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A Christmas Carol


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

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Performance Description:
Become a guest at the Dickens' home as Charles Dickens and his sister, Fan, act out their own "Amateur Theatrical" version of Scrooge's story. The 2 actors use only their imaginations & items from the drawing room to perform 15 characters from the classic story.
Performance ID: 971
Length: 40-50 minutes
Admission: $7.00
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Nov 29, 2022 at 10:45AM 
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Celebrate Chinese New Year with Tampa Taiko


Performed by: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drummers  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
Tampa Taiko is bringing their big drums back to Tampa Theatre on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at 10:30am for their Annual Chinese New Year Concert. The performance is for private and public school groups, home-schoolers and their families. Admission is only $5! 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. The Chinese Lion Dance is a 3000-year-old Chinese tradition that symbolizes prosperity, luck and happiness. According to legends, the dance tells about a creature that threatened villagers with thunder, lightning and rain. However, the aftermath was a tremendous harvest so the dance is performed with the thundering sounds of drums, cymbals and gongs.
Performance ID: 950
Length: 50 min
Admission: $5.00
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Grades 1 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Foreign Languages
+ Social Studies

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Jan 25, 2023 at 10:30AM 

Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale


Performed by: American Stage Theatre Company Education Tour  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans: A Salsa Fairytale is a bilingual show that is predominantly in English with some Spanish threaded throughout the story. This fast paced, fun and familiar story will be easy to follow for both English and Spanish speakers while learning a few new words from a second language! This contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella’s and the "stepsister's" perspective. Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale crosses language and gender barriers, weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship and respect.
Performance ID: 973
Length: 60 minutes
Admission: $6.25
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Grades 2 through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Foreign Languages
+ Language Arts

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Dec 05, 2022 at 10:30AM 
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Doktor Kaboom! – Look Out! Science is Coming!


Performed by: Doktor Kaboom  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Performance Description:
The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Topics covered include: safety; pressure and force; simple machines; velocity; application of science to everyday life; the scientific method (hypothesis and experimentation); multiple experimentation; constant discovery of new information and data; definitions: chemical reactions, exothermic, external and chemical formula; mass; air pressure and demonstration vs. experimentation.
Performance ID: 966
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades 3 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics
+ Science

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Dec 14, 2022 at 10:30AM 

Echoes of Her


Performed by: Moving Current Dance Collective  at : Studio Theater - Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus, 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

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Performance Description:
Echoes of Her is a collection of stories told through theater and dance. The performance is based on personal stories about the feminine forces in our lives, how they have guided or misguided us, and how they influence our way forward. Students will experience different viewpoints, the many ways that movement forms can express ideas and discover meaning through integrating speech and dance. The concert is followed by a question-and-answer session with the artists. (A Moving Current Dance Collective production, co-directed by Robin Gordon and Cindy Hennessy)
Performance ID: 943
Length: 1 hour
Admission: $7.00
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Grades 6 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Mar 03, 2023 at 10:15AM 
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Mar 03, 2023 at 11:30AM 

Florida Treasures


Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theater  at Firehouse Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida history. The audience will laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida's "Almost Oldest" city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the "Original" Pocahontas story.
Performance ID: 958
Length: 45min
Admission: $7.50
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Grades PreK through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Foreign Languages
+ Social Studies

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Oct 05, 2022 at 10:30AM 

Franzini Family Science Circus


Performed by: Strictly Entertainment, Inc.  at Carrollwood Cultural Center

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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 thru the solar system on a unicycle. All the scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic and more.
Performance ID: 972
Length: 40-50 minutes
Admission: $7.00
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Grades K through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics
+ Science

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Oct 05, 2022 at 10:45AM 
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HAMLET- by William Shakespeare


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

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Performance Description:
Shakespeare’s tale of deceit and revenge retains its dark power, offering no easy answers or pat conclusions in its exploration of madness, murder and moral conundrums. Weekday matinees for students begin at 10:30 a.m. Study guides are available for groups attending this field trip performance as well as the ability to have a visit from a teaching artist both before and after your show. JAN 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and FEB 1 * Jaeb Theater Each performance is contingent on 60% occupancy no later than one month out.
Performance ID: 947
Length: 150 minutes
Admission: $12.00
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Grades 9 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Heroes In My House: A Magical Journey through Black History


Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
Heroes in My House: A Magical Journey Though Black History is a show for EVERYONE! Filled with beautiful, original music, dancing and even comedy, this is a feel-good show that educates while it entertains. Audiences will love learning about aspects of Black History that many are not aware of, all while celebrating the myriad of contributions Black Americans have made (and continue to make) to American History.
Performance ID: 954
Length: 60 min
Admission: $8.00
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Grades PreK through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre

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Feb 03, 2023 at 10:45AM 

Holiday Traditions Around The World


Performed by: Stages Productions  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Performance Description:
Take a joyous and musical tour around the world with dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more holiday celebrations. Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions and folklore that bring to life the magic of the season. This wonderful jubilee creates a memorable and heart-warming experience that celebrates the true spirit of cultural diversity. Now in its 17th consecutive year of touring!
Performance ID: 951
Length: 50 mins
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Dec 07, 2022 at 10:30AM  is SOLD OUT

Let's Go Science!


