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DANDELION OFFSITE PERFORMANCE (PK - 4) AND IN SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Last changed: 07/15/2022 1:40pm
PK , K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Theater English Social Studies
Grade Level Program Alignment
2 90 min
The pre-show workshop at the school is about 30 minutes. The performance at Playhouse on Park is approximately one hour with no intermission.
Combo of In-School Workshop & Offsite Performance A teaching artist from Playhouse Theatre Academy will travel to your school and conduct 30 minute workshop to introduce them to the world of performance arts through basic theatre games and activities all the while preparing students for seeing the production!

Students travel to Playhouse on Park to see the show. We will do multiple workshops at your school as needed to accommodate all classes.

This program includes a pre-show workshop at your school, then students travel to Playhouse on Park for the performance.

The address of Playhouse on Park is 244 Park Rd in West Hartford, CT 06119.
DANDELION School shows are available April 25th - May 12th, 2023 Tuesdays through Fridays. Showtimes are twice per day, at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm. (12:30 performances unavailable Wednesday, May 3rd and May 10th at 12:30pm) In-School + Offsite,
$5 0
no In-Person , Email , Phone
the electronic study guide, the performance
copies of the electronic study guide
I can understand what a theatre performance is (and how it is different from a movie). I can identify characters and their actions. I can identify a play's problem and solution. I can understand what it means to be an actor. I can be an actor in a classroom exercise. I can understand how the plot and characters of a play are based on or similar to a book. 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.
ADAPTED FROM THE CHILDREN’S BOOK BY DON FREEMAN
BOOK AND LYRICS BY JOAN ROSS SORKIN
MUSIC BY MARY LIZ MCNAMARA
World Premier!
Public Performances April 25th-May 14, 2023
Ask about our Literature Alive field trip program!

This musical tells the story of Dandelion, a shy, awkward lion. He is filled with middle school angst when he is invited to Jennifer Giraffe’s impromptu party. Dandelion decides to reinvent himself, but ultimately discovers it is better just to be yourself! In addition to the theme of being yourself, the musical raises issues of bullying and social exclusion.
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 PK

Grade PreK: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Grade PreK: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #3: Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Grade PreK: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. With prompting and support, transition between imagination and reality in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e. g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
Grade PreK: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. With prompting and support, recall an emotional response in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade K

Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Grade K: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #3: Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Grade K: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. With prompting and support. invent and inhabit an imaginary elsewhere in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
Grade K: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. With prompting and support, express an emotional response in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 1

Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Grade 1: Speaking and Listening Standards for Literature: Comprehension and Collaboration #3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Grade 1: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Propose potential choices characters could make in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
Grade 1: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Recall choices made in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Grade 2: Speaking and Listening Standards for Literature: Comprehension and Collaboration #3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Grade 2: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Propose potential choices characters could make in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
Grade 2: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Recognize when artistic choices are made in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 3

Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Grade 3: Speaking and Listening Standards for Literature: Comprehension and Collaboration #3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Grade 3: Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Propose potential choices characters could make in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
Grade 3: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Recognize when artistic choices are made in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama)

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).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C
Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.D
Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Theatre: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. With prompting and support, transition between imagination and reality in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e. g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).
Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Recognize when artistic choices are made in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama)