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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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Performances

 

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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.

 
 

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Recommended for Grades 5 - 12

Performance Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Monday, February 22, 2016
10:00 A.M.

Performance Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Monday, February 22, 2016
11:45 A.M.

Running Time 55-60 minutes

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his "thee's and thou's" to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, owr written. all of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going.....so are they! The scene could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new!

Curricula tie-ins: Classic Literature, Cooperation and Teamwork, Creative Thinking, Drama, Language, Literature

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

 

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