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LessonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now) Education Series brings students to the Tower Theatre and performers into schools. Inspire you student’s creativity and enhance your teaching tools by attending one of the LessonPLAN education performances, or host one of our performances at your school for an in-school assembly!

"The students were thoroughly engaged in the performance, and loved the interaction that kept them involved.  We were so glad to be a part of this WONDERFUL experience!!" - 4th grade teacher, Cascades Academy.

ChineseAcro25030.jpgNEW CHINESE ACROBATS
October 3, 2018
Tower Matinee 10AM all ages

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE! Created in association with the world-famous Cirque Eloize company, The New Chinese Acrobats represent the next step in the evolution of acrobatic companies. Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. 

 

petergros 25030.jpgWILD KINGDOM'S PETER GROS
October 22, 2018
Tower Matinee 10AM all ages

Gros has nearly 30 years of field experience with wildlife. His goal is to share his passion for the natural world with young people, inspiring them to protect animals both locally and globally. The animals appearing with Peter are hand raised on bottles or have been rescued so they are completely imprinted on people. When a child sees these magnificent animals up close there’s an immediate connection and understanding of wildlife and wild places.

 

Doktor Kaboom25030.jpgDOKTOR KABOOM! IT'S JUST ROCKET SCIENCE
OCTOBER 31, 2018
Madras Performing Art Center 10AM grades 5-8

Combines the high energy interactive comedy your students love, with an explosive lineup of science routines tying directly to core curriculum content standards! It’s Just Rocket Science focuses on the scientific hurdles of space travel. Topics covered include: safety; math patterns; trajectory; force; centripetal and centrifugal force; gravity and artificial gravity; momentum and inertia; action/reaction; Newton’s Third Law.

 

Lewis and Clark25030.jpgHISTORY ALIVE! LEWIS & CLARK
November 8, 2018
High Lakes Elementary 10AM grades 3-5

Actor/Teacher Patrick Garner casts students in the roles of Lewis & Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to illustrate the mission to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Students learn of and act out: • Unsung hero, Clark’s slave York • Resourceful Sacagawea, carrying her newborn son, Pompey • Her ne’er-do-well husband, Toussaint Charbonneau • Ill-fated Sergeant Floyd • Accident-prone Pierre Cruzatte • Last minute savior, Nez Pierce Watkuweis • Even Lewis’ Newfoundland dog, Seaman!

 

Island of Hope25030.jpgLIVING VOICES ISLAND OF HOPE
November 16, 2018
Ridgeview High School 10AM grades 7-12

Leah is a ten year old Russian Jewish girl growing up in a shtetl at the turn of the 20th century, who dreams of going to school like all of her brothers. When her oldest brother deserts the Czar’s army, Leah’s parents reveal a plan for the whole family to escape to America. But when Leah is detained at Ellis Island, she must confront her biggest obstacle yet; what if she is sent back? 

 

Outside25030.jpgOUTSIDE
February 22, 2018
Location and time to be determined. Grades 7-12

Outside is the story of Daniel, a teen who triumphs over homophobic bullying, depression and suicide. At his new school he shares his story at a meeting of the Gay Straight Alliance. Meanwhile, at his old school, struggling to come to terms with what happened, his friends Krystina and Jeremy attempt to start their own GSA. Through flashbacks, we travel through Daniel’s harrowing experience with bullying.Three friends, two high schools, one lunch hour – and the challenge that changed them.

 

MariachiSolDe25030.jpgMARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO
March 8, 2019
Tower Matinee 10AM all ages

The expression of México’s authentic musical heritage lives on through the voice of Sol de México, embracing the romanticism of México’s land, people and beauty of the heart. Jose Hernandez invites students to experience Sol de México’s dynamic energy and rich cultural expression. The group has broken countless barriers in mariachi music, becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy.

 
 

SuperScientific25030.jpgSUPER SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS
March 14, 2019
Crook County High School 10AM all ages

Super Scientific Circus combines zany characters and outrageous stunts, hilarious audience participation, and the wonder of science. Alternately assisted and foiled by the antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light. 

 
 

recycled_percussion25030.jpgRECYCLED PERCUSSION
March 21-22, 2019
Tower Matinee 10AM all ages

Since forming in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Creating the style of music known as “junk rock”, they became a national phenomenon during their smash hit performances on "American’s Got Talent" in 2009. The band mixes their gritty assault on buckets, power tools and anything else they can get their sticks on. Recycled Percussion has elevated their energy level, created new performance elements and continues to bring junk rock music to the stage! 

 
 

Red Grammer25030.jpgRED GRAMMER - "CIRCLE OF LIGHT"
April 19, 2019
Three Rivers Elementary 10AM grades K-5

Have you ever taken the time to be kind or share an encouraging word and then watched as the world got bright around you? Then you’ve experienced bucket filling. Children sing along to Red’s joyful, sparkling songs while internalizing the sweet messages of bucket filling. Check out Carol McCloud’s book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Red offers the sing-along instrumental tracks to use later for your school or community.

 

 

PRICING:
Costs are $5.00 per student for a Tower Theatre matinee, or $2.50 per student for an in-school assembly. 

PAYMENTS:
Payments for LessonPLAN education performances may be made by cash, check, credit card, or school district purchase order. 

For reservations, or to find out more information, contact:
Dani Wyeth
Education Manager
(541) 323-9155 ext.2
daniw@towertheatre.org