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“One Small Step…” The Real-life Journey to Outer Space

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

History and Social Studies, STEM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon! This tale marks the history of flight and space travel from the Wright Brothers at the beaches of Kitty Hawk to the moon and beyond!

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A Dickens Tale

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 8th)

Holiday, Literature and Literacy

Old Ebeneezer Scrooge has only one passion in life – money! During Christmas time, he’s more interested in making sure his business affairs are in order than in making sure his friends and family are cared for, but he’s about to learn an important lesson! Perfect for young and old alike, A Dickens Tale brings Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” to life in front of your very eyes. Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, old Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future while discovering the true meaning of the season.

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A Tell-Tale Tale: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

(Best for Grades 4th - 8th)

Literature and Literacy

No one tells a story quite like the Great Edgar Allan Poe! In A Tell-Tale Tale these spooky and clever stories and poems come to life before your very eyes. With a mastery of language that few can match, Edgar Allan Poe’s stories and poems are as impactful today as they were in the 19th century when they were written. This show blends rich language with expert storytelling to produce a rich language arts experience for middle grades. Stories include “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Bells” and more!

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Aesop’s Fables

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Share stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse.”

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African Folktales

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History

Join a variety of characters in stories from the folktale traditions from across Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. Our stories include Anansi, porquoi tales and trickster tales.

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Alice in Wonderland

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

The Lewis Carroll literary classic is magically brought to life in this 45 minute adventure. Join Alice on her journey into the rabbit hole, packed with some eccentric and fantastical characters who take your audience on an imaginative ride. Since 1865 this literary classic has been a favorite among young readers and we can’t wait to bring it to life. Join the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and Alice on this adventure in Wonderland.

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American Giants of Science

(Best for Grades 2nd - 8th)

History and Social Studies, STEM

Learn about the contributions of amazing scientists in this adventurous show that inspires and informs! Learn about Benjamin Franklin, Clara Barton, Thomas Edison and more in this amazing show that blends history and science into a fun and entertaining 45 minutes.

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Tour 19 | 2018

American Songbook

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Celebrate American history through a timeline of music. Join our professional performers as they carry your audience on a melodic journey through chapters of American History. From tribal songs of the early Native Americans, to influential anthems of the civil rights movement, this show leaves few songs unsung. Audience interaction abounds with sing-alongs in this original Bright Star musical concert.

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American Tales & Tunes

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Folk songs and folktales from across America come to life in this music-filled adventure. We’ve delved deep into American literature from the Jack Tales of the Appalachian region to the fishing docks of New England and have created a vibrant and energetic show that seamlessly blends these fantastic regional stories with classic American folk songs like “Shenandoah” and “Shady Grove.”

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Barnyard Bully

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Everything has been so wonderful down on Friendly Acres Farm: that is until a bullying turkey starts picking on the other farm animals and making life harder for everyone. Farmer Jim and his faithful dog must stop this bullying bird to save Friendly Acres. Colorful and imaginative costumes bring this empowering production to life while equipping young audiences with the tools they need to stop someone from bullying them.

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Beauty and The Beast

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Join Lenny and Mabel, the “greatest actors in the world” as they bring this classic work of literature to life. This heart-warming tale shows that beauty is what lies within. See why this fairy tale has been enchanting audiences since 1740.

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Black History Hall of Fame

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies

Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Mae Jemison, the Buffalo Soldiers…these are just some of the famous people that come to life in this fast-paced celebration of Black History.

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Black History Heroes, Soldiers & Spies

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

History is filled with Black Americans and abolitionists who worked to end slavery, tame the wild west, and keep America safe during times of war. Learn their stories in this incredible and captivating show.

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Building Stories

(Best for Grades 1st - 6th)

Literature and Literacy

Plot, summary, characters and settings can be confusing things to learn about. Join our actor-educators as they take your audience on an adventure through what makes up a story. In one portion of the show your audience contributes to the play to create an original story, while learning all the different parts of what goes into making one. This show is designed to get young people excited about reading and writing while encouraging them to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of stories.

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Bullied

(Best for Grades 4th - 8th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Bullying has serious consequences for everyone involved, but often we only see the effect on one side. This serious and dramatic story takes a close look at the effects of bullying on both the bullied and the bully. Specially designed for middle grades, this has been one of our most effective and powerful anti-bullying shows. Engaging, important and impactful, Bullied makes a great complement to our “Operation Friendship” whole-school anti-bullying package.

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Bullysaurus Rex

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 3rd)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

The history of bullying goes way, way, way, way back in Bullysaurus Rex, a dinosaur-themed antibullying adventure that is perfect for younger audiences! It isn’t always easy to stand up for yourself or your friends – even if your friends weigh two tons and have giant claws, teeth and scales! Though they lived aeons ago, in this heartwarming tale these fun-loving giants have many of the same problems that we young people still face today. Find out how to recognize, report and stand up to bullying while learning to be a great dino-friend. Want to double the impact of your show? Pair it with our “Operation Friendship” package.

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Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 3rd)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Captain Friendship is our super fun, super impactful, superhero themed anti-bullying circus adventure! There’s trouble under the big top as the Bully Bandit has struck fear in the hearts of all the performers. It’s up to one superhero to stand up and make a difference – Captain Friendship!  Audiences learn to stand up to the Bully Bandit and find that kindness is the ultimate super-power! Help your students find their anti-bullying super-power with our “Operation Friendship” package.

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Chicken Little: The Sky is Falling

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

This show features the classic story of Henny Penny and Chicken Little with a fun modern twist. When Chicken Little gets bonked on the head by an unknown object, confusion reigns in the barnyard until a little critical thinking helps the animals figure out the problem.

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Tour 02 | 2017

Choices: The Game Show of Life!

(Best for Grades 3rd - 12th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education, Health and Wellness

Life is all about choices, but sometimes it’s hard to think through how choices might affect us in the long term. To spend, or save? Healthy lunch, or greasy fast food? Go for a walk, or take a nap? In this highly interactive game show style program, students will see how their choices – from what to study to who to hang out with – affect their life. Want to win at the game of life? No problem! It’s YOUR choice!

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Christmas with Santa

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Holiday

Uh-oh! Where did all the toys go? It’s Christmas-time at the North Pole and everyone is so excited they can hardly contain themselves. But poor Bangles the Elf has been stuck on the shelf for 30 years and when he finally makes it back to Santa’s workshop, his skills are a little “dusty.” Before you know it, there’s a real mystery afoot as all the toys vanish into thin air! Join Bangles and Scrunchie as they search for Santa’s lost toys and discover the true meaning of the season.

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Count Mathula

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 3rd)

STEM

There’s going to be a grand party in Mathsylvania and the Count will be hosting it for all of his friends…but how many friends can he host? What happens when the Count can’t count? Count Mathula, the Count of Mathsylvania, learns through this math adventure that numbers, math problems and even equations can be fun! Practice grouping, adding, and multiplying to help the Count plan for his amazing party as the clumsy Count learns to love math as much as your students.

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Holiday Tour 03 | 2019

Cratchit Family Christmas

(Best for Grades Pre-K - Adult)

A perfect complement to our longest running Holiday Classic “A Dickens Tale” or a wonderful show all on its own, this tale is sure to delight young and old alike. We know what happened during the Christmas that Old Ebeneezer Scrooge was visited by three spirits, but what about the next Christmas? With heartwarming excitement, we find out how the Cratchit family has fared in the year that has passed since old Scrooge learned the true meaning of the season.

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Tour 01 | 2017

Dreaming of America

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

History and Social Studies

The American story is the story of people who dreamed of a new home, migrants and immigrants who faced tremendous difficulty. From the earliest settlers of Jamestown and the Pilgrims of Massachusetts, to the immigrants of Ellis island; from Dust Bowl farmers, to those who come to America to find a better life in modern times, this story explores what it means to be a stranger in a new land.

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FrankenSTEM

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 5th)

STEM

Dr. Frank N. Stein is one of the world’s most famous scientists. Along with his trusty assistant, Igor, Dr. Stein has created some of the world’s most amazing inventions! But those inventions would be nothing without YOUR imagination. It will take Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make his latest masterpiece come to life! This show helps students learn why STEM subjects are so important to the modern world while opening up an exciting world of STEM discovery. Back by popular demand, see why audiences made this our most popular STEM show ever!

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Tour 12 | 2018

Frederick Douglass

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History

We’re thrilled to be bringing back one of our favorite heroes from Black History. Frederick Douglass’ life story is truly awe inspiring. From his escape on a Maryland plantation, to his days as a newspaper publisher, to his role as a presidential advisor, Douglass promoted education as the key to success and bravely fought to make America a better place for all. This production celebrates the power of education and how each of us can accomplish whatever we set our hearts to.

