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.
2013-2014 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.
November 1, 2013 10:00AM and 12:30PM
Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga!
A floppy-eared bunny with mysterious habits is staking out its place in Theatreworks USA’s spine-tingling new musical co-written by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch and based on the best-selling books by James & Deborah Howe: BUNNICULA!
Chester the cat and Harold the dog get along like... Well... Cats and dogs, even though underneath their furry exteriors, they’re really the best of pals. But one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family comes home from the movies with an orphaned rabbit they found under their seats. A very strange baby rabbit who has sharp fangs instead of buck teeth, and who sleeps all day and prowls around his cage all night.
Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Chester thinks so – he’ll stop at nothing until he vanquishes the new arrival, even if it means the end of his friendship with Harold.
Will Harold and Chester remain friends? Will Bunnicula find his mother before it’s too late? Will the nocturnal assault on all that is good and green continue? Find out in Theatreworks USA’s BUNNICULA! (One hour in length, recommended for grades 2 - 6)
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type
April 29, 2014 10:00AM and 12:30 PM
"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries.
When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets.
"No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!"
So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs!
Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" new musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. (One hour in length, recommended for grades K -4)