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HEY, TEACHERS!

As Michigan’s most award-winning professional theatre, we believe in the ability of storytelling to change the world. Not only do fables and tales communicate important messages to our children through vivid imagery and the powerful use of metaphor, they reinforce the importance of interpersonal communication. We hope you’ll consider bringing a Children’s Theatre Network show to your school. We offer educational workshops, available in different lengths and prices ranges, to complement our live performances. All programs are designed to support your efforts to complete Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations. For a comprehensive listing of GLCE’s visit our web site at www.PerformanceNetwork.org or call 734 663-1430.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

Book and Lyrics by Kim Carney, Music by Gene Gaunt This hilarious musical tale teaches children about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and healthy friendships. Born in the same hospital on the same day, neighbors Jamie and Jordan are lifelong best friends. When a twist of fate (and ankle!) separates them they learn that healthy choices are worth the extra effort. Appropriate for grades K through 8. Perfectly paired with workshops: Theatre Basics or Healthy Lifestyles

by Carla Milarch

INTRODUCE YOUR STUDENTS TO A WHOLE NEW SET OF LEARNING TOOLS, USING CREATIVE PLAY AND THE BASICS OF DRAMA!

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE

Book and Lyrics by Kimberly Yost, Music by Patrick Farrell

JAMIE AND JORDAN

THEATRICAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS

From Lumber Jacks to lug nuts, Wolverine Will takes you on a whirl wind tour of Michigan history. Developed by a 1st grade teacher, a theatre educator, and a professional theatre director, this show is specifically geared to augment your curriculum. It’s pure Michigan. Appropriate for grades 3 through 6! Perfectly paired with workshops: Theatre Basics or The Characters of Michigan History

FABLISCIOUS Fast! Fun! Fabulous! This multicultural musical will have audiences in stitches. All of the classic fables are here, but with a modern flair! This delightfully entertaining performance humorously reminds children of the lessons and morals that have been taught for thousands of years. Appropriate for grades Pre-K through 5. Perfectly paired with workshops: Theatre Basics or Parts of a Story

WOLVERINE WILL

Book by Paul Vanderoest; Music and Lyrics by Kerry Graves This musical, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, incorporates lively songs and likable characters to teach that satisfaction with yourself is the most precious commodity of all. Arthur and Zelda have a simple, happy life. But when Mamie the Mermaid gets tangled in Arthur’s fishing line, he must choose his wishes carefully! Appropriate for grades K through 6. Perfectly paired with workshops: Theatre Basics or Parts of a Story

LARON WILLIAMS Storyteller La Ron Williams is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller who has toured extensively presenting programs and workshops. His highly participatory, music filled performances – which have been labeled experiences of “goosebumpy delight” – present a dynamic blend of original and traditional tales crafted to help improve literacy, promote peaceful conflict resolution, foster cooperation, encourage community, build self esteem and deepen our historical understanding of the workings of American Democratic inclusion.

THEATRE BASICS An introduction to the basics of the theater. Through acting warm-ups and improvisation, students will begin to feel comfortable on stage or in front of a group. The exercises strengthen confidence, and develop voice and movement, all while teaching basic theatrical terminology and techniques. 50 minute workshop for grades K-2; 90 minute workshop for 3-6. One classroom of 30 students maximum, working independently or with a teacher. PARTS OF A STORY Using acting techniques and theatre games, students discover the elements of a story from the inside out. Simple exercises help reinforce the concepts of setting, character, plot, conflict/resolution, and theme. The workshop culminates with students “becoming” the various parts of a story. 90 minute workshop for grades 1-6. One classroom of 30 students maximum, working independently or with a teacher. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Using the U.S. Department of Agriculture New Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we will introduce My Plate, which has replaced the food pyramid. Through theatre concepts and role play, your students will learn to make healthy lifestyle choices. The workshop ends in group exercises in order to stress the importance of an active lifestyle. 50 minute workshop for grades K-2; 90 minute workshop for 3-6. One classroom of 30 students maximum, working independently or with a teacher. THE CHARACTERS OF MICHIGAN HISTORY Students pick one of four familiar characters from Michigan history and learn to “become” that character by answering key questions about their life, work, and homes. The workshop culminates with each student delivering a short monologue in character, as they learn to see the world from different perspectives. 50 minute workshop for grades K-2; 90 minute workshop 3-6. One classroom of 30 students maximum, working independently or with a teacher.


PRICING EDUCATIONAL TOURS When booked alone.............................................................$500 per show When paired with Workshops...............................................$450 per show When booked twice in one day.............................................$350 per show THEATRICAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS When booked alone.......................................................$250 for 50 minutes $350 for 90 minutes When paired with Performance.....................................$150 for 50 minutes $250 for 90 minutes When booked twice in one day....................................$200 for 50 minutes $300 for 90 minutes

CHILDREN’S THEATRE NETWORK 2011-2012 PROGRAMS

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120 E. HURON ST.

NETWORK

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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL: (734) 663-1430 OR EMAIL Becky@PerformanceNetwork.org

THEATRE

RESIDENCIES/BUILD-A-PLAY 15 or fewer students...........................................................................$2000 15-30 Students....................................................................................$3000

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY! 734-663-1430

The ultimate in goal oriented learning! Under the guidance of Performance Network directors, students build a performance, from script to stage, in twenty 50-minute sessions. In doing so they learn valuable skills such as listening, emotional intelligence, physical awareness, articulation, teamwork and self-control, as well as basic stagecraft, and a deeper understanding of the components of a story. The program culminates with a performance of a script based on a selection of international fables and folk tales for an invited audience. 30 students maximum, working independently or with a teacher.

Ann Arbor’s Professional Theatre brings the magic of live children’s performances to you.

IN-DEPTH, MONTH-LONG SESSIONS BUILD A STRONG GROUP DYNAMIC WHILE CREATING A PLAY.

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