LICM Theater’s School Performance season provides the perfect opportunity to introduce students to the excitement of the performing arts. Our 2022 season offers two 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

Fee: $12 per student.  Minimum number of students per class is 10 children; maximum is 25.

All performances are at 10 a.m.  (*Noon performances may be added; ask about availability.)

Education activities for each production are available for download from the LICM website to aid you and your students.

2022 School Performance Season

Green text reading "Lyle the Crocodile" with green cartoon character below.

Lyle the Crocodile

Kindergarten - Grade 5

Based on Bernard Waber’s classic books and adapted for the stage by Kevin Kling

Wednesdays, February 9, 16 and March 2, 9 and 16 at 10 a.m.
Thursdays, February 10, 17 and March 3, 10 and 17 at 10 a.m.

Noon performances may be added.

Imagine moving to NYC and discovering a crocodile in your apartment’s bathtub.  You learn the crocodile is named Lyle and he becomes a good friend with the folks in the neighborhood, except for Mr. Grumps.  Discover how acceptance and friendship can make things better.  Lyle comes to the rescue and opens doors to understanding.  Those folks around Lyle learn that they should not judge others by how different they appear or behave, but to accept people (and crocodiles) for what they are.  

“King’s adaptation creates a theatrical version that is true to the spirit of the books, yet adds an extra dimension of camp and humor that gives the production a distinctive stylistic signature.” –St. Paul Pioneer Press

Presented with permission of Plays for New Audiences (PNA) a division of Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis MN

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$12 per student


My Butterfly

Kindergarten - Grade 4

By Lena Pennino-Smith and Brian Smith
Composed by Timothy Guilot

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10 a.m.
Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10 a.m.

Noon performances may be added.

Shai is the new garden elf working for strict head elf Bob.  Left to clean up the garden of all the weeds Shai cuts down the milk weed.  Mary the fairy appears and shows Shai the eggs on the bottom of the milkweed leaf.  Shai takes on the care of the eggs to raise them as her own, but what will they become?  Shai struggles to defend the eggs from aphid bugs and wasps.  Should the milkweed have been cut down? What are the eggs Shai and Mary have discovered?

Presented with permission of Songs by Lena, Greenlawn NY

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$12 per student

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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