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A LIFELONG LOVE OF THEATRE BEGINS HERE...

Now, more than ever, children need a chance to laugh

Youtheatre: Class Acts Spring 2022

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[Performances will be canceled if OFA is closed]

I Have a Dream:  The Life and Times of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grades 7-12 [$3.50]

March 8, 2022 - OFA @ 9:15 & 11

A compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the Civil Rights movement.  Students will be inspired as they experience this great leader's struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."  Trace Dr. King's life from his humble beginnings in Atlanta through his extraordinary evolution into one of the 20th century's foremost figures.

STUDY GUIDE*https://va-rep.org/tour/guides.html

 

 

The Pout-Pout Fish

Grades PreK - 2 [$3.50]

April 7 & 8, 2022 - OFA @ 9:15 & 11 *Date Change

Swim along with pouty Mr. Fish and his friends in this new musical adventure.  Utilizing live actors and puppets, this colorful adaptation of the New York Times bestseller is sure to turn the poutiest of frowns upside down.  This brand new production is co-conceived and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of the Acheson Walsh Studios.

STUDY GUIDE*https://twusa.org/shows-artists/on-tour-2/

 

 

Charlotte's Web

Grades 3 - 6 [$3.50]

May 17, 2022 - OFA @ 9:15 & 11

Based on E.B. White's loving story of friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte.  To help with Wilbur's problem:  how to avoid winding up as pork chops, Charlotte will create a "miracle."  Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which makes Wilbur a prize pig and ensures his place on the farm forever.  This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

STUDY GUIDE*https://twusa.org/shows-artists/on-tour-2/

* 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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Teachers, to make a reservation download the order form below. Please scan and email the completed form to ocp@ogdensburgk12.org or fax it to 315-393-3745.

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Parents, to participate please contact your child’s school.

 

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.

Children anxiously waiting for the show to begin
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Pete the Cat
OCP Youtheatre Ushers
OCP Youtheatre Ushers

2021-2022 YOUTHEATRE SPONSORS

Children and educators of the North Country extend their thanks to Superintendents Kevin Kendall (Ogdensburg City School District), Patrick Brady (Massena Central School District), and Jackie Kelly (Gouverneur Central School District) for their generosity and support.

SENSATIONAL FRIENDS $5000+
 7 News-Fox 28 TV* City of Ogdensburg  New York State Council on the Arts  Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

FABULOUS FRIENDS $2500 - $4999
Ogdensburg City School District*Dr. Manuel & Sally Palao**Stewart’s Shops Foundation Clare & Lou Williams*

GREAT FRIENDS $1000 - $2499
Dr. Ravinder & Barbara Agarwal  America 1 Realty Corning Inc. Foundation • Donaldson Funeral Home  William Flynn  Henderson Digital Marketing & Printing*  North Country Savings Bank  John Parcel, CPA*  Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers  Jane** & John Pinkerton Price Chopper Corporation  Rhonda Roethel  St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau

TRUE FRIENDS $500 - $999
Patricia E. Bell**Canton Animal Clinic  Claxton Hepburn Medical Center  Community Health Center of North Country  DeFelsko Inspection Instruments  Irene Enslow Linda Griffin** & Tom Patterson  Wendy Hamilton  Tom & Debbie Hannan  Howland Pump Supply  Meyer Real Estate  Mort Backus & Sons  Jane McGrath Claudia Moulton Phillips Memorial Home  Roxanne Pratt  Diocese of Ogdensburg  St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union • Frank Schwartz  Nancy Skiff  Thousand Island Cruet  Marian Tracy  United Helpers Management Co.  Cynthia** & Richard Wilson

* In-Kind Donation

** Board of Trustees

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR ($500+ DONATION) THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM-CALL 315.393.2625