LICM Theater’s School Performance season provides the perfect opportunity to introduce students to the excitement of the performing arts. Our 2023-2024 season offers exceptional productions that allow you to tie the performing arts directly to your curriculum. Themes and topics include STEM, language arts, as well as social and emotional skill building. Performances are developed and chosen with relevance to your student’s educational needs. 

What to expect:

  • Museum educator assigned to your class
  • Activity packets available for each theater program

2023-2024 School Year Productions

Text "Frederick" with a flower as the 'I' above rocks and a person wearing mouse ears.

Fall 2023

Pre-K - Grade 3

Based on the book by Leo Lionni. Book by Suzanne Maynard Miller; Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

Tuesdays, December 5, 12, at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Wednesdays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 14, 21 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Fridays, December 1, 8, 15 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.

It’s a beautiful summer sunny day in the meadow. Mouse friends Nellie, Sunny, Baby, Ernest and Frederick are playing their musical instruments and having fun singing, until a leaf falls from the sky…autumn is here! Winter will be coming soon! All the mice get to work gathering supplies for winter, except…where is Frederick? He is gathering supplies, too, in his own unique way.

Told through the eyes of our mice friends, the musical expands on the themes of the classic Leo Lionni book: What is work? What does it mean to be “different?” What is the value of the arts? With toe-tapping Americana music inspired by bluegrass, gospel and folk, “Frederick” is an energetic, engaging story about the power of community, and that no mouse gets left behind.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC of Woodstock, Illinois. Frederick was developed and initially presented at Omaha Theater Company (The Rose), March 2014, Matthew Gutschick, Artistic Director. The world premiere production was at Chicago Children’s Theatre, October 2014, Jacqueline Russell, Artistic Director

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$15 per student


Winter 2024

Grades 1-5

Based on the work of author L. Frank Baum and illustrator W.W. Denslow

Written by Christopher Parks of Experiential Theater Company

Tuesdays, February 13, 27, and March 5 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Wednesdays, February 14, 28, March 6, 13, 20 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Thursdays, February 15, 29, March 7, 14, 21 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Fridays, February 16, March 1, 8, 15  at 10:15 a.m. and noon.

Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s stories, this clever adaptation puts the audience front and center, literally! Kids become cast members, singing dancing, and acting onstage alongside the professional cast. One of our most interactive shows at LICM Theater, this production received rave reviews in its prior run. Going beyond the traditional telling of the Oz stories, “Journey to Oz” uses personal journal entries and historic newspaper headlines to bring the history of author L. Frank Baum and illustrator W.W. Denslow to life. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion take the audience with them on this lively, playful trip down the yellow brick road.

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$15 per student


Spring 2024

Pre-K - Grade 2

Book by Mo Willems and Mr. Warburton
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma 

Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, June 4 , 11 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Tuesday, May 21 at noon.
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 22, June 5, 12, 19 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Wednesdays, May 15, 29 at noon.
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Fridays, April 19, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.

Back by popular demand after a sold-out 2023 run, “Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!” is an upbeat, energetic show based on four of Mo Willems’ popular Pigeon books. The Pigeon, Bus Driver and some zany passengers sing and dance their way to helping The Pigeon find his “thing.” Our audiences thoroughly enjoyed singing and flapping along with us.

Students laugh at The Pigeon’s antics while learning about the power of persistence, the importance of trying new things, and handling big emotions.

Produced by special arrangement from Music Theater International.

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$15 per student

Tip:  All Long Island Children’s Museum school visits may be paid with Nassau County BOCES Arts in Education and Suffolk County BOCES funds.  LICM is also an approved vendor with the New York City Board of Education.

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LICM Theater productions are made possible with the support of individuals, corporations and state agencies, including:

Roni Kohen-Lemle and Robert S. Lemle