2020-2021 SCHOOL SHOWS

Holiday Heroes

Topfer Theatre
Written by Shaun Wainwright Branigan and Jerome Schoolar
Grades Pre-K and up
 
Due to demand, the original Holiday Heroes returns with some new songs and surprises!  In this hilariously fun holiday sing-along, students get into the holiday spirit with Ernie and Rufus. Celebrate the season with singing, laughter, and holiday cheer for all.
 
Curricular connections: Social Studies (Traditions, Holidays); Theatre; Music. Social Emotional Learning (Friendship, Acceptance)

Cat in the Hat

Kleberg Theatre
February 16 – April 30, 2021
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss • Adapted by Katie Mitchell • Originally produced at the National Theatre of Great BritainGrades Pre-K and up

Based on the classic Dr. Suess book and developed at the National Theatre, Sally and her brother are stuck home in the rain, when a Cat comes knocking at the window pane! But the Cat has brought friends, Thing One and Thing Two, who make messes and problems and oh, what to do?! Mischief and mayhem and laughter galore, bring the kids—they’ll clamor for more!

 Curricular connections: Language Arts; Theatre, and Social Emotional Learning.

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

The Whisenhunt
Created by Allen Robertson
Based on the book by Eileen Spinelli
January 12 –  March 11, 2021  
Grades K and Up
 
From the Emmy Award-winning creator of The Biscuit Brothers and Tortoise and Hare comes a new musical based on the beloved children’s book. Mr. Hatch is a lonely man leading a ho-hum life, until one Valentine’s Day he receives a note that reads “Somebody loves you”…and everything changes. With a contemporary score and playful audience interaction, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch is a funny, heartwarming story celebrating friendship, acceptance, and self-esteem that will delight all ages.
 
Curricular connections:  Language Arts, Theatre, and Social Emotional Learning.

The Water Cycle, A Circus Arts Show

An aerial performance at Sky Candy
Devised by: Amanda Clifton and Sky Candy
March 22 – May 21, 2021
Shows at 10 a.m and 12 p.m.
Grades K and up

 

In a story told through aerial circus apparatus including as lyra, silks, and trapeze, students will meet three water molecules on their journeys through the Water Cycle. Follow these molecule friends who become separated through the process of evaporation to become clouds, storms, mountain streams, and rivers before they come back together in the ocean. This stunning circus arts show is a partnership between Sky Candy and ZACH Theatre.

Curricular connections:  Science (Water Cycle and Evaporation), Theatre, and Social Emotional Learning.