Missouri S&T will present four productions for the 2008-2009 season of the Missouri S&T School Outreach Program.
The program, sponsored by the Missouri S&T department of student
affairs, gives area children the opportunity to experience live
theatrical performances at Leach Theatre. The program is part of the
Family Series at Missouri S&T, and is offered for students in
grades three through 12.
The 2008-2009 season includes:
- “Mammoth Follies,” presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Third and fourth graders are invited to explore the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.
- “Jason and the Argonauts,” performed by Scotland’s Visible Fictions, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. Two versatile actors tell the story of Jason’s journey to find and return the Golden Fleece and reclaim his rightful throne from his evil uncle. This entertaining show is aimed at fifth and sixth grade students.
- “Stolen Moments: The First One Hundred Years of Jazz,” 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2009. This engaging, multimedia program introduces students grades six through 12 to jazz music’s rich history, and to the names, faces, and music of some of its many masters.
- “Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle,” presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11, 2009. Kindergarten through second grade students can take a microscopic look at the insect world on stage. They will follow a Monarch Butterfly as she grows through her caterpillar state and metamorphosis, to her incredible 1,500 mile journey to Mexico.
All events will be held in Leach Theatre of Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla, Mo. Admission is $3.50 each.
For more information on the Missouri S&T School Outreach Program, contact Wendi King at Leach Theatre, 573-341-6365.