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An innovative way for students to engage with the Massachusetts curriculum standards. Each performance has been curated to partner with the learning happening in Greater New Bedford classrooms. In this way, visiting the theater is an extension of the classroom and another resource for our local educators!

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Schooltime

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Schooltime
Friday
Feb
17
10:00 am
Fri
10:00 am
Feb
17
Schooltime
 presents

Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries

Morning Performance

A lot has happened since we last saw Danny Carmo and his magical math skills. He's toured all over the world and he even became a Professor at the University of Wonder & Imagination!

It's hard to believe that he used to think that school and, in particular, math wasn’t for him. He was more interested in dreaming about a future on the stage and perhaps the big screen – all he ever wanted to be was a famous magician. But when he knuckled down to learn all the tricks of the trade he realized that math was not only essential… it was the SECRET to a whole load of magic.

Recommended for grades 2 - 6. Runtime: 60 minutes

Schooltime
Wednesday
Jan
18
12:00 am
Friday
Feb
17
12:00 pm
Wed
12:00 am
Jan
18
Fri
12:00 pm
Feb
17
Schooltime
 presents

Jabari Dreams of Freedom

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Ten-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence.

In his dreams, Jabari meets children and young people from the Civil Rights Era, including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and others, who teach him how to be fearless. He also meets his hero, a young Barack Obama, on the eve of the assassination of MLK, Jr. Will Jabari be able to instill in 7-year-old Barack the lessons he's learned to  ensure Barack will have the necessary tools to become president? Will Jabari learn to take these lessons back into his own life and heal his community?

Using rap, freedom songs, hip hop dance, history, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where Black children, particularly Black boys, are not safe.

This performance is now available virtually! A link and password will be emailed to the purchaser at time of purchase. The performance is available anytime between January 18 through February 17.

Tickets are $12 for individuals, $25 for a family, and $50 for a class.

Recommended for grades 3 - 6. Runtime: 45 minutes. Sensitive content warning.

Schooltime
Friday
Feb
17
12:30 pm
Fri
12:30 pm
Feb
17
Schooltime
 presents

Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries

Afternoon Performance

A lot has happened since we last saw Danny Carmo and his magical math skills. He's toured all over the world and he even became a Professor at the University of Wonder & Imagination!

It's hard to believe that he used to think that school and, in particular, math wasn’t for him. He was more interested in dreaming about a future on the stage and perhaps the big screen – all he ever wanted to be was a famous magician. But when he knuckled down to learn all the tricks of the trade he realized that math was not only essential… it was the SECRET to a whole load of magic.

Recommended for grades 2 - 6. Runtime: 60 minutes

Schooltime
Tuesday
Feb
28
10:00 am
Tue
10:00 am
Feb
28
Schooltime
 presents

Warriors Don't Cry

Morning Performance

After hearing Ya Girl, a high school student with over 1 million followers on Instagram, struggle to make sense of today’s tumultuous world, Melba Pattillo steps out of history to share the story of her battle to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957.

Ya Girl learns to see herself in Melba—and in all the young warriors who came before her who raised their hands and made a difference. Inspired by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals's Little Rock Nine memoir Warriors Don't Cry, this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, and community engagement.

Recommended for grades 6 - 10. Runtime: 60 minutes

Schooltime
Friday
Mar
03
10:00 am
Fri
10:00 am
Mar
3
Schooltime
 presents

Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love

A narrated multi-media program that's one of Big Brass’ most popular concerts around the United States!

With a core message of love and unity, this concert is an uplifting and joyful celebration of life and our shared humanity. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences.

On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. They’re a group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture.

Recommended for grades 6 - 12. Runtime: 90 minutes

Schooltime
Wednesday
Mar
08
10:00 am
Wed
10:00 am
Mar
8
Schooltime
 presents

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman was a great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. She faced many challenges over the course of her lifetime; nevertheless she was determined to change the world with her courage.

Our drama begins as Harriet’s friend, Sarah Bradford, author of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, is persuading a publisher to print her book. The publisher is not enthusiastic until he begins to read through the stories of Harriet’s life. As our story unfolds, we learn of Harriet’s early years in slavery, her escape to freedom, and her time as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

Book and lyrics by Douglas Jones

Music by Ron Barnett      

Recommended for grades 3 - 12. Runtime: 60 minutes.

Schooltime
Monday
Mar
13
10:00 am
Mon
10:00 am
Mar
13
Schooltime
 presents

Black Boy

Schooltime Performance

Black Boy is a powerful account of one young man’s journey from innocence to experience as a black youth living in the Jim Crow South. It is both the unashamed confession of a proud non-conformist and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.

Having premiered at the Kennedy Center, this Literature to Life original was one of the first titles on our roster to tour to communities nationally. A tour de force, the actor plays upwards of fifteen characters from Richard Wright’s past.

Based on the novel Black Boy by Richard Wright, Copyright ©1945.

For this performance, students are seated on stage with the performer! Capacity is limited to 130 seats.

Recommended for grades 9 - 12.

Schooltime
Tuesday
Mar
21
10:00 am
Tue
10:00 am
Mar
21
Schooltime
 presents

The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon

One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy.

As it turned out, there wasn’t any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them. And thus his journey began. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky’s-the-limit imagination.

Enchantment Theatre’s production will take your school and family audiences on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars (shooting stars, space ships!), joins a circus (he tames a lion!) and rescues a princess in an enchanted castle. The Harold books have captivated families for more than sixty years, celebrating the imagination of children and the unique way they see the world.

