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A Charles Dickens Christmas (3 - 8)

Last changed: 09/14/2021 6:32pm
3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
Theater English Social Studies
Grade Level Program Alignment
2 90 min
1 pre-show workshop at the school is about 30 minutes. The performance at Playhouse on Park is approximately one hour.
Combo of In-School Workshop & Offsite Performance A professional teaching artist from Playhouse Theatre Academy will travel to your school and conduct a 30 minute workshop introducing students to basic but fun theatre games all the while preparing them for attending the performance at the theatre!

The performance field trip is then normally schedule 1-3 days later.
We will do multiple workshops at your school as needed to accommodate all classes.

The address of Playhouse on Park is 244 Park Rd in West Hartford, CT 06119.
School Field Trip performances are available twice a day December 13th - 23rd, Tuesday - Friday. 10am and 12:30pm (The 12:30pm performances are unavailable on 12/14 and 12/21) Offsite,
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Electronic study guide, performance.
Copies of the study guide.
I can understand what a theatre performance is (and how it is different from a movie). I can understand how to be a good audience member for a theatre performance. I can ask appropriate questions about a play and listen for the answers. I can describe central ideas, details, plot sequences, and character choices in a performance.
A CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS is a highly original and humorous take on A Christmas Carol that follows a young Charles Dickens, unable to find much joy in life, struggling to write the Christmas story that will become the most famous holiday tale of all time. With the intervention of a magical muse, the elements of his famous A Christmas Carol begin to take shape. Dickens learns the true meaning of Christmas and finds in his past the inspiration for his immortal holiday classic. A Charles Dickens Christmas' rich musical score is sure to put the holiday cheer into every member of the audience.
160 tickets are available for each performance
Students need to attend the production with an appropriate number of chaperones, as determined by the school and the teacher. There is often an opportunity for a select number of caregivers to attend a production as a chaperone.

Grade 3

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Create roles,
imagined worlds, and improvised stories in a drama/theatre
work.
Grade 3: Theater: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work a. Understand why artistic choices are made in a drama/theatre work.

Grade 4

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Articulate the visual details of imagined worlds, and improvised stories that support the given circumstances in a drama / theatre work.
Grade 4: Theater: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work a. Identify artistic choices made in a drama/theatre work through participation and observation.

Grade 5

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. a. Identify physical qualities that might reveal a character’s inner traits in the
imagined world of a drama/theatre work.
Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. a. Explain personal reactions to artistic choices made in a drama/theatre work through participation and observation.

Grade 6

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. a. Identify possible
solutions to staging challenges in a drama/theatre work.
Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. a. Describe and record personal reactions to artistic choices in a drama/theatre work.

Grade 7

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.3
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. a. Investigate
multiple perspectives and solutions to staging challenges in a drama/theatre work.
Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. a. Explain preferences, using supporting evidence and criteria to evaluate drama/theatre
work.

Grade 8

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.3
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. a. Imagine and explore multiple perspectives and solutions to staging problems in a drama/ theatre work.
Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. a. Respond to a drama/ theatre work using supporting evidence, personal aesthetics, and artistic criteria.