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Youtheatre: Class Acts 2022-2023

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The Wright Stuff:  First in Flight

Grades 3-6 [$3.50]

November 17, 2022 | GOUVERNEUR | 9:45

Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to out-invent the world's top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight.  From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.
Co-produced by the Carpenter Science Theatre Program of the Science Museum of Virginia


The Maggie Walker Story

Grades 7-12 [$3.50]

February 9, 2023 | OGDENSBURG | 9:15 & 11:00
February 10, 2023 | GOUVERNEUR | 9:45

Maggie Walker was born the child of a freed slave in the home of a Union spy.  When she was nine her father was murdered.  Since the family had no money for the burial, Maggie joined the Order of St. Luke, formed to pay burial expenses for poor blacks.  In high school, Maggie helped establish graduation by organizing the nation's first civil rights strike by black students.  As an adult she expanded St. Luke's and became the first black woman bank president and a champion of civil rights.

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The Ugly Duckling

Grades PreK-2 [$3.50]

March 28, 2023 | OGDENSBURG | 9:15 & 11:00
March 29, 2023 | GOUVERNEUR | 9:45

We all know Hans Christian Andersen's fable of the swan who grows up "ugly" in a family of ducks, later to find his appearance changing as his true identity emerges.  In the folk traditions of other cultures, different animals learn the lesson of the "ugly duckling."  In the Inuit tradition there is a bald eagle with a full head of hair and in the Burmese culture a mote that hates dirt.  These three "misfit" heroes work together to earn their home on the King's estate as they find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide in this all singing, all dancing, delightful new musical.

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The Lightning Thief

Grades 3-6 [$3.50]

May 1, 2023 | OGDENSBURG | 9:15 & 11:00

Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life.  To succeed on his quest to bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus, Percy must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.  Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, based on the Broadway production.





* 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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