School Day Series

 

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts proudly presents the 27th season of our School Day Series.  As always, we are offering the finest touring productions from the United States and Canada, that are both educational and entertaining.  All  are curriculum based and will have Study Guides posted on our web site.  The cost is still $6, with one free teacher or chaperone per every ten children. 

Many schools have been coming to our theatre every year, and often make reservations even before school is dismissed for summer.  Our productions fill up quickly,  so we encourage you to read through the shows and reserve quickly.  You won’t want your students to miss LIVE theatre in this digital age!

Admission is $6.00 for each performance. Please note that the Coral Springs Center for the Arts requires 1 chaperon for every 10 students; there is no charge for these required chaperons.

Four Easy Methods to Order Tickets

  1. By Phone: (954) 344-5994
  2. By Fax: (954) 344-5980
  3. By E-Mail: ctllh@coralsprings.org
  4. By Mail: Complete the Reservation Order Form and mail to: Education Dept., Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs, FL 33065
  5. Single tickets / tickets for home schoolers MUST be purchased at the Box Office – (954) 344-5990. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and two hours prior to most performances. 

Click Here for the 2017-2018 School Day Series Order Form


2017-2018 School Day Series Presentations

 

Dragons Love Tacos and other stories

Monday, October 16th  at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

Theatreworks brings another of its hugely popular musical revues based on favorite contemporary children’s literature.  In Dragons Love Tacos we see that dragons may be fun, but we learn not to give them tacos or they’ll never leave! Ride the range with Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa, meet Mercy, an exuberant pig who loves to drive, in Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride.  And finally, our young audience will experience a young girl’s self-discovery in The Dot..  All of these stories come to life on the stage, while students will have a great time and learn some small life lessons, too.

Performed by Theatreworks USA, from New York

Suggested for: Grades K-3 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Health

“We thoroughly enjoyed the performance…My students said they wish they could watch the whole thing over again!”..Teacher Owensboro, KY

 

Scienceplosion

Monday, October 23rd  at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. 

Mark Nizer has been on MTV, HBO, at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and all over the world. Now he’s coming to Coral Springs! This exciting show has a lot going on- from juggling lazer beams to ping pong balls, blacklight technology, and lots of humor plus music, too!  He  ties the performance together for students, incorporating the scientific method, critical thinking skills and with an extensive Study Guide.   What a great way to introduce scientific theories!

Performed by Mark Nizer, from New York

 Suggested for: Grades 4-6 | Curriculum: Science, Theatre, Music, Social Studies

“Captivated our students..Fantastic!”…Jackson County Public Schools

How I Became a Pirate

Wednesday, October 25th  at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

Based on a popular book by Melinda Long, this musical excursion tells the story of young Jeremy, who has joined a band of comical pirates searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure.  Our hero finds fun on the high seas, but ultimately learns that home and family are the best treasures of all.  Dallas Children’s Theatre is famous for its outstanding productions for families, and this show is particularly good for all ages.  With terrific songs like “Green Teeth”, “Talk Like a Pirate” and many other clever numbers, the audience will be wanting to sing and dance in the aisles.

Performed by Dallas Children’s Theatre on Tour, from Texas

 Suggested for: Grades K-3 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Theatre, Music, Art, Health

“…a swashbuckling, high energy funny-bone tickling musical”…Dallas Edition

Junie B. Jones

Tuesday, November 7th  at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

The ever popular Junie B. is back again, in our most requested musical ever, with many angst-ridden situations.  The irrepressible Junie B. is starting First Grade,  with many new adventures that include getting used to new glasses,  new friends, even putting on a show.  There is lots of laughter and fond memories for all, as she travels through First Grade.  Based on several of Barbara Parks’ popular books, this critically acclaimed musical is hugely entertaining for both adults and children.

