Field Trips & Education Programs
Did you know Tampa Theatre serves over 25,000 children during the school year? The schedule for the 2011-12 season is below.
YOU MUST RESERVE SEATS IN ADVANCE.
THERE ARE NO WALK-UP SALES FOR
SCHOOL AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
* Tampa Theatre Presentations *
* Additional Arts Presenters & Programs*
TAMPA THEATRE PRESENTATIONS
HOW TO BOOK: Please note that reservations for HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOLS must be made through the Hillsborough County Public School Field Trip Office. For Hillsborough County Schools call (813) 272-4963 or visit artsinedu.com.
For all other districts, private schools, and home schools, please use the following
For most shows, a downloadable Studdy Buddy is provided. The Study Buddies are educational tools designed to enhance the learning experience and should be used in advance of attending.
Questions about booking Tampa Theatre Presentations?
E-mail us or call (813)274-5510.
January 24, 2013 ~ 10:30 am
Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga!
A floppy-eared bunny with mysterious habits is staking out its place in Theatreworks USA’s spine-tingling new musical co-written by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch and based on the best-selling books by James & Deborah Howe: BUNNICULA! Chester the cat and Harold the dog get along like… Well… Cats and dogs, even though underneath their furry exteriors, they’re really the best of pals. But one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family comes home from the movies with an orphaned rabbit they found under their seats. A very strange baby rabbit who has sharp fangs instead of buck teeth, and who sleeps all day and prowls around his cage all night. Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Chester thinks so – he’ll stop at nothing until he vanquishes the new arrival, even if it means the end of his friendship with Harold. Will Harold and Chester remain friends? Will Bunnicula find his mother before it’s too late? Will the nocturnal assault on all that is good and green continue? Find out in Theatreworks USA’s BUNNICULA!
THE CIVIL WAR
January 25, 2013 ~ 10:30 am
Over one hundred and fifty years ago, the United States of America split in half as the north and south waged war against each other over preserving a way of life versus preserving the union. While decisions made by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and General Sherman affected the course of American history, ordinary Americans carried out these orders, and often made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The Civil War was a defining moment in American History – the fire of war burned away the scourge of slavery and, in time, melded the separate states into a true nation. In telling the tale of this large and complex event, this Theatreworks show focuses on the smaller stories of some of the soldiers who are caught up in it, including, Zak, a runaway slave who demands the right to fight his own fight; Will, his former best friend and “master;” Johnny, an Irish immigrant who volunteers to defend his new home; and Jackie, a girl who becomes a drummer boy. Written by the playwright behind Theatreworks USA’s The Great Railroad Race, Footprints on the Moon, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this stirring production features traditional songs of the era while sensitively illustrating this complex, tumultuous chapter of American history. The Civil War illuminates the humanity and sacrifices of those who fought, and the many who died.
Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
Please make your reservations by contacting the company presenting the show. You may access the company contact information by clicking on the name of the company and visiting their website.
Aesop’s Dinosaur Fable – October 16, 10:30 am ~ Bits N’ Pieces Puppet Theater
Little Monster Tales – October 19, 10:30 am ~ Fantasy Theater Factory
Slim Goodbody – October 31, 10:30 am ~ Slim Goodbody
Rembrandt Takes a Walk – November 6, 10:30 am ~ American Stage
Never Everglades – November 9, 10:30 am ~ Fantasy Theater Factory
Aesop’s Dinosaur Fable – May 1, 10:30 am ~ Bits N’ Pieces Puppet Theater
Jack Hartmann’s Hop 2 It Music – May 3 & 7, 10:30 am ~ Jack Hartmann