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Park Playhouse

Curious George and the Golden Meatball
Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey-star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in a brand new musical. Curious George: The Golden Meatball TYA is a loveable adventure, specifically designed for young audiences, that is sure to leave them singing and swinging down the aisles.
All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away… something pretty big. And that something was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs-o-Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome.
With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure, in which he learns more about Rome… and meatballs… and the secret ingredient to cooking!

Dear Edwina
Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. The show’s heroine is an advice-giver extraordinaire, like a spunky, singing version of Dear Abby. Sweet, smart and tuneful, Dear Edwina appeals to audiences of all ages.
Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings both have proof of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown, she trots out her musical advice, giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is assisted by her older siblings, quirky friends and neighbors. Together, they set out to tackle the world’s problems in number after hysterical number about everything from birthday party etiquette to proper table settings.

Tortoise and the Hare
Based on the classic fable but with a modern twist! Ancient vs. modern. Brain vs. brawn. Sacred vs. secular. Poor vs. rich. Reptile vs. mammal. Hip Hop vs. Hula… you know. All the classic match-ups.
The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Musical styles collide in this energetic new re-imagining of the ancient fable.

BOTS workshop

STEAM enrichment — low-tech robotics, electronics and coding

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History: Ancient Egypt/ American Revolution/Civil War/Immigration/Renaissance/Pioneers/Women’s Rights/One Room Schoolhouse/Colonial Life

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Once upon a time, we taught children through the oral tradition. Now studies prove children who actively listen to stories, expand their imaginations, becoming better thinkers, readers, and writers. Storytelling, especially by a master of the art, provides an ideal way to educate children. Tell me your story. I’ll tailor tales for your school.

Featured Experiences

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My shows blend magic tricks, circus arts, great visuals and a unique rhyming text to teach science and math topics.

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Music showcased from the Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico, Cuba & Dominican Republic)

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Programs can be adapted to a wide variety of curriculum related and seasonal themes. For more information, specific program titles, and quotes about the work, please visit the website link below.

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Creative musical theatre performances based on classic literature

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The world is full of narratives, in stories, in songs, in how we experience our everyday lives. Alicia Quintano began telling her own stories when she was in 5th grade to her little sister in the middle of the night. Since then she has written stories and songs for performance and taught writing workshops across the country at diverse venues including colleges and universities; libraries; parks; schools; and arts festivals. Her goal as a writing teacher is to encourage students to take joy in tapping their own creativity and to share their stories with confidence when reading aloud.

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Square Dance – America’s National Folk Dance / Builds Community

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We offer 5 different shows designed to excite kids to do more science. A) “Much work with Little Effort” teaches a unit about Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, & Simple Machines B) “Notion of Motion” teaches all about Newton’s Laws of Motion, hypothesis, scientific method, and units C) “Kiddie Chem 101” teaches about solids, liquids, gases & Chemical Reactions D) “Combustion – the Fire Safety Show” teaches the chemistry of combustion and what to do about it in real life situations E) “Flight” teaches how the Wright Brothers combined the scientific discoveries of other scientists during the previous centuries to attain human flight. It’s a unit about the physics of air combined with historical information.

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Author visit with equal interactive focus on writing and illustrating.

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When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

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