All shows $5 with run times of approximately 55 minutes. For show descriptions and more information, please visit www.hoffmanperformingarts.org or call 727.712.2706. Bright Star Touring Theatre presents
Eckerd Theater Company presents
When I Was Bullied: Amazing Stories of Personal Triumph
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
Thursday, October 3, 10:45am Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bullying, “Commitment to Character,” History, Social Studies, Theater Grades: 3-6 This empowering production introduces audiences to famous people, including Franklin Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Albert Einstein, who overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve great things. The show teaches acceptance, compassion, empathy and friendship with a strong anti-bullying message.
Friday, October 18, 10:45am Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage Curriculum Connections: Language Arts & Literacy, Theater Grades: 4-12 Three brilliant tales from the troubled mind of Edgar Allan Poe come to life on stage: The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Tell-Tale Heart. Adapted by awardwinning playwright Eric Coble, this performance captures both the poetry and terror of Poe’s work. Join us, if you dare!
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites
Eckerd Theater Company presents
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Thursday, October 17, 10:45am Monday, October 21, 10:45am Murray Studio Theater Curriculum Connections: Language Arts & Literacy, Teamwork, Theater Grades: 2-5 Experience all the magic and adventure of this classic C.S. Lewis tale. Meet Lucy, Peter, the White Witch, the Great Lion and all the characters of Narnia in this fast-paced, innovative adaptation. The focus here is on fun, great storytelling and the unlimited world of imagination.
Show schedule subject to change.
Support for Ruth Eckerd Hall is provided in part through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the City of Clearwater, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall. The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute and the Eckerd Theater Company are supported in part by South Arts, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, The Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc., Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., the Pinellas County Community Foundation, and the Pinellas County Cultural Foundation.
Thursday, November 14, 10:45am Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage Curriculum Connections: Language Arts & Literacy, Theater, Visual Arts Grades: PreK-2 Delight in the famous tales of Eric Carle set to music and retold on stage in black light. See The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon as never before! Always a favorite, don’t miss this magical performance.
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All shows $5 with run times of approximately 55 minutes. For show descriptions and more information, please visit www.hoffmanperformingarts.org or call 727.712.2706.
Doktor Kaboom Look Out - Science is Coming!
Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets Migration
Monday, December 9, 10:45am Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage
Tuesday, March 18 10:45am & 1pm Capitol Theater
Curriculum Connections: Math, Science, Theater Grades: K-5
Curriculum Connections: Science, Theater, Visual Arts
Doktor Kaboom peforms original interactive “science comedy,” creatively blending theater arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Join him for a sidesplitting journey of spectacular science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate and entertain!
Back by popular demand! Two-time Parent’s Choice Gold Award Winner
Explore the wonders of migration on this breathtaking journey with master puppeteer and animator Hobey Ford. Extremely realistic puppets and video projections combine in a simply gorgeous production with a touching story of hope and change — not to be missed!
Bella and Harry Let’s Visit London!
Roger Day Marsh Mud Madness Thursday, January 23 10:45am & 1pm Capitol Theater Curriculum Connections: Environmental Studies, Language Arts & Literacy, Music, Science, Theater Grades: PreK-2 Our dear friend Roger is back with another fantastic musical journey — this time through the mud! Audiences will be introduced to the plants and animals that live in and around salt water marshes through interactive, fun-filled original songs. Grab your boots and come along!
Peking Acrobats Friday, March 7, 10:45am Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage Curriculum Connections: Multicultural Studies, Music, Teamwork, Theater Grades: 3-12 The amazing Peking Acrobats return, offering more than 2,000 years of tradition, perfection, and awe-inspiring entertainment. Live music, incredible balancing feats and extraordinary displays of agility and grace are combined in this spellbinding performance.
Monday, May 12, 10:45am & 1pm Capitol Theater Curriculum Connections: Geography, Language Arts & Literacy, Music, Social Studies, Theater Grades: PreK-2 Our two favorite chihuahuas are off to England! Adapted from the award-winning children’s book series, see Bella and Harry dance and sing their way through London, passing Big Ben and even Stonehenge! Learn British customs and language while joining in the fun. Cheerio!
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