Please Note: Education Series performances are for school groups only. We do not take reservations from individuals or families. If you are interested in a show, encourage your child's class to attend.
2012-2013 Education Series
The Education Series offers field trip opportunities for public, private, and home schooling groups. Education Series performances are professional, nationally touring productions geared to young audiences to educate and entertain, making the State Theatre and extension of the classroom and offering many children their first opportunity to experience the lively arts.
Reservations are available by calling the box office at 724-439-1360. All seats are $3 per person (including students, teachers, chaperones.)
All Education Series performances provide a study guide with pre- and post- show discussion topics and activities to enhance the learning experience. Recommended ages and grade levels are provided. Those age groups will get the most out of the production. Audience members younger and older than the recommended age group are welcome to attend and will understand and enjoy most of the production. Teachers, as you know your class and your students' abilities, use your discretion.
We the People
October 12, 2012
Appropriate for Grades 4 - 8
Curriculum Connections: Communication & Language Arts, Social Studies, Music
Theatreworks USA is proud to present We the People, an all-new musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible.
Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more.
Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today's youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the Peoplewill instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Stories
April 30, 2013
10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Appropriate for Grades Pre K- 4
Curriculum Connections: Literature Based, Communication & Language Arts, Music, Multi-Cultural
TheatreworksUSA presents a sparkling musical revue based on popular children's books, including:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: When a boy shares his snack with a demanding mouse, he learns a funny lesson about cause-and-effect.
Amazing Grace: Follow Grace as she tries to break stereotypes in an effort to play the title character in her school's production of Peter Pan.
Borreguita and the Coyote: The Mexican tale of a little lamb, or borreguita, who uses her wits to escape a hungry coyote.
Imogene's Antlers: Young Imogene is delighted to wake up with "cool" antlers, but discovers that her parents and school principals do not share her joy.
Master Man: A man whose muscles are as big as his ego earns his comeuppance when he claims to be the world's strongest man in this Nigerian tall tale.
Math Curse: This story playfully addresses the phobia some kids have when tackling seemingly impossible math problems.
Owen: Owen just can't bear to part with his beloved blanket, Fuzzy - a problem, since he is about to start kindergarten. Owen's understanding mother provides a clever solution.