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

 

 

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Direct from Russia!

 

THE NUTCRACKER

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

Click here for the Study Guide

 

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.

 

Policy:

  • 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.  
  • Click Here to Download Our Sole Vendor Letter

 

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

Email: Kenneth.Naanep@kbcc.cuny.edu

 

On Stage at Kingsborough's Art Smart program is made possible, in part, by public funds

from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs.