St. George Theatre offers its inaugural, virtual Arts-In-Education series to NYC schools

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The St. George Theatre is proud to announce its first ever “virtual” Arts-In-Education series for the 2020-2021 academic year – free of charge to students and educators.

“Due to the on-going health crisis in our community, we understand the hardships that educators will face this upcoming academic year,” said St. George Theatre Restoration Inc. President & CEO Doreen P. Cugno. “While the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow for us to enjoy a show together in our beautiful St. George Theatre, we are thrilled to be bringing the show straight to you and your students, virtually and free!”

The series will feature 12 virtual performances from local and national theatre companies that vary in topics such as math, science, history, arts and culture, civil rights, health and wellness and more.

From October 2020 through May 2021, educators can register to receive a new virtual performance each month complete with accompanying study guides with before and after activities for the students to complete.

“It’s all about the experience at the St. George Theatre,” Cugno adds, “so we encourage you and your students to use your imagination and sit back in a virtual red velour chair, with your treats in hand, and enjoy live performances from your screen.

“Whether you are in the classroom or at home, the St. George Theatre will proudly come to you.”

Educators can make reservations for as many performances as they would like online here. The same form may be used for multiple shows. Once the form is submitted, Arts-in-Education Coordinator Eric Petillo will reach out to you with further instructions. For more information, contact Eric Petillo at [email protected] or 929-378-4503.

This program is made possible by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Con Edison. A full list of performances is below. For more information, click here.

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The St. George Theatre is proud to announce its first ever “virtual” Arts-In-Education series for the 2020-2021 academic year – free of charge to students and educators. (Courtesy St. George Theatre)



Grades: K – 5

Available: October 1st to October 31st

Dr. Frank N. Stein is one of the world’s most famous scientists and has created some of the world’s most amazing inventions! But those inventions would be nothing without YOUR imagination. It will take Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make his latest masterpiece come to life! This show helps students learn why STEM subjects are so important to the modern world while opening up an exciting world of STEM discovery.

THEMES: Science, Math

“From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler”

Grades: 3-6

Available: October 1st – May 31st

A desire to escape the sameness of every day turns into a journey of intrigue and self-discovery when Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie decide to run away from home. Their final destination: The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

THEMES: History, Art, Culture

“The Monster Who Ate My Peas”

Grades: K – 3

Available: November 1st – May 31st

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power.

THEMES: Perseverance, Healthy Diet

“Anne of Green Gables”

Grades: 3 – 8

Available: October 1st – May 31st

Anne of Green Gables is the story of a young orphan girl, Anne, who is mistakenly delivered to an older couple looking to adopt a boy to work on their farm in Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. After the couple meets Anne, they decide to keep her. Anne soon makes her home on the farm (called Green Gables), and her spirited nature charms the couple, who begin to see her as a daughter.

THEMES: Perseverance, Hard Work

“The St. George Theatre Christmas Show”

Grades: K – 8

Available: December 6th to December 31st

The Tradition Continues! This community favorite is a high energy, rhinestone-studded series of songs and dances that the whole family will enjoy.

THEMES: Music, Dance, Community Engagement

“Meet Dr. King”

Grades: K – 5

Available: January 1st to January 31st

This show is perfect for younger audiences, serving to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration and equality. Meet Dr. King helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Follow along as the play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration.

THEMES: History, Civil Rights, Black History

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“Jackie Robinson:” Grades: K – 5. Available: February 1st to February 28th. (Courtesy St George Theatre)

“Little Red and The Big Bully Wolf”

Grades: K – 3

Available: January 1st to January 31st

The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows! Follow Little Red and meet her friends – the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf, and more – as they learn to face their fears and stand up to the Big Bully Wolf! Learn to identify, report and resist bullying as we follow Little Red on her journey to Grandma’s house. Funny, dramatic, and highly entertaining

THEMES: Social Interaction, Anti-Bullying

“Jackie Robinson”

Grades: K – 5

Available: February 1st to February 28th

Jackie Robinson’s number “42” has come to symbolize the triumph of the human spirit over incredible odds. This biographical tale follows the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player to cross the color lines in the Major Leagues. A real-life hero and a tribute to the power of persistence and determination in the face of adversity, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!

THEMES: History, Civil Rights, Black History

“Friend Request”

Grades: 3 – 8

Available: February 1st to February 28th

A series of fun, but serious vignettes, Friend Request explores the good and bad parts of social media and online culture. Technology can be great, but it also comes with some serious temptations and pitfalls. This Bully Prevention show gives your audience practical ways to address issues like cyber bullying, online safety, and understanding the difference between online friends and friends in real life. Help your audiences understand the danger and know how to practice healthy behavior online. Plus, you can make it a part of our whole-school bully prevention package – “Operation Friendship!”

THEMES: Online Safety, Anti-bullying, Social Interactions

“We Can Do It: American Women in History”

Grades: 2 – 8

Available: March 1st to March 31st

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment with our show We Can Do It: American Women In History. This is the perfect show to inform and inspire audiences – girls and boys alike! An incredible adventure featuring some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers, your audience will discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! Honor the women of America by bringing this show to your venue!

THEMES: History, Social Studies, Women’s History

“The Story of Anne Frank”

Grades: 3 – 8

Available: April 1st to April 30th

World War II was a desperate and intense time for everyone, but it was especially devastating to the Jewish people living under Nazi rule. Through direct accounts from Anne Frank’s diary and the heartfelt retelling of her story by her father, Otto, this production offers an engaging and accessible approach to one of history’s darkest chapters. The courage of Anne Frank and her family is the story of the strength of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

THEMES: History, Social Studies, Holocaust Awareness

“Chicken Dance”

Grades: Pre-K – 3

Available October 1st – May 31st

Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard’s chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower’s musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play the bully. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest?

THEMES: Anti-bullying, Music, Dance

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The St. George Theatre is proud to announce its first ever “virtual” Arts-In-Education series for the 2020-2021 academic year – free of charge to students and educators. (Courtesy St. George Theatre)

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