Registration for Spring Performances will open December 1, 2022 at 7:00 AM

  • "Weight of Words" (Nova High School)

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    "Weight of Words" (Nova High School)

    Location:  Broward Center Amaturo Theater

    Date & Time: January 18 and 19, 2023   10:00 & 11:30 AM

    Grades 6 - 12

    Subject Areas: Language Arts / Music / Social Studies / SEL

    Students from the Nova High School Drama Department will perform the anti-bullying theater piece “Weight of Words”.  The productions are a call to action for peace in our schools and communities.   

    ***A Note Regarding Content - The Weight of Words illustrates the reality of the effects of bullying. Please be aware that the show contains harsh language, including the use of several homophobic epithets, scenes of physical violence, and explorations of mental health and suicide. Seeing these issues played out onstage can often invoke strong reactions in those who have dealt with similar situations in their own lives.***

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  • "Havana Hop"

    "Havana Hop"

    Location:  Broward Center Amaturo Theater

    Date & Time:  January 20, 2023  10:00 & 11:30 AM

    Grades: 1-3

    Subject Areas:  Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, SEL

    What if you were invited to dance for the President? You'd want it to be the best dance ever! Come meet young Yelia who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style! The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic participation play where one actress creates three generations of lively women. Journey with Yelia as she discovers the fun of her multicultural heritage.

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  • "Lady Bug Action Hero"

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    "Lady Bug Action Hero"

    Location:  Broward Center Amaturo Theater

    Date & Time:  January 24 and 25, 2023  10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

    Grades K - 5

    Subject Areas: Language Arts, Reading, Math, SEL

    “Lady Bug: Action Hero!” is the story of a brave little lady bug and her animal friends that live with her in the rainforest. Performed by Dance Alive National Ballet, students will watch an incredible little ladybug defend her friends against an evil hunter and a wicked wasp to save a beautiful love bird. The story addresses bullying, forgiveness, and standing up for what you believe. At the end, we learn that “a hero may be small in size, but is always big of heart”.

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  • "Danny Carmo's - Mathematical Mysteries"

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    "Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries"

    Location: The Parker

    Date & Time:  January 31, 2023  10:00 AM

    Grades 2 - 4

    Subject Areas: ELA, Science, SEL, Math, Theater

    Prepare your students to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by this spectacular show where math, theater and digital technology collide to create a fun, interactive performance proving that understanding math can be fun! Since we last saw Danny Carmo and his magical math skills, he's toured all over the world and even became a university professor! It's hard to believe that he used to think that school and, in particular, math, wasn’t for him. He was more interested in dreaming about a future on the stage and screen as a famous magician. But when he devoted himself to learning all the tricks of the trade, he realized that math was not only essential; it was the secret ingredient to mind-blowing mathemagic.

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  • "Jabari Dreams of Freedom"

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    "Jabari Dreams of Freedom"

    Location:  Miramar Cultural Center

    Date & Time: February 2, 2023   10:00 & 11:30 AM

    Grades 6-8

    Subject Areas: SEL, Social Studies, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

    NOTE: This performance is at the Miramar Cultural Center

    Jabari Dreams of Freedom is a play to save black youth from living through fear. It tells the story of Jabari, a young black boy from the South Side of Chicago who loves to paint. Through painting, he can escape the turbulent world around him. Using history, rap, freedom songs, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where black children are not safe.

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  • "Step Afrika!"

    "Step Afrika!"

    Location:  The Parker

    Date & Time:  February 6, 2023  10:00 AM

    Grades 6 - 12

    Subject Areas: Dance, ELA, SEL, Social Studies, Theatre

    Get in step with Step Afrika! Ranked as one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the United States and award-winning arts education contributors, Step Afrika! celebrates an original art form that encompasses intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms combined with spoken word. Much more than a dance show, the performance uses stepping, songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation as an educational tool to promote teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles, traditional West and Southern African dances, and an array of contemporary forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. The company performs globally and is featured at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History & Culture with the world’s first interactive stepping exhibit. 

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  • "Winnie the Pooh"

    "Winnie the Pooh"

    Location: The Parker

    Date & Time:  February 13, 2023  11:30 AM

    Grades K - 3

    Subject Areas: Math, Music, Science, SEL, Theatre, Visual Arts

    Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to happen. Disney's iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (and Tigger too!) all arrive on stage in a beautifully-crafted Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation. In a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood, told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the familiar and beloved characters, this fresh stage adaptation features the Sherman Brothers' classic Grammy-award-winning music with additional songs by A.A. Milne. This new adaptation is developed and presented by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller, and produced in association with Disney Theatrical Productions.

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  • "Rita Finds a Home" (Miami City Ballet)

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    "Rita Finds a Home" (Miami City Ballet)

    Location: The Parker

    Date & Time:  March 6, 2023  10:00 AM

    Grades:  K-5

    Subject Areas:  Dance, Music, SEL, Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts

    In this brand-new ballet story, a co-production of the Miami City Ballet with the Joffrey Ballet, Rita, a young artist, paints and dreams of one day living in the big city despite the lush tropical island she lives in. When a hurricane thrusts Rita and her mother into a new life in an urban metropolis, she struggles to adapt to her new environment. Feeling lost and like everything she knew, including her talents, were washed away by the storm, Rita embarks on a journey that helps her re-define what home means to her. With a little help from her new friends and her family, Rita's spirits lift as she explores the beauty of her new city, igniting a new sense of home, and the realization that her talents never left her.

