School Day Series

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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 2016-2017 School Day Series ORDER FORM


2016-2017 School Day Series Presentations

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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

MufaroTuesday, October 18th  at 10:00 (SOLD OUT) & 11:45 a.m.

Back by popular request, the critically acclaimed Dallas Children’s Theatre brings us a charming African folktale with a good message for all.  This original musical adaptation of the Caldecott Award winning book by John Steptoe features authentic African drumming, colorful staging and original music.  The story is of Mufarro’s two daughters’ journey to meet the great African King who is looking for a wife.  Along the way, the girls encounter many mysterious situations testing their kindness, compassion and strength of spirit.  We presented Mufarro’s Beautiful Daughters several years ago to great acclaim.  All who came to the show loved  it and have been asking us to bring it back.

Performed by the Dallas Children’s Theatre.

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

“…extraordinary in every aspect. The children just loved it and did not want to leave the theatre.” -Brooks Center. 

“…weaves magical elements of a king who can change forms with a story of siblings, and small, everyday life choices… Stage-rocking dancing, exuberant bursts of hummable music, and onstage drumming.” -Dallas Morning News

CLICK HERE for the Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters STUDY GUIDE

Engineering Rules

Engineering RulesThursday, October 20th  at 10:00 (SOLD OUT) & 11:45 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

This exciting show is about a rock band about to go on tour that discovers  some of their equipment is broken. What a disaster for them!!!   Using projections plus science and the “rules of engineering”, the audience helps the band through a series of experiments to repair the equipment, culminating in an epic Rock show created totally with electricity!  A high energy and educational show, it will appeal to students, with lots of oohs and aahs. 

Performed by Arc Attack, New York.

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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ARC ATTACK STUDY GUIDE

“In a word, AWESOME!” -WIRED Magazine

“…you feel like you are a part of something new and exciting.” -Piers Morgan, America’s Got Talent

Pete the Cat

Pete the CatMonday, October 24th  at 10:00 (SOLD OUT) & 11:45 a.m.

The characters from the popular Pete the Cat book series comes to us via Theatreworks USA’s brand new musical.  The story begins when the cat-catcher sends Pete to live with the Biddle family, to improve his manners.  The groovy blue cat soon has the whole family rocking, except for young Jimmy, the most organized second grader on planet Earth.  But when Jimmy has trouble in school with his art project, Pete is the perfect friend to help him conquer 2nd grade art class.  The audience will learn a little about artistic inspiration and friendship, and have a great time with the music and choreography in this clever new musical. 

Performed by Theatreworks USA, New York.

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE STUDY GUIDE

“Theatreworks USA makes outstanding theatre so well, one wonders why every other company can’t achieve it like they do.” -New York Times

Elephant and Piggie’s WE ARE IN A PLAY

Elephant & Piggie'sWednesday, December 14th  at 10:00 (SOLD OUT) & 11:45 a.m.

Gerald is an elephant- lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy.  Piggie is (what else!) a piggie- perky, smiley, full of fun.  In this show based on Mo Willem’s beloved, award winning books, Gerald and Piggie are best friends in a vaudevillian romp of a musical.  They sing about fundamental questions like should you share your ice cream? How can two friends play with one toy? What should we wear to a fancy pool party?.  They have the “Squirrelles” as backup singers, and even get the audience involved in the action.

Performed by Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences On Tour, Washington DC. 

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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ELEPHANT & PIGGIES STUDY GUIDE

The Ugly Duckling

duckThursday, January 19th, 2017 at 10:00 (SOLD OUT) & 11:45 a.m.

 We presented this show several years ago; teachers even phoned us the following weekend to say how much they loved it, and it’s definitely one of our all-time favorites.  Using luminescent puppetry and dance in the traidiont of Disney’s Spectromagic, Lightwire tells the familiar story in the most delightful way.  The awkward, gangly duckling breaks our heart when everyone shuns him, but the audience will be smiling and cheering when he defeats a mean cat to save his siblings. The story has a happy ending and also reminds children to accept those who are different.  Lightwire uses a variety of music from classical to pop, dance, and cutting edge technology to produce a beautiful theatrical experience!  Children and adults will be mesmerized.

