Please be our guest for a special Opening Night Educator Event at NCT! Tickets to the performance are free for each educator and a guest (you may reserve up to 2 tickets). Additional tickets may be purchased at the door at the door; $15 for adults and $7 for students. NCT also offers a reception and a professional development workshop for each event that explores the themes of the show and activities that educators can take back to their classrooms. The workshop qualifies for PD credit in many districts.
2016-17 NCT Educator Events
Afflicted: Daughters of Salem: September 15, 2016
Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook: October 27, 2016
Treasure Island: January 19, 2017
And In This Corner: Cassius Clay: February 23, 2017
Goodnight Moon: April 13, 2017
By Laurie Brooks.
1691. Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren, and Betty Paris meet with the slave, Tituba, deep in the dark woods of Puritan New England at night. Denied all outlets for imagination, the girls unite in secret society. When the girls force Tituba to tell their fortunes, they ignite a crucible of events that burns out of control, leading straight to the Salem Witch Trials. The mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials is an infamous part of our nation’s early history. Why would a group of young girls – all under the age of fourteen – accuse their friends and neighbors of bewitching them? Each performance will incorporate a unique post-show forum allowing the audience to interact with the characters and delve into the themes of the play - freedom, power, sisterhood, betrayal and forgiveness. The audience is invited to reflect on how the themes of the play connect with their own lives.
Junie B. is not a crook -- or is she? A terrible thing has happened to Junie B.! And it’s called—someone took her new black furry mittens! And they kept them! They didn’t even put them in the Lost and Found at school. A stealer stoled them! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen on the floor, one of those wowie-wow-wow pens that writes four different colors, she should be allowed to keep it, too. Right? That’s fair. Finders keepers, losers weepers! Right? Right? Based on the books Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook and Junie B. Loves Handsome Warren.
Adapted by Scot Copeland
The ultimate pirate adventure, reinvented for today’s young audiences! Set in the eighteenth century, Treasure Island spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of colorful heroes and villians. Seen through the eyes of young Jim Hawkins, this action-packed adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle. Rich in atmosphere and character, Treasure Island mesmerizes with its perceptive views of the changing nature of human motives.
By Idris Goodwin
Before he was real-life superhero Muhammad Ali, he was Cassius Clay, a black teenager growing up in segregated Louisville, Kentucky. Against all odds, the young boxer pursues and achieves his dream of Olympic Gold, but finds his triumph hollow when faced with the realities of segregated Jim Crow America. Vowing to never be treated as a second-class citizen again, Cassius decides he is going to be the type of person who fights not only for himself, but for others too. In this corner, ignorance, bigotry, poverty and injustice. And in this corner . . . Cassius Clay! “He who is not courageous enough to take risks wil accomplish nothing in life.” Strong language (historical context).
Adapted by Chad Henry
Everybody’s favorite bedtime book is magically transformed into an imaginative, unforgettable theatrical experience, live on NCT’s stage! In the great green room, there was a telephone, and a red balloon, and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon. It’s a sparkling, wonder-filled musical that elaborates on the original with style and wit, yet remains true to the simple, loving heart of this beloved book. You’ll find a hundred delightful surprises on the way to getting exactly what you expect!
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Nashville Children's Theatre
25 Middleton St
Nashville Children's Theatre
Nashville Children's Theatre is a professional theatre company providing the children, families, and educators of Middle Tennessee with extraordinary shared theatrical experiences that inspire imagination, develop creativity, and build community in partnership with our volunteers and donors.