STAGE OF DISCOVERY 2012-2013 SEASON
The Grand Opera House is pleased to present the Stage of Discovery school matinees. Each show has been carefully selected to complement curriculum standards in science, social studies, language arts, and performing arts. A field trip to The Grand may be your students' first experience of live theater, and it is sure to be a memorable one. We hope to inspire a love for the arts that will continue long after the final curtain.
Both 9:30 and noon performances are offered for most shows. Running time is approximately one hour. Tickets for all shows are only $6 and one ticket is free for every 15 purchased. Families are welcome!
Study guides for each show include lessons and activities for use in the classroom before and after your visit. Our education staff is also available to visit your classroom before the show to help prepare your students for their trip to The Grand and facilitate classroom activities. Check back soon for additional study guides.
We are excited to bring you even more educational programming to enrich your Grand experience. Look for Curtain Calls for fun, educational activities at The Grand on the day of the show. Reserve Curtain Calls with your tickets for a small additional fee. Encores offer additional learning opportunities related to the show that can be booked directly with our partners at a discounted rate available only to Grand ticket holders.
Transportation scholarships of up to $500 are available to K-12 schools that demonstrate financial need. The funds may be used only for transportation to and from The Grand Opera House. Download a scholarship application here. The Grand’s bus subsidy fund is made possible by AstraZeneca, the Margaret G. Jacobs Charitable Trust, Dow Chemical Foundation, and the 2011 Norman A. Lockman Excellence in the Arts Grant.
To make a reservation you may download the registration form or call The Grand’s box office at (302)652-5577. You may also email your form or any questions about how to plan your trip to Pamelyn Manocchio.
Download a reservation form here.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs – Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dallas Children’s Theater
Based on the hilariously popular book, the play begins where the book leaves off, with Alexander T. Wolf on trial for the murder of two of the three little pigs. Meet the fast-talking independent reporter pig, Lillian Magill, who is hungry for the truth; the Honorable Prudence Pig, a tough-as-nails judge with a weakness for musical theater; a sharp, smooth-talking lawyer pig named Julia as the prosecuting attorney; and Al, a soulful charmer with a love of gourmet cooking and the fine arts. When all the witness statements are in, the audience piglets become the jury and determine Al’s fate! Are YOU afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? What really happened? YOU decide!
Grades 2 – 5
The Gruffalo – Monday, May 6, 2013
Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the Blue Peter Award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (which was also the basis of the 2009 Academy Award-winning Best Animated Short Film). Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults… Let your imagination run wild!
Grades Pre-K – 3
The Grand thanks our Stage of Discovery sponsors:
This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Arts Education Sponsors: