On Stage For Youth
Reservations for the 2019-2020 season are being accepted starting June 3. 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 Rockefeller Arts Center at 673-3217.
Welcome to another great year of performing arts experiences! Last year, more than 3,000 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 2019-2020 season will be accepted starting Monday, June 3. Please make all reservations through your school’s main office.
Rockefeller Arts Center and the Fredonia School of Music present:
Meet the Musicians/Meet the Instruments
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Recommended for Grades 3-6
Curriculum Connections: Music, Communication and Language Arts
Join us for an exhilarating 45-minute concert featuring three of the Fredonia School of Music’s talented ensembles in King Concert Hall. Selections feature classical and contemporary repertoire in a student-friendly format that is sure to engage! Sign up for the optional post-concert, “hands-on” experience during which students will meet the musicians and see instrument demonstrations up-close (additional 1 hour and 15 minutes). There is no additional cost for the hands-on session, however, it is limited to the first 300 students.
The Magic School Bus:
Lost in the Solar System
Wed.-Thurs. Jan. 22-23, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Recommended for Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Science, Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Social Studies.
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.
Dog Man the Musical
Tues.-Wed., Jan. 28-29 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Recommended for Grades 1-5
Curriculum Connections: Music, Language/Communication Skills.
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! This epic musical adventure is written by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander, who collaborated on the Emmy-winning series Peg + Cat on PBS.
How to Survive Middle School
Tues., Feb. 4, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Recommended for Grades 5 & 6
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Relationships & Family
Comedian Robert Post barely survived Middle School. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. In this brand new multimedia performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny and educational show. Dealing with real issues affecting students today including social media, testing, bullying and peer pressure these video testimonials by kids and their advocates (along with a generous dose of Post’s signature humor) is sure to resonate.