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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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