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  • "The Playmakers Tour" - In-School Residency

    "The Playmakers Tour" - In-School Residency

    Location: 5 selected and pre-approved school locations

    February 27 to March 3, 2023 

    Grades K - 5

    Subject Areas:  ELA, SEL, Theatre

    The “Playmakers Tour” is geared to inspire your students to write their own plays and participate in our 2022 Young Playwrights Festival. As a model, professional actors will perform at least two award-winning plays written by young playwrights. The show also teaches playwriting basics by using improvisation and participatory learning tools to inspire writing.   

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  • "From Whence We've Come" (Art Prevails Project)

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    "From Whence We've Come" (Art Prevails Project)

    Location: Broward Center Amaturo Theater

    Date & Time:  March 6 & 7, 2023  10:00 & 11:30 AM

    Grades:  6 - 12

    Subject Areas:  Dance, Music, SEL, Theatre

    A collection of poetic monologues and scenes dramatizing the struggles and breakthroughs of African-American heroes from the past, present, and future. An original play by South Florida playwright/director Darius V. Daughtry, wherein we meet Crispus Attucks, the first American killed in the Revolution, as well as abolitionist and pioneer Sojourner Truth, and an imaginative fictional meeting of 1950s martyr Emmett Till and modern-day homicide victim Trayvon Martin. All of these figures remind us to never forget and to stand against inequality and prejudice, while giving hope that the future is already bright and beautiful.

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  • "Dragons & Mythical Beasts"

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    "Dragons & Mythical Beasts"

    Location: The Parker

    Date & Time:  March 13, 2023  10:00 AM

    Grades:  2 - 4

    Subject Areas:  SEL, Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts

    Calling all brave heroes! Students enter a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show, bringing spectacular puppets to life. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face-to-face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon! From the creators of London’s West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, this show will captivate your students with a spell-binding adventure that won the 2022 Olivier Award for Best Family Entertainment.

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  • "A Celebration of America's Music - From Plymouth Rock to Rock & Roll"

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     "A Celebration of America's Music - From Plymouth Rock to Rock & Roll"

    Location:  Broward Center Amaturo Theater

    Date & Time:  March 13, 2023  10:00 & 11:30 AM

    Grades:  4-8

    Subject Areas: SEL, Social Studies, Music

    Take a journey through time and celebrate the multicultural nature of the music of the United States. Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band perform the songs and tell the story that connects traditional folk music, spiritualsfiddle tunes, Appalachian music, ragtimeblues, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Immigrants, both voluntary and involuntary, have been carrying their musical traditions to the New World since before the United States became an independent nation. New songs and styles emerged from encounters among diverse people and the unique American experience itself. As America changed, grew, and pushed its boundaries, so did the music. Beautiful projected images enhance this fun and unique experience for all ages. Featuring Matthew Sabatella on vocals, guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer; Sean Edelson on mandolin, Chris DeAngelis on bass; and Jack Stamates on fiddle.

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  • "Mary Poppins" Grades 1-5

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    "Mary Poppins"   NOTE - This is a 2.5 hour long performance with 15-min intermission

    Location: Broward Center Amaturo Theater

    Date & Time: March 28, 2023 10:00 AM (Grades 1-5)

                           April 5, 2023   10:00 AM  (Grades 6-8)

    Grades:  1-8

    Subject Areas:  Dance, Music, SEL, Social Studies, Theatre

    “Broaden your horizon, open different doors; you may find a you there that you never knew was yours.”  Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the “practically perfect” nanny. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, the captivating musical first introduces us to the troubled Banks family in England, 1910. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, common sense, and adventure, she must teach the family members how to value each other once again. Disney’s Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of an irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. A Slow Burn Theatre Company production.

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  • "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    Location:  Broward Center Au Rene Theater

    Date & Time:  March 30, 2023   11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Grades: 9-12

    Subject Areas:  Debate, Language Arts, Pre-Law, Social Studies, SEL

    All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The NewYork Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and NewYork Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon".Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR). Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour.

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  • "The Great Pizza Contest"

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    "The Great Pizza Contest"

    Location: Broward Center Amaturo Theater

    Date & Time:  April 10 & 11, 2023   10:00 & 11:30 AM

    Grades: K - 5

    Subject Areas: Social Studies, Theatre, Music, SEL

    Who makes the best pizza in the town of Mozzarella? Vincent Van Dough or Leonardo Da Munchi? Vincent’s pizza has delicious dough. Leonardo’s pizza has superior sauce. Which one is more important? When the entire audience is transformed into the people of Mozzarella, they must help Mayor Ann Chovi decide once and for all who makes the best pizza in town. It’s a tasty tale of conflict resolution based on the book by Riley Roam (aka Jill Ross Nadler).

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