School-Time Matinee Series
2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series Performances
Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Recommended for 3rd grade and up
The tremors of an earthquake were running across America. A new kind of music was making its first appearance on the radio and parents were outraged. While the rhythms of rock and roll were shaking the social fabric of the country, deep down an even more important transformation was about to take place. In Montgomery, Alabama, a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. The resulting uproar launched the Civil Rights movement and changed our country forever.
Exciting and inspirational, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks shows how the determination of one individual made all the difference in the struggle for freedom and equality in the United States. Presented by Mad River Theater Works.
As part of our Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It program, we will offer FREE workshops in conjunction with GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and the Delta Arts Alliance on the day of the performance. Recommended for 5th-8th grades, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi’s Right to Write: Music’s Journey to Freedom Workshop is the exploration and examination of important moments in the Civil Rights movement that inflicted change not only in the south but all around the world. This educational presentation gives insight on how songs that became synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement gave people of color a voice to stand up and be heard. This workshop displays how songs of hope gave individuals a voice and still gives people a voice today.
Rosa Parks: My Story books available for $1! Recommended reading level: 3rd-8th
The Snowy Day and Other Stories
By Jerome Hairston, Based on the Book by Ezra Jack Keats
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Recommended for PreK-2nd grades
The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snow ball fights and making snow angels in the imaginative musical play about the childhood joys and challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this humorous and fun adaptation of Whistle for Willie, Goggles! A Letter to Amy, and The Snowy Day.
The Snowy Day books available for $1! Recommended reading level: PreK-2nd
Pete the Cat
Wednesday, March 25, 2019 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Recommended for preK-3rd grade
For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. So the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking. That is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth.
But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help him out. Together, they set our on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!
Pete the Cat books available for $1! Recommended reading level: PreK-2nd
Thank you to our 2019-2020 School Time Matinee Series Grant Partners!