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2018/19 Season

THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL PATHWAYS TO CREATIVITY SEASON SPONSORS!

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Dear Educator, 

I am pleased to present to you our 18/19 Pathways to Creativity Season! Since its inception in 2008, Pathways to Creativity has presented over 430 performing arts experiences, for nearly 300,000 students, across six counties. We look forward to providing more opportunities for your students to experience the performing arts this season, and for seasons to come. As always, you’ll find a wide range of performances to choose from covering everything from social studies to math and the classics.

Each season, we look for ways to make your process more efficient and this season we’re happy to launch an online sales agreement form! Gone are the days of faxes and emails, with our new online sales agreement you can complete your order directly from our website and receive a confirmation email immediately after submitting the form. Follow the same process for our Prime Shine Driving the Arts Transportation Grant too.

Also this season we’re happy to introduce a Theater Etiquette Guide for teachers to use along with the production’s study guide to help prepare their students for an authentic theater experience. We understand that for many of your students this is their first time visiting a theater. Understanding that theater etiquette is different from a movie theater or a sports arena is all a part of visiting the Gallo Center. The theater etiquette guide will be emailed at least one week prior to your visit to the Center and is also available on the website year round.

As always, your arts education team is ready to ensure the best experience possible for you and your students.

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the Center!

Cortney

Sincerely,

Cortney Betschart
Arts Education Manager


Note: Any adult requesting visitation to a particular student or group of students associated with a school/group attending an Arts Education performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts must be approved by the teacher of that school/group prior to having contact with student(s). All ticket sales are through schools; no single tickets will be sold.


2018/19 Arts Education Events – Tickets $5.00


The Bully Buster

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY: THE BULLY BUSTER RIDES AGAIN

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades K–5
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

The adventures continue for Nate, Sam, Zoe and Bob the Bully Buster from last season’s production of The Boy Who Cried Bully. Students will laugh and learn from Nate and his friends as they dream of escaping school bullies using light saber duels, Harry Potter’s magic, and by being a cowboy and a super hero. In the end Bob the Bully Buster teaches the kids that only respect can make a school safer. Directed by Lori Brynhi.

The Bully Buster Rides Again was first produced by the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia as part of their Touring Outreach Company in 2006.

Common Core Standard:
3.RL.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


Tomas and the Library Lady

TOMÁS AND THE LIBRAY LADY

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 1–5
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

A bilingual musical, based on the beloved book about the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, who became the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system. This inspirational production shows how reading and education—and self-esteem-—can make anything possible.

Book, Music and Lyrics by José Cruz González. Music Arranged and Performed by Adam Jacobson. Adapted from the book Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona.

Common Core Standard:
4.RF.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.


HILAREE NELSON: POINT OF NO RETURN

HILAREE NELSON: POINT OF NO RETURN

It’s a multi-media program with the National Geographic Explorer and Mountaineer who ascended Myanmar’s Hkakabo Razi with a National Geographic team to determine its exact height. Nelson is also the first woman to have climbed both Everest and its neighbor, Lhotse, in a single 24-hour period.

Common Core Standard:
5.SL.3: Summarize the points a speaker or media source makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence, and identify and analyze any logical fallacies.


Robinson Crusoe

ROBINSON CRUSOE & FRIDAY

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 2–6
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

An English sailor, shipwrecked on a remote island, works against all odds to survive alone for 25 years—until, one day, he rescues a stranger from brutal savages and the two develop a remarkable friendship. Adapted from the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, this imaginative retelling emphasizes communication, embracing cultural differences and empathy. Set sail with Robinson and Friday on an adventure full of comedic miscommunication, history and heart!

Common Core Standard:
3.RL.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


Erth

ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 · 9:30 AM
  • Grades K–5
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

From the creators of Erth’s Prehistoric Zoo! Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of entertainment and education, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

Common Core Standard:
2.RL.7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.


Stand and Deliver

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY: STAND AND DELIVER

  • Friday, November 2, 2018 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Monday, November 5, 2018 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
  • Grades 7+
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, it’s the compelling true story of an East Los Angeles teacher, Jaime Escalante, who surmounts overwhelming odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. Escalante’s quirky, offbeat teaching methods, and his relentless drive, push his students to take and pass a rigorous calculus test. But, the results are invalidated and the students must re-take the test. The result provides the dramatic conclusion to this emotion-packed, urban fairy tale. MILD PROFANITY.

Ramón Menéndez and Tom Musca’s screenplay adapted for the stage by Robert Bella. Directed by Jim Johnson.

Common Core Standard:
6-8.RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


A VISIT WITH MARIE CURIE

SUSAN MARIE FRONTCZAK IN A VISIT WITH MARIE CURIE

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 · 9:30 AM
  • Grades 4+
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

Time travel back to 1915 to witness the struggles and triumphs of the scientist who discovered a new element that really does glow in the dark! Marie Curie is best known for the discovery of radium and radioactivity and the first treatments for cancer, but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory. Come hear her compelling journey. This one-hour program includes an in-character monolog, a Q&A with Marie Curie, and a Q&A with Ms. Frontczak.

Common Core Standard:
6-8.RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

GALLO CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY: TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 · 9:30 AM Sold Out! & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 2–5
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, this heartwarming Christmas tale finds Tiny Tim hatching a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise.

Play by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig. Directed by Kimberly Ogden.

Visual And Performing Art Content Standard:
Theater 4.1.2 Identify a character’s objectives and motivations to explain that character’s behavior.


Mathmatical Mysteries

DANNY CARMO’S MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 3–6
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Back by popular demand! Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by this spectacular show where math, theater, and digital technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that understanding math can be fun!

