SEASON 5 SHOWS
Kathleen Huber & Greg Gunning’s
FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier.
The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty in ArtsPower’s exciting and suspenseful musical.
Approximately 55 minutes in length. Recommended: Grades 3–8. Musical.
Toledo Jazz Orchestra
THE COLORS OF JAZZ
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
The Colors of Jazz, with members of the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, includes what jazz is, how it differs from other types of music, why jazz is America’s true art form, and how and why music is changing. A musical, layered excursion through time, students will leave with a new appreciation for the art-form we call Jazz. From the churches of the south to the African and European influences brought together through plantations and slavery, students will listen to, learn from and have the opportunity to ask questions of some of northwest Ohio’s and southeast Michigan’s best jazz-men! The Colors of Jazz!
One-hour in length. Recommended: Grades 3– 8. Music, history, storytelling.
JUNIE B. JONES
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Dear first-grade journal,
Hooray, hooray! TheatreworksUSA is making a musical (that is a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe). And what do you know! It’s all about me, Junie B. Jones! (The B stands for Beatrice, only I do not like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.)
This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It’s got loads of funny songs, and it’s based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade.
Whew! I’m glad I can write everything down in my Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal! And you know what? I think I might like first grade after all!
Love, (but not the mushy kind)
One hour in length. Recommended: Grades Pre-K–5. Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family. Musical.
HUCK & TOM AND THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi introduces the audience to the characters, setting, humor and humanity of Mark Twain’s most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Join Huck, Tom, Jim, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly and all the residents and rapscallions of Hannibal, Missouri as they explore the majestic river that defined their lives, tested their souls, and carried their spirit into the heart of America.
One hour in length. Recommended: Grades 2–8. Music, literature based. Musical.
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Shiver me timbers! Jeremy Jacobs’ talent for building sand castles and digging moats has earned him an invitation to join the crew of Braid Beard’s ship. Living the high life at sea, Jeremy trades manners for mayhem as he rolls in stolen treasure, sings sea chanteys and practices pirate talk with all his new pirate friends.
One hour in length. Grades K–5. Language Arts, Reading. Musical.