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Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

The compelling story of the role that music played in the history of Black Americans. From the work songs of slavery and the hymns of the Underground Railroad, to the blues of Beale Street and the anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, the story of Black Music is the story of America!

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Friend Request

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

A series of fun, but serious vignettes, Friend Request explores the good and bad parts of social media and online culture. Technology can be great, but it also comes with some serious temptation sand pitfalls. Explore issues like cyberbullying, healthy online behavior, and understanding differences between online friends and friends in real life. Help your audiences understand the danger and know how to practice healthy behavior online. Plus, you can make it a part of our whole-school Anti- Bullying package – “Operation Friendship!”

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George Washington Carver & Friends

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies, STEM

One of the most remarkable scientists of all-time, George Washington Carver, led an incredible and interesting life. See him come to life and meet some of the other incredible scientists and groundbreakers from Black History – including Madame CJ Walker, Jackie Robinson, and more!

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Gus Goes Green: A STEM Adventure

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

STEM

Gus, our giant dog puppet, leads your audience on a STEM-inspired adventure around the globe. He uses clever resources to find creative solutions for a thirsty man in the desert, a wacky inventor, a toy maker and one very funny bug. Audience volunteers join Gus on stage to engineer a device for gathering water, build a unique toy from recycled materials and more! By the end of the play Gus and his friends use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to find smart solutions to real-life issues. This show is designed to encourage young people to help the Earth through recycling, energy conservation and creative thinking.

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Happily Ever After

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Get ready to laugh out loud at our hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works. In this 45-minute (not-so-grim) adventure, our engaging performers transform into Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. This fairy tale inspired production is the perfect cap to your school year. Loaded with audience participation and an endless stream of laughs, this show will leave your audiences shouting for more!

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Heroes of the Underground Railroad

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

The fascinating story of brave men and women who dared to escape slavery, and the people who helped along the way. Harriett Tubman, Henry “Box” Brown and more are featured in this incredible show of true American Heroes.

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Holiday Songs: Music Around the World

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Holiday

This popular show sold out across multiple tours last year and is back again! Songs and stories come together for a truly magical wintertime show. We will travel from Africa to Mexico and everywhere in between, while hearing a range of songs from “I Have A Little Dreidel” and “Auld Lang Syne” to “Away in a Manger,” “Sankta Lucia” and so much more. Similar in style to our hit Holidays Around the World, this show is packed with music from many of the celebrations that happen this time of year around the globe.

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Holidays Around the World

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 8th)

Holiday

Tis the season for hilarity! When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. As they travel around the world in search of each other, these guides share what they learn about the season from a wide variety of places and cultures. Celebrate holidays from all over the globe – the Lohri Festival, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and more!

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Fall Tour 04 | 2019

Igor and the Masters of STEM

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 5th)

STEM

Now that he has the keys to the lab, Igor has been busy engineering new and exciting inventions. His latest invention transports ancient and modern day masters of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to YOUR stage bringing these STEM masters to life! Meet ancient Egyptian engineer, Khufu the Great, mathematician Pythagoras, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Madame Curie and more! If you liked FrankenSTEM, then Igor and the Masters of STEM makes a great complement to that show, or it works all alone as an amazing STEM adventure!

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Tour 05 | 2016

It Takes Courage

(Best for Grades 2nd - 6th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

America is filled with amazing figures who overcame great obstacles. From being bullied to facing incredible physical challenges, this production teaches young people the power of the individual. Loaded with anti-bullying messages and tools, the show celebrates a variety of famous Americans from Helen Keller and Franklin D. Roosevelt to Justin Timberlake and Bill Gates. We hope to inspire young audiences while giving them practical tools to overcome their own obstacles.

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Jack’s Adventure in Space

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 6th)

STEM

When it comes to adventure and imagination, no one beats Jack! Come along with Jack in this out-of-this-world adventure through the solar system! Learn about the origins of the names of the planets Mercury to Neptune, and even the controversial Pluto. Students will also learn about the physical features of the various planets and discover fun facts about each planet’s special path around the sun in this fun STEM adventure!

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Jack’s Adventure in American History

(Best for Grades 2nd - 6th)

History and Social Studies

Join Jack as he crams for his upcoming test. When his history book magically bursts, Jack meets some of the most exciting people in our nation’s history! George Washington, Ben Franklin, Henry Ford and Neil Armstrong are just some of the 22 characters who show up in this high-energy adventure. Audience volunteers help write the Constitution, work on Ford’s assembly line and even demand the right to vote.

