(Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th)
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!
(Best for Grades Kindergarten - 5th)
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.
Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History
(Best for Grades 3rd - Adult)
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.