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Youtheatre: Class Acts

The Youtheatre: Class Acts series was created in1992 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."

Just since September of the 2017-18 Season 9147 students and their teachers from 65 schools from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties attended 13 Youtheatre performances.

A LIFELONG LOVE OF THEATRE BEGINS HERE!
2017-2018 SEASON…

Pete the CatPETE THE CAT
September 26 Ogdensburg 9:15 & 11 AM
September 27 Ogdensburg 9:45AM
September 28 Salmon River 9:15 & 11 AM
Grades PreK-2

Study Guide: www.twusa.org
Based on the popular books by famous author & illustrator James Dean who can better help Jimmy out when he draws a blank in art class than none other but Pete, the perfect friend! Join Jimmy and Pete on a new adventure of friendship and inspiration.

 

FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER
October 4 Ogdensburg 9:15 & 11 AM
October 4 Masseina 9:15 AM
Grades 3-6

Study Guide: www.artspower.org
K. L. Konigsburg's Newbery Medal-winning book celebrates its 35th Anniversary in a funny, compelling musical about a brother & sister who find themselves in the middle of a mystery and end up face-to-face with someone who could change their lives forever.

 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
October 10 Massena 9:15 AM
October 11 Salmon River 9:15 & 11 AM
October 12 Ogdensburg 9:15 AM & 1 PM
October 13 Gouverneur 9:15 AM
Grades 7-12

Study Guide: www.newrep.org
Harper Lee's masterpiece about race, justice, and coming of age in the South is brought to life in an inventive adaptation utilizing a streamlined set and original music pto put the story front and center. students will see the story from an entirely new perspective! Each performance includes a post-show conversation with the cast. 

 

HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
March 12 Ogdensburg 9:15 & 11 AM
Grades 7-12

Study Guide: www.virginiarep.org
This stirring drama is a classic tribute to the courageous American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery, changing the world forever. Share her adventure in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.

 

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SHEILA THE GREAT
March 21 Salmon River 9:15 & 11 AM
March 22 Gouverneur 9:15 AM
March 23 Ogdensburg 9:15 & 11 AM
Grades 3-6

Study Guide: www.artspower.org
Sheila Tubman, otherwise know as Sheila the Great comes of age by facing her fears in this lively and poignant musical based on Judy Blume's popular and insightful book.

 

DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT
May 14 Ogdensburg 9:15 & 11 AM
May 15 Massena 9:15 & 11 AM
Grades PreK-2

Study Guide: www.twusa.org
Sally & her brother know The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure of fun.


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2017-18 YOUTHEATRE SPONSORS

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

SENSATIONAL FRIENDS $5000+
Edward John Noble FoundationNorthern NY Community Foundation • Sweetgrass Foundation

FABULOUS FRIENDS $2500 - $4999
7 News-Fox 28 TV* • Henderson Printing* • NYS Council on the Arts  The Windjammer Lodge*

GREAT FRIENDS $1000 - $2499
Dr. Ravinder & Barbara Agarwal • America 1 Realty • Gus & Bev Becker • Corning Inc. Foundation • Donaldson Funeral Home • Johnson Newspaper Corporation* • Dawn McDonald • NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association • North Country This Week* • Dr. Manuel & Sally Palao • John C. Parcell, CPA* • David & Mary Pierce • Price Chopper • Rhonda Roethel • Stewart’s Shops Foundation • Nancy Skiff

TRUE FRIENDS $500 - $999
ADR Telecom • Anonymous • Patricia E. & R. Timothy Bell • Claxton Hepburn Medical Center • Community Bank • Community Broadcasters* • DeFelsko • Erin Meyer Real Estate • Frary Funeral Home/Cremation Services • Linda Griffin & Tom Patterson • Heritage Homes • Mort Backus & Sons • Claudia Moulton • North Country Savings Bank • Ogdensburg Education Association • Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers • Phillips Memorial Home • Jane & John Pinkerton • R. C. Diocese Of Ogdensburg • River Rat Design* • St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union • United Helpers Management Co. • Cynthia & Richard Wilson

* In-Kind

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR ($500+ DONATION) THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM-CALL 393.2625