The show combines life-size puppets, pantomime, dance, magic and original music. Enchantment’s production will delight and amaze your audiences, from children starting at Harold’s age, all the way up to grandparents — anyone, in fact, whose heart is young and adventurous.

Recommended for grades K - 2.

Schooltime
Tuesday
Mar
21
12:30 pm
Tue
12:30 pm
Mar
21
Schooltime
 presents

The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon

One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy.

As it turned out, there wasn’t any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them. And thus his journey began. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky’s-the-limit imagination.

Enchantment Theatre’s production will take your school and family audiences on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars (shooting stars, space ships!), joins a circus (he tames a lion!) and rescues a princess in an enchanted castle. The Harold books have captivated families for more than sixty years, celebrating the imagination of children and the unique way they see the world.

The show combines life-size puppets, pantomime, dance, magic and original music. Enchantment’s production will delight and amaze your audiences, from children starting at Harold’s age, all the way up to grandparents — anyone, in fact, whose heart is young and adventurous.

Recommended for grades K - 2.

Schooltime
Wednesday
Mar
29
10:00 am
Wed
10:00 am
Mar
29
Schooltime
 presents

Number the Stars

Morning Performance

A thrilling true-life adventure about doing the right thing to save your friend - even if it puts your own life at stake.

When the Nazis invaded Denmark in the 1940s, Jewish families were generally left alone, unlike other parts of western Europe. But all of that changed suddenly in 1943, and when the call went out to round up Denmark's Jewish families, thousands of non-Jewish Danes worked together to smuggle their Jewish friends and neighbors across the water to neutral Sweden, and safety.

That true series of events forms the basis of NUMBER THE STARS, Lois Lowry's popular book for middle-school readers. Annemarie Johannsen's family lives in Copenhagen, downstairs from her best friend, Ellen Rosen. When the call-up for Ellen's family goes out, Annemarie's family springs into action, spiriting Ellen away to the shore, in preparation for the journey across the sea. But before they get that far, Annemarie will have to step into the fray, and put her own life at risk for the sake of saving her friend.

Recommended for grades 4 -8. Runtime: 65 minutes

Schooltime
Wednesday
Mar
29
12:30 pm
Wed
12:30 pm
Mar
29
Schooltime
 presents

Number the Stars

Afternoon Performance

A thrilling true-life adventure about doing the right thing to save your friend - even if it puts your own life at stake.

When the Nazis invaded Denmark in the 1940s, Jewish families were generally left alone, unlike other parts of western Europe. But all of that changed suddenly in 1943, and when the call went out to round up Denmark's Jewish families, thousands of non-Jewish Danes worked together to smuggle their Jewish friends and neighbors across the water to neutral Sweden, and safety.

That true series of events forms the basis of NUMBER THE STARS, Lois Lowry's popular book for middle-school readers. Annemarie Johannsen's family lives in Copenhagen, downstairs from her best friend, Ellen Rosen. When the call-up for Ellen's family goes out, Annemarie's family springs into action, spiriting Ellen away to the shore, in preparation for the journey across the sea. But before they get that far, Annemarie will have to step into the fray, and put her own life at risk for the sake of saving her friend.

Recommended for grades 4 -8. Runtime: 65 minutes

Schooltime
Friday
Mar
31
10:00 am
Fri
10:00 am
Mar
31
Schooltime
 presents

Magic School Bus: Trip to the Solar System

Morning Performance

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  

But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

Recommended for grades K - 5. Runtime: 60 minutes

Schooltime
Friday
Mar
31
12:30 pm
Fri
12:30 pm
Mar
31
Schooltime
 presents

Magic School Bus: Trip to the Solar System

Afternoon Performance

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  

But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

Recommended for grades K - 5. Runtime: 60 minutes

Schooltime
Monday
May
08
10:00 am
Mon
10:00 am
May
8
Schooltime
 presents

It's Okay To Be Different

Morning Performance

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence.

Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book, is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself.

This is a sensory friendly performance. Recommended for grades K - 3. Runtime: 60 minutes.

Schooltime
Monday
May
08
12:30 pm
Mon
12:30 pm
May
8
Schooltime
 presents

It's Okay To Be Different

Afternoon Performance

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence.

Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book, is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself.

This is a sensory-friendly performance. Recommended for grades K - 3. Runtime: 60 minutes.

Schooltime
Wednesday
May
10
10:00 am
Wed
10:00 am
May
10
Schooltime
 presents

The Science of Magic

Morning Performance

For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create their illusions!

Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting. Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear. In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist. Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands.

Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes. The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and promote students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible!

Recommended for grades 1 - 5. Runtime: 60 minutes

Schooltime
Wednesday
May
10
12:30 pm
Wed
12:30 pm
May
10
Schooltime
 presents

The Science of Magic

Afternoon Performance

For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create their illusions!

Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting. Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear. In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist. Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands.

Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes. The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and promote students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible!

Recommended for grades 1 - 5. Runtime: 60 minutes

Schooltime
Wednesday
May
31
10:00 am
Wed
10:00 am
May
31
Schooltime
 presents

The Lightning Thief

Morning Performance

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school. Again. And that’s the least of his troubles.

Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.  Worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief. He must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Recommended for grades 3 - 8. Runtime: 63 minutes

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