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Staging and Puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre
Live original score by Mother Falcon
Captivating large-scale puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre set to live original music by Mother Falcon helps tell the story of Petra and the Wolf. Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter, is threatened by a wolf. Her adventure to protect her animal friends becomes a showcase of bravery and compassion that will help your students feel a new sense of empathy for animals that share our earth.
Based on the award-winning novel by Walter Dean Myers, this captivating tale about the power of friendship depicts visceral scenes of inner-city struggle with sensitivity and wit. Street-smart and suspenseful, playful and profound, Darius & Twig is ultimately the story of two young men who must overcome obstacles by finding the best within themselves.
We hope this production will bring you and your students on an exciting and challenging journey, leading to a productive conversation about the obstacles faced by young people in our modern world – and, more importantly, the ways that we can come together as friends and communities to overcome those obstacles.
The creators of this show have aimed to capture the true nature of Walter Dean Myers’ book, but in order to make the performance accessible for audiences that may react negatively to abrasive language on stage; the language has been toned down. The ultimate intention is to make sure that language will not detract or distract from the storytelling that is so important for young audiences to see depicted.
The spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics of Golden Dragon Acrobats will thrill your students. Representing the best of a time-honored tradition that began 25 centuries ago, the company explores the ancient art of acrobatics and traditional Chinese dance with spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and stunning theatrical techniques.
In Part II, get the full experience as the Fox Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra performs each piece in its entirety at the Center this spring. When you register for this package, you are committing to two field trip experiences. Upon registration, you will select your first, second and third date preference for the Fox Cities Building for the Arts experience. Learn more about Artistic Adventures Part I.
Featuring endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition, this stage adaptation of two classic tales brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. Watch as your students see the familiar nighttime ritual story of Goodnight Moon and the family tale of The Runaway Bunny in a completely new way.
Considered one of the preeminent pieces of Vietnam War literature, actors will perform five of the short stories found in the book that will explore the complex issues of war and the universal struggle of a soldier. Surrounded by a pre and postshow discussion, your students will explore important themes including ethics, making choices and the impact of violence.
The show contains profanities taken verbatim from the book.
A not-so-traditional musical version of the Three Little Pigs shows the Big Bad Wolf as not bad, but definitely big and a little clumsy. He just wants to be friends with the little pigs and doesn’t mean to scare them, but that’s easier said than done. Mama Pig has to teach Wolf how to be gentle and careful in a way that will show your students thoughtfulness, acceptance of differences and what it means to have a job well done.
Melding dance and music with computer technology, your young students will be entranced with the beauty of the life cycle of a butterfly. The world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media, Compagnia TPO proudly brings this production to the Fox Cities.
*May 10 at 12:30 - sensory-friendly performance.
Please note, all patrons will need to remove their shoes upon entry.
In co-production with Teatro Metastasio Di Prato