Education Live

Weekday school performances of our Education LIVE! programming allows students to experience live, professional theatre throughout the school year.
The Education LIVE! program is funded by generous support from the Central Park Performing Arts Foundation.  cppaf website logo

2023-2024 School Performances & Resources

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Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00am - School Performance
Thursday, October 12 at 11:00am - School Performance

Weaving in the 5 basic strands of elementary mathematics, this multi-media musical proves how throughout civilization, math has led the way in every facet of our history. (title song-Numbers Don’t Lie) Filled with fun audience participation songs like “Pollution Solution” and “The Tap Measure”, Algie & Bray can’t wait to get back to the classroom and share their new-found knowledge. In the rousing finale, “Math Rules”, the students learn that from sports to science, medicine to music, math is necessary in every part of our lives.

* CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: There are five basic strands in Elementary Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration, Measurement, Geometry & Spatial Sense, Patterning & Algebra, and Data Management & Probability

Santa's Holiday Revue

Wednesday - Friday, December 6-8 at 11:00am - School Performance

This fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous around the world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore that instill the magic of the season. This wonderful jubilee creates a memorable and heart-warming experience that celebrates the true spirit of cultural diversity. 

*CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Social Studies, Diversity, World Culture.

Santa's Holiday Revue Video

The Stinky Cheese Man

Friday, January 19 at 11:00am - School Performance

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Poor Jack. He’s got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans—and then there’s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it.

*CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS– Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary, Spelling, Creative Writing, Story Telling

The Frog Prince

Friday, January 26 at 11:00am - School Performance
Wednesday, January 31 at 11:00am - School Performance

Stages Productions magical tale of The Frog Prince comes to life with its timeless lessons of compassion, keeping promises, and true beauty. This powerful musical cleverly mixes these vital themes with great songs, comedy, dancing, and just enough romance to create a memorable experience for the whole family. Join the Enchanted Frog, the Beautiful Princess, and the Entire Kingdom as they learn that “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, and you can’t judge a frog by his warts!”

* CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Virtue, Honesty, Prejudice

ZUZU African Acrobats

Friday, February 16 at 11:00am - School Performance

The ZUZU Acrobats are a Tanzanian troupe who base their performances on 2000 years of history. They bring modern art, culture, and passion with them everywhere they go.  ZUZU celebrates their niche culture of Dar Es Salaam through jaw dropping acrobatics, live music, singing, dancing, and more. 

ZUZU AFRICAN ACROBATS exhibit gravity defying stunts while simultaneously displaying the beauty of the Tanzanian culture of East Africa. This interactive show includes human pyramids, dish spinning, stick balance, contortion, chair balance, unicycling, juggling, hand to hand balance, pole acts, hoop diving, as well as comedy and more. Each acrobat has graduated from the Baba Watoto School for Performing Arts which is internationally renowned for producing the highest quality performers.
*CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Social Studies, Diversity, World Culture.