LICM Theater’s School Performance season provides the perfect opportunity to introduce students to the excitement of the performing arts. Our 2022-2023 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

Fee: $13 per student.  Minimum number of students per class is 10 children; maximum is 25.

Performance Options

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A Christmas Carol - Experiential

Kindergarten - Grade 5

Adapted by Christopher Parks of Experiential Theater Company from Charles Dickens’ book of A Christmas Carol

Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14 and 21 at 10:15 a.m. and noon 
Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 10:15 a.m. and noon 
Fridays, December 2, 9 and 16 at 10:15 a.m. and noon 

Join us on the streets of 19th century London on Christmas Eve. Meet the Cratchit family, Mr. Scrooge, and the ghosts of past, present and future in this classic story of acceptance and understanding. Our cast weaves music, humor, and puppetry into this interactive show. The audience helps us tell the story! Celebrate the change of seasons through this classic literary tale.

Activity Packet (PDF)

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$13 per student

Logo featuring blue and black text "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical" in a speech bubble.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!

Pre-K - Grade 2

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

Wednesdays, February 15, June 7 and 14 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Thursdays, February 16, March 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 8 and 15 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Friday, February 17, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 9 and 16 at 10:15 a.m. and noon. 

The arrival of a Mo Willems exhibit for a winter residency at LICM opens the door for complementary programming throughout the Museum. In addition to his status as the leading contemporary author of children's books, Willems has also built a reputation for his popular plays for youth audiences. His productions of "Knuffle Bunny" and "Elephant and Piggie's: We are in a Play!" at LICM have resulted in SOLD OUT runs. Now we’re getting ready to present his newest work "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!"

This musical comedy adventure features Willems' popular character The Pigeon, who is eager to try anything and everything.  Audience members get ready: you’ll be part of the action!  "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" is a perfect way to introduce students to theatre and the humorous stories from Willems' books.  

"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!" is produced with permission of Music Theater International.

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$13 per student

Elephant and Piggie with their logo and the text "we are in a play."

Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”

Pre-K - Grade 3

Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Wednesdays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Thursdays, April 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.
Fridays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and June 2 at 10:15 a.m. and noon.

Returning by popular demand!

Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved award-winning, best-selling children's books. Willems' classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cautious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative exploration of the meaning of friendship. Together with nutty backup singers, The Squirrelles, our comedic duo even gets the audience involved in the action.

Elephant and Piggie's: We Are in a Play! is produced with permission of Music Theater International.

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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