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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.

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2014-2015 Schooltime Performance Brochure
Recommended for K-12

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
1:00 P.M.

Running Time 55-60 minutes

The Van Wezel is thrilled to continue offering the best in arts integration to teachers and students for the 2014-2015 Schooltime Performance season.  This season is packed full of fantastic shows, with something for everyone!  The lineup includes all-time favorites such as Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great, imaginative works such as Stella Queen of the Snow (perfored by Mernaid Theatre of Nove Scotia who brought us The Very Hungry Caterpillar last season,) and the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.  Watch for our full season to be posted soon.  Order early using our attached order form.

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Stella Queen of the Snow
Recommended for Grades Pre K-2

Performance Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
10:00 A.M.

Performance Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
11:45 A.M.

Running Time 55-60 minutes

The acclaimed Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's that brought last year's Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, brings to life the fabulous book "Stella Queen of the Snow" by, Marie Louise Gay, Whimsical puppets, striking scenic effects and evocative original music, bring the warm, funny and tender tell tale of the adventurous, Stella and her inquisitive younger brother, Sam. A day spent in the snow--the forest, snowballs, and the mysterious white stuff itself--provide fuel for Sam's questions and Stella's answers as they discover the world of winter together.

Producer(s): Mr. & Mrs. Fred Nobel
Co-producer(s): The New Amsterdam Charitable Foundation