Children's Matinee Series

2019 – 2020 Children’s Theatre Matinee Series

Sponsored by:
Wightman/Wieber Foundation
and Ohio Arts Council

Erie County School District (Only) FREE

All Other Students & Chaperones $4.00 each

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Selected with state and national educational standards in mind. Our programs explore historical events, celebrate cultural heritage, and set the stage for learning.

We are proud to present performances throughout the school year for those teachers who make the community their classroom and wish to introduce their students to live theater.

The children’s matinee productions are for are area school students and home school students in grades K-12.

*Lesson plans are available for most of the performances and can be found at
https://www.thechildrenstheatre.com/for-educators/content-search

For reservations call 419.626.1950 or 877.626.1950
or e-mail: Geoffrey Stuck

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Tuesday September 10, 2019 - 10:00am

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

​In 2020, we the celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. Through story and song, learn about the great gift these women left us – an empowering heritage of pride, momentum and purpose. From 1920 to today, these women are a constant source of strength and inspiration.

 


Runtime:
45 minutes

Credits: Book by Mary Tensing. Music by Tracy Walker.

Thematic Connections: American History, Ancestry, Arts Integration, Biography, Civics/Politics, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Current Events, Fairness, Freedom, Government, Growth and Change, History, Music, Possibilities, Responsibility, Social Studies, Strength of Character, Teamwork, Women’s History

Grades: 3 – 8

Subject: Musical
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Tuesday October 8, 2019 - 10:00am

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

 

​Join this adventurous young lady as she takes your audiences down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why a lion, a scarecrow and a man made of tin are all singing the blues. On this adventure our heroine, Dorothy, must find a way home but, in the process, she must help her new friends unlock their full potential. “Dorothy in Oz” is an adaptation of the popular Frisch Marionettes’ production “Wizard of Oz”, based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”.

 

 

Runtime: 45 minutes 

Subject: Musical

Credits: By Kevin Frisch. Adapted by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

Thematic Connections: Arts Integration, Bullying, Compassion, Cooperative Learning, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairy Tales, Friendship, Imagination, Kindness, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Possibilities, Reading, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Grades: K – 5
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Tuesday December 17, 2019 - 10:00am

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

​Behind every great Man-in-Red, is a great Woman-in-Red! She’s making a list and checking it twice! When the holiday is threatened by a severe outbreak of the North Pole Pox two days before Christmas, and Santa himself is quarantined, it’s Mrs. Claus to the rescue! She has less than 24 hours to figure out how to pull off the best Christmas ever. Good thing she has a team of elves and Christmas creatures to work out the details. With traditional carols and a world-premiere script (commissioned by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati), this holiday musical is about leadership, goodwill and teamwork.

 

Runtime: 45 minutes

Credits: Book by Christopher Stewart.

Thematic Connections: Arts Integration, Celebrations, Courage, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Cultures, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Friendship, Growth and Change, Holiday Giving, Imagination, Kindness, Language Arts, Music, Possibilities, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Subject: Holiday Musical

Grades: K – 5
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Tuesday April 21, 2020 - 10:00am

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

John Henry is a well-known figure of American folklore. Born in poverty in rural West Virginia, John Henry’s incredible size and strength became legendary as he worked laying track for the railroads that crisscrossed the countryside in the late nineteenth century. No one could match his skill or his endurance, until the invention of the steam-powered driver, that is. We remember John Henry for his famous contest with this newfangled machine. John won the day, but died soon afterwards of a broken heart. John Henry realized that ordinary men could not compete with the iron workhorses of the industrial revolution and that the days of men like him were numbered. John Henry, uses storytelling, drama, and music to bring the story of an American legend to life. It is a tale that speaks to young and old alike and carries a strong contemporary parallel about the importance of our humanity in the face of changing technology.

Runtime: 50 minutes plus Q&A Session

Grades: K-8

Music: contains live music (electric guitar)
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