Performed by Lightwire Theatre, from New Orleans .

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE UGLY DUCKLING STUDY GUIDE

“An eye-popping display of storytelling…” -Broadwayworld.com

“You’re everything that makes America great.” -Howard Stern, America’s Got Talent

Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Four ScoreMonday, January 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 & 11:45 a.m.

ArtsPower brings a moving and thought provoking musical about the Civil War.  Just days prior to the battle at Gettysburg, a Confederate soldier and a freed slave have a tense yet surprising encounter at a quiet farmhouse .  This is a powerful, poignant story of how much they can teach each other about loyalty and bravery.  It will bring history to life and invites meaningful discussions while giving an important history lesson to students.

Performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre,  New York.

Suggested for: Grades 4-8 | Curriculum: Social Studies, Language Arts, Theatre, Health, Music

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO STUDY GUIDE

“An excellent production.  Our audiences not only enjoyed the show, but also learned a great deal!” -Center for the Arts at River Ridge

The Science of Magic

Science of MagicThursday, January 26th, 2017 at 10:00 (SOLD OUT) & 11:45 a.m. (SOLD OUT) Wed. January 25th at 10:00 (JUST ADDED!)

Illusionist, Bill Blagg, takes students on a behind the scenes journey showing how magicians use science to create the impossible.  This comedy-filled, action-packed  interactive presentation makes science fun and exciting.  Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers, make their homework disappear and learn other “magic” made from science!  The show is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and encourage students to think “outside the box”.  A perfect production for future scientists (and magicians).

Performed by Bill Blagg, from Milwaukee, WI.

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

“A great show, and our audience LOVED it!” -North Shore Center, Skokie, IL . 

“We had an absolute blast!” -Grand Theater, WI

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC STUDY GUIDE

Biscuit the Yellow Dog

BiscuitMonday, February 6th, 2017 at 10:00  & 11:45 a.m.

ArtsPower introduces children to Biscuit, an adorable little puppy with a new family.  Biscuit has many new experiences in this delightful musical based on the book series.  He meets Daisy the Cat and Sam the Dog at the park, follows his best friend, Little Girl, to school and even rides the carousel at the local fair.  While Biscuit’s canine capers lead him into mischief, ArtsPower’s engaging new musical shows how the love and comfort of family help him to grow and find his place in the world. The book is consistently rated five stars on Amazon, and the show will rate five stars with students and teachers, too.

Performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, from New York.

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

“ArtsPower performances are always top notch.”-Durham

Theatre, NC

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BISCUIT STUDY GUIDE

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon & Other Story Books

TBLagoonFriday, May 5th, 2017 at 10:00 (SOLD OUT) & 11:45 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Theatreworks brings another of its hugely popular musical revues based on favorite contemporary children’s literature.  Children discover their new teacher is not really horrible and scary in Teacher from the Black Lagoon; big, stinky “Dogzilla” scares the residents of Mousopolis; and “Grumpy Bird” wakes up one morning too grumpy to fly.  The other stories include: I Want My Hat Back; Splat the Cat: Love Splat; The Grasshopper and the Ant and Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse.  All of these stories come to life on the stage, while students will have a great time and learn some small life lessons, too.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON STUDY GUIDE

Performed by Theatreworks USA, 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

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

LyleMonday, May 8th, 2017 at 10:00 & 11:45 a.m.

Based on the well loved books by Bernard Waber, this musical captivates students and teachers alike.  Young Josh Primm reluctantly moves to New York City and misses his friends- until he discovers a crocodile named Lyle in his bathtub!  The whole family loves Lyle, and is heartbroken when his stage-struck former owner takes him away to perform in show business.  Children will see persnickety Mr. Grumps, Josh’s loving family, Lyle and even the annoying Hector P. Valenti. Everyone in the audience will love Lyle and root for him to reunite with the Primm family.

Performed by Virginia Rep On Tour.

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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LYLE LYLE CROCODILE STUDY GUIDE

“…thoroughly captured our audience’s attention and imagination.” -Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts

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