Performed by Theatreworks USA, from New York

Suggested for: Grades K-2 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Theatre, Music,  Dance, Health

“…a splendid hour of music, laughter, and life lessons…” Roma Torre, New York One

 

The Money Tree

Thursday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

The multi award-winning Roseneath Theatre presents a charming, original play about friendship, family and a magical money tree.  When  Shasta’s father loses his job, her elaborate birthday plans are downsized, until she and her friend Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who enables them to grow a tree with leaves of money.  This introduction to financial literacy explores the idea of needs vs. wants, touches on bullying and affirms the value of friendship and family.  It is a thought- provoking, warm hearted play that will teach and entertain.

Performed by Roseneath Theatre, from Ontario, Canada

Suggested for: Grades 3-6 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Theatre, Health, Math

“.. taught about values and promoted discussions [of] different types of bullying..” teacher, Canada

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

Everybody’s favorite cat comes to the stage in a delightful new musical.  True to the well-loved book, he turns a rainy afternoon into fun and adventure for Sally and her brother.  Children and teachers will enjoy seeing Dr. Seuss come to life and discover again how much they love Dr. Seuss.

Performed by Two Beans Productions, from New York

Suggested for: Grades PK-2 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Theatre, Music

“..charming, slyly humorous….” Clive Owens, New York Post

Mathemagic

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. 

Back by popular request, internationally renown magician, Bradley Fields, captivates the audience with his magic illusions combined with the secrets behind some startling math tricks.  He challenges, provokes and elicits critical thinking, while introducing Imhotep, Pythagoras and history’s first magicians (whose secrets were really math related!).

Presented by Bradley Fields, from Washington, D.C.

Suggested for: Grades 3-5 | Curriculum: Science, Math, Theatre, Social Studies

“The Gold Standard for Arts in Education”.. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics  “..Funny, entertaining, great audience participation..” The Music Hall 

 

The Stinky Cheeseman and other fairly stupid tales

Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  & 11:45 a.m.

This funny version of the Caldecott Award-winning book wreaks havoc on the fairy tales we all thought we knew.  The plot centers around Jack (of Beanstalk fame), who tries to use stories, friends and one annoying Little Red Hen to avoid being eaten by the Giant.  This wacky musical production encourages imagination plus lots of laughter and creativity. 

Performed by Griffin Theatre Company, from Chicago

 Suggested for: Grades PK-3 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre

“..Irreverently turns favorite fairy tales topsy turvy..”Chicago Tribune.

 

The Lightning Thief

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  & 11:45 a.m. 

It sold out three years ago, and schools have been asking us to bring back this hard- rocking musical ever since.  After years of feeling like a misfit, Percy Jackson discovers he’s the son of the Greek god, Poseidon, thus embarking on a major adventure.  Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, the play has excitement, mythology, family and communication issues- plus GREAT music!

Performed by Theatreworks USA, New York.

Suggested for: Grades 4-7 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Social Studies

“Funny, fast-paced, wonderfully imaginative musical….a true crowd pleaser.”..Theatre Mania

The Rainbow Fish

Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

The wonderfully creative Mermaid Theatre brings a brand new musical production of The Rainbow Fish.  Using enchanting blacklight puppetry with narration and music, the play illustrates the joy of sharing and discovery.  It is adapted from the award- winning The Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Blue Sea and Opposites.  Mermaid presented The Very Hungry Caterpillar to great acclaim several years ago, and this will be an equally beautiful treat for our young audiences.

Performed by Mermaid Theatre, from Nova Scotia

 Suggested for: Grades PK-2 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Science, Theatre, Art

“..a .. quiet delight… brought to memorable life…” The Los Angeles Times

Clementine

Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

Theatreworks’ musical enacts a year in the life of Clementine, the delightful heroine in the popular books of the same name.  She’s an exuberant third grader experiencing typical good and bad days.  Among many distressing events, she gets sent to the principal’s office, learns she’s becoming a big sister, tries to order a gorilla for a school pet (to no avail), her cat goes missing, and her beloved teacher may be moving to Egypt!  This fun musical will appeal to boys and girls alike.

Performed by Theatreworks, USA, from New York

 Suggested for: Grades K-3 | Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre

 “my 2nd graders loved this book..” teacher

*Please note that shows and dates may be subject to change