Performed by: Professor Smart and Ms. Knowitall  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Performance Description:
The Let’s Go Science Show is a wacky look at “how things work” with Professor Smart and Ms. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction with these two legends of the circus, great scenery and awesome lighting and illusions all make this one science lesson that students won’t want to miss.
Performance ID: 967
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics
+ Science

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Feb 14, 2023 at 10:30AM 

Moving Current Dance Collective in Concert: Fall 2022


Performed by: Moving Current Dance Collective  at Mainstage Theatre, Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

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Performance Description:
Moving Current Dance Collective presents a concert that offers a feast for your senses. With a group of athletically elegant dancers, the company presents a program of eclectic contemporary dance works. In a blend of music, lighting, and costuming the dances become living, breathing works of art. Students learn about the creation and presentation of dance, and how dance artists create a unique piece by utilizing different principles of movement, intent, phrasing, physics, music, and dance technique. Each dance communicates a different idea expressed through movement, craft and originality. The concert is followed by a question-and-answer session.
Performance ID: 942
Length: 50 min
Admission: $7.00
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Grades 5 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Physical education

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Nov 04, 2022 at 10:30AM 

Rumpelstiltskin


Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre  at Firehouse Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
Adapted from the story by the Brothers Grimm, this classic uses the elaborate masks and comic characters of Commedia Del’Arte (Italian Renaissance Comedy) along with audience participation to tell the story of the magical little man who can spin straw into gold.
Performance ID: 961
Length: 50 min
Admission: $7.50
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Language Arts
+ Theatre
+ Music
+ SEL

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Feb 15, 2023 at 10:30AM 

Rumpelstiltskin


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

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Performance Description:
Adapted from the story by the Brothers Grimm, this classic uses the elaborate masks and comic characters of Commedia Del’Arte (Italian Renaissance Comedy) along with audience participation to tell the story of the magical little man who can spin straw into gold.
Performance ID: 969
Length: 40-50 minutes
Admission: $7.00
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre

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Feb 07, 2023 at 10:45AM 
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Feb 08, 2023 at 10:45AM 

School House Rock LIVE!


Performed by: Stages Productions  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Performance Description:
The Emmy Award – winning 1970’s pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage! The action begins when a young school teacher, nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly, the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his home and help him to instruct his students on a variety of subjects including Math, Science, History, Politics and Grammar. Through a series of classic songs like “Unpack Your Adjectives” , “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” this multimedia treat shows a whole new generation of young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.
Performance ID: 949
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Nov 09, 2022 at 10:30AM  is SOLD OUT

Sherlock Holmes & the Opera Mystery


Performed by: Altantic Coast Theatre  at Firehouse Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
The world's most famous detective investigates a diamond theft at The Royal Opera in this original play based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes must use his skills of observation and disguise, along with audience participation, to solve the mystery.
Performance ID: 962
Length: 45 min
Admission: $7.50
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Mar 08, 2023 at 10:30AM 

Suzette Who Set to Sea


Performed by: Creative Arts Theatre Company  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
In a small seaside village where men build boats and women do not, young Suzette knows she is different - she longs for the sea and believes she is meant for something greater than a life on land. So when a miraculous event occurs, Suzette is forced to do the most difficult thing: prove herself worthy of her destiny. Loading her loved ones onto a boat she secretly built, Suzette, she sets to sea. What follows is an adventurous, imaginative tale exploring courage, community, and the possibility that sometimes it only takes the actions of a single person to change everything.
Performance ID: 946
Length: 45-50 min
Admission: $6.00
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Grades 1 through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

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Nov 02, 2022 at 10:45AM 

The Elves & The Shoemaker


Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre  at Firehouse Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
The classic Brothers Grimm story takes the stage as an original musical with new lyrics set to traditional holiday melodies. An Elf must help a poor shoemaker... with the help of the elves in the audience.
Performance ID: 960
Length: 45min
Admission: $7.50
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Grades PreK through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts

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Dec 15, 2022 at 10:30AM 

The Franzini Family Science Circus


Performed by: Franzini Family  at Friday Morning Musicale

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Performance Description:
The FRANZINI FAMILY SCIENCE CIRCUS featuring Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown leads the audience through an action packed demonstration of Gravity, Inertia, Circular Motion, Air Pressure and Balance. All these scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic and other circus skills. This fun-filled, fast-paced program promotes an understanding of science in clear and simple terms. Hula Hoops, Umbrellas, Balls, Cigar Boxes, Balloons and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination. An introduction to astronomy is shown through Lippo’s wild ride around the sun and when he puts the planets into orbit! Run Away with the Franzini Family to stimulate thought, interest and a better understanding of science for grades K through 5.
Performance ID: 939
Length: 50 minutes
Admission: $6.00
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Grades PreK through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Physical education
+ Science

