2017-2018 ART SMART SEASON
Our school-time performances support the Department of Education's Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts by motivating students and teachers to go beyond the walls of the classroom for meaningful arts experiences.
PETRA AND THE WOLF
From Lionheart Youth Theatre
Featuring staging and puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre and live original score by Mother Falcon
Monday, November 6 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, November 8 at 10:30 AM
Inspired by the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf, with captivating large-scale puppetry and live music, this original work introduces the mischievous but fearless Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter. When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, her adventures become a showcase of bravery and compassion.
"Sweepingly majestic!" – NPR on Mother Falcon
"The thought and detail going into this show is on par with a project aimed at adults" - The Austin Chronicle
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Running Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Puppetry, Music, Performance, Composition and Adaptation, Animals & our Environment, Courage, Community, Empathy
Direct from Russia!
From The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
Wednesday, December 13 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 AM
Friday, December 15 at 10:30 AM
Monday, December 18 at 10:30 AM
The Nutcracker, a perennial holiday favorite, is an enchanting adventure through a little girl’s fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice. Be transported by this stunning full-scale production, with Tchaikovsky's wondrous score, choreography by world-renowned Marius Petipa and The Mariinsky’s Vasily Vainonen, and 40 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars in glorious costumes.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia (from the city of Voronezh), founded by the legendary Bolshoi Theatre Ballet principal dancer, Maya Plisetskaya, is now directed by the award-winning Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin.
”Full of enchantment!” – The New York Times
“Effortless precision.” - Palm Beach Daily News
Grade Level: Pre-K - 5
Running Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Ballet & Ethnic Dance Forms, Visual & Performing Arts, Imagination, Storytelling, Music
FLIGHT SCHOOL THE MUSICAL
From Vital Theatre Company
Book by Cara Lustik Music by David Mallamud Lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
Directed & Choreographed by Clint Hromsco
Based on the book Flight School by Best-Selling Author Lita Judge
Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, March 22 at 10:30 AM
Friday, March 23 at 10:30 AM
It’s the first day of Flight School where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle, ready to live on the wind! Though he wasn’t built to soar, Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded and, with the help of some friends of a feather, Penguin follows his dream to flip, flap, fly!
“A charming adaptation... music worthy of bigger stages!” – The New York Times
“One charming, engaging song follows another!” – Macaroni Kids
Grade Level: PreK – 4
Running Time: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: vocabulary, geography, birds and their habitat, perseverance, friendship, bullying
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
From Dallas Children’s Theater
Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman
Based on the book by Melinda Long Illustrations by David Shannon
Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 AM
Friday, April 20 at 10:30 AM
AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical adventure as young Jeremy Jacobs
joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates in search of the perfect spot to
bury their treasure. Based on the popular book, the production includes rousing songs like “Green Teeth,” “Talk Like a Pirate,” “Pirates Dot Arrgh,” and more. How I Became A Pirate is a joyful family musical that is sure to leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles!
“Dallas Children’s Theater really hit the mark with this one!” - Lake Highlands Today
“Parents and kids will enjoy swashbuckling adventure!” - The Dallas Morning News
Grade Level: K - 5
Running Time: 65 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts,Theatre, Music, Production Design, Dramatic Adaptations
Reserve tickets for your class today - We sell out quickly!
Tickets are just $9! One free teacher ticket and one free teacher's aide ticket per class. Ask us about our Title 1 school discounts.
Click here for order form. Order forms can be emailed to Kenneth.Naanep@kbcc.cuny.edu or faxed to 718-368-6885.
You can also call 718-368-6686 and let us know your:
- School name, number of classes, grade level(s), and any special needs.
- Group leader's name, email, school phone, cell phone, and fax number.
- Show titles with 1st and 2nd date choices.
- Total number of tickets (students and adults).
- Total number of teachers and paraprofessionals.
- Estimated number of buses.
- We accept teacher or school checks, credit cards, and cash.
- Payments also can be processed through the D.O.E. Our vendor number is 113022873.
- Your reservation is confirmed once you receive an invoice from us.
- Payment due date will be included with your confirmation email and invoice.
ALL SHOWS START AT 10:30 AM. Buses should arrive at 10:00 AM.
For more information and reservations, please contact Kenneth Naanep, Company Manager.
Tel: (718) 368-6686
Fax: (718) 368-6885
On Stage at Kingsborough's Art Smart program is made possible, in part, by public funds
from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs.