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Welcome to another great year of performing arts experiences! Last year, more than 5,000 Chautauqua area students came to Rockefeller Arts Center at Fredonia to experience top quality performing arts productions chosen especially for young audiences. The goal of On Stage For Youth is simple; to make the very best of the performing arts available to area students and to showcase these performances in a professional theatre setting. Reservations for the 2016-2017 season are being accepted starting May 30. Please be sure to read the policies and learning standards information. Please make all reservations through your school’s main office.

To to book On Stage For Youth performances, please contact Patrick Rocheleau at
673-3744.

Welcome to another great year of performing arts experiences! Last year, more than 5,000 Chautauqua area students came to Rockefeller Arts Center at Fredonia to experience top quality performing arts productions chosen especially for young audiences. The goal of On Stage For Youth is simple; to make the very best of the performing arts available to area students and to showcase these performances in a professional theatre setting. Reservations for the 2016-2017 season are now being accepted. Links to reservation brochures and order forms are at the top left hand column. Please make all reservations through your school’s main office.

See the complete 2016-2017 schedule!

If you received a scheduling form in the mail, please download a new one from the right hand column. There have been changes.

TheatreWorks USA

“Junie B. Jones Survival Guide to School”

Monday - Tuesday

December 12-13

10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Marvel Theatre

Grades K-3

 

junie

Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book.

Junie B. Jones Preview

https://youtu.be/rJI33GTe-R8

Junie B. Jones Study Guide

http://www.theatreworksusa.org/uploads/studyguide/studyguide_1674.pdf

 

TheatreWorks USA

“Skippyjon Jones, Snow What”

Monday - Tuesday

January 23-24

10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Marvel Theatre

Grades K-3

 

skippy

SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT (& the 7 CHIHUAHUAS)

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A Skippyjon Jones Preview

https://youtu.be/hFhyysrlTI0

Skippyjon Jones Study Guide

http://www.theatreworksusa.org/uploads/studyguide/studyguide_1617.pdf

 

ArtsPower

“Laura Ingalls Wilder”

Wednesday

January 25

10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Marvel Theatre

Grades 3-6

 

Laura

Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower’s popular musical.

Video Clip

https://youtu.be/HgHizF2ikd8

Laura Ingalls Wilder Study Guide

http://artspower.org/wp-content/uploads/LIW-study-buddy.pdf

 

Dr. Knowitall & Professor Smart

Let’s Go Science Show

Thursday

January 9

10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Marvel Theatre

Grades 3-6

 

Science

The Let's Go Science Show

The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principles of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight.

During the Let's Go Science Show you and your kids will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.

Let’s Go Science Show Preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiqJsrsKoOU

Study Guide materials:

http://www.letsgoscienceshow.com/Study_Materials.html

Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3217 phone
(716) 673-3617 fax