Countless studies have shown the power of music and theatre to not only engage students in academic material, but help them retain it. Through the creative integration of academic material, students’ retention is enhanced, not only yielding positive outcomes in course work, but building a strong foundation for their knowledge of a variety of subjects.
Red Mountain Theatre Company’s touring shows are a fun, onsite way to provide the incredible benefits of the arts to your students.
To deepen students’ experience, RMTC offers a companion study guide for teachers to use in the classroom pre- or post-performance.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
This clever adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic story is told from the perspective of an older Peter and Lucy – following their adventures in Narnia. Hear about how they first entered the wardrobe, met amazing new friends, such as Mr. Tumnus, and fearful enemies, such as the White Witch. Watch as they experience the magic and mystery of the great lion Aslan! This production is a wonderful way to experience the timeless tale of good and evil and is appropriate for grades 3-8.
Themes/Curricular Ties: Literature, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Adaptation of Stories, Storytelling, Ethics and Morality, Story Comprehension, Fantasy Writing
Tour Dates: February – March 2018
Ruth and the Green Book
This stage adaptation from the book written by Calvin A. Ramsey exposes students to a piece of history that most people never knew existed. During the early 1950’s, a young girl discovered the harsh realities of discrimination during a visit to her grandmother’s. Being refused service, the family was forced to eat cold meals and sleep on the side of the road. Later, they were introduced to The Green Book, a guide for safe travel through the country. Ruth and the Green Book teaches 1st-4th grade students the realities and challenges of Jim Crow Laws, while emphasizing empathy and the fair treatment of others.
Themes/Curricular Ties: American/Black History, Civil Rights, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Adaptation of Stories, Geography, Social Studies, Storytelling, Ethics and Morality
Tour Dates: April – May 2018
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