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A Dickens Tale

(Best for Grades 2nd - Adult)

Holiday, Literature and Literacy

Gather ‘round as our actors recreate Victorian England in this beloved retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, and all the delightful ghostly visitors in this heartwarming tale of friendship and generosity. An unsuspecting student even has the opportunity to join our actors on stage in the role of Tiny Tim! Audiences of all ages are enthralled by this sweet tale. Our classic version has become an annual tradition across the country.

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Tour 05 | 2017

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

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

Literature and Literacy

Jump on tour with our troupe of traveling thespians – Lenny and Mabel – on a journey to meet Edgar Allan Poe’s most intriguing characters. Hear of “The Tell-Tale Heart!” Dig deep with “The Cask of Amontillado.” Quoth ‘nevermore’ with “The Raven” and hear the ‘tintinabulation’ of “The Bells!” Find out why so many people admire Poe’s works and use the incredible online study guide to bring these works back to the classroom to build literacy skills!

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Aesop’s Fables

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

These 2,600 year-old gems have never been this entertaining! Join our hilarious actors as they stumble across the assembled crowd and decide to put on a showcase of Aesop’s greatest hits. The result is a fast-paced, high-energy production that has literally left audiences shouting for more. From “The Fox and the Grapes”and “The Tortoise and the Hare” to “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Lion and the Mouse,” these animal-filled adventures focus on honesty, compassion, hard work and kindness.

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African Folktales

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History

Join two talented African griots (storytellers), Akili and Jabari, as they share stories that celebrate the vastness of the African landscape. As your students enter the performance space, the sounds of African instruments and a bustling market fill the air. Audience interaction abounds as our skilled performers bring to life Anansi, pourquoi and trickster tales. Sing-alongs, stories and humor help celebrate world cultures, language and oral tradition in this inventive and high energy production!

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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

Thomas Edison, Dian Fossey, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs and more all make their appearance in this fast-paced show. In a whirlwind tour through time, your young audience meets some of America’s most famous inventors and scientists. We feature audience volunteers onstage that help Ben Franklin fly his kite, work with Alexander Graham Bell on placing a phone call and so much more. This rollicking educational adventure is laugh-out-loud funny.

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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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Black History Hall of Fame

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies

Join us in this fast-paced adventure featuring hall-of-famers who have shaped our nation’s past, present and future! In just 45 minutes your young audience will be introduced to over a dozen groundbreakers and hall-of-famers who have largely contributed to shaping our nation’s past, present and future. You’ll see everyone from Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin to the Buffalo Soldiers and Mae Jemison – and that’s just to name a few! Young audience volunteers and incredibly talented performers bring this show to life in every way.

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Black History Heroes, Soldiers & Spies

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

We’ve created a new show that celebrates some of the many stories of Black American heroes. In this production, audiences will have an opportunity to experience the work of the Buffalo Soldiers, including Colonel Charles Young, as they explore and settle the American West. They will also join the Tuskegee Airmen as they take flight to help win World War II. This play also highlights the work of spies such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who worked for the Union during the Civil War. This exciting and interactive production will captivate audiences as they are drawn into some of the most unique and exciting stories from Black History.

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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

Our hit from 2015 is back! We’re tackling bullying head-on in this serious and powerful production designed especially for grades 4-8. This production takes an honest and open look at the bullying epidemic and it’s ramifications for both bullies and the bullied. This show empowers young people to use practical tools to stop someone from bullying them, shows them how to engage when they see someone else being bullied and presents a serious anti-bullying message.

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Bullysaurus Rex

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Your students will have a dino-mite time traveling to the land before kind. Bullysaurus Rex is doing everything he can to stop the other dinosaurs from accepting and being kind to the new dinosaur on the block – Terri Dactyl. This anti-bullying show features fantastic costuming that will have your young audiences rolling with delight. This show is designed to empower audiences with the tools to stop someone from bullying them and help end bullying when they see it.

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Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Captain Friendship! Our super hero themed show is designed to offer young audiences the opportunity to stand up to a bullying bandit while empowering themselves in the process. This show seeks to hold young people accountable to stop bullying when they see it taking place and ensure peace is kept among their classmates. The best part is when Captain Friendship bestows her super hero powers unto the young audience members who, by stopping the bully, realize that they were the true super heroes all along.

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Chicken Little: The Sky is Falling

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” This twist on the classic fable of Chicken Little encourages students to think critically about the information they see. When something from the sky falls and causes uproar on the farm, watch as our friends Chicken Little, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey search for clues to decide weather the sky is really falling, or if it is just a trick! This tale takes on topics like fact vs. opinion, propaganda, and checking sources to help students navigate a world full of information, but not necessarily the truth. A fun and adaptable show sure to entertain your young audience!

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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

Carols, Santa and Christmas Galore! The spirit of the most wonderful time of year is overflowing in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped comedy. Two zany and lovable elves, Scrunchie and Bangles, have accidentally misplaced some of Santa’s presents. When Santa finds out about the mishap he teaches the well-meaning elves that the real gift of the season are the people and friends we celebrate it with. Packed full of sing-a-long tunes, this show is the perfect way to get audiences of all ages into the Christmas spirit.

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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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Tour 05 | 2017

FrankenSTEM

(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 5th)

STEM

“It’s alive! It’s ALIVE!!!” Dr. Frankenstein is intent on bringing his masterpiece to life, but the bumbling doctor just can’t seem to figure everything out. It will be up to the audience and his gritty assistant Igor to use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to bring Dr. Frankenstein’s invention to life! This hilarious tale will spark an interest in STEM subjects through a fun and artistic extravaganza.

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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

This hit musical revue is one of our most sought after productions. Join our energetic actors in this entertaining musical revue of Black History! From the work songs of slavery (“Hoe Emma Hoe”) and the hymns of the Underground Railroad (“Follow the Drinking Gourd”) to the blues of Beale Street and the anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, music has always been an integral part of our nation’s past. In this production, our actor/singers tell the stories behind these famous and forgotten hymns, work songs and musical styles while sampling songs that spread across continents, genres and centuries.

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George Washington Carver & Friends

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies

Our blockbuster is back for a fourth year, just in time for your Black History celebrations! Join George Washington Carver as he leads your students on a fast-paced and hilarious introduction to some of the most influential Black Americans of the last 150 years. Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and Madame C.J. Walker are just a few of the inspirational stories brought to life in this empowering production.

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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

From the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to schools across America, our most requested show returns for its 12th year! Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and more in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad. From the secret signs along routes to the abolitionist movement, this play leaves few stones unturned. This engaging production has routinely been called the “best assembly we’ve ever had” by educators across America. Heroes of the Underground Railroad sells out every year.

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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

Join Nick and Joy in their quest to make it home for the holidays. Their journey brings much more than they ever imagined! The traditions and holidays which abound throughout winter are celebrated in this show. From Kwanzaa to Christmas to The Festival of Lights, this unique production offers young people a look into the celebrations that occur around the globe during this special time of year. Audience volunteers help to bring in the Chinese New Year with a colorful dragon while learning about other world festivals such as the “Lohri” festival in India. Celebrate the wide world of holidays with Holidays Around the World!

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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 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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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

This baseball star played an important role in integrating professional sports. His story is showcased in a production which is heartwarming, lively and interactive. Young audiences join Jackie as he learns valuable lessons from his mother, then cheer him on as he scores his first home run as a professional baseball player. Volunteers even join Jackie onstage to help him overcome bullying without fighting back. The Jackie Robinson story is the perfect complement to Black History celebrations and inspires young people to do what is right, follow their dreams and never give up.

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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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Tour 13 | 2018

Let Freedom Ring: Music & Poetry of Black History

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History

This is a powerful and accessible production that takes every audience member on a journey through African American History and Culture. Follow the journey from Africa through slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful voices of today’s leaders. Hear the powerful voices of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou and more. very audience member will walk away with a better understanding of these historical events by hearing the speeches, songs and poetry of these powerful Americans.

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Let it Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

This powerful show brings to the stage pivotal moments of the American struggle for civil rights. The Freedom Riders, “Bombingham” and the Montgomery bus boycott are just a few of the events that unfold before your audience. Key figures and dynamic songs from the time period are welcomed to the stage with an accessible script that provides a great launching pad for understanding this challenging time in our nation’s past.

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Maximus Mars

(Best for Grades 3rd - 8th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Our annual smash hit returns! This anti-bullying show for older students offers empowering tools to help combat cyber and schoolyard bullying. Maximus Mars has crash-landed on a foreign planet and must work to stop the bullying residents from destroying his ship. When he begins receiving messages on his communication device, he turns to the audience for help to effectively put an end to their cyber-bullying while working hard to return to Earth. This futuristic-themed show has been a huge hit among middle schoolers.

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Meet Dr. King

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies

For your youngest audiences we are proud to present this production that celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an accessible and easy-to-follow story. Students will learn about key moments in the life of Dr. King from his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia and the important lessons passed down by his father, to some of his greatest moments as an inspiring leader. Meet Dr. King is the perfect introduction to an American hero and will inspire young audiences to use peace, leadership and conflict resolution in their own schools and communities.

