Theatrical Arts Productions (TAP) is brought to you by Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, Inc.
2016-17 Season
Exciting live theatre filled with worthwhile experiences!
Common Core Specific Study Guides with pre and post lessons with Extension Activities
Adapted by Gayle Cornelison/ Music and Lyrics by Eli Baer and Brian Bennett
Based on the classic tale of the Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen. The awkward, gray, large bird is mocked by his siblings. He sets off on a journey meeting wild ducks, Spanish ducks, swans and hunters.  He eventually discovers that he’s always looked exactly as he should, and that underneath he has always been a beautiful swan. With the help of his other swan friends, he dares to be himself, and discovers where he belongs. This show fits in with lessons about:
 
TEAMWORK, COMMUNITY, RELATIONSHIPS, and THE LANGUAGE OF LESSONS.
 

*Recommended for Pre-K through 2nd

DATES:

October 25, 27, 28

November 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 28, 29

December 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22 ,23

Book by: Mary Hall Surface/ Conceived by Gayle Cornelison

In this fast paced show, we meet Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Audiences will enjoy this portrayal of his determination, despite seemingly insurmountable racism. The story is driven by Branch Rickey, the owner of the Dodgers who dared to sign Robinson, as he guides Robinson while believing in him and his talent. Many characters move in and out of the story that both support Robinson, and attempt to keep him down. Robinson’s use of nonviolence and unquestionable talent challenged the rules of segregation, and therefore impacted American life. This show fits in perfectly with lessons in 

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE, HEROES, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, INVESTIGATING PERSONAL STRENGTH and DETERMINATION, FACING INJUSTICES.
 
*Recommended for Upper Elementary, Middle & High School.
DATES:

January 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31

February 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28

March 2, 3, 6, 7, 9. 10
Book by: Carol Graham Lehan • Music and Lyrics by: Thomas Alonso
Celebrate 100 years of Dr. Seuss! In this story the beloved Seuss characters are brought to life. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains Whoville (the tiniest planet in the sky), including one little Who named Jojo, who is always in trouble for thinking too many thinks! Horton is faced with protecting the Whos from a dangerous world and the Sour Kangaroo, but also finds himself protecting an egg that was abandoned by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. The faithful Horton is able to overcome ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial with the help of his trusty neighbor Gertrude McFuzz. Friendship, loyalty and the community are challenged, but ultimately win!  This fits in beautifully with lessons in:
 
MAKING A DIFFERENCE, FACING INJUSTICES, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, INVESTIGATING PERSONAL STRENGTH, DETERMINATION, COMMUNITY, HOW THINGS CHANGE, RHYTHM AND RHYME, and CARING ABOUT MYSELF AND OTHERS.

*Recommended for all ages
DATES:

March 28, 30, 31

April 3, 4, 6, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28

May 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26
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