LICM Theater’s School Performance season is growing; offering six unique productions that incorporate the performing arts into your curriculum. Themes and topics include the physical sciences, sociology, humanities, Long Island and literature. Performances are developed and chosen with relevance to you and your student’s educational needs.
All performances are professional and include supporting workshops and/or talkbacks as part of the total theater experience. Supporting materials will be available for download from the LICM website to aid you and your students. The cost per student is $10. (See chaperone policy) All performances are at 10 a.m. and noon.
BONUS: Special in-school, pre-visit programs are available for designated shows (★). An LICM Theater Educator will visit your classroom and prepare your students for their trip to LICM, at no extra cost.
Aesop’s Fables—Grades 1–6
By Mike Kenny
Wednesday November 4 through Friday November 6, 2015
Tuesday February 9 through Thursday February 11, 2016
Tuesday March 29 through Friday April 1, 2016
Aesop’s well-known and beloved fables come to life on the LICM stage to motivate and challenge children and adults alike! Students will learn the timeless lessons of patience, greed, friendship and honesty through song, dance and drama. Fables presented include such classics as The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse, and more. Download activity pack
☛ TIP: If you are already planning a visit with your class, make it a full day by requesting our popular “Double your Learning” option. We may be able to add a performance of “Aesop’s Fables” to dates listed above.
Knuffle Bunny, A Cautionary Musical (★)—Pre-K–Grade 3
Based on the book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Michael Silversher
This play was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts and was first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2009-10 season.
Wednesday, December 2 through Friday, December 4, 2015
Tuesday, December 8 through Friday, December 11, 2015
Tuesday, December 15 through Thursday, December 17, 2015
Based on his beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, six-time Emmy Award-winner Mo Willems joined Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Silversher to lovingly celebrate this childhood favorite. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical tells the tale of firsts: getting to know the community, the park, the school and even the laundromat. What happens when Trixie’s favorite stuffed toy Knuffle Bunny is lost? How does she feel? What will she do? How do her parents help her? This charming musical celebrates the heart, heartache and challenges of being a small child.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is a joint production of LICM and Plaza Theatrical.
Pirate School: The Science of Pirates!—Grades 3–6
By David Engel
Tuesday January 12 and Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Thursday January 21 and Friday, January 22, 2016
“Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!” excites and motivates students with practical fun and comedy while exploring scientific principles needed to be a pirate on the high seas. Join good pirate Billy Bones on this swashbuckling interactive adventure as he shares how science made him a better pirate; learn about simple machines, optics, navigation/astronomy, aero/hydrodynamics and, of course, things that go BOOM!
☛ TIP: Your students will be ready to set sail by gaining a working knowledge of maps, the Bernoulli effect and so much more when you combine LICM’s “Mapping Your World” field trip with this performance as a “Double your Learning” combo.
The Boy Who Would be Captain Hook (★)—Grades 1–4
By David Harrell
Tuesday March 1 through Friday March 4, 2016
LICM Theater celebrates National Disability Month with an interactive solo show that highlights the values of acceptance, inclusion and respect for all.
The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook is written and performed by professional actor David Harrell who brings to life a story of his own childhood. Born without his right hand and fitted with a prosthetic hook, he is kept on the sidelines at recess along with Wendy, a strong girl who wants super hero skills and James, the new kid in town. Things change the day his classmates’ play Peter Pan and David find his role as Captain Hook. But is this the only role that he can play? What happens when David, Wendy and James decide not to be defined by the circumstances and try to change the game?
Emilio and the Enchanted Cow (★)—Kindergarten–Grade 4
Presented by Marionetas de la Esquina
Monday May 2 through Wednesday May 4, 2016
This is a story about a boy named Emilio, who is challenged by and fearful of the many changes occurring in his life. Luckily, Emilio has a vivid imagination and an imaginary friend named “Cow” (Vaca). Together, Emilio and Cow begin to deal with the changes that have resulted from his parents' separation, going to a new school, trying to make new friends and living in a new home without his father. Written by Mexican playwright Amaranta Leyva, and performed by the Mexico City-based puppet theater company, Marionetas de la Esquina, this heartwarming story shows students how their imaginations can lead them to creative solutions. Ask about Spanish language performance option for this production.
Happy as Clams: The Musical(★)— Pre-Kindergarten–Grade 3
Music and Book by Lena Pennino-Smith; Musical arrangements by Brian Smith
Wednesday May 18 through Friday May 20, 2016
Tuesday May 24 through Friday May 27, 2016
Tuesday May 31 through Friday June 3, 2016
Tuesday June 7 through Thursday June 9, 2016
Join us for a live musical adventure set in Long Island’s Great South Bay. Meet Clammy the Clam who confesses she is not “happy as a clam,” and sets out to find happiness by wishing on a star. Along the way she makes friends and meets a feisty fiddler crab, a fluke, a jelly and a sea star. Join the cast on a multi-sensory storytelling experience as you learn facts about Clammy and the other creatures of the Great South Bay. Written by award-winning family performer/journalist and Long Islander Lena Pennino Smith, this show gets everyone singing, dancing and clamoring for more (while sneaking in some local science and geography). Back by popular demand after an amazing run last year!
Happy as Clams is a joint production of LICM and Songs by Lena.
(★) Book this show and receive a free in-school, pre-show visit for your students!
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