Our G.T. program focuses specifically on affective development and mastery of success skills (communication, teamwork, adaptability, creativity, work ethic, time management, etc.) within the context of BIG theater productions! Each production is selected for its potential thematic concepts. Immersion in a theater production DEEPLY embeds the learning in ways that connect, provide a "real" audience for sharing, and create good memories. Check out what we are working on NOW and the focus of recent productions below --as well as the links to more info!
"ANNIE" - 1920's - NEVER TAKE ANYONE OR ANYTHING FOR GRANTED. LEARN TO NOTICE, TO APPRECIATE. 1930S - IT IS OUR STRUGGLES THAT MAKE US STRONG --THAT MAKE US MORE HUMAN THAN WE WERE BEFORE.
2018-2019 (coming May 2,3, & 5)
Our adaptation of Pixar's "Inside Out!" is all about understanding our emotions and how to respond to them in effective, positive ways, while sharing our learning in a manner that REALLY challenges our creativity!!!
CINDERELLA! - Do good things always happen to good people? Is Cinderella rewarded because she is good or because she is beautiful? What is integrity? What does integrity look like when times are hard?
The Hundred Dresses - it isn't always possible to right a wrong --developing empathy. Understanding what you do or don't do matters
Mrs. Dunn's Lovely Farm: perseverance and the joy that can be found even in hard times
Alice in Wonderland - the power of imagination!!! What can be imagined, can be! Finding joy in creativity!
Harvest Celebration - appreciation! Living in a time that can only be imagined, finding a deeper understanding that can only be experienced
BRUNDIBAR! (the children of Terezin)- there is power in the arts in even the worst of times. Viewing those you "see" as different than you are results in unwarranted prejudice and discrimination. Empathy is experienced when you deliberately step into another person's life and try to imagine being that person, discovering how alike we truly are
"A Christmas Carol" - the power of the arts to influence people for good; seeing yourself in another person; the joy of giving and the dangers of self-centeredness
Story of Annie Moore: courage can be found in unlikely places --even in children
Lights, Camera, Comedy!" - recognizing and appreciating the progression of technology and understanding that change may be slow, but is always continuous --even in our lives
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare) - There is a desire within us all to excel at something difficult, to reach for something great instead of good enough, finding the satisfaction we've longed for, discovering we can do that which we never thought possible