A LIFELONG LOVE OF THEATRE BEGINS HERE...
Now, more than ever, children need a chance to laugh!
Youtheatre: Class Acts 2023-2024
Grades 4-8 [$3.50]
October 12, 2023 | OGDENSBURG
Grades 9-12 [$3.50]
Inspired by the NY Times article, "The Things They Wrote" and the HBO Documentary, "Last Letters Home" Letters Home puts the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. Without politicizing, one theme unites the diverse voices, "the person beside you is more important than you are"...defining patriotism through bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community, and brotherhood.
STUDY GUIDE*: https://griffintheatre.com/letters-home
Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad
Grades 4-8 [$3.50]
A classic tribute to the great American who freed hundreds of people from the bonds of slavery. Share in the joys, sorrows, and challenges of this brave, adventurous woman who changed the world through her courage. This deeply moving musical history lesson is heart-warming, inspiring, comical, and full of determination. Students will gain a new appreciation and deeper understanding of Harriet Tubman.
STUDY GUIDE*: VirginiaRep_Harriet_Tubman_guide_2023.pdf (va-rep.org)
The Frog Prince
Grades PreK - 3 [$3.50]
When a spoiled princess drops her golden ball into a well, a noble frog retrieves it in exchange for her promise of friendship. The princess breaks her promise and must face the consequences in this colorful, funny, faithful adaptation of the classic folk story by the Brothers Grimm.
STUDY GUIDE*: The Frog Prince Study Guide 23-24.docx (va-rep.org)
* STUDY GUIDES should be incorporated into the curriculum to enable students to fully appreciate the performances. Youtheatre performances meet New York State Learning Standards for English, Social Studies, and the Arts (Theatre, Dance, and Music).
Theatre Etiquette should be reviewed with students to ensure maximum enjoyment of the performances for all. Cameras, recording equipment, food or drinks are not permitted in the auditorium.
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The Youtheatre: Class Acts series was created in 1992 to introduce North Country students to the magic of live theater as they watch historical and literary characters come to life, thus establishing a love of reading. A national study conducted by the National Endowment of the Arts states, "The arts not only have an academic impact on youth, but also a positive correlation to all achievement." The report concludes, "Socially and economically disadvantaged children who have high levels of arts engagement show more positive outcomes in a variety of areas than their low-arts engaged peers...These outcomes extend to school grades, test scores, honor society membership, high school graduation, college enrollment & success, volunteering, and participation in school or local politics."
During the 2019-20 Season despite having to cancel 11 performances, 6,770 students and their teachers from 49 schools from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties attended 9 Youtheatre performances.
2023-2024 YOUTHEATRE SPONSORS
Children and educators of the North Country extend their thanks to Superintendents Kevin Kendall (Ogdensburg City School District), Stanley Harper (Salmon River Central School District), and Jackie Kelly (Gouverneur Central School District) for their generosity and support.
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