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Tour 01 | 2017

Jack’s Great American Road Trip

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 6th)

History and Social Studies

Pack your bags as Jack takes the audience on one incredible road trip! Learn important lessons about the geography of our country. Through Jack’s resiliency and determination we encounter the incredible variety of people and places that make up America! From the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi Delta; from the Glaciers of Alaska to the Florida Everglades, follow Jack and learn what makes America such a unique and amazing place!

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Jackie Robinson

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 5th)

Black History, Health and Wellness, History and Social Studies

The heroic tale of the first black baseball player to cross the color line in the Major Leagues. A real-life hero and a tribute to the human spirit, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!

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Legends of the Lone Star State

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 8th)

History and Social Studies

Celebrate Texas History with Bright Star Touring Theatre!  This spring, Bright Star will be helping Texas’ schools, libraries and theaters celebrate the legends, heroes and tall tales that make up Texas History with their brand new show Legends of the Lone Star State.  From Stephen F. Austin to Barbara Jordan, from the Legend of the Bluebonnet to Pecos Bill, Legends of the Lone Star State weaves together the stories and heroes that make Texans so proud. 

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Let Freedom Ring: Music & Poetry of Black History

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History

The language used by those who fought for freedom and equal rights for all people is uniquely powerful and beautiful. This moving show celebrates those words and brings them to life on the stage.

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Let it Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

Rosa Parks, Dr. King, the Freedom Riders and more come to life in this powerful production that celebrates the American Civil Rights Movement. One of our most acclaimed productions, this show features inspiring performances and the songs of the Civil Rights era.

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Fall Tour 03 | 2019

Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 3rd)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows! Follow Little Red and meet her friends – the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf, and more – as they learn to face their fears and stand up to the Big Bully Wolf! Learn to identify, report and resist bullying as we follow Little Red on her journey to grandma’s house. Funny, dramatic, and highly entertaining, this one is a great fit for “Operation Friendship” – our whole school Antibullying package.

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Maximus Mars: An Intergalactic Antibullying Adventure

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

In a world where technology and society are changing at the speed of light, our hero, Maximus Mars, stands ready to challenge bullies wherever they may be found – in real life, online, or out of this world! Maximus Mars: An Intergalactic Antibullying Adventure stretches the imagination while exploring the challenges that students in middle grades face in the modern world – cyberbullying, electronic media, texting and more. Students need practical strategies for dealing with today’s pressures and Maximus Mars addresses those challenges in a direct and creative way. Want to blast off for a whole school anti-bullying adventure? Make Maximus Mars part of an “Operation Friendship” whole school Anti-Bullying package.

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Meet Dr. King

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies

A wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This show is perfect for younger audiences and serves to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration and equality.

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Meet Harriet Tubman

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Learn the incredible story of one of America’s greatest heroes and abolitionists — Harriet Tubman. Ms. Tubman took 19 trips to the south to help over 300 enslaved people make their way to freedom. Her incredible life is sure to inspire and intrigue.

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North by Night: More Heroes of the Underground Railroad

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History

Follow the journey of brave men and women who risked it all to travel north and help others escape the terrors of slavery. Meet some familiar names and many more who have gone largely unnoticed by history – until now! This show features William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Lloyd Garrison and more.

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Tour 11 | 2017

North Star

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

This engaging production celebrates the life and work of America’s most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. From her earliest days on a Maryland plantation to her own journey to freedom, we get to see an up close and personal glimpse into the courageous life of Harriet Tubman. Her unmatched and daring 19 trips to help complete strangers make their way to freedom is just one piece of the amazing things she accomplished. This show celebrates the life of Harriet Tubman and her work as conductor, spy and true American hero.

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Old MacDonald’s Sing-Along Farm

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 3rd)

Literature and Literacy

Everybody on the farm has a favorite song. Join Old Farmer MacDonald, his wife Mrs. MacDonald, Daisy the Cow, Simon the Pig and all your favorite friends from the farm for a fun and energetic singalong that brings everyone together. From tunes like “Camptown Races” to classic nursery rhymes like “Hey Diddle Diddle,” this fun interactive show has a strong character message of sharing and caring for others and is a great option for our youngest audiences.

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Once Upon a Time…

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Lenny and Mabel, “the greatest actors in the world,” bring Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage. Fun and interactive, this show is great for your youngest audiences.

