The City of Sarasota Presents the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
(800) 826-9303 | (941) 953-3368
 
Events Calendar
Box OfficeHall InfoEducationPress RoomGet InvolvedSarasota
Schooltime Performances

Teach beyond the classroom! The Van Wezel Schooltime Performances present high quality, nationally and internationally renowned artists and performances for area students. These theatrical adventures bring curriculum to life! Programs are carefully selected to correspond with Common Core and Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks.

To assist you in deciding which of our exciting performances to choose, each performance has a STUDY GUIDE available for review. NEW THIS YEAR! The Van Wezel will create a specific Common Core driven lesson for each production- available as a Safari Live video conference lesson AND downloadable for teacher use!

Schooltime Performance tickets are $7 for students, teachers, and chaperones. For every 10 tickets purchased, Teachers will receive 1 complimentary ticket that may be given to a student or chaperone in need. The Van Wezel Foundation generously provides reimbursement to public schools unable to pay for transportation. Reimbursement for busing may be limited by the availability of grant funding. Requests will be honored on a first come first served basis.

Van Wezel Education Department proudly participates in EdExploreSRQ, a Sarasota County School District website to connect classrooms to community arts, science, and culture organizations.

Page 1 of 5 Next      

Performances

 

Download .PDF Order Form
 

2015-2016 Schooltime Performances
Recommended for PreK-12

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
12:00 A.M.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:00 A.M.

Running Time 55-60 minutes

The Van Wezel is pleased to present the 2015-2016 Schooltime Performance Season, Making the Arts Work for Students! Each show has been carefully selected to correlate to Florida Standards in the Arts and other Core Subject Areas. Favorite Characters Skippyjon Jones and Junie B. Jones are returning to the Van Wezel stage in all new productions, along with an engage retelling of Aesop’s Fables in Aesop Bops. This year we also welcome Black Violin to the Van Wezel stage, bringing exciting musical experiences to students of all ages. Whether it’s favorite literature, science concepts, or The American Revolution told through innovate devised theatre, the Schooltime Performances will provide crucial learning experiences to students this school year!

Full Descriptions and study guides will be available shortly for our 2015-2016 Season:

TheatreworksUSA's Skippyjon Jones Snow What
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (Van Wezel)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (North Port)
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades PreK–2

The American Revolution
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades 3-8

Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire- The Electricity Tour
Monday, November 16, 2015
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades 2-8

Aesop Bops
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades PreK-3

Black Violin
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for All Ages (Grade 2+)

ArtsPower's Chicken Dance
Friday, January 15, 2016
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades PreK-2

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Monday, February 22, 2016
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades 5-12

TheatreworksUSA's Junie B's Essential Survival Guide to School
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (North Port)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 (Van Wezel)
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades PreK-2

The Science of Pirates
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10am & 11:45am
Recommended for Grades 3-6


New to 2015-2016 will be intensive arts and arts integrated learning modules designed for each show. These will include teacher workshops, specially created study guides, and more! Watch for more information posted this summer!

Ready to order? Reserve your seats early to guarantee your place next season by sending the attached order form to Margaret.lindsey@sarasotagov.com.

 
 

Download .PDF Order Form
 
Download Study Guide

Skippyjon Jones Snow What
Recommended for Grades PreK - 2

Performance Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
10:00 A.M.

Performance Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
11:45 A.M.

Performance Location: North Port High School
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10:00 A.M.

Performance Location: North Port High School
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
11:45 A.M.

Running Time 55-60 min

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 helps of his friends the Seven Chimichngos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Que' (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical by TheatreworksUSA based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytail Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Curricula tie-ins: Drama, Language, Literature, Music

Producer(s): TBA
Co-producer(s): TBA

 

Next