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Grand Theatre's school shows connect students to curriculum

June 17, 2015 -

The Grand Theatre is offering educators a line-up of seven school shows and enrichment opportunities to help students connect  to their curriculum in new ways.

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, just think of the power of a live performance to communicate ideas, awaken minds and inspire creativity," says Colin Wiginton, the City of Kingston's cultural director.

Extended learning opportunities are being offered with most of the shows and, depending on the performance, may include:

  • Study guides
  • Talkbacks – moderated post-show Q&As
  • Master classes – opportunities for students to work with performers
  • In Conversations – moderated pre-show lectures and Q&As exploring imagination, creativity, inspiration and vision.

Teachers can find show descriptions – including themes and teaching points – and booking information at http://kingstongrand.ca/school-shows (tickets are $8 each including tax). Interested educators are encouraged to inquire about further details by contacting Mat Poirier, education@cityofkingston.ca.

Grand Theatre presents school show line-up

All school shows start at 10:30 a.m. Most are 50 minutes to an hour long.

  • The Mixed Up Fairy Tale – Grades K-4 – Monday, Oct. 19
  • The Anne Frank Story – Grades 5-12 – Monday, Oct. 26 (a second performance starts at  1 p.m.)
  • Goodnight Moon – Grades K-2 – Monday, Nov. 30
  • The Cat in the Hat – K-4 – Monday, Feb. 29, 2016
  • Yamato – Grades K-12 – Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Still Falling – Grades 8-12 – Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  • Big Bad Wolf – Grades K-4 – Monday, April 25, 2016

The Grand Theatre and the City of Kingston thank CIBC Wood Gundy and the CIBC Children's Foundation for sponsorship support of this programming.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Julie Fossitt, marketing administrator 613-546-4291, ext. 1143. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.