Cultural Passport

Elementary Experiences

Grade 1 
Theatre Arts

All first grade students and teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools will have the opportunity to experience a live theatre arts performance through the Cultural Passport program. Seating is limited for each performance, so review the options below and click the Application link on the menu on the right to apply. You wil be given the opportunity to select your first, second, and third choice of performances.

Educators understand the importance of providing students with 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 attractions and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience.

The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below. Check the websites of the cultural organizations for possible additional resources.

Curriculum Resources

For All Grade 1:



All shows taking place at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium are designed to be inclusive for individuals with and without disabilities.  The facility is accessible;  assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters and noise canceling headsets will be available.  To request materials in accessible format, and/or any other accommodation to attend this event, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 culture@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Performances

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon

Theater Company
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum
Study Guide

About the Performance
Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and stayed best friends when Justin’s dad had to move away. But now things are different. Now, Justin’s house has been sold and he is going to Alabama; that’s too far from New Jersey to think about.

ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her. You’ll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of forgiveness.


The Great Pizza Contest

Theater Company
Page Turner Adventures

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Monday, October 15, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum
Study Guide

About the Performance
What kid doesn’t love pizza? In this hilarious show from Page Turner Adventures, Storyologists, Page and Kenny transport the entire audience to the town of Mozzarella via their Once Upon a TIME MACHINE. There, everyone helps solve the very cheesy problem of who makes the best pizza …Vincent Van Dough or Leonardo Da Munchi? Based on the book by Riley Roam, this Super Sized Story combines stilt walking, unicycling, improv, music, physical comedy, and tons of audience participation in a one-of-a-kind show that delivers big laughs, guaranteed.


Little Monster Tales

Theater Company
Fantasy Theatre Factory

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum
Study Guide

About the Performance
Don’t be afraid! Little Monster Tales is the "trick" to make reading a "treat!" Fantasy Theatre presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children and other squiggly creatures. We bring these stories to life on stage. The show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music - even a headless butler who can juggle! The show tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors! The program ends with a hilarious monster dance to Thriller. Great FUN!


Pete the Cat

Theater Company
Theatreworks

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum
Study Guide

About the Performance
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second-grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out 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.


Trusty Sidekick's Shadow Play

Theater Company
Miami Theater Center

Location
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Date
Friday, October 19, 2018
10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

About the Performance
Follow the playful adventures of Flash and his exciting quest to reunite with his shadow in this multimedia
Performance for the youngest of audiences and the young at heart.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other E. Carle Favorites

Theater Company
Kids' Entertainment

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Friday, March 1, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum
Study Guide

About the Performance
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.  High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself  into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self. 

Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.


Your Alien

Theater Company
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Thursday, January 24, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum
Study Guide

About the Performance
One day, you’ll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way… and you will want to keep him.

ArtsPower’s newest musical touches down with a stranded alien who strikes up a fabulous friendship with a boy who finds him. They go to school and have loads of fun together. As evening approaches, the alien grows homesick. Will the boy be able to figure out how to help his new friend? This funny and uplifting new musical shows how the power of true friendship can last a lifetime.

 

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