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October is Character Education Month!

Mad Dog & Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness
This entertaining mix of world tales and personal stories addresses the universal experience of standing up for yourself in the face of adversity and bullying. Through fables, myths, and stories from his own life growing up in a rough neighborhood, award-winning storyteller and educator Dr. David Gonzalez offers insights and strategies for cultivating compassionate relationships […]
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Anytown
In the George Street Playhouse’s powerful musical about opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families, we follow the story of star athlete Hope, who has limitless potential. When a boy she likes offers her one little pill to reduce the pain from a soccer injury, Hope makes a decision that rapidly transforms her […]
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A Little Potato and Hard to Peel
This is a universal story about a not so ordinary life. In this warm, smart, and engaging autobiographical program, David Harrell delivers a hilarious and insightful look at living with a disability. Through his journey we all learn to not let the challenges or circumstances of our lives peel away the core of our humanity. […]
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A Seat for Rosa
When a child tells his aunt about a bully on his bus, she gives him advice by recounting the tale of Rosa Parks and the events that led to a revolution in racial justice. This poignant Yearning to Learn production includes many songs of the Civil Rights era and brings this historical time to life. […]
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The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook
David Harrell always wanted to be a part of playground games, but was only included when the other kids recognized that his prosthetic hook made him perfect for the part of Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Through perseverance, he showed he could be more than just the boy with one hand. David demonstrates that by […]
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Aesop's Bops
A  zoo full of animals comes alive in this fast-paced performance that teaches children about sharing and friendship. Featuring such stories as “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “Why Turtle Has a Checkered Shell,” Aesop’s Bops has ample amounts of audience participation and offers positive lessons for social and psychological growth. If you’re searching for a […]
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Mad Dog & Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness
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A Little Potato and Hard to Peel
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A Seat for Rosa
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The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook
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Aesop's Bops
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September 20, 2019

Arts Ed NJ Guest Blog: Dance to Learn Commits to Diversity in Dance Education

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Press Release: Young Audiences’ Refreshed Brand Identity Reflects an Organization on a Mission

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September 12, 2019

The Power of Expression – From the NRG Editorial Voices Blog

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A Letter to StART the School Year from YA President & CEO Michele Russo

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July 30, 2019

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TESTIMONIALS

"David Gonzalez was AMAZING!! He captivated them from the minute he stepped onto the stage and held their attention for the entire program. He is truly a gifted storyteller!"

Media Specialist Jefferson Elementary

"Mark (Lohr) was an awesome performer! Adults and children alike both were thoroughly entertained and laughed the entire time. He is definitely someone we would consider again."

Youth Services Librarian, Laurel Public Library

"Our school community truly appreciated the art that the performers of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre brought to us. It was an amazing experience enjoyed by all! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to bring this program to children!"

Vice Principal, Copper Hill Elementary

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