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The Emperor’s New Clothes

Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Book by Richard Giersch for Virginia Rep On Tour
New Music, Lyrics and Script Updates/Additions by Jason Marks

Showtimes: Oct. 18, 2022
10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

The classic fable with new music is brought to life in this rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s story of greed and privilege. When it comes to fashion and… well, everything… this emperor knows it all, or so he thinks! A couple of con artists decide to profit from his bombast, and persuade the emperor that they have the world’s most exquisite fabric. The emperor pays the “tailors” a fortune, but when he goes to inspect his dazzling new wardrobe, the con artists offer a clever trick that ultimately shows the foolishness brought on by the emperor’s “sophistication.” A fun tale that reminds us we must not let fear or pride stop us from speaking up and stating the truth.

Recommended Grades: (2 – 6) Art, Language Arts, Literary Classic, History, Character Development, Reading

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes

TheatreWorksUSA’s production of “Pete the Cat’s Big Hollywood Adventure.”

Music by Will Aronson
Book & Lyrics by Sarah Hammond
Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean

Showtimes: Oct. 27, 2022
10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

Lights! Camera! Action! When Pete the Cat and his buddy Callie sneak into the Hollywood Studios, they get lost in the world of the movies. Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure that features several fun-filled Pete the Cat books including Cavecat Pete, Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map, and The Cool Cat Boogie. 

Recommended  Grades:  Pre-K through 3

Communication and Language Arts, Music, Literature Based, Relationships and Family

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Douglas Jones
Music by Ron Barnett
Co-produced by the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Showtimes: March 21, 2023
10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery.  Her courage helped to change the world.  Share her adventurous life with your students in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.

Recommended Grades (3 – 8) History, Language Arts, Biography, Multicultural, Music, Family Ties, Self-Esteem, Women’s Studies
Approximate Running Time: 45 Minutes

Supports the Teaching of VA SOL:

English 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6. 8.1, 8.3, 8.5, 8.5

History: 3.7, 3.11, 3.12, VS.1, USI.1, USI.2, USI.8, CE.3