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A Theatre Arts Class Pass will provide students with the opportunity to experience a live theatre performance through Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Cultural Passport program. Seating is very limited, so review the options below and click the Application link beneath the Cultural Passport heading on this page to apply.
Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected museums and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for their theatre arts experience. The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below.
For All Theatre Arts:
Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 Northwest 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
February 24, 25, 26, 27, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Choir Boy Study Guide
When a gay youth is named leader of their celebrated gospel choir at a prestigious prep school for African American boys, the sweet harmonies of classic spirituals contrast with the bristling tensions that arise. An affecting and honest portrait of a youth tentatively beginning to find the courage to let the truth about himself become known.
"History and secret histories, the things that free us and the things that tie us to the past are all examined in this exhilarating, multi-layered new play from Tarell Alvin McCraney." -- The Guardian (U.K.)
This is the 4th production in GableStage's continuing relationship with Miami's brilliant young award-winning playwright.
For the past twelve seasons, GableStage has been at the cutting edge of theatre in South Florida, striving to present the most vital works of contemporary playwrights worldwide. The mission of GableStage is to provide the South Florida community with classical, contemporary and new theatrical productions of artistic excellence.
They challenge multicultural audiences with innovative productions that
entertain as well as confront today's issues and ideas.
GableStage believes the future of theatre can be assured only by the
development of young audiences. Therefore, their in-house mainstage and in-school
touring Educational Programs are major components of our theatre.
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
February 18, 2015
Ragtime Study Guide (not yet available)
Ragtime tells the sweeping and connecting stories of three groups during the early years of 20th Century America: African-Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white, upper-class family from New Rochelle, NY; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score complete with marches, cakewalks, gospel and ragtime, a cast of over 30, and historical figures such as Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, J.P. Morgan, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford, Admiral Perry and Emma Goldman, RAGTIME promises to become one of our large-scale signature musicals for years to come.
"A triumph for the stage," - Time Magazine