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Mad Libs Live! Theater Performance

Last changed: 05/01/2018 12:08pm
3 , 4 , 5
Theatre English
Grade Level Program Access
1 60 min
Offsite Performance
This performance takes place at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
$10 0
no In-Person , Phone , Email
A Pre-Show Study Guide, created by R&H Theatricals, is available on The Bushnell's website, www.bushnell.org. The study guide is filled with excellent information and activities to do with your students before and after the performance.
The school is responsible for ordering and paying for bus transportation. Also, when placing your ticket order, please indicate if any of the students have special needs (hearing impairment, wheelchair, etc.). Please also use the Pre-Show Study Guide to prepare for the performance.
I can practice my literacy skills while having fun at the theater!
This fun show not only focuses on grammar and parts of speech, reinforcing the CCSS English standard curriculum, but it also teaches teamwork, recognizing that each member of the team brings a special talent. Mad Libs is a word game where one player asks for suggestions of types of words to fill in the blanks of a story. Once all words are written in, the reader tells the - often comical or nonsensical - story aloud. The musical MAD LIBS LIVE! is based on the popular game, but it is a wholly original story. It follows four teenagers as they band together to win a singing competition. When they realize their songs have some holes, it's up to the audience to help them out. The four characters represent the four parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Audience participation is a MUST!
There are 200 tickets available for both performances. Teachers must provide an exact count of the number of tickets needed for all students, teachers and chaperones.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives,m and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Grade 3: Language Standards: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use #5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. b.Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g. describe people who are "friendly" or "helpful)").
Grade 3: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. C. Examine how connections are made between oneself and a character's emotions in drama/theatre work.
Grade 3: Theatre: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experience to make art. A. Use personal experiences and knowledge to make connections to community and culture in a drama/theatre work.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. d. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
Grade 4: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. a. Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
Grade 4: Theatre: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Identify the ways drama/theatre work reflects the perspectives of a community or culture.
Grade 4: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. C. Identify and discuss physiological changes connected to emotions in drama/theatre work.

Grade 5

Grade 5: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. a. Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
Grade 5: Language Standards: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use #5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Grade 5: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. C. Imagine how a character's inner thoughts impact the story and given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.