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A LIFELONG LOVE OF THEATRE BEGINS HERE!

Youtheatre: Class Acts 2022

I Have a Dream:  The Life and Times of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grades 7-12

March 8 & 9, 2022

A compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the Civil Rights movement.  Students will be inspired as they experience this great leader's struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."  Trace Dr. King's life from his humble beginnings in Atlanta through his extraordinary evolution into one of the 20th century's foremost figures.

 

The Pout-Pout Fish

Grades PreK - 2

March 24 & 25, 2022

Swim along with pouty Mr. Fish and his friends in this new musical adventure.  Utilizing live actors and puppets, this colorful adaptation of the New York Times bestseller is sure to turn the poutiest of frowns upside down.  This brand new production is co-conceived and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of the Acheson Walsh  Studios.

 

Frindle

Grades 3 - 6

March 31 & April 1, 2022

Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas.  when he ends up in Mrs. Granger's language arts class, he has his best idea ever - to create his won work...FRINDLE!  Before long Nick's work creates a buzz in his school, his town, and then to his surprise, all around the country.  A power struggle erupts with the strict Mrs. Granger...will the work "Frindle" win?  This quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words is based on the award-winning novel by Andrew Clements.

 

 

The Youtheatre: Class Acts series was created in 1992 to introduce North Country students to the magic of live theater as they watch historical and literary characters come to life, thus establishing a love of reading. A national study conducted by the National Endowment of the Arts states, "The arts not only have an academic impact on youth, but also a positive correlation to all achievement." The report concludes, "Socially and economically disadvantaged children who have high levels of arts engagement show more positive outcomes in a variety of areas than their low-arts engaged peers...These outcomes extend to school grades, test scores, honor society membership, high school graduation, college enrollment & success, volunteering, and participation in school or local politics."

During the 2019-20 Season despite having to cancel 11 performances, 6,770 students and their teachers from 49 schools from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties attended 9 Youtheatre performances.

Children anxiously waiting for the show to begin
Junie B. Jones
Pete the Cat
OCP Youtheatre Ushers
OCP Youtheatre Ushers

 


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2020-2021 YOUTHEATRE SPONSORS

Children and educators of the North Country extend their thanks to Superintendents Kevin Kendall (Ogdensburg City School District), Patrick Brady (Massena Central School District), Lauren French (Gouverneur Central School District), and Stanley Harper (Salmon River Central School District) for their generosity and support.

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