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Tour 03 | 2016

One Noble Knight

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

In a land ruled by a Cruel Queen, one noble Knight must unexpectedly rise to the task of defeating the bullying Queen Edda. Can one Knight accomplish this task alone? With the help of the Wise Wizard, Waldermar, and the Queen’s servant, Bumbleworth, our noble Knight will learn to overcome all obstacles in order to save his Kingdom and all its people. This more serious look at bullying will teach your older grades the importance of respect and loyalty. We will equip your audiences with the tools they need to handle bullying.

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Professor Parsnip’s Lab of Healthy Living

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Health and Wellness, STEM

Exciting science experiments help to teach the importance of making healthy life decisions. Students will love the mad-cap scientist, her funny sidekick and the adventures they have along the way! Explore the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise and mental/physical health.

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Tour 16 | 2018

Rhyme Time! Adventures in Poetry

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

Literature and Literacy

Join our duo of traveling actors, Lenny and Mabel – “The Greatest Actors in the World” – as they share their favorite poetry selections. From the mysterious origins of nursery rhymes to the homespun wisdom of folk poetry; from the lofty language of Shakespeare to the spoken word of modern times, this show is a perfect selection for National Poetry Month! Lenny and Mabel will capture the audience’s imagination while celebrating the magic of words!

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Fall Tour 03 | 2018

Sadie’s Spectacular Saturday

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Follow us into the garden to find that even the insects can sometimes really “bug” each other. This tale teaches your youngest students how to work together to promote kindness and combat bullying. Make Sadie’s Spectacular Saturday a central part of your whole-school anti-bullying effort with the “Operation Friendship” package.

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Holiday Tour 03 | 2018

Songs of the Season

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Holiday

Take a trip around the world through this musical adventure and hear popular songs of the winter and holiday season from all over the globe. Great for audiences to listen and enjoy, as well as sing along!

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Stone Soup & Other Heartwarming Tales

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Holiday, Literature and Literacy

The Holiday season is about more than simply celebrating traditions and culture with friends and family. It is also about the spirit of giving and learning to share with others no matter our circumstances.  Three classic short stories – “Stone Soup,” “The Gift of the Magi,” and “The Drum” – help young audiences learn about what it means to give a gift with an open heart.

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Storybook Tales: Pinocchio & Robin Hood

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Comic duo Lenny and Mabel bring their traveling show that features Gepetto and his little wooden boy Pinocchio. Then travel to England with Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham as they encounter great capers with the outlaw, Robin Hood!

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Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of both triumph and tragedy. In this dramatic show, audiences come to see that the rights won during the American Civil Rights Movement came with a heavy price.

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The Greatest: Sports Heroes A to Z

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History, Health and Wellness, History and Social Studies

This exciting, energetic production celebrates some of the greatest sports heroes of all time! Young audiences will be introduced to a ton of amazing athletes including Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Peyton Manning, Jackie Robinson and many more. This fun and engaging review of the world’s greatest sports heroes includes fun facts and important lessons about perseverance, health, wellness and integrity. Your young audience will be cheering for more by the end of this adventure in sports from A to Z!

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Tour 01 | 2016Tour 01 | 2017Tour 17 | 2017

The Lady of Bullyburg

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Our acclaimed anti-bullying fairy tale is celebrating 14 years on the road! Schools and educators across the country have heralded this production with literally changing the climate of their school. Join Lady Kindness as she saves her town from a visiting bully while learning a variety of empowering tools along the way. This is the perfect kick-off to your school year.

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Fall Tour 03 | 2018Fall Tour 05 | 2019Tour 03 | 2017Tour 05 | 2016

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

Literature and Literacy

One of the first true classics of American literature, this is an authentic retelling of Washington Irving’s wonderful story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman! When Ichabod Crane takes a new job as schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow, he was expecting to have a simple life, but things get complicated very quickly! This tale is just spooky enough to delight any audience as the days get shorter, the air gets colder, and the nights turn long and dark. A perfect introduction to this literary classic.

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Fall Tour 01 | 2018Fall Tour 01 | 2019Tour 03 | 2017Tour 04 | 2016

The Pirate of Bully Bay

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 3rd)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Ahoy Maties! There is no more dramatic adventure to be had than an adventure on the high seas! However, even the sturdiest of ships can sometimes be wrecked by those who would rather be feared than be friends. This seafaring tale teaches young buccaneers how to navigate the choppy waters of friendship. Audiences learn how to recognize, report and stand up to bullying, while also learning what it means to be a pirate with positive impact and a wonderful friend. An excellent choice for your youngest sailors (PK-2), Pirate of Bully Bay has plenty of adventure for “experienced deckhands” (grades 3-5) as well. It’s also a perfect accompaniment to our whole school anti-bullying program – “Operation Friendship!”

