Performing Arts Field Trips
2019-2020 School Year

Welcome!

Thank you for choosing to take your students to a live performance. Not only will the content connect to your curriculum, you’ll be helping your students to acquire skills in appropriate theatre etiquette. (Click here for Florida Standards-based Theatre Etiquette)

You can either browse the entire catalog or use the Performance Search Criteria tool below to narrow your possibilities by grade level, a specific venue, curriculum connection or performance month. The performances are listed in alphabetical order.

Please order transportation immediately upon receipt of your reservation confirmation to ensure bus availability. Although unexpected absences will occur, it is not acceptable to cancel an entire performance or to reduce your reservation’s attendance numbers by more than ten percent without a minimum thirty day notice.

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ART IN MOTION contemporary dance performances with Tampa’s premiere professional dance company


Performed by: Moving Current Dance Collective  at University of South Florida – Theatre 2

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Performance Description:
Moving Current believes passionately in the power of dance. As a collective, the company is an ensemble of athletic, talented artists who breathe life into a range of dance works. Concerts offer a program of eclectic modern, dance works by the artistic directors and renowned choreographers from across the US. In a blend of music, lighting, and costumes they create living, breathing art. Highly crafted dances offer students a chance to deepen their knowledge of the art form. They’ll experience dances that demonstrate principles of phrasing, physics and technique, through innovative teamwork and problem solving. The concert is followed by a short question and answer session.
Performance ID: 885
Length: 50 - 60 minutes
Admission: $7.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 6 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Language Arts
+ Physical education

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Jan 17, 2020 at 10:30AM 

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Performed by: Jobsite Theater  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Shimberg Playhouse

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Performance Description:
Join Jobsite Theater for another breathtaking production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Set in an enchanted forest with fairies, sparring lovers and a group of amateur actors who are putting on a play, this production incorporates aerial and circus performance elements as well as a completely original score. On a midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom (Jobsite and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company veteran Giles Davies), Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.
Performance ID: 904
Length: 120 min
Admission: $11.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 9 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Bananimagination!


Performed by: Shana Banana  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
What makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind and making and enjoying good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc. Children are kept moving and singing throughout, while gaining an appreciation for reading and the storytelling craft.
Performance ID: 883
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Jan 22, 2020 at 10:30AM 

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Tampa Taiko


Performed by: Tampa Taiko Drumming Ensemble  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
All of Tampa Taiko's performances are modeled on celebrations, such as Chinese New Year and Matsuri Festivals, that are so popular across Asia. For our Chinese New Year concert, we include a traditional Lion Dance performance to go with music on instruments such as the bamboo flute, gongs, cymbals, and our big drums.
Performance ID: 877
Length: 50 minutes
Admission: $5.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Physical education
+ Social Studies

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Jan 28, 2020 at 10:30AM 

Doktor Kaboom - Live Wire! The Electricity Show


Performed by: Shaw Entertainment Group  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Morsani Hall

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Performance Description:
Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century, mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues.
Performance ID: 901
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades 3 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

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Jan 29, 2020 at 10:45AM 

Fairy Tales Gone Bananas


Performed by: Shana Banana  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
A Fairy Godmother who has a fit of sneezes? A not-so-evil dragon prince who wants to plant flowers? A vain and bullyish beetle? An alligator and a dog who want to trade noses? A boy who jumps out of a giant peach? Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve magic, imagination, conflicting characters, overcoming fears and other interesting elements to triumph and learn in some way.
Performance ID: 886
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Health
+ Social Studies

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Jan 23, 2020 at 10:30AM 

Franzini Science Circus


Performed by: Strictly Entertainment  at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin

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Performance Description:
Circus props and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination to stimulate thought, interest and a better understanding of science for grade K through 5. Added to the fun is wild investigation of astronomy. Lippo arrives on the scene atop the giant rolling globe “SUN” and rides through the solar system on a unicycle. All the scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic and more.
Performance ID: 873
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Science

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Jan 14, 2020 at 10:45AM 
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Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective


Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory, Inc.  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
Jack's magic beans have vanished! Cinderella's slipper has disappeared! Throughout Fairy Tale Forest pieces of fairy tales are missing. Unless they turn up soon, the stories will be lost forever! Time to call in Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective. Join in the fun as Gordon navigates the caper of a lifetime, complete with tantalizing twits, crazy characters, and a surprise ending that will amuse the most seasoned of sleuths. Gordon needs his audience of JR. detectives to point out clues, deliver messages, and watch his back - when things get a little rough. Puppetry, magic, slapstick comedy, and audience participation are sure to entertain the young and the young-at-heart. Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective is sure to have you "cracking up" as he cracks the case! Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Performance ID: 908
Length: 60 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre

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Feb 14, 2020 at 10:45AM 

Learning by Leaps & Bounds


Performed by: Jack Hartmann and the Hop 2 It Band  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
Jack & the Hop 2 It Band will help your students develop their math, phonics, speaking and listening and social skills in Learning by Leaps & Bounds. Jack’s songs will engage your children with singing, dancing and having fun together at the historic Tampa Theatre. Jack and the band will perform some of your classroom favorites and they’ll be adding some brand new songs that your children will love.
Performance ID: 876
Length: 1 Hour
Admission: $6.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 2
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Science
+ Physical education

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Apr 22, 2020 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Apr 23, 2020 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT

Let Freedom Ring: Music & Poetry Of Black History


Performed by: Bright Star Touring Theatre  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
Perhaps never has language been used more thoughtfully or effectively than by those who fought for freedom and the equal rights of all people. Experience these uniquely powerful and beautiful words and melodies in this moving show which celebrates the authors and brings them to life on the stage. Meet important characters like Maya Angelou, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and many more who lent their voices to this important and inspiring tale – the tale of Freedom.
Performance ID: 889
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 3 through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Health
+ Social Studies

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Feb 18, 2020 at 10:30AM 
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Feb 18, 2020 at 11:45AM 

Meet Dr. King


Performed by: Bright Star Touring Theatre  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
Meet Dr. King is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men. this show is perfect for younger audiences. Serving to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration and equality, this show helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Follow along as the play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration.
Performance ID: 890
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Health
+ Social Studies

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Feb 19, 2020 at 10:30AM 
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Feb 19, 2020 at 11:45AM 

Newton's Apple


Performed by: Virginia Repertory  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Morsani Hall

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Performance Description:
The world was a different place when Isaac Newton had that apple drop on his head. The English mathematician, astronomer, scientist, author and physicist developed the principles of modern physics including the laws of motion. Follow along with Newton as he uses scientific methods to conduct experiments and make discoveries that changed the world
Performance ID: 900
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 2 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

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Jan 28, 2020 at 10:45AM 

Operation Lunch Line 3D


Performed by: Kid Power Programs  at Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

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Performance Description:
Kid Power's Operation Lunch Line 3D - is an interactive, 1 hour, musical show, designed to help children, in grades K-5 learn the value of nutrition and exercise. Using large screen interactive visuals and 3D animation, the audience travels inside the body of a boy named Max who feels lousy because he doesn't eat or move properly. Through audience participation, singing along, and dancing, the children not only help Max, but in doing so, learn they too are special, filled with all the "kid power" needed to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to make choices to feel great. (Souvenir 3D glasses included)
Performance ID: 910
Length: 60 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Health
+ Physical education

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Mar 06, 2020 at 10:45AM 

Rapunzel


Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, Inc.

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Performance Description:
Rapunzel is an enticing classic complete with the long-haired beauty, Prince Charming and the evil witch. Rapunzel’s parents, starving and destitute, make a pact with a nearby witch to give her their first born child in exchange for food. Exiled to a lonely tower, only the witch may visit Rapunzel by climbing up her beautiful, long hair. As the years pass, the witch gives the strong willed princess everything she wants except freedom. This seriously funny tale shows how a possessive mother, a tentative prince, and a naive young girl all grow up in a surprising way.
Performance ID: 909
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Apr 16, 2020 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT

Save the Rainforest: Salvar la Selva Tropical


Performed by: Katie Adams Make Believe Theater  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, Inc.

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Performance Description:
Amazing, endangered animals of the Amazon Rainforest tell their stories and show us why we need to protect them. With over 15 colorful puppets in a lush jungle setting, puppeteer and storyteller Katie Adams evokes the delicate balance of the Rainforest ecology. This bi-lingual show features puppets, shadow puppets, and lively music with a message of animal and nature conservation.
Performance ID: 892
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Foreign Languages
+ Language Arts
+ Science

Dates:
Feb 26, 2020 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Feb 27, 2020 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT

Street Beat Kidz - Hip Hop Pizzazz


Performed by: Harmony Artists  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Ferguson Hall

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Performance Description:
Performance duo Street Beat brings together a high-energy explosion of urban rhythm, math and uplifting music in a fresh new format hailed as “an urbanized journey through percussion.”
Performance ID: 902
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 4 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics

Dates:
Feb 13, 2020 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT

Super Me: Anti-Bullying Training


Performed by: The Story Ship  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Ferguson Hall

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Performance Description:
Super Me is a fast-paced theatrical adventure that combines high-energy hip-hop dance, intense video-gaming, astounding magic, interactive animation and a live actor. Audience members are taken on a virtual journey into a comic book world to help a young boy escape from bullies. The audience must help the boy overcome obstacles and solve puzzles using super powers onstage. Kids not only see real-life examples of bullying, but are given clear step-by-step actions to help stop bullying.
Performance ID: 903
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 1 through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Health
+ Social Studies

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Feb 27, 2020 at 10:45AM 

The Fairy Tales of Grimm


Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre For Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
Tales such as THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS, RAPUNZEL, HANSEL & GRETEL, and SNOW WHITE come to the stage in a classical 19th Century theatrical melodrama. The heroine is captured by the Evil Villain! The hero must save her! This fun-filled show is loaded with laughs and audience participation.
Performance ID: 887
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Health
+ Social Studies

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Feb 11, 2020 at 10:30AM 

The Franzini Family Science Circus


Performed by: The Franzini Family  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
Join Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown for their interactive action packed science show. Circus props, clowning, juggling, magic and more will turn this three-ring show into a science lesson! Beware of gravity and misperception!
Performance ID: 882
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics
+ Science

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Jan 07, 2020 at 10:30AM 
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Jan 08, 2020 at 10:30AM 
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Jan 09, 2020 at 10:30AM 

The Reluctant Dragon


Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre For Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
Sir George is hired to slay a dragon by the townspeople who fear the worst from the dragon because she is different. When Sir George meets the dragon they become friends as he realizes she is peaceful, loving and more interested in reciting Shakespeare than fighting. This charming adaptation underscores “…don’t judge a book by its cover,” we become friends by getting to know each other and realize everyone is different.
Performance ID: 888
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Feb 12, 2020 at 10:45AM