Cultural Arts For Education (CAFE)
For more information or to make reservations (deadline is August 17), contact Debbie at 561-993-1160. Reservation requests received after August 17 will be filled based on availability.
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NOTE: Available study guides or websites are listed below.
** All dates and performances subject to change.
Missoula Children’s Theatre’s
Alice in Wonderland
Friday, September 28, 2018
12:00 Noon * GRADES K-6
Come and see our local youth shine as the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an encore performance of an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of presenting this fabulous children’s theatre company with the Missoula title we presented the first year!
Standards: ELD, LAFS, MU, TH,
The Magic School Bus
Lost in the Solar System
Friday, October 12, 2018
9:30 & 11:15 AM * GRADES K-5
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic inter-planetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.
Standards: LAFS, SC, TH
Mad Dog and Me: Bullying & the Power of Kindness
Thursday, October 18, 2018
9:30 & 11:00 AM * GRADES 3-6
This inspiring mix of world tales and personal stories addresses the culture of cruelty in our society. Through fables, myths, and stories from his own life growing up in a rough neighborhood, award-winning storyteller and educator, Dr. David Gonzalez, offers insights and strategies for cultivating compassionate relationships and communities.
Standards: HE, LAFS, SS
Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck who’s always causing trouble. So Farmer Brown takes off for a well-deserved vacation, leaving his brother Bob, an accountant from the city, in charge. Soon it’s no work and all play (and cake, pizza, movies, and bubble baths…) as the animals run wild, taking advantage of Bob’s lack of experience. Will the animals come clean about their devious tricks, or is there more to Brother Bob than meets the eye? Take a break from the grind with the gang from Farmer Brown’s farm with Lifeline Theatre’s hit musical adaptation of the 2002 New York Times bestselling book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
Standards: HE, LAFS, MU, 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.
Standards: MU, SS, TH
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a delightful musical based on the classic story by Washington Irving. Join Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, the residents of Tarry Town and the Headless Horseman as they live the story made famous by the legend. This autumnal classic is faithful to the original story written by Washington Irving in 1819 and will thrill and perhaps chill your audiences (though it’s not too scary!). No autumn is complete without the fun of telling stories and our retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one story you won’t want to miss!
Standards: LAFS, MU, TH
This show is an excellent blend of eco-entertainment and eco-education featuring curriculum-based study guides that relate directly to the content of the show, and awesome green-themed magic tricks, music, and funny stuff created by the Rockin’ Eco-Hero himself – Steve Trash.
Standards: SC, SS, TH
Both heartwarming and hilarious, this charming Christmas musical is complete with a jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, moonlight on the snow, Ma and Pa in their caps, and sugarplums dancing in the dreams of hopeful children. Our careworn poet, Clement Moore, is struggling to write a Christmas poem. Uninspired, his eyes and heart are opened by the loving, joyous images all about him in his own home and family, and he begins writing his immortal poem with the words, “’Twas the night before Christmas…”.
Standards: MU, SS, TH
Let’s Go Science
Friday, January 18, 2019
9:30 & 11:00 AM * GRADES K-8
The Let’s Go Science Show is a wacky look at “how things work” with Professor Smart and Ms. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction with these two legends of the circus, great scenery and awesome lighting and illusions all make this one science lesson that students won’t want to miss.
Standards: SC, TH
Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture, and Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new Theatreworks USA musical based on the books Rosie Revere Engineer, Iggy Peck Architect and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlight the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).
Standards: ELD, MA, MU, SC, TH
Gardner Arts Network’s
Michel Lauziere in the Science of Sound
Monday, January 28, 2019
9:30 & 11:00 AM * GRADES 2-6
In the Science of Sound, Michel’s hilarious homemade musical performances are punctuated with short, simple but instructional explanations about sound and how it works. While entertaining the audience, Michel shows that his bizarre instruments are actually practical applications of the notions of frequency, amplitude, resonance etc…
Standards: MU, SC, TH
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s tales of outdoor adventure and pioneer spirit will inspire your students as they have inspired boys and girls for over 70 years. Born in 1867, Laura traveled across America’s rolling plains in the back of a covered wagon. The Wilders created patchwork quilts that would later help inspire her time-honored books. Laura’s quilts still exist today and their patterns recall her beloved family – her strong and caring Pa, her heroic sister Mary, her warm-hearted Ma, and their adventures as they crossed the wild and often perilous frontier. Join the Ingalls in this adventure (authorized by the Laura Ingalls Estate) as they face the hardships and the triumphs of the wondrous new land, with sometimes only their faith and the love of family to sustain them.
Standards: LAFS, SS, TH
School House Rock Live!
Monday, February 4, 2019
9:30 & 11:00 AM * GRADES K-6
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.
Standards: LAFS, MU, SS, TH
A fun, rousing new musical based on one of the most beloved children’s books of the last decade, Amos McGee is as kindly and conscientious a zookeeper as you will find. Day after day he demonstrates the perfect way to bond with each of his friends: running races with the tortoise, spending quiet time with the timid penguin, and being always there with a handkerchief when one is needed by the sniffling elephant. When one day Amos himself feels under the weather and must remain home in his bed, the animals decide together what they can do to return the favor.
Standards: HE, LAFS, MU, TH
One day, you’ll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way… and you will want to keep him. ArtsPower’s newest musical touches down with a stranded alien who strikes up a fabulous friendship with a boy who finds him. They go to school and have loads of fun together. As evening approaches, the alien grows homesick. Will the boy be able to figure out how to help his new friend? This funny and uplifting new musical shows how the power of true friendship can last a lifetime.
Standards: HE, LAFS, MU, TH