To schedule your school field trip for the 2019-20 season, contact Katie Fluck at katief@theaterworks.org or 623.815.1791 ext 702

The Crucible
MasterWorks

Arthur Miller’s masterpiece centers around a farmer, his wife and a young servant girl, all three of which are dangerously intertwined in a story of deceit, jealousy and hostility. How far can a young girl’s word go in the court of law? Winner of the 1953 Tony Awards® for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – SOLD OUT

Max Group Size: 150
Grades: 9-12
Genre: Theatre
Approximate Length*: 180 min
Location: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Gyder Theater
Cost: $7 per participant; 1 chaperone free per 25 students; additional chaperones $7

James and the Giant Peach
YouthWorks

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach​ is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Everyone must learn to work together as a family in order to make it out of this sticky situation unscathed. With a score by the same writing duo that brought you Dear, Evan Hansen (​ Pasek and Paul) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald, critics rave: ​James and the Giant Peach​ is a “masterpeach!”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:45 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:45 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:30 a.m.

Max Group Size: 248
Grades: 4-8
Genre: Theatre, Musical
Approximate Length*: 120 min
Location: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Gyder Theater
Cost: $7 per participant; 1 chaperone free per 25 students; additional chaperones $7

A Christmas Carol
MasterWorks

The holiday season sees the return of the beloved TheaterWorks adaptation of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his emotional journey through time. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future in this tale of greed, growth and love, and see Ebenezer Scrooge face a life-changing choice that could be his greatest savior or his gruesome demise.

Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – Limited Seating Available
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:45 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – SOLD OUT 
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – Limited Seating Available
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Max Group Size: 248
Grades: All Ages
Genre: Theatre
Approximate Length*: 60 min
Location: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Gyder Theater
Cost: $7 per participant; 1 chaperone free per 25 students; additional chaperones $7

Charlotte’s Web
YouthWorks

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig,” and begins to weave the beautiful, knowing story about friendship that families across the country know and love.

Tuesday, January 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, January 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, January 22, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – Limited Seating Available
Thursday, January 23, 2019, 9:45 a.m. – SOLD OUT
Thursday, January 23, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – Limited Seating Available

Max Group Size: 248
Grades: All Ages
Genre: Theatre
Approximate Length*: 90 min
Location: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Gyder Theater
Cost: $7 per participant; 1 chaperone free per 25 students; additional chaperones $7

Shrek the Musical
YouthWorks

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. ​Shrek​ ​brings all of the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story (and the hero!) than meets the eyes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 14, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Max Group Size: 248
Grades: 6-12
Genre: Theatre, Musical
Approximate Length*: 120 min
Location: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Gyder Theater
Cost: $7 per participant; 1 chaperone free per 25 students; additional chaperones $7

Shrek the Musical
AdaptiveWorks

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. ​Shrek​ ​brings all of the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story (and the hero!) than meets the eyes.

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Max Group Size: 248
Grades: 6 and up
Genre: Theatre, Musical
Approximate Length*: 120 min
Location: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Gyder Theater
Cost: $6 per participant

*All show run times are subject to change. Final run time will be communicated two weeks prior to the show date. Some shows offer 10-15min talkbacks after the show for schools who would like to stay.

 



About Theater Works School Programs

Educators searching for arts integration programming that meets Common Core Standards are only a phone call away from affordable community resources.

Theater Works designs many of its productions with classroom integration in mind – from performances timed specifically so classrooms can attend during the school day, to study guides that teachers can download and present to their classrooms before the show and follow-up materials for student discussions after the performance.

Some productions offer teacher and student edition study guides that cover such subjects as the history of the shows to Vocabulary lessons for words found throughout the performances (fill in the blank and crossword puzzles, to information on the theatrical process and questions from the text of the play.

Both adults and youth learn best through participation and direct involvement. Using these materials teachers can help students gain an appreciation for theatre not just as a form of art but also English, History, Science, Math and other topics imperative to their social well-being.

These programs are developed so we can work together with educators to transform young people and communities through theatre arts.

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