Discovery Matinees 2018-2019

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The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System (Grades K-5)

 September 27-28 // 9:30 & 11:30AM

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. Hope on The Magic School Bus for a ride in Theatreworks USA’s new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

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Charlotte’s Web (Grades K-5)

November 5-6 // 9:30 & 11:30AM

Theatreworks USA’s 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 names 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 also 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.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer/Iggy Peck, Architect/Ada Twist, Scientist (Grades K-4)

January 28-29 // 9:30 & 11:30AM

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive, out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture, and Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new Theatreworks USA musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlight the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).

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I Have A Dream (Grades 3-8)

February 21-22 // 9:30 & 11:30AM*

*The Friday, February 22, 11:30 AM performance will be a sensory-friendly, with a pre-show tactile tour. 

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. This performance features a historically accurate use of the “N” word in a scene depicting the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, AL and the words of Bull Connor. Please contact RiverCenter if you have any questions or concerns.

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Doktor Kaboom (Grades 2-8)

May 14 // 9:30 & 11:30AM

So much science, so little time! Doktor KaBoom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything fro optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! At least a dozen fantastic routines ready to go. Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Who knows?! No two shows will be the same. So step right up, and let’s spin that wheel!

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