ARTREACH TOURING PRODUCTIONS! 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 theatre. The children's matinee productions are for are area school students and home school students.
*Lesson plans are available for most of the performances and can be found at www.thechildrenstheatre.com
For Reservations Call 419-626-1950 or 877-626-1950
All tickets must be paid for prior to the show
~ Tickets ~
Show Only $4.00
Show, Popcorn & Drink $5.00
Thursday, October 17, 2013 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Travel back in time to the late 1800s and enter the dazzling mind of Nikola Tesla, a brilliant young engineer. To create his inventions, Tesla relies on his strong math and science skills, a photographic memory, and a mysterious blinding light containing flashes of inspiration! But then Tesla makes a discovery that could change the world of science—and the legacy of his mentor, the famous Thomas Edison—forever! Learn the true story of this often ignored inventor, whose work as a “mad scientist” eventually led to the Tesla coil, X-ray, RADAR, wireless energy, and artificial lightning.
Thematic Connections: Biography, Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Electricity, Fairness, Growth and Change, History, Math, Music, Physics, Responsibility, Science/Technology,Social Studies, Strength of Character
Thursday, November 7, 2013 ~ 10:00 a.m.
You’ve heard of Cinderella, but did you know that this fairy-tale has roots in cultures the world over? Doubted by everyone, our Algonquin “Cinderella” must overcome the jeers and taunts of her beautiful sisters and fellow villagers to make her own way in the world, without the help of any fairy godmother. This is an inspirational tale about true beauty coming from within.
Thematic Connections: Ancestry, Courage and Honor, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Folk Tales, Growth and Change, History, Humility, Literary Classic, Kindness, Language Arts, Multi-Cultural, Native American Cultures, Reading, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character, Wishing
Thursday, December 12, 2013 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Treat your students to one of the best-loved holiday stories of all time. With the creativity you’ve come to expect from ArtReach, your students will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a timeless lesson.
Thematic Connections: Celebrations, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Growth and Change, Holiday Giving, Humility, Kindness, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Possibilities, Reading, Responsibilities, Sharing, Strength of Character, Tradition
Thursday, February 6, 2014 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Frederick Douglass once said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.” Drawing from his 1845 autobiography, this production brings this historical figure to life. Rising from slave to statesman, Douglass was a commanding speaker who compelled audiences as he toured America and overseas. As a young man he had to educate himself in secret, but he would one day give advice to presidents. Douglass is one of the most respected leaders in our country’s history because he did not just speak about his ideals—he lived them.
Thematic Connections: Biography, Civics/Politics, Courage and Honor, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Fairness, Government, Growth and Change, History, Literature, Multi-Cultural, Music, Public Speaking, Reading, Responsibility, Social Studies, Strength of Character, Writing
Thursday, March 13, 2014
An enchanted spindle curses Sleeping Beauty to 100 years of sleep. Although protected by her fairy godmother, will anyone be able to save her? ArtReach brings the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault to life is this enchanting, new adaptation.
Thematic Connections: Fairy Tales, Growth and Change, Imagination, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading, Strength of Character, Wishing