Book your pirate adventure today!

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Tour 14 | 2016

The Reluctant Dragon

(Best for Grades 2nd - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

When a dragon is discovered living near his village, Jack is taken aback by all the fear and anger being displayed by his fellow villagers. Deciding to meet the dragon himself, he’s surprised to learn they have way more in common than he ever imagined. They soon become the best of friends and work together in order to win the hearts of all the villagers and prove that the dragon deserves respect. The Reluctant Dragon teaches audiences the importance of diversity, the value of friendship and the need for understanding.

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Tour 13 | 2016

The Secret Garden

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

This classic tale of growth and wonder has never been so entertaining. Bright Star’s rendition of The Secret Garden is retold by our lovable comic duo Lenny and Mabel. Together, they bring to life the charming characters and lively scenes that make Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story so wonderful. This play is full of lessons about perseverance, believing in yourself and helping those around you. Along with these important lessons, humor and playful moments breathe life into this magical story about transforming the world around us.

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The Story of Anne Frank

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

History and Social Studies, Literature and Literacy

World War II was a desperate and intense time for everyone, but it was especially devastating to the Jewish people living under Nazi rule. Through direct accounts from Anne Frank’s diary and the heartfelt retelling of her story by her father, Otto, this production offers an engaging and accessible approach to one of history’s darkest chapters. The courage of Anne Frank and her family is the story of the strength of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

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Holiday Tour 02 | 2018Holiday Tour 02 | 2019Spring Tour 03 | 2019Tour 01 | 2016Tour 15 | 2017Tour 16 | 2018Tour 17 | 2016

The Velveteen Rabbit

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education, Literature and Literacy

A special gift for a young boy opens up a heartwarming tale of childhood and imagination. Through thick and thin, this story shows us how much care it takes to hold on to special friends, and how important it is to sometimes let those things go. Based on the classic tale by Margery Williams Bianco, this show examines what it means to love and what it means to be real.

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Fall Tour 01 | 2018Fall Tour 01 | 2019Summer Tour 01 | 2019Tour 20 | 2018

The Wizard of Oz

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 6th)

Literature and Literacy

In 1900, L. Frank Baum published what would become a literary classic with his children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In 2018, Bright Star adapted the show into a two person play and the result was amazing! It was the hit of 2018 so we’ve brought it back for another year! While the medium might be different, the characters and classic storyline remain the same. Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic.

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Upcycled Cinderella

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy, STEM

When the scheduled performers fail to arrive for the day’s performance, the facility janitors, “Dustmop” and “Binny,” decide to take over in this hilarious take on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella!

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Tour 04 | 2016

USA to Z

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

History and Social Studies

Just in time for election season…join Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam as they take your audience on a journey through America. Your students will learn how the political process works, the differences between the judicial, legislative and executive branches and what it means to vote. At various points during the show, your audience will take part in a live-action game show component featuring patriotic prizes while our hosts entertain them with their hilarious antics. From the Constitution to the Declaration of Independence to the swing vote, this show will leave no political stone unturned. This special tour is running through Election Day and is designed to encourage good citizens by teaching audiences how they can contribute to their own communities.

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Spring Tour 02 | 2019Tour 15 | 2018

We Can Do It: American Women In History

(Best for Grades 2nd - 8th)

History and Social Studies

An inspiring adventure featuring some of the world’s female pioneers. Discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! This tour comes just in time for Women’s History Month! Honor the women of America by bringing this show to your venue!

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Winter Fables

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Holiday, Literature and Literacy

Our new and improved version of this seasonal classic! These ancient stories have so much to teach even the most modern of audiences. Winter Fables is a heartwarming show that features some of winter’s most well-known tales and lessons. Join the Ant as he prepares for winter, the Grasshopper who doesn’t, the brave Lion, the crafty mouse and more in this seasonal adventure for young audiences.

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Tour 14 | 2018

Write On! A Literacy Adventure

(Best for Grades 1st - 6th)

Literature and Literacy

Jack loves stories, but there’s one problem – he just can’t write any! Luckily, with the help of his teacher, Mrs. Billingsworth, and a few surprise ghosts, Jack finds out how to tap into his imagination to create incredible stories. Formerly known as “Building Stories” this show was a hit with libraries and schools across the country in 2017. Kick your school’s literacy program into high gear with this high energy, fun and hilarious show!

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