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Youtheatre: Class Acts 2023-2024

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Grades 4-8 [$3.50]

October 12, 2023 | OGDENSBURG

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 own word...FRINDLE!  Before long Nick's word 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 word "Frindle" win?  This quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words is based on the award-winning novel by Andrew Clements.



Letters Home

Grades 9-12 [$3.50]

October 23, 2023 | OGDENSBURG
October 24, 2023 | GOUVERNEUR
October 25, 2023 | SALMON RIVER

Inspired by the NY Times article, "The Things They Wrote" and the HBO Documentary, "Last Letters Home" Letters Home puts the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East.  Without politicizing, one theme unites the diverse voices, "the person beside you is more important than you are"...defining patriotism through bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community, and brotherhood.




Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad

Grades 4-8 [$3.50]

February 8, 2024 | GOUVERNEUR
February 9, 2024 | SALMON RIVER

A classic tribute to the great American who freed hundreds of people from the bonds of slavery.  Share in the joys, sorrows, and challenges of this brave, adventurous woman who changed the world through her courage.  This deeply moving musical history lesson is heart-warming, inspiring, comical, and full of determination.  Students will gain a new appreciation and deeper understanding of Harriet Tubman.

STUDY GUIDE*VirginiaRep_Harriet_Tubman_guide_2023.pdf (





The Frog Prince

Grades PreK - 3 [$3.50]

February 26, 2024 | OGDENSBURG
February 27, 2024 | GOUVERNEUR
February 28, 2024 | SALMON RIVER

When a spoiled princess drops her golden ball into a well, a noble frog retrieves it in exchange for her promise of friendship.  The princess breaks her promise and must face the consequences in this colorful, funny, faithful adaptation of the classic folk story by the Brothers Grimm.

STUDY GUIDE*:  The Frog Prince Study Guide 23-24.docx (


* STUDY GUIDES should be incorporated into the curriculum to enable students to fully appreciate the performances.  Youtheatre performances meet New York State Learning Standards for English, Social Studies, and the Arts (Theatre, Dance, and Music).

Theatre Etiquette should be reviewed with students to ensure maximum enjoyment of the performances for all.  Cameras, recording equipment, food or drinks are not permitted in the auditorium.

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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


Children and educators of the North Country extend their thanks to Superintendents Kevin Kendall (Ogdensburg City School District), Patrick Brady (Massena Central School District), and Jackie Kelly (Gouverneur Central School District) for their generosity and support.

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