Cultural Arts For Education (CAFE)

For more information or to make reservations (deadline is August 19), contact Debbie at 561-993-1160.  Reservation requests received after August 19 will be filled based on availability.  Only those who have previously made and received confirmed reservations will be admitted to a performance.    Theatre Etiquette for Schools

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NOTE: Available study guides or websites are listed below.


Pete the Catshow logo
Thursday, October 13, 2016       study guide
Grades PreK-3 * Standards: LAFS; SC; TH

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

Chicken Dancegroup pic
Monday, October 17, 2016     study guide

Grades K-4 * Standards: LAFS; MU; SC; TH

ArtsPower’s newest musical portrays the colorful story of Marge and Lola, two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks who seem to have the contest locked up. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers and, against all odds, win the talent contest?

We the Peopleshow logo
Thursday, October 20, 2016     study guide
Grades 3-8 * Standards:  LAFS; MU; SS; TH

Theatreworks USA is proud to present We the People, a 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 People will instill American pride in audiences of all ages and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.

The Adventure's of Bella and Harry: Let's visit London!  The Musical!book cover
Tuesday, October 25, 2016     study guide
Grades K-3 * Standards: LAFS; MU; SS; TH

The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit London!
is a great introduction to interactive theater for all that attend! You will have the opportunity join the cast in singing fun songs like “Big Ben Boogie”, “Tea Time for Two” and “Stonehenge Rocks”. Come join Bella, and her little brother Harry on their fun-filled musical adventure through London… Cheerio!

The True Story of Pocahontaspocahontas pic
Thursday, October 27, 2016       study guide
Grades K-6
* Standards: LAFS; SS; TH

Pocahontas is a name known to every school-age child and yet her true story is shrouded in myth.  With an emphasis on historical fact, Pocahontas is revealed as a playful, strong-minded young girl who changes her world before she will change her beliefs or herself.  Follow Pocahontas as she grows from the girl of 12 who helps the colonists at Jamestown survive, to the young woman, wife and mother, who carries her message of peace and mutual cooperation across the Atlantic to the mighty King of England.  Join Pocahontas on her amazing journey and see how courage and determination can change the world.

School House Rock Live!show pic
Tuesday, November 1, 2016     study guide
Grades K-6 * Standards: LACC; MA; MU; SC; SS; TH

The Emmy Award - winning 1970's pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage! The action begins when a young school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly, the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his home and help him to instruct his students on a variety of subjects including Math, Science, History, Politics and Grammar. Through a series of classic songs like "Unpack Your Adjectives", "Just A Bill" and "Conjunction Junction", this multimedia treat shows a whole new generation of young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.

Steve Trash in "Science of Ecology"elevated steve
Thursday, November 3, 2016    study guide
Grades K-6 * Standards: SC; SS

This is no ordinary school magic show. It is an excellent blend of entertainment and education.  Steve Trash has traveled all over the planet (Japan, Australia, Canada, Greenland) performing magic tricks with garbage and teaching kids about ecology. What better way is there to learn about environmental principles than while you're having fun?

The Princess and the Peashow pic
Monday, November 7, 2016    
Grades K-5 * Standards: LAFS; MU; TH

This beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale comes to life in this fun and funny musical retelling.  Princess is introduced to the King and Queen’s court just in time to vie for the prince.  But her arrival in a rainstorm leaves the Queen to doubt her worthiness as a match for her son.  Our story of acceptance, love and of
course a “Pea” will prove that staying true to who you are is the key to true happiness.

Michel Lauzière’s Science of Soundshow pic
Wednesday, November 9, 2016    study guide
Grades 4-8 * Standards: SC

The Science of Sound is a technically simple and highly interactive version of Michel Lauzière’s show with an educational edge as a bonus! Interspersed between his entertaining visual and musical numbers, Michel takes every opportunity to demonstrate how he gets his ideas, how he uses basic scientific laws to build his bizarre contraptions and original musical instruments.  By watching Michel’s funny way of transforming noise into music, the audience is invited to learn about sound and how it works.  Does sound travel only through the air? How it can be amplified? How we can hear it?  With visual examples, audience participation and Q & A’s, Michel Lauzière’s Science of Sound provides an entertaining experience with a touch of scientific fun!

A Very Electric Christmastheatre co. show logo
Thursday, December 8, 2016     study guide     
Grades 2-6 * Standards: LA; TH

In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even the smallest of hearts.  All ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

Cirquetacular's Snowkus Pocusshow logo
Friday, December 9, 2016
Grades K-12 * Standards: LAFS; MU; TH

Acrobats of Cirquetacular is a heart-stopping, mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism. Discover all the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall and Broadway stage in one fantastic show. Indulge your curiosities and celebrate your senses as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, fire artists, illusionists, singers and dancers perform indescribable feats to ignite your belief in human potential.  Partake in a fully adaptable journey to a fantastic Winter Wonderland of derring-do!  See the Nutcracker Guard juggle snowflakes and balance icicles.  Award-winning magician and host Eric Walton creates an hour of pure delight. Marvel at the living snow globe and let the aerial snow ballet melt your heart.  With a talented cast and colorful holiday costumes, this cirque show will entertain students of all ages long after the holiday season.

The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences on Tour Presents
Elephant & Piggie's We're in a Play!
Monday, December 12, 2016      study guide
Grades PreK-3 * Standards:  LAFS; SC; THshow poster

Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends! And in We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense–facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party, should you share your ice cream and how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. So get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of your favorite books. You’ll be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY.  The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences on Tour is represented by Shaw Entertainment Group, LLC.

Doktor Kaboom’s The Science of Santashow poster
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Grades K-4 * Standards:  SC; TH

If science and magic are the same thing, then Santa must be the greatest scientist in the world! This does not sit well with Doktor Kaboom's ego, so he tries to figure out how Santa does all those wonderful things he does! (Spoiler: He fails.)  No iconic Holiday figures were harmed in the making of this show.

Palm Beach Opera presents Opera Discoveryshow pic
Friday, December 16, 2016
Grades K- 8 * Standards: LAFS, MAFS, MU, TH, VA
        Opera basics         Classroom Opera

Palm Beach Opera’s Opera Discovery Concert Series returns to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center as Benenson Young Artists take center stage, entertaining students and teachers with well-known musical numbers from opera. Opera Discovery is an interactive event that highlights the value of story-telling, creativity, collaboration and hard work. Curious minds of all ages will have the chance to learn from the artists through Q&A. We guarantee you’ll be humming along with opera tunes you didn’t even know you knew!

The Lightning Thiefbook cover
Wednesday, January 25, 2017    study guide
Grades 3-8 * Standards: LAFS, MU, TH

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.  Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. 

The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hareshow logo
Thursday, January 26, 2017      
Grades K-4 * Standards: LAFS; SC; TH

Lightwire Theater brings new life to a pair of classic tales, Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" and Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and The Hare." Lined with electroluminescent wire, these well-known characters continue the Corbian tradition as they illuminate the darkened stage and wend their way into audiences' hearts.

All dates and performances subject to change.



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