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SchoolStage

Enhance your students classroom learning with SchoolStage, the MAC’s educational performance series for kids in preschool through eighth grade. Complete with study guides, SchoolStage performances can help children and teachers meet Common Core Standards in a fun and entertaining way.

Attendance at any show, combined with pre- and post-performance activities, connects with one or more of the following standards:

  • Language
  • Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies
  • Reading for Literature
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Writing

Additionally, in the Common Core Standards for Reading, the definition of the word text can be expanded to include non-printed works such as dance, music, theater and visual arts. A field trip to a live performing arts show offers a different way of perceiving and learning, and is a means to expand the toolbox of knowledge.

Make a reservation today by calling 630.942.2220 or emailing sarther@cod.edu. Tickets are not available online. Individuals, Home School and groups of any size are welcome based on availability.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Study Guides

Detailed study guides are available for many performances, which introduce the material and offer historical/cultural context to aid in understanding what they are seeing.

For more information on study guides, please contact Janey Sarther at 630.942.2220 or email sarther@cod.edu.

SchoolStage: Pete the Cat

Friday, Nov. 9, 9:45a & 11:30a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 9, 2018
    9:45 am
  • November 9, 2018
    11:30 am

Pete is a groovy blue cat whose life is an adventure. He moves in with Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader, who draws a blank in art class and doesn’t know what to do.

SchoolStage: A Christmas Carol

Monday, Nov. 26, 10a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 26, 2018
    10:00 am

Join us for the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s chance to redeem himself and his future, with the help of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

SchoolStage: Charlotte’s Web

Friday, Feb. 1, 9:45a & 11:30a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 1, 2019
    9:45 am
  • February 1, 2019
    11:30 am

Based on E.B. White’s loving story of friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, Theatreworks USA restages this classic.

SchoolStage: Underground Railroad – Freedom Bound

Monday, Feb. 25, 9:45a & 11:30a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 25, 2019
    9:45 am
  • February 25, 2019
    11:30 am

Addison White was a slave who took the “railroad” to freedom, escaping from Kentucky traveling north to Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

SchoolStage: The Foreigner

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 9:45a & 11:30a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 6, 2019
    9:45 am
  • March 6, 2019
    11:30 am

Hysterical comedy begins with the melancholy and shy Englishman Charlie Baker who joins his friend Froggy Le Sueur on a business trip landing at a fishing lodge in Georgia.

SchoolStage: The Rainbow Fish and other stories

Friday, Mar. 15, 9:45a & 11:30a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 15, 2019
    9:45 am
  • March 15, 2019
    11:30 am

The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession.

SchoolStage: The Magic School Bus – Lost in the Solar System

Friday, Apr. 5, 9:45a & 11:30a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 5, 2019
    9:45 am
  • April 5, 2019
    11:30 am

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

SchoolStage: 1984

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 10a

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 10, 2019
    10:00 am

Based on the iconic novel, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania.