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Theater in Education

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Dear Educators, The goal of First Stage’s Theater in Education Department is to incite young people’s excitement for learning, and we do so by helping classroom teachers explore their curriculum in interactive, imaginative and integrated methods. Through our professional theater performances, classroom workshops and residencies, we encourage students of all grade levels and ages to experience their world differently and find new connections to their school curriculum.

Thank you to the following Theater in Education donors of $10,000 and above* whose generosity ensures that First Stage’s education programs remain accessible to over 20,000 students throughout southeastern Wisconsin: Harley-Davidson Foundation Herzfeld Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation

First Stage is a leader in arts education and teaching through theater, throughout Wisconsin and the nation. We hope you and your students join us for a First Stage production and workshop this season—a springboard for learning across the entire curriculum.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund

Enjoy the Show!

Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.

Northwestern Mutual Foundation PNC Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s Miracle on Canal Street

Elizabeth A. Brinn Foundation Maihaugen Foundation Jane B. Pettit Foundation

Julia Magnasco Education Director

Sheehan Family Foundation Wells Fargo

*List current as of March 30, 2012

CONTENTS

Theater Field Trips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–11 Pre-Show and Post-Show Workshops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Classroom Partnership Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Arts-Integrated Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15 Bully Ban Workshop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Acting in Good Character. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Literacy Residencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–19 Theater Workshops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 After-School Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22–23 Professional Development Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ticket Guidelines and Ordering Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26–27

Seussical™ cover photo by Jessica Kaminski. Education photos by Lindsey Abendschein.


SEASON AT A GLANCE Todd Wehr Theater

First Steps Series at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

BIG THE MUSICAL

FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS

October 18 – November 9, 2012

November 1-20, 2012

For elementary and middle school

For Pre-K and lower elementary

students and teachers

school students and teachers

$6.75 per seat

$5.50 per seat

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED

Lois Ehlert’s MOLE HILL STORIES

REINDEER™

January 15–25, 2013

November 27 – December 19, 2012

For Pre-K and lower elementary

For all elementary and middle school

school students and teachers

students and teachers

$5.50 per seat

$7.75 per seat TO THE PROMISED LAND

To the

Promised Land

(world premiere!)

First Stage’s Young Company

January 24 – February 8, 2013

GATHERING BLUE

For upper elementary and middle

May 14–16, 2013

school students and teachers

For middle school and high school

$6.75 per seat

students and teachers $5.50 per seat

PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL February 21 – March 22, 2013 For lower elementary school students and teachers $6.75 per seat JACKIE AND ME April 11 – May 10, 2013 For upper elementary and middle school students and teachers $6.75 per seat

Pre-Show and Post-Show Workshops These show-enhancing add-ons are 45-minute interactive sessions that take place right in your classroom the week before or after your classroom’s trip to the performance. From these workshops your students will gain a meaningful understanding and awareness of the play’s subject and themes. The post-show workshop includes an extended Talk Back with the Teaching Artist.

To schedule a workshop for your classroom see page 12.

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THEATER FIELD TRIPS

2012–2013


Tickets are $6.75 per seat

Most suitable for elementary and middle school students and teachers Performances at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Themes

Responsibility Friendship Growing Up Love Imagination

Curricular Connections

October 18 – November 9, 2012

Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Based on the motion picture Big, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg Produced by Twentieth Century Fox Theater for Young Audiences adaptation by Jeff Frank, First Stage and Michael Bobbitt, Adventure Theatre

The 1987 hit movie bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated 12-year-old Josh Baskin makes a wish to become “big” and wakes up the next morning to find his wish has literally come true, he discovers there’s much more to being an adult than he’s bargained for – and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. Come see this new version of the Tony® award-nominated musical comedy, created just for our audiences. Performances at 10 AM and Noon. Interpreted performances: November 1, 2012 at 10 AM and Noon

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Growing Up, Responsibility, and Imagination. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in dramatic activities such as role play, improvised scenes, and movement based exercises. See page 12 for details. WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Media Literacy, Creativity

Sponsored by: 4

Media sponsors:

Language Arts Memoirs Perspective Character Relationships Media Literacy Social Studies 1980’s Pop Culture New York City Landmarks Marketing Understanding Emotions Science Human Growth and Development Carnival Ride Mechanics Math Problem Solving Consumer Math The Arts Theater Ensemble Movement and Dance Music Storytelling Through Song Musical Theater Art Pop Culture Art Historic Carnival Art


Tickets are $7.75 per seat

Most suitable for all elementary and middle school students and teachers Performances at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Themes

Acceptance Differences Courage Friendship Teamwork

Curricular Connections

November 27 – December 19, 2012

Adapted from the Animated Television Special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all elements from the 1964 television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” © and ™, presented under license from Character Arts, LLC. All rights reserved.

And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows! The beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends soar off the screen and onto our stage this holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends–Hermey and Yukon Cornelius–as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the little misfit in all of us. Performances at 10 AM and Noon. Interpreted performances: December 13, 2012 at Noon

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Friendship, Acceptance, and Differences. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in dramatic activities such as tableaux, pantomime, and movement based exercises. See page 12 for details.

Language Arts Narrative Structure Anthropomorphism Media Literacy Social Studies History of Santa Claus History of the Story of Rudolph Community Structures Science Dental Health Arctic Habitat Aerodynamics of Animals Changes in Weather Math Mapping Distance The Arts Theater Musical Theater Movement and Dance Ensemble Music Storytelling through Song Holiday Songs Art Claymation Animation

WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, D.4.4, C.4.2, E.4.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Media Literacy

Sponsored by:

Media sponsors: 5


Tickets are $6.75 per seat

Most suitable for upper elementary and middle school students and teachers Performances at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

To the

Promised Land

January 24 – February 8, 2013 A world premiere by Jonathan Gillard Daly

Reeling from the loss of her brother during recent Civil Rights actions, Ruth, a young African-American in late 1960s Milwaukee, is ready to quit school when she finds inspiration in the autobiography of Golda Meir – past student of the former Four th Street School who rose to become the first woman prime minister of Israel. Witness both young people find the strength and courage across generations to break barriers and reach their own promised land. Extend your Field Trip experience with a trip to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Special discounts are available, for more information contact the Jewish Museum Milwaukee at (414) 390-5742. Performances at 10 AM and Noon. Interpreted performances: January 31, 2013 at 10 AM and Noon

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Perseverance, Oppression, and Justice. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in dramatic activities such as interviews, tableaux, and improvisational activities. See page 12 for details. WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Creativity, Communication, Cross-Cultural Skills

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In partnership with Golda Meir School and:

Media sponsor:

Themes

Endurance Perseverance Oppression Justice Equality

Curricular Connections

Language Arts Autobiography Public Speaking Point of View Fables Social Studies Civil Rights 20th Century Milwaukee History Conflict Resolution Milwaukee Jewish History and Immigration Golda Meir Science Environments Math Mapping Distance The Arts Theater Character Relationships Music Motown Music Traditional Eastern European Yiddish Music Art Mood and Tone


Tickets are $6.75 per seat

Most suitable for Pre-K and lower elementary school students and teachers Performances at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Themes

Bravery Friendship Self-Control Consequences Making the Right Decision

Curricular Connections

February 21 – March 22, 2013

Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann Music by John Gregor. Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann Based on the book Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann

How much pink is too pink? Pinkalicious Pinkerton will soon realize how much when she develops “pinkititis” from eating too many pink cupcakes and turns pink from head to toe! What starts off as a dream come true for the pink-loving enthusiast turns into a disaster as her hue goes a little too far! Will her broccoli-eating brother be able to help cure her before it’s too late? Find out in this colorful musical adventure, and indulge in the sweetest treat in town! Performances at 10 AM and Noon. Interpreted performances: March 14, 2013 at 10 AM and Noon

Language Arts Cause and Effect Creative Writing Social Studies Making Choices Cause and Effect Science Honey Bees and Pollination Nutrition and Healthy Diets Colors and Color Blending Math Following Recipes Problem Solving The Arts Theater Character Relationships Ensemble Music Storytelling through Songs Art Picture Books

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Making the Right Decisions, Bravery, and Friendship. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in story drama activities such as improvisation based games and pantomime. See page 12 for details. WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, D.4.4, C.4.2, E.4.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills, Health Literacy

In partnership with:

Media sponsors: 7


Tickets are $6.75 per seat

Most suitable for upper elementary and middle school students and teachers Performances at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Themes

Understanding Self and Others Determination and Perseverance Tolerance Courage Equality

Curricular Connections

April 11 – May 10, 2013 A play by Steven Dietz Adapted from the book by Dan Gutman Published by Avon Books copyright 1999 Used by permission of the author c/o Kirchoff/Wolberg

Young Joey Stoshack is a headstrong boy with the unique power to travel through time by way of a baseball card. When assigned to write a report on a legendary African American, Joey travels to New York City in the year 1947 to meet one of history’s greatest baseball players, Jackie Robinson. Through his adventures, Joey witnesses Jackie’s dedication and determination during this turbulent time of segregation. Embark on this uplifting journey that forever changes Joey’s definition of courage, and unites generations through the history and enthusiasm for America’s pastime. Performances at 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM. Interpreted performances: May 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Courage, Determination and Perseverance, and Equality. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in dramatic activities such as pantomime, interviews, and improvised scene work. See page 12 for details. WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills

Media sponsors: 8

Language Arts Adaptation Expository Writing Point of View Social Studies History of Baseball History of the Negro Leagues Civil Rights Science Physics in Baseball 20th Century Inventions Math Inflation, the Value of the Dollar Statistics The Arts Theater Character Relationships Music Sound Effects Art Mood and Tone Baseball Cards and Americana Artwork


First Stage Young Company

Tickets are $5.50 per seat

Most suitable for middle and high school students and teachers Performances at Helfaer Theatre, Marquette University

Themes

Loyalty Courage Difference Responsibility Creativity

Curricular Connections

May 14-16, 2013

Based on the book by Lois Lowry Adapted for the stage by Eric Coble Script developed in partnership with Oregon Children’s Theatre

In a world where the weak are cast aside, Kira fears for her future as an orphan with a twisted leg. However, the all-powerful Council of Guardians spares her when they discover she is a gifted weaver and gives her a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes that she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. Join Kira in her quest to uncover the truth about her world and discover the places that exist beyond in this exciting production. Performances at 10 AM and Noon. Interpreted performance: May 16, 2013 at Noon.

Language Arts Expository Writing Science Fiction Companion Novels vs. Sequels Social Studies Societal Roles Community Ethics Science Plants & Their Colors Math Problem Solving The Arts Theater Ensemble Music National Anthems Art Skill vs. Art Stories Through Tapestries

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Loyalty, Responsibility and Courage. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in story drama activities such as tableaux, role play and interviews. See page 12 or details. WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, D.4.4, C.4.2, E.4.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills

In collaboration with: 9


FIRST STEPS

Tickets are $5.50 per seat

Most suitable for Pre-K and lower elementary school students and teachers Performances at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

FIRST STEPS

Themes

Following Directions Consequences Family Listening Imagination

Curricular Connections

November 1-20, 2012 Based on the series of books by Eileen Christelow Adapted for the stage by Ernie Nolan

Go bananas with five silly simian siblings as they insist on doing things their own way in this zany play! Filled to the brim with monkey mayhem, FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS brings the delightful children’s picture books to life on stage. Performances at 9:30 AM and 11 AM. Interpreted performances: November 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM and 11 AM

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Following Directions, Listening, and Imagination. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in story drama activities such as role play, pantomime, and movement based exercises. See page 12 for details. WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, D.4.4, C.4.2, E.4.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills

Media sponsors: 10

Language Arts Rhyming Verse Sequencing Social Studies Following Directions Cause and Effect Science Monkeys Jungle Environments Baking and Cooking Math Counting Pattern The Arts Theater Ensemble Movement Music Storytelling through Song Art Picture Books


FIRST STEPS

Tickets are $5.50 per seat

Most suitable for Pre-K and lower elementary students and teachers Performances at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

FIRST STEPS

Themes

Storytelling Imagination Compromise Teamwork Courage

Curricular Connections

January 15–25, 2013 Based on the books by Lois Ehlert Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios Choreography by Dani Kuepper

Inspired by the work of Milwaukee author/illustrator Lois Ehlert, this collaboration with Danceworks brings three of Ehlert’s most famous stories to life – Mole’s Hill, Cucu, and Moon Rope. Journey with Mole as she discovers, with the help of her friends, that there is more to life than looking only at what’s right in front of you. Sometimes you need to look up and dream big! This bilingual play springs to life as dancers create a living environment through which the characters journey. Performances at 9:30 AM and 11 AM. Interpreted performances: January 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM and 11 AM

For only $50 you can bring First Stage into your classroom!

Enhance your field trip with a Pre-Show or Post-show workshop exploring Storytelling, Teamwork and Imagination. Students will get up and out of their seats as they engage in story drama activities such as improvisational games, pantomime, and movement based exercises. See page 12 for details.

Language Arts Storytelling Spanish Language Folktales Social Studies Character Traits Community Science Animal Biology Birds Seasons The Moon Math Measuring Distance Problem Solving Counting The Arts Theater Movement and Dance Ensemble Music Storytelling through Song and Sounds Art Picture Books Collage Art

WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, D.4.4, C.4.2, E.4.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills

In collaboration with:

Media sponsors: 11


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WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented Include: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Social Skills, Creativity

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These show-enhancing add-ons are sessions that take place right in your classroom the week before or after your classrooms’ trip to the performance. From these workshops, your students will gain a meaningful understanding and awareness of the play’s subject and themes. The post-show workshop includes an extended Talk Back with the Teaching Artist. Pre-show and post-show workshops will ensure your students develop a deeper understanding of the play’s themes as well as a stronger connection to the curricular ties explored within the show. To schedule a workshop for your classroom, see page 26.

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Classroom Best Value Package: Four experiences for only $16 per student! This affordable year-long partnership between your classroom and First Stage gives you the best of what First Stage has to offer at the lowest prices possible! Partnership classrooms receive a significant discount on First Stage programming. The cost for each student is only $16 – a savings of nearly $200 per classroom! O N LY

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2. Pre-Show Workshop A 45-minute in-school workshop lead by a First Stage Teaching Artist prior to seeing a production at First Stage. 3. Post-Show Workshop A 45-minute in-school workshop lead by a First Stage Teaching Artist after seeing a production at First Stage. 4. You pick the Arts-Integrated Teaching Through Theater Program A weeklong program utilizing dramatic activities to teach lessons throughout the curricula. See page 14–15 for a complete listing. *Specially designed art and music projects Partnership schools receive first priority in displaying student artwork relating to First Stage productions in the lobby of the Todd Wehr Theater.

For more information, see page 26 or call Education Director Julia Magnasco at (414) 267-2971. Call soon, Classroom Partnership opportunities fill up quickly!

In Your Classroom & After-School

CLASSROOM PARTNERSHIP PACKAGE


ARTS-INTEGRATED LESSONS: Teaching Through Theater

Price: $350/classroom for the first classroom; $300 for each subsequent classroom Grade Level: K4-8 Duration (K4-2nd Grade): Two 50-minute sessions that take place in the classroom within one week Duration (3rd-8th Grade): Two 75-minute sessions that take place in the classroom within one week WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented Include: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Social Skills, Creativity

Arts-integrated workshops utilize dramatic activities to teach lessons throughout the elementary and middle school curricula, and are directly linked to Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards, the Common Core Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills. Our Teaching Through Theater programs enhance students’ understanding and comprehension of curricular topics through dramatic learning techniques such as role play, improvised scene work, movement based exercises, and pantomime. The Teaching Through Theater programs are weeklong lessons, in which First Stage Teaching Artists visit individual classrooms on two separate occasions during the week. Classroom teachers are supplied with comprehensive lesson plans to continue the learning experience in between the Teaching Artists’ visits.

Teaching Through Theater programs available for your classroom include: Language Arts

A School of Fish Stays Together (grades K4-1): Join Swimmy as he travels through the ocean meeting new creatures who teach him important skills in teamwork. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.K.3, RL.K.10, RL.1.2, RL.1.7, SL.K.2 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Social Skills

Letter Detectives (grades K4-1): Students become detectives in this mystery of the lost letters as they discover specific letters missing from words in books, helping them learn letter recognition and beginning sounds. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RI.K.5, RF.K.1d, RF.1.2c, RF.K.3a-d P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Social Skills

Fractured Fairy Tales (grades 1-3): Students explore story structure, character relationships, and sequencing in familiar fairy tale stories and turn these tales upside down by creating and acting out new endings to old favorites. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.2.2, RL.2.6, RL.1.9, RL.2.5, SL.2.4 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Social Skills, Adaptability

Differences (grades 2-3): Through dramatic activities, students learn to accept differences in others using stories as a basis for the exploration.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.3.6, SL.3.1a-d P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Social Skills, Global Awareness, Cross Cultural Skills

Super Creative Writing (grades 4-6): Students explore narrative structure and creative writing as they develop detailed stories starring their very own superhero. Students act out adventures of protagonist heroes and antagonist villains and use sensory details to add adjectives to their superhero adventures. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy:W.4.3a,W.4.5, L.5.5a, RL.5.3 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Social Skills, Self-Direction, Productivity

Purely Poetry (grades 6-8): Through activities involving music, movement and role play, students create their own poems. They explore rhythm and performance while problem solving creatively in groups. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.9, RL.8.5, L.7.5a-c P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Social Skills, Accountability, Responsibility, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking

Social Studies/History The Oregon Trail (grades 3-4): Working in family groups, students plan their journey and then set off on the Oregon Trail. In order to survive they must work together to solve the many problems that arise for these pioneers. Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Social Studies: B.4.3, B.4.4, B.4.8, B.4.9 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Social Skills, Leadership


Life of the Lumberjack (grades 4-5): Explore Wisconsin History as students travel back in time to experience life in a turn of the century lumber camp. Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Social Studies: B.4.3, B.4.4, B.4.7, B.8.4 P21 Skills Represented: Civic Literacy, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Adaptability, Social Skills, Productivity, Leadership, Responsibility

Immigration (grades 5-7): Through dramatic role play, students explore the journey of a European immigrant to the United States in the late 1800’s, culminating at the arrival to Ellis Island. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RH.6-8.3 Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Social Studies: B.4.5, B.4.9, B.8.2 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Social Skills, Leadership

Colonial America (grades 5-8): Beginning in a colonial classroom, students experience life through a colonist’s eyes. Through process drama, the class will make decisions about their future as a colony, search for British spies, and explore the Boston Tea Party and its consequences. Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Social Studies: B.4.2, B.4.4, B.4.5, B.4.6, B.8.2, B.8.7 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Civic Literacy, Social Skills, Problem Solving

Science Our Stellar Solar System (grades K5-2): Students learn about space travel, explore the different planets in our solar system, and discover how Earth differs from the other planets using the story of The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System. Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Science: C.4.2, E.4.4, E.4.6 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Social Skills

Journey to the Center of the Earth (grades 2-4): Students participate in a dramatic journey to the center of the earth, as they work together to identify the various layers of the earth and discover different types of rocks. Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Science: A.4.5, D.4.2, E.4.1, E.4.2 P21 Skills Represented: Environmental Literacy, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Social Skills, Productivity, Responsibility

Invention Convention (grades 3-5): Through dramatic activity and group problem solving, students explore the six simple machines and how they paved the way for modern day inventions. Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Social Studies: B.4.8, B.8.8, Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Science: B.4.2, B.4.3, G.4.2, G.4.3, G.4.5 Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Technology Education: A.4.1, C.4.1, C.4.4, C.4.5, C.4.7 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Social Skills, Accountability, Responsibility

The Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. (grades 6-8): Students have the opportunity to learn about and develop a deeper understanding of this important time in history through dramatic explorations of significant events and influential people of the Civil Rights Movement, including Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott, the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

Communication (grades 4-6): Tracing the evolution of communication from the time of the cave drawings to the modern day conveniences of the cell phone and internet, students will become time travelers and investigate how our styles of communication have changed and evolved over time.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.8 Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Social Studies: B.8.5, B.8.7, B.8.10 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Skills, Social Skills, Leadership

Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Science: G4.3, G.4.4, G.4.5, H.4.1 Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Technology: A.4.1, C.4.1, D.4.1, D.4.5 P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Social Skills, Responsibility, ICT Literacy

To book a Teaching Through Theater program for your classroom, see page 26.

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THE BULLY BAN WORKSHOP Price: $350/classroom $300 for each subsequent classroom Grade Levels: K4-8 Duration (grades K4-2): Two 50-minute sessions that take place in the classroom within one week Duration (grades 3-8): Two 75-minute sessions that take place in the classroom within one week WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 WI Model Academic Standards for Behavioral Science: E.4.3, E.4.10, E.4.14, E.8.7, E.8.12 WI Model Academic Standards for School Counseling: D.1, D.2, E.1, F.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills, Responsibility, Leadership

Bullying is an increasingly serious concern in our school communities and can take on many forms. First Stage’s Bully Ban Workshop examines the different forms of bullying that occur in the school community, while working further to promote respect and tolerance among classmates and teach tactics in problem solving, positive conflict resolution, and overcoming obstacles. The Bully Ban program does not come into a classroom with a formula for eliminating bullying—we work with students to explore issues that are relevant to them, and together find positive solutions to these problems. The Bully Ban is tailored for each individual grade, from K4-8, and First Stage customizes each workshop to address the specific needs of the school and classroom community we are working with. Younger students will investigate bullying through stories and creative drama activities, such as pantomime, tableaux, and role-play. Older students will engage in dramatic activities such as sculpting, improvisational scenes and exercises, and character hot seating, and eventually devise their own scenes through this workshop. To schedule the Bully Ban Workshop for your classroom, see page 26.

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Acting in Good Character: Character Education Curriculum

Price: Program is designed for each individual classroom. Please contact Education Director Julia Magnasco at julia@firststage.org for pricing information Grade Levels: 3-8 Duration: Weekly 45-minute sessions that take place in the classroom for 9 consecutive weeks; sessions are team taught by First Stage Teaching Artists and classroom teachers WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 WI Model Academic Standards for Behavioral Science: E.4.3, E.4.10, E.4.14, E.8.7, E.8.12 WI Model Academic Standards for School Counseling: D.1, D.2, E.1, F.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills, Responsibility, Leadership

Character Education is about who you are and how you treat others. In all of our programming, First Stage is committed to nurturing students’ social and emotional wellbeing through engagement in dramatic experiences. Acting in Good Character, First Stage’s character education curriculum, involves teachers in a 9-week partnership with First Stage, where together we identify key issues of concern in the classroom, and co-facilitate drama-based lessons that strengthen students’ core ethical values, including: respect, determination, goal-setting, friendship, honesty and trust, integrity, and courage. First Stage individualizes the curriculum to address the specific needs of the classroom community we are working with. Classroom teachers have the opportunity to participate in professional development workshops to help strengthen their understanding and application of dramatic activities in the classroom. The culmination of this program is a book created by the students using their photographs, drawings, and writings to demonstrate their understanding and practical application of the skills explored throughout the program.

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LITERACY RESIDENCIES

Bring First Stage into your classroom during your reading block!

Pre-SCORE: Early Literacy Residency Price: $1,500/classroom Grade Level: K4-1 Duration: Two 45-minute sessions per month throughout the school year that take place in the classroom, 14 sessions total

Classroom Teachers receive 14 FREE books throughout the year to add to their classroom library, and each student receives one FREE book at the end of year. WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, C.4.2, D.4.1, D.4.3, D.4.4, E.4.1, E.4.1 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.K1, RL.K.9, RL.K.10, RL.1.2, RL.1.4, RL.1.7, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.1.4, RI.1.6, RF.K.2a, RF.K.3a-d,W.K.3, SL.K.1a-b, SL.K.6, SL.1.1a-c, SL.1.2, L.K.4a-b, L.K.5a-d P21 Skills Represented: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Social Skills, Global Awareness, Health Literacy

First Stage recognizes the important role that literacy plays in a child’s life—and for very young children, exploring and playing with books is essential in laying the building blocks for long-term literacy development. The Early Literacy Residency brings stories to life with dramatic activities and theater exercises. During each session, a First Stage Teaching Artist reads a well-known picture book to the class and then uses this story as a springboard for the lesson. Students are up and out of their seats, engaging in story drama activities such as role play, creative movement exercises, and pantomime. Additionally, each session focuses on a different grade appropriate Common Core State Standard for English Language Arts and Literacy. Skills addressed during the lessons include: • Beginning, Middle, and End • Drawing Conclusions • Characterization • Extending the Story • Demonstrating that Pictures Show Meaning • Retelling the Story in Sequential Order • Journal Writing • Rhyming

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Stories used in the lessons include: • Anansi does the Impossible • The Little Engine that Could • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters • Caps for Sale • Miss Nelson is Missing • If You Give a Pig a Party • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Goodnight Gorilla • Stone Soup • Bear Snores On • Mouse is Mad • Ferdinand the Bull


SCORE: Literacy Residency

Price: $3,000/classroom Grade Level: 2-5 Duration: Weekly one-hour sessions that take place in the classroom throughout the school year, 25 sessions total WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, C.4.2, C.8.3, D.4.1, D.4.2, D.4.3, D.4.4, D.8.2, D.8.3, D.8.4, E.4.1, E.8.1 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.4.3, RL.4,6, RL.4.9, RL.5.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.6, RI.4.5, RI.5.2, RF.4.4a,W.3.3a-b,W.5.1a, SL.2.1a-c, SL.2.2, SL.2.4, SL.3.4, SL.4.2, SL.5.1a-d, SL.5.2, L.2.1a-f, L2..4b-d, L.3.5a-c, L.4.1a-g, L.4.5a, L.5.3a-b, L.5.5a P21 Skills Represented: Critical Thinking, Self-Direction, Accountability, Flexibility, Responsibility, Leadership, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills, Cross-Cultural Skills

First Stage’s Literacy Residency was designed to address two significant needs in area schools: develop critical English literacy skills and improve state standardized test scores. Each session focuses on a different grade appropriate Common Core State Standard for English Language Arts and Literacy, and First Stage works with the cooperating classroom teachers to select the lesson order and adapt the lesson content so each session directly supports the classroom teacher’s curriculum. First Stage uses active learning techniques to appeal to all types of learners. During these sessions, students are up and out of their seats, engaging in dramatic activities such as role play, tableaux, pantomime, and improvised scenes and exercises. Lesson activities include: • Focusing on narrative structure, adapting stories into scripts and rehearsing and performing these scripts in front of the class; • Creating and presenting commercials based on fact and opinion; • Interviewing characters to learn about character traits and inference; • Engaging in improvisational scenes based on nonfiction text, and using this improvisation as inspiration for writing historical fiction; • Creating soundscapes to explore mood and tone; • Acting out stories from different characters’ perspectives;

Our literacy residency helps students gain knowledge and skills in the following critical learning areas: • story comprehension • ability to identify story elements • listening and oral language skills • ability to discuss universal themes in a story • critical thinking skills • problem solving skills • multicultural perspectives

Playwriting Residency

Price: $1,500/classroom Grade Level: 6-8 Duration: Weekly one-hour sessions that take place in the classroom throughout the course of one semester (fall or spring), 14 sessions total WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, C.8.3, D.8.2, D.8.3, D.8.4, E.8.1 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.9, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.8.2,W.6.3,W.6.4,W.6.5,W.7.3,W.7.5,W.8.3, SL.6.6 P21 Skills Represented: Critical Thinking, Self-Direction, Accountability, Flexibility, Responsibility, Leadership, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Social Skills, Cross-Cultural Skills

First Stage’s Playwriting Residency employs the process of creating and performing dramatic works as the basis for teaching middle school students skills in reading and writing. Through this semester long residency, students engage in acting and improvisation exercises to explore the basics of playwriting, including: dramatic structure, dialogue, developing characters, action and point of view. Working in teams, students create original 10-minute plays or adaptations of short stories or picture books that are then performed as staged readings in front of their classmates and families. For more information on our Literacy Residencies contact First Stage Education Director Julia Magnasco at Julia@firststage.org 19


THEATER WORKSHOPS

Teaching Life Skills Through Stage Skills Price: $100/classroom Grade Levels: K4—8 Duration: one hour sessions that take place in the classroom WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Creativity, Social Skills, Communication

Our classroom theater workshops offer opportunities for students to learn skills that will help them on stage—presence, expression, focus and projection—while simultaneously helping students develop skills that will help them throughout life—self-confidence, discipline, commitment and teamwork.

Theater Workshops offered are: Creative Drama Workshops (grades K4-2) These workshops introduce theater to young people. Students will imagine, interact, and reflect upon stories and improvised situations. Through this process, they come to understand theater, themselves, and the world around them. Core Drama Workshops (grades 3-8) These workshops provide actor training for students. Core classes can concentrate on several areas, including introduction to acting, stage movement, voice and speech, improvisation, and Shakespeare. NEW Professional Development Workshops for Teachers Bring the Education Director and Lead Teachers at First Stage to your school to work with teachers and staff on integrating drama into the traditional curriculum. These workshops can take place during staff meetings or on in-service days. Custom Workshops The Education Department will customize a workshop to fit your individual needs, perfect for High Interest Days, Forensics team coaching, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troop meetings, team building, and more! For more information, see page 26.


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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Price: $500 Grade Levels: K5—6 Duration: Four one-hour sessions that take place at the after-school site, spread throughout one or two weeks; 30 student max.

WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Global Awareness, Health Literacy, Leadership

Wellness Programs

The Wellness Programs are designed specifically for afterschool sites such as Boys and Girls Clubs, CLC sites, school-based after care programs, and other child care centers catering to school-aged children. These weeklong programs include: Foods to Fill a Garden (grades K5-3): Four one-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday; Through role-play and story drama activities, students learn all about fruits and vegetables and how they grow, and the importance of making healthy eating choices. The final session will include a basic cooking class with yummy, healthy treats for everyone!

Multicultural Discoveries (grades 3-6): Four one-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday; Using the UNICEF book A Life Like Mine as a springboard for the lesson, students explore how other children around the world live and discover what makes us different and what makes us alike.

Teamwork, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution (grades 1-6): Four one-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday; Through story drama, role-play and theater games, students learn how to work as a team and discover ways to positively solve conflict and overcome obstacles.

Girl Scout Workshop

Price: $8/Girl Scout ($60 minimum), appropriate badge included in the price Grade Levels: K5—8 Duration: 45 minutes WI Model Academic Standards for Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1 P21 Skills Represented: Collaboration, Communication, Social Skills, Creativity, Flexibility

In addition to discounted group tickets for scout troops, First Stage offers scout troops exclusive pre-show workshops that engage scout members and leaders in discussions of production elements, as well as lead theater exercises thematically related to the play. Participation in these workshops can earn scouts a badge at the conclusion of the workshop. Workshops take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center or choose a date to correspond with your scout meeting and we will come to you! A travel fee may apply. For information on workshop dates and booking a show or workshop for your troop, please visit our website at: www.FirstStage.org/scouts