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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

Literature comes to life in this hysterical production that brings Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage! Lenny and Mabel – “The greatest actors in the world!” – reenact these two classics while taking on more than a dozen zany characters each. From “The Character Formerly Known as Prince (Charming)” to Cinderella’s fairy godmother to a beanstalk that magically grows out of the set, this production is a favorite for teachers and students alike!

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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

Wacky Professor Parsnip takes your young audiences on an adventure through science–while teaching lessons on how to make good choices related to diet, exercise and environment along the way. Exciting science experiments from the lab of Professor Parsnip reinforce healthy habits and good character traits. Interactive and fun, this year’s production features a variety of brand new and even more impressive science experiments.

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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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Tour 08 | 2017

Stone Soup & Other Heartwarming Tales

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

We’ve scoured the globe for short stories to celebrate the spirit of the season! In O. Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi” students learn about putting others first. In a classic Indian folk tale, “The Drum,” students learn about generosity and the power of giving. Finally, with our unique retelling of “Stone Soup” students are reminded of the value that sharing brings to a community. This is the perfect complement to character-education programs and a great literacy tool to build comprehension and listening skills!

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Storybook Tales: Pinocchio & Robin Hood

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Our hilarious actors will have your young audience laughing in the aisles with this production of Pinocchio and Robin Hood. Packed with audience interaction, this 45 minute adventure is brimming with character education lessons, audience participation and plenty of puns to bring these literary classics to life in an unforgettable fashion.

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Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

This powerful and accessible production has grown to become one of our most requested shows. Struggle for Freedom celebrates the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers your audience the opportunity to experience the heroic work of Rosa Parks as she refuses to give up her seat, The Great March on Washington of 1963 and many more of the key moments that shaped both the civil rights movement and our country.

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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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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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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

(Best for Grades 2nd - 8th)

Literature and Literacy

This literary classic is a long-time crowd favorite that is perfect for the fall. Join bumbling Ichabod Crane, beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, and the bully Brom Bones as they bring to life this Washington Irving tale. Often called “America’s first work of fiction,” audiences love to see their classmates become volunteers onstage to join the Sleepy Hollow School Choir and ponder at the mystery of the (not-so-scary) Headless Horseman! With a rich study guide available online, this show is a perfect tale for comparing and contrasting with the original text and accomplishing literacy goals.

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The Pirate of Bully Bay

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education

Our most successful show of 2015 is back! Prepare ye mateys for our most fun anti-bullying, swashbuckling adventure ever! Join Captain Catherine, the kindest pirate of the high seas, as she meets the bully Black ‘Stache and must overcome his mean ways. This interactive adventure teaches your young crew the tools they need to stop a bully through clever rhymes and memorable characters.

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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 4th - Adult)

History and Social Studies

We traveled all the way to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam for research on this remarkable story. Join us in remembering the history of World War II and celebrating the courage of young Anne Frank and her family. This production is designed to offer an engaging and accessible approach to this time in history. The Story of Anne Frank seeks to honor the strength of the human spirit even in the most challenging of times.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Anti-Bullying and Character Education, Literature and Literacy

This literary classic is routinely named one of our top shows for young audiences. It is a heartwarming story of a stuffed rabbit and its quest to become real. The story celebrates unconditional love and real beauty with a strong anti-bullying message. Join our professional actors as they bring to life this engaging and sweet story with imaginative costumes and captivating skill.

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Upcycled Cinderella

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Literature and Literacy, STEM

This imaginative production brings to life the story of Cinderella in a way that will surprise and delight audiences. The wacky duo, Dustmop and Binny, “accidentally” stumble upon an audience and decide to put on a play with what they have before them. Using household items, recycled objects and physical comedy, our performers create hilarious characters, inventive settings and lively scenes. Packed with character education lessons, Upcycled Cinderella will activate the imagination and encourage young audiences to use teamwork, friendship and creativity in their every day lives.

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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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Tour 15 | 2018

We Can Do It: American Women In History

(Best for Grades 2nd - 8th)

History and Social Studies

An inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable American women just in time for Women’s History Month! From Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony, this play celebrates the courageous, confident women who have helped shape our country. A powerful production for students and educators, it includes themes of perseverance, integrity, and patriotism while covering important curricular standards and building key skills. These women will inspire each and every audience member!

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Winter Fables

(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)

Holiday, Literature and Literacy

For this cozy little show we are returning to Aesop’s fables to bring to life some amazing winter-inspired tales. Our spirited performers take your young audience on a hilarious and highly entertaining journey. They cover valuable lessons from “The Ant and the Grasshopper” to “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse.” Your young audience is guaranteed to walk away with strong character-education influence and a boat-load of uproarious laughter! They’ll learn about responsibility, honesty and appreciating what they already have just in time to get into the spirit of the season.

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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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