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Bully Prevention & Character Education

Maximus Mars

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 3rd)

Bully Prevention 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 Bully Prevention 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.

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Bullysaurus Rex

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 3rd)

Bully Prevention 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 eons 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.

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Little Red and The Big Bully Wolf

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 3rd)

Bully Prevention 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.

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Captain Friendship and the Pirates of the Pandemic

(Best For Grades Pre-K – 5th)

Bully Prevention and Character Education

Captain Friendship is our super fun, super impactful, superhero themed bully prevention 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!

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Friend Request

(Best for Grades 3rd – 8th)

Bully Prevention 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 temptations and pitfalls. This Bully Prevention show gives your audience practical ways to address issues like cyberbullying, online safety, and understanding the difference between online friends and friends in real life. Help your audiences understand the danger and know how to practice healthy behavior online.

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Black History

Jackie Robinson

(Best For Grades Kindergarten – 5th)

Black History, Health and Wellness, History and Social Studies

Jackie Robinson’s number “42” has come to symbolize the triumph of the human spirit over incredible odds. This biographical tale follows the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player to cross the color lines in the Major Leagues. A real-life hero and a tribute to the power of persistence and determination in the face of adversity, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!

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Meet Dr. King

(Best For Grades Kindergarten – 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies

One of our most popular productions, Meet Dr. King is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men. This show is perfect for younger audiences, serving to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration and equality. Meet Dr. King helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Follow along as the play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration.

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George Washington Carver & Friends (Also STEM)

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th)

Black History, History and Social Studies, STEM

Black History heroes laid the groundwork for some of the most amazing discoveries of the modern era, especially when it comes to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Hosted by the incredible scientist, George Washington Carver, a man who invented thousands of uses for the lowly peanut, this show introduces students to other incredible scientists, entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History. Meet Madame CJ Walker, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and more!

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Let it Shine: American Civil Rights Movement 1955-68

(Best for Grades 3rd – Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

This powerful production will introduce audiences to poignant events and notable names of the Civil Rights Movement. This acclaimed show focuses on the tumultuous years between 1955 and 1968 and shines a light on important milestone in our history, including: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the SCLC, Brown v. Board of Education, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and more come to life in this powerful tale. Through stories and song, Let It Shine shows the high price that was paid by those who fought for equal rights during this turbulent time.

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Struggle For Freedom: The Life ofDr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Best for Grades 3rd – Adult)

Black History, History and Social Studies

One of Black History’s most influential Civil Rights Leaders, the life and story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of both triumph and tragedy. Learn how Dr. King came to be such a prominent leader in this dramatic show. Follow Dr. King’s life from his time as a young boy in Georgia, to becoming a preacher in Alabama, to becoming an important figure on the international stage. A powerful and impactful story, audiences will come to recognize that the Civil Rights won during Dr. King’s time came with a heavy price.

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STEM

Jack’s Adventure in Space

(Best for Grades Kindergarten – 5th)

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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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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Gus Goes Green: A Planet Earth Adventure

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th)

STEM

Just in time for Earth Day, this play follows “Gus” (a giant dog puppet) who leads audiences 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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History and Social Studies

We Can Do It: Great Women of History

(Best for Grades Pre-K – Adult)

History and Social Studies

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment with our show We Can Do It: American Women In History. This is the perfect show to inform and inspire audiences – girls and boys alike! An incredible adventure featuring some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers, your audience will discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhardt, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! Honor the women of America by bringing this show to your venue!

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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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USA to Z

(Best for Grades 4th – 8th)

History and Social Studies

Just in time for election season! Join Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam as they take audiences on a journey through America. Students will learn how the political process works, the differences between the various branches of government and what it means to live and vote in a democracy. 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 electoral college, this show will leave no political stone unturned. This special show is designed to encourage citizenship by teaching audiences how they can contribute to their own communities.

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Holiday

A Dickens Tale

(Best for Grades Pre-K – Adult)

Holiday, Literature and Literacy

Old Ebeneezer Scrooge has only one passion in life – money! Even at 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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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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Classic Literature & Folktales

Aesop’s Fables

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th)

Literature and Literacy

These fables from the legendary Greek storyteller, Aesop, have been delighting young and old alike for thousands of years, and they still have a message for us today. Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse” leave audiences with a message that is both timely, and timeless!

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Velveteen Rabbit

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th)

Bully Prevention 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. With endearing costumes and unforgettable characters, the Velveteen Rabbit is sure to appeal to your young audience. 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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Once Upon a Time

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th)

Literature and Literacy

Join Lenny and Mabel, “The Greatest Actors in the World,” as they bring two classic tales to the stage. Dance at the ball with Cinderella and challenge the giant with Jack and the Beanstalk as these stories come to life in front of your very eyes! Fun and interactive, this show is great for younger audiences or anyone who is young at heart.

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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 (not-so-grim) adventure, our engaging performers transform into Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Sure to please any audience, Happily Ever After will make your fairy tale dreams of a perfect show come true!

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A Tell-Tale Tale: The Stories And Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe

(Best for Grades 3rd – 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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Wizard of Oz

(Best for Grades Pre-K – Adult)

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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Beauty and the Beast

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th)

Literature and Literacy

First published by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, this is the classic tale of Belle, a young woman whose complicated life leads her to leave her home village to live with a Beast in his mountain castle. Join Lenny and Mabel, the “greatest actors in the world” as they bring this classic work of literature to life. This heartwarming tale shows that beauty is what lies within. See why this fairy tale has been enchanting audiences since 1740.

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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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Old MacDonald’s Sing Along Farm

(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th)

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 “Oh, Shenandoah” 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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Coming Soon:

-Stone Soup and Other Heartwarming Tales (All Ages)
-Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies (3-8)
-African Folktales (PK-5)
-Freedom Songs ( Grade 4+)
-Rosa Parks and Friends (K-5)
-Black History Hall of Fame (K-8)
-Heroes of the Underground Railroad (grades 3-8)
-The Pirates of Bully Bay
-Treasure Island (All Ages)
-The Little Mermaid
-Giants of Science (All Ages)