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COURSE TITLE: ED 501 Methods for Utilizing Theater Arts in the Traditional Curriculum, 3 graduate credits COURSE FEE: $175/credit K-8 GRADE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FEE: $16/student DATES: Tuesdays, September 18, 2012; October 16, 2012; November 13, 2012; January 15, 2013; February 12, 2013; March 12, 2013 TIMES: 4-6 PM LOCATION: Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee,WI 53212 Methods of Utilizing Theater Arts in the Traditional Curriculum—A three-credit Professional Development course in collaboration with First Stage and Cardinal Stritch University. The course includes afterschool sessions that take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, plus field trip opportunities for your students and arts-integrated workshops that take place in your classroom. Throughout the school year, participants in this course will: • Learn to successfully incorporate theater teaching strategies into their nontheater content units and lessons. • Have the opportunity to strengthen their skills in facilitating drama with youth in grades K4-8 through classroom simulations and fieldwork. • Witness firsthand the benefits of student participation in the theater arts by attending First Stage productions with their class and hosting First Stage Teaching Artists in their classroom. For more information on this course, please contact Julia Magnasco, facilitator and First Stage’s Education Director, at julia@firststage.org or 414-267-2971. To register for this course please conatct Cardinal Stritch University at (414)-410-4428. Professional development opportunities can be found at www.stritch.edu/outreach. Registration can be completed at: Cardinal Stritch Course Catalogue Website.

Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE


TICKET GUIDELINES AND ORDERING INFORMATION 1. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR… ❏ Performances at the Todd Wehr Theater $6.75/seat, except RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER™ is $7.75/seat ❏ Performances at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and Marquette University $5.50/seat Call our School Sales Specialist at (414) 267-2962 weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM or email fieldtrips@firststage.org • A minimum of 10 people is required to make a school group purchase. • A non-refundable $50 per production deposit is due upon making your reservation. • You receive one complimentary chaperone seat for every 20 seats purchased to ensure adequate adult supervision for your group. Please provide us with the total number of seats you need including all chaperones. The cost of your free ticket(s) will be deducted from the amount due. • Group size may be adjusted as needed until one month before your performance date when final payment is due. If additional seats are needed, they may be added up to 48 hours before your scheduled performance pending seating availability. • Full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the performance. No refunds or exchanges are possible after final payment. Refunds will not be given for students who are ill. Payment must be made on a single school check – no cash or checks from individual students, please. Ways to save on your school group reservation • When your school books three or more productions within one season, you will receive a discount of $0.75 per student. Orders must be booked together to receive the discount. • Families with season tickets to First Stage enjoy the benefit of free admission when their children attend a performance with their school. Please send a list of these students’ names and phone numbers with your initial order. We will deduct the proper amount from your group’s total due. Special seating needs • Seating for persons with disabilities and audio describer services are available upon request. Please notify us of these needs when placing your order. • Please remember that children under age 3 will not be admitted in the theater. Please notify parent chaperones. Interpreted Performances • We offer a limited number of sign language interpreted performances for our school matinees. Please see Pages 10-16 for the dates of the interpreted performances per production. • If your group is unable to attend one of the scheduled interpreted performances, you are welcome to bring your own interpreter. Groups that bring their own interpreter will receive two complimentary tickets for the interpreter to preview the show and an additional ten complimentary tickets for your school order, which will only be held until July 1.

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How To Order

2. ENHANCE YOUR TRIP TO THE THEATER WITH… ❏ Pre or Post-Show Workshops, page 12 ($50/classroom) Call our School Sales Specialist at (414) 267-2962 weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM or email fieldtrips@firststage.org • In-school pre and post-show workshops are designed for the individual classroom, ideally a 30-student maximum. For schools outside Milwaukee County, a mileage fee in accordance with IRS rates will be added.

3. EXPAND YOUR CURRICULUM WITH… ❏ Classroom Partnership Program, page 13 ($16/student) ❏ Arts Integrated Lessons, pages 14–15 ($350/first classroom, $300/subsequent classroom) ❏ Bully Ban Workshops, page 16 ($350/first classroom, $300/subsequent classroom) ❏ Acting in Good Character curriculum, page 17 (call for pricing) ❏ Literacy Residencies, pages 18–19 ($1,500–$3,000/classroom) ❏ Theater Workshops, page 20 ($100/hour/classroom) ❏ After-School Programs, page 22 ($500) ❏ Cardinal Strict Professional Development Course, page 25 ($175/credit + $16/student) Call our Education Director Julia Magnasco at (414) 267-2971 or email Julia@firststage.org for more information.


GATHERING BLUE May 14–16, 2013

First Stage’s Young Company

Lois Ehlert’s MOLE HILL STORIES January 15–25, 2013

FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS November 1-20, 2012

First Steps

JACKIE AND ME April 11 – May 10, 2013

PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL February 21 – March 22, 2013

TO THE PROMISED LAND (world premiere!) January 24 – February 8, 2013

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER™ November 27 – December 19, 2012

BIG THE MUSICAL October 18 – November 9, 2012

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