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Tales from Turtle Island

Many Native Americans refer to North America as Turtle Island. Storyteller Rob Aptaker shares traditional Native tales, including Earth on Turtle’s Back (Iroquois), The Coming of Stories (Lenape), and more. Voices, gestures, animal sounds, and audience participation help bring the characters to life, along with authentic Native American songs accompanied by drum and rattle. Historic […]

Earth Days, the Water Cycle

Using the format of Box of Light’s humorous theatrical science shows, this program looks at water as a molecule. Students explore the way water transforms, moves, carries good things and bad, and basically sustains all life on earth. The performance is dripping with audience participation and student helpers become Knights and Ladies of the Aquifer […]

FUNance: Where Fun and Finance Collide!

Students discover the importance of math by learning personal finance. Featuring virtuosic circus skills, magic, and comedy, FUNance keeps students laughing as they learn about needs and wants, where money comes from (and goes), budgeting, saving money, and more. Brad Zupp’s years of experience as a financial planner and a world-renowned performer make this a must-have assembly […]

ZAP! Electricity

Box of Light brings their one-of-a-kind teaching artistry to this powerful presentation! It’s a hair-raising look at electrons, currents, conductors, and insulators. Every demonstration uses children from the audience and every concept demonstrated builds upon the one before. ZAP! is fun, fast, and absolutely shocking!

Jazz Orpheus

David Gonzalez presents Jazz Orpheus – the classic Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice set to scat-jazz and dynamic movement, and Three Whiskers of a Lion, a trans-national mash-up that conjures compassion from chaos.  Performed to acclaim on Broadway, Jazz Orpheus is a passionate theatrical piece that offers up a poetic, and swinging, vision of […]

Sciencetellers: Super Heroes

Join Sciencetellers an adventure about six inquisitive students and the quirky teachers who make their school truly SUPER! Students and teachers help conduct exciting experiments that explore the concepts of surface tension, physical vs. chemical changes, air pressure, inertia, scientific variables, and more. Get ready to experience the powerful fusion of science and storytelling! Program content […]

Burble, Fizz, Kaboom!

In Box of Light’s playful performance Burble, Fizz, Kaboom, Rand Whipple combines chemical reactions, solutions, molecules, and phase changes with a great sense of humor, and is presented with a lot of help from the audience. Students help make liquid lasagna, shatter a marshmallow, and learn what scientists want more than anything else in the […]

Sister Rain and Brother Sun

When glistening Sister Rain becomes jealous of shining Brother Sun and stops watering the Earth, wise Mother Nature must step in to save the day. In this musical tale, students interact with Catskill Puppet Theatre’s large, beautifully crafted rod puppets, as well as colorful sets and costumes, discovering that we must all work together to […]

Folktale Fun

Clever spiders, signifying monkeys, and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the intriguing characters in Folktale Fun. This interactive program is ideal for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children. Performing in her signature high-energy style, TAHIRA captivates young audiences while imparting universal values such as appreciating differences and being kind with your words. Family audiences around […]

Chinese Shadow Puppets

Students explore traditional Chinese shadow puppet theatre and make a puppet of their own while learning about the history of shadow puppetry in ancient China. Additional time will allow students to create a friendship story that they can perform for the class.

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