Common Core Standard:
3.RI.3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


Call of the Wild

CALL OF THE WILD: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 5+
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Featuring a unique 180-degree projection screen, this multi-media adventure mixes classic storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the tale of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of Alaska.

Based on the book by Jack London. Adapted by Jason Tremblay. Produced by Theatre Heroes.

Common Core Standard:
7. RL.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.


THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
  • Grades TK–2
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage! Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories: Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 10 Little Rubber Duck; The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Common Core Standard:
1.RL.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


THE UGLY DUCKLING AND THE TORTOISE & THE HARE

LIGHTWIRE THEATER’S THE UGLY DUCKLING & THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 · 9:30 Sold Out! AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades K–4
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

Two stories in one show by the amazing Lightwire Theater! Using the cutting-edge technology of electroluminescent puppetry, music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, and poignant choreography, two classic tales come to life on stage. Let your students experience Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” and Aesop’s Fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” in way that will thrill them down to their toes!

Common Core Standard:
K.RI.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.


JANET’S PLANET

JANET’S PLANET

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 2–5
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Blast off with Janet’s Planet! Based on the educational television show that airs on 144 public television stations nationwide, Janet's Planet fans are in for a real treat as they see the galaxy from Janet's futuristic Mission Control.  This show engages and challenges young minds while inspiring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) potential in every student. 

Next Generation Science Standard:
5-ESS1-2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.


AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON

AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 2–4
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater
  • Study Guide

Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and stayed best friends when Justin’s dad had to move away. But now things are different. Now, Justin’s house has been sold and he is going to Alabama; that’s too far from New Jersey to think about.

ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her. You’ll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of forgiveness.

Based on the book, Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon. Written by Paula Danziger. Copyright ©1994. Published by Putnam Children’s Books, New York, NY. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

Common Core Standard:
3.SL.2 - Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sold Out!
  • Grades 2–6
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

For 27 years, the world of Ivan the gorilla was a dull cage in a roadside shopping mall. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant captured in the wild, Ivan’s ambitions and imagination must grow to meet the challenge of rescuing his endangered new companion. Aided by Bob the scrappy dog and a young human ally, Ivan sets out to become the great silverback and protector he was always meant to be. Enter the mind of a remarkable hero in this unforgettable story of enduring friendship, drawn from true events.

Based on the 2012 book by Katherine Applegate, a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal.

Common Core Standard:
2. SL. 4 Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.


MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MEXICO

MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MÉXICO

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 · 9:30 AM
  • Grades 2+
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

Mariachi Herencia de México is an ensemble of students age 11 to 18 from Chicago’s immigrant barrios. The group was born out of a program created by local businesses for students who showed the most mariachi talent and promise, and were enrolled in schools with little or no formal arts or music instruction. The program has now expanded to eight schools and reaches 2,100 students, who learn music theory and performance in the mariachi style.  This mariachi performance demonstrates the astonishing level of accomplishment reached by the students, and includes selections from their album Nuestra Herencia, which was nominated for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album at the 2107 Latin Grammy Awards!

Their debut CD, Nuestra Herencia, was ranked #2 in its first week on iTunes’ Latin chart, and went on to score a 2017 Grammy nomination for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” Category. A special experience, indeed!

Common Core Standards:
2.RL.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

6.RI.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).


THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

NIZAR IBRAHIM: SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS

The National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Paleontologist has scoured the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period.  In addition to unearthing many huge dinosaur bones, he has discovered fossil footprints and a new species of flying reptile with an 18-foot wingspan that lived 95 million years ago. Photo Credit: Robert Loveridge

Common Core Standard:
5.SL.3: Summarize the points a speaker or media source makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence, and identify and analyze any logical fallacies


THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades 1–6
  • 1,248-Seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

An original stage adaptation of the beloved classic by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer. By special arrangement with Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer

Milo, the boy “who didn’t know what to do with himself,” drives his toy car through a mysterious tollbooth that appears in his bedroom and soon finds himself on an eventful and dangerous quest rescuing the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, who, in the war between words and numbers, have been banished to the Castle in the Air. Milo travels through the Forest of Sight where he experiences different Points of View, accidently leaps to the Island of Conclusions and travels through the Mountains of Ignorance. With the help of his steadfast companions, he perseveres and brings Rhyme and Reason home, restoring peace to the realm. Along the way something magical happens to Milo; he discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity and knowledge, and that life—his own life—is filled with endless possibilities.

Common Core Standard:
3.RL.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


FUN WITH ENERGY

FUN WITH ENERGY

The science of energy is as fun as it gets! Jeff Boyer shows students that energy is what makes our world work, through carefully laid out activities illustrating the laws and forces which govern the world around us. Jeff takes audiences on an exciting energy filled ride they’ll always remember.

Next Generation Science Standards:
K-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.


EMILY BROWN AND THE THING

EMILY BROWN AND THE THING

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Grades TK–3
  • Limited Capacity: 800-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Study Guide

One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. The poor Thing just can’t get to sleep, so Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to the Dark and Scary Wood, the Whirling Wastes and beyond, to find the Thing’s cuddly, his bedtime milk, and his medicine... but nothing seems to help him settle. What’s really troubling the Thing—and will anyone ever get to sleep?

Touching on themes of fear, bravery and adventure, this production has great songs, clever puppets, and characters that audiences of all ages will adore. Join us for Tall Stories’ magical musical show, based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (writer of How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton.

Common Core Standard:
1.RL.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


JFC
JULINE FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN Presents

TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 · 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • 440-Seat Foster Family Theater

Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland, and Peter Rabbit, all the delightful and famous Beatrix Potter characters, come to life in this colorful and imaginative musical interpretation of her tales, danced by members of the Juline Regional Youth Ballet. Six of the famed Victorian author’s most well-known stories, with guest appearances of characters from other themes, present an enchanting storyline that will excite adults and children alike.