The Springer Opera House and the Springer Children’s Theatre are proud to present to you our 2019-20 Arts in Education season!
Our Arts in Education performances provide professional theatre experiences for students at a reduced rate of admission, which is only available to school groups.We have five titles from the season that we are very excited to share with our school audiences, which range in target grade-level/age as well as in theme and style. As you continue planning for the school year, we hope you will remember the Springer when scheduling your field trips!
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Rainbow Fish: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Going on a Bear Hunt: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Cinderella: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Fences: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Twinkle Twinkle Littlest Star: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Akeelah and the Bee: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Matilda: Dates/Times for Arts in Education performances
Based on the international bestselling children’s book, Rainbow Fish is the musical story of the ocean’s most beautiful, most shimmery fish. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against him for his vanity. Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps him understand that it is far more valuable to be admired for being kind than it is for being beautiful.
To make your school group reservation for Rainbow Fish, call 706-324-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Going on a Bear Hunt
Dates: November 20, 21, 22 at 9:30 &11:00 AM
Gee, I hope I find a bear! Join a variety of characters on their journey through the season of Fall as they explore the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn. This interactive performance will involve sensory experiences as we use our imaginations to travel to the bear’s den. Hike over mountains, crawl through mud, swim rivers and climb tall trees in this outdoor adventure! We can’t go over it, can’t go under it, can’t go around it, we have to go through it! This show is geared for audiences 0-5 years old and their caretakers.
To make your school group reservation for Going on a Bear Hunt, call 706-324-1100 or email email@example.com
By: Rodgers and Hammerstein
Dates: December 10, 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19 | Performances at 9:30am
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that’s delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream.
To make your school group reservation for Cinderella, call 706-324-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Twinkle, Twinkle, Littlest Star
Dates: January 22, 23, 24 at 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Thousands of light years away, a little star feels left out of her star friends. She is not big enough or bright enough to play their games. She goes to her grandfather, the sun, who tells her that it doesn’t matter how big or bright you are, but how close you are to those you love. With closeness comes warmth, and with warmth there’s love. This production marks the first of hopefully many community partnerships in developing Theatre for the Very Young shows. We are happy to announce a partnership for Twinkle Twinkle Littlest Star with Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center. This show will be performed in their planetarium with an original coordinated show on the planetarium’s dome-projection screen.
To make your school group reservation for Twinkle Twinkle Littlest Star, call 706-324-1100 or email email@example.com
Dates: January 29, 30 and 31 | Performances at 9:30am
Recommended for 9th grade and above.
The sweeping Pultizer Prize-winning masterpiece of the African-American experience by the great August Wilson. Former Negro League baseball star Troy Maxson is now in his 50’s – his glory days far behind him. He’s haunted over the success of black players who followed him and considers players like Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron inferior to him. Troy attempts to assert control in his life through his relationships with his wife and son. But even as he takes responsibility for their safety and well-being, he betrays them each in ways that will forever alter their lives.
To make your school group reservation for Fences, call 706-324-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Akeelah and the Bee
By Cheryl L. West
Dates: February 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 | Performances at 9:30am and 11:30am
Akeelah is an 11- year old girl growing up in a tough Chicago neighborhood. She is surrounded by realistic obstacles many young people face—crime, violence, drug abuse and the stress of wanting a better life. When her teacher pressures her into competing in her school’s Spelling Bee, Akeelah meets other competitors from different walks of life. She rises to the challenge of the Bee and learns that through hard work, perseverance, and friendship, words can change her world.
To make your school group reservation for Akeelah and the Bee, call 706-324-1100 or email email@example.com
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Dates: April 22, 23, 24 at 9:30 & 11:00 AM
A told B and B told C, I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, will there be enough room? Geared for audiences who are learning the alphabet, this rhythmic celebration of the letters tells the story of the day they all climbed the coconut tree—and then fell out! This production will combine storytelling with live music created by the actors. Based in rhythm and accompanied by percussion instruments, ChickaChickaBoom Boom will have you be-bopping all the way home.
To make your school group reservation for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, call 706-324-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: May 12, 13, and 14 | Performances at 9:30am
The ultimate Girl Power musical romp. Matilda is an extraordinary child – armed with a sharp mind and vivid imagination – who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. She has astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Matilda is unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality and they have a profound effect on one another. The Tony Award-winning Matilda, The Musical is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.
To make your school group reservation for Matilda, call 706-324-1100 or email email@example.com
CONNECTING TO THE CLASSROOM
All of our Arts in Education performances are accompanied by a standards-based study guide incorporating multiple subject areas to further enrich the Arts in Education experience. All of our lesson plans are based on Common Core/Georgia Standards of Excellence for the target grade levels of each show.
THEATRE TOURS and WORKSHOPS
In addition to attending performances, school groups may also go through the Springer Education Department to arrange tours of the historic Springer Opera House and/or fully customizable theatre workshops taught by professional actors and teaching artists. Tours and workshops can be scheduled to follow a performance or as a stand-alone field trip!
To schedule a tour or workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to reserve seats for your group, The Springer requires a 10% deposit of the total cost. This deposit will be subtracted from your overall balance, which is due on the date of the performance.
To make your reservation, please contact the Springer Education Offices by calling 706-324-1100 or sending an email to email@example.com
PAYMENT METHODS and COST
We can accept credit cards (over the phone or in person), checks (by mail or in person) or cash (in person only). Please use the payment method that works the best for you and your school! If you are in MCSD, please ask us about your district’s specific payment procedures.
All of our Arts in Education shows are $10.00 per seat. Please account for the total number in your reservation, which includes not only the students in attendance, but also all teachers, parents or chaperones.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN PARENTS BUY TICKETS TO THE SHOWS?
Parents can attend with a school, but we ask that they reserve a seat with the school group as a part of the total group count. We cannot always guarantee that parents buying single tickets will be able to sit with the class group.
AFTER I MAKE MY RESERVATION, CAN I CHANGE THE NUMBER OF SEATS IN MY GROUP?
You can increase your group number at any time, based on seating availability. Just give us a call! However, groups wishing to REDUCE the number of seats reserved have until ONE MONTH before the date of the performance. After the one month deadline, you are responsible for the full amount of your reservation.
IS THIS OFFER ONLY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
Of course not! We also welcome private schools, day care facilities, and homeschool groups to our Arts in Education performances.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!