUGH OCTOBER 2021
• GRADES 4-9
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Drama Stripped of their rights as German citizens by the Nazis in 1938, 12-year old Anne Lehmann and her parents are no longer safe in their homeland. This true story is a testament to a parents’ deep and enduring love and the difficult decision they must make to save their daughter’s life. Cost is $5.50 per personMY HEART IN A SUITCASE
LAURA INGALLS WILDER ON DEMAND PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2021 THROUGH OCTOBER 2021
• GRADES 3-6
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Musical Laura and her family travel across America with pioneerin’ spirit in search of a place they can call home. This uplifting story of how Laura became a writer comes to life in the heartfelt musical. Based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Cost is $5.50 per person
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