Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story (Grades k-5)

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K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Theater Social Studies English
Grade Level Program Access
1 90 min
Offsite Performance

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
February 26, 2024 10:00am and 12:00pm Offsite,
$10 0
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The school is responsible for ordering and paying for bus transportation. When placing your ticket order, please indicate if any of the students have special needs (hearing impairment, wheelchair, etc.).
I can appreciate different world cultures and Latino heritage through theater.

I can be brave, resilient, imaginative.

I can believe in myself, help others, and have self awareness.

I can engage in social self management and relationship skills.
Ten-year-old Belinda is a budding poet and loves to tell stories, but when she"s stuck in the basement preparing for a party upstairs that her stepmother and stepsisters will host, she"ll have to get creative. It"s a story within a story; Belinda lives out her version while also re-enacting the classic tale of Cinderella, using whatever objects are at her disposal: napkins, teapots, and doilies, to name just a few. With these everyday items, a healthy dose of imagination, and a love of poetry passed down by her father, Belinda imagines a bigger world for herself... When she learns that the party's special guest is (real life) writer Gary Soto, Belinda wants desperately to attend the party and share her own writings with Soto. But to do that, she must learn to stand up for herself and take charge of her life and dreams. This captivating bilingual one-woman performance is a modern spin on the beloved fairy tale and tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language. "‹
There are 250 tickets available for each performance time. Teachers must provide an exact count of the number of tickets needed for all students, teachers and chaperones.

Grade K

Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or
information presented orally or through other
media by asking and answering questions
about key details and requesting clarification if
something is not understood.

With prompting and support, retell familiar
stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, express an emotional response to characters in dramatic play or a guided drama
experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
With prompting and support, name and describe
settings in dramatic play or a guided drama experience
(e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 1

Retell stories, including key details, and
demonstrate understanding of their central
message or lesson
Describe the connection between two
individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information
in a text.
Identify causes of character actions in a guided drama
experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, or
creative drama).
Identify props and costumes that might be used in a
guided drama experience (e.g., process drama,
story drama, creative drama).

Grade 2

Ask and answer such questions as who, what,
where, when, why, and how to demonstrate
understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales
from diverse cultures, and determine their central
message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters respond to challenges in a
guided drama experience (e.g., process drama,
story drama, creative drama)
Evaluate and analyze problems and situations in a drama/theatre work from an audience perspective.

Grade 3

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and
myths from diverse cultures; determine the
central message, lesson, or moral and explain
how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits,
motivations, or feelings) and explain how their
actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Observe how a character"s choices impact an audience"s
perspective in a drama/theatre work.
Use personal experiences and knowledge to make
connections to community and culture in a drama/theatre

Grade 4

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
Explain major differences between poems,
drama, and prose, and refer to the structural
elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter)
and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings,
descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when
writing or speaking about a text
Identify the ways drama/theatre work reflects the
perspectives of a community or culture.
Respond to community and social issues and
incorporate other content areas in drama/theatre

Grade 5

Describe how a narrator"s or speaker"s point of
view influences how events are described.
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).
Explain how drama/theatre connects oneself to a community or culture.
Investigate historical, global and social issues expressed in
drama/theatre work.