Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center


Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
280 Central Ave.
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3217 phone
(716) 673-3617 fax

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About our programming

School bus picking up children

Welcome to another great year of performing arts experiences! Last year, more than 5,000 Chautauqua area students came to Rockefeller Arts Center at Fredonia to experience top quality performing arts productions chosen especially for young audiences. The goal of On Stage For Youth is simple; to make the very best of the performing arts available to area students and to showcase these performances in a professional theatre setting. Reservations for the 2015-2016 season are being accepted starting May 27. Please be sure to read the policies and learning standards information. Please make all reservations through your school’s main office.

To to book On Stage For Youth performances, please contact Patrick Rocheleau at
673-3744.

On Stage For Youth

Welcome to another great year of performing arts experiences! Last year, more than 5,000 Chautauqua area students came to Rockefeller Arts Center at Fredonia to experience top quality performing arts productions chosen especially for young audiences. The goal of On Stage For Youth is simple; to make the very best of the performing arts available to area students and to showcase these performances in a professional theatre setting. Reservations for the 2015-2016 season are now being accepted. Links to reservation brochures and order forms are at the top left hand column. Please make all reservations through your school’s main office.

See the complete 2015-2016 schedule!

ArtsPower’s

“Dog Loves Books”

Wednesday -Thursday

November 18-19

10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Marvel Theatre

Grades K-2

 Dog Loves Books

Louise Yates New York Times best seller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open his own bookstore. Dog decides that the best way to sell books is to act out all kinds of fun stories for his customers – everything from dancing dinosaurs to funny fairy tales. His customers can’t help but get into the act, too! How could Dog’s bookstore not be a huge success? ArtsPower’s delightful new musical celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others.

 

Dog Loves Books Study Guide

http://artspower.org/wp-content/uploads/DLB-study-buddy.pdf 

 

 

TheatreWorks USA

“Curious George”

Tuesday – Wednesday

December 1-2

10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Marvel Theatre

Grades K-3

 Curious George

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.

All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big.

And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in  Rome. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome...and meatballs...and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

 A Curious George Preview

https://youtu.be/xzTL7p3Zz3Q 

Curious George Study Guide

http://www.theatreworksusa.org/uploads/studyguide/studyguide_1521.pdf 

 

TheatreWorks USA

“The Lightning Thief”

Tuesday - Wednesday

December 8-9

10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Marvel Theatre

Grades 3-6

 

 Lightning Thief

 

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan.

The Lightning Thief Preview:

https://youtu.be/L3eYwwTKhnw

 

The Lightning Thief Study Guide

http://www.theatreworksusa.org/uploads/studyguide/studyguide_1519.pdf

 

TheatreWorks USA

“Miss Nelson is Missing”

Tuesday

February 2

10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

King Concert Hall

Grades K-4

 Miss Nelson

Miss Nelson is a grade-school teacher whose students constantly take advantage of her nice nature. After their constant misbehaving and rudeness, and their refusal to learn, Miss Nelson determines something has to be done. But then one day, she does not come to school. "Now we can really act up," yells one of the students. However, before they get the chance to make mischief, a substitute, Miss Viola Swamp, shows up. Swamp is a strict disciplinarian and gives the students significantly more school work than Miss Nelson ever did. The contrast between the two teachers is so great that the students actively go looking for Miss Nelson and make unlikely conjectures about what may have happened to her, including some students who go so far as to fill out a missing person report with the local police. After many days of tyranny under Miss Swamp, Miss Nelson returns to class and the children rejoice, now being more respectful of her. it is revealed that Miss Viola Swamp was Miss Nelson in disguise, and a police detective has called off his search for Miss Nelson and will now look for this enigmatic Miss Swamp.

 Miss Nelson is Missing Study Guide

http://www.theatreworksusa.org/uploads/studyguide/studyguide_1526.pdf

 


 

 


 

 

 


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