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Feb 02, 2023 at 10:30AM 
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Feb 03, 2023 at 10:30AM 

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical


Performed by: ThinkTank Theatre  at Stageworks Theatre - 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 151, Tampa, FL 33602

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Performance Description:
About the Show - As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" THIS VENUE ONLY SEATS 99 PEOPLE. YOUR RESERVATION, INCLUDING ALL STUDENTS AND CHAPERONES, CANNOT EXCEED 99 SEATS.
Performance ID: 941
Length: 60
Admission: $8.00
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Grades 5 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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The Shelly's Adventures Live Action Show


Performed by: SA Live  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
This show brings beloved Shelly’s Adventures characters live on stage for a interactive, educational show that will have kids, parents, and educators all signing to Shelly and friends. When Shelly meets a group of friends at the park, they are curious about why Shelly and her Father are doing American Sign Language. The friends and audience will learn what it means to be Deaf and what ASL is. When Shelly and her friends go on a walk outside and to the Zoo, Shelly will teach them and the audience the signs for the things that they see. By the end of the show, Shelly’s friends and the audience will know over 30 signs in American Sign Language.
Performance ID: 957
Length: 50 minutes
Admission: $7.00
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Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Foreign Languages
+ Language Arts

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Feb 07, 2023 at 10:30AM 

The Time Machine


Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre  at Firehouse Cultural Center

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Performance Description:
H.G. Wells' 1895 Science Fiction novel travels to the stage in this “Steampunk” rock musical. A Victorian Era Time Traveller ventures far into the future encountering the ethereal Eloi and the dangerous subterranean Morlocks. He must return to his own time with a lesson in embracing diversity essential to saving the human species. It's a S.T.E.A.M. Powered Performance!
Performance ID: 959
Length: 45min
Admission: $7.50
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Science

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Nov 02, 2022 at 10:30AM 

Three Little Pigs: A Healthy Habits Adventure


Performed by: Stages Productions  at Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Performance Description:
The Three Little Pigs: A Healthy Habits Adventure is an interactive musical that uses the famous fairy tale to teach health and wellness concepts to young children. Homer Hog loves his veggies and makes good choices with his eating habits. However, he would rather sit around and play video games all day and never exercise. His brother Russell is a fitness guru, but also has quite the sweet tooth. Their sister Hilary believes that just like our homes need a solid foundation and sturdy construction, our bodies need a solid foundation of healthy eating habits AND a sturdy construction of exercise. Will she and her brother be able to build a solid enough foundation to avoid the Big Bad Wolf?
Performance ID: 965
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Health
+ Language Arts
+ Physical education

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Jan 18, 2023 at 10:30AM 

Three Mess-Keteers


Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
Inspired by Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of camaraderie and loyalty, this educational adaptation teaches environmental respect as it tackles some of the most pressing current ecological issues. The Kingdom of Clean is in despair! The Duke of Debris has trashed the territory, polluted the ponds and fouled the forests. The Three Mess-keteers are called to rescue their resources and exact environmental justice. The Mess-keteers' quest takes them to the Kingdom of Clean where the Duke has deployed his nasty knights to destroy the natural treasures of the Kingdom. Can they put a stop to the Dirty Duke's deeds and rescue the land? Physical comedy, audience participation, and even a bit of exciting swordplay, bring this adventure to life as the children learn that when it comes to the environment, it's "all for one and one for all!"
Performance ID: 952
Length: 60 min
Admission: $8.00
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Grades PreK through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

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Jan 13, 2023 at 10:45AM 

Time Machine


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

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Performance Description:
H.G. Wells' 1895 Science Fiction novel travels to the stage in this “Steampunk” rock musical. A Victorian Era Time Traveller ventures far into the future encountering the ethereal Eloi and the dangerous subterranean Morlocks. He must return to his own time with a lesson in embracing diversity essential to saving the human species. It's a S.T.E.A.M. Powered Performance!
Performance ID: 970
Length: 40-50 minutes
Admission: $7.00
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

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Oct 18, 2022 at 10:45AM 
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Oct 19, 2022 at 10:45AM 

TIMINI


Performed by: Kuumba Dancers and Drummers  at Tampa Theatre

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Performance Description:
Come and enjoy Kuumba Dancers & Drummers as they travel across the Atlantic Ocean to a small village in Senegal, West Africa. Experience the pulsating rhythms and mesmerizing movements of traditional African dance and music. Listen to a griot tell the story of an orphan girl named Timini, her life with a grumpy stepmother and two jealous stepsisters. Timini's adventures and a surprise ending will have you laughing, dancing and singing in your seats!
Performance ID: 945
Length: 55 minutes
Admission: $7.00
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Grades PreK through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

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Mar 03, 2023 at 10:30AM