School Performances

Virginia Repertory Theatre
Twas the Night Before Christmas (Elementary)
November 29 at 9:30 am
Run Time: 55 minutes 

At turns heartwarming and hilarious, this charming Christmas musical is complete with a jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, moonlight on the snow, Ma and Pa in their caps, and sugarplums dancing in the dreams of hopeful children. Our careworn poet, Clement Moore is struggling to write a Christmas poem. Clement, uninspired until his eyes and heart are opened by the loving, joyous images all about him in his own home and family, begins writing his immortal poem with these words, “’Twas the night before Christmas.” His poem is a delight to his family and too many generations of families who can’t imagine Christmas without “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”

Curriculum Guide: http://va-rep.org/tour/guides/twas.pdf

 

Virginia Repertory Theatre
MLK: I Have a Dream (Elementary/Middle)
February 14 at 9:30 am
Run Time: 60 minutes

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement.

Curriculum Guide: http://va-rep.org/tour/guides/I%20Have%20a%20Dream%20-%20Study%20Guide.pdf

 

TheaterWorks USA
Charlotte’s Web (Elementary)
April 13 at 10:30 am
Run Time: 60 minutes

Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young readers as they watch a familiar story come alive on stage and teach them that sometimes it’s the most unlikely friends that prove to be the best.