We know it’s been a rough year, and you’ve been working hard to ensure that your students receive a quality education. Although we can’t be with you in-person, we are here to help with: FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS!

 

Below is a brief description of our Virtual Field Trip offerings with links for registration. The pre-recorded live performances will be available to view either in the classroom or from home. You may register for as many programs as you wish.

 

I am available to answer any questions you may have and look forward to working with you.

 

Craig Martin

Education and Community Engagement Coordinator

The Whiting/Capitol Theatre

810-237-7342
[email protected]

 

Finding North

Available March 1-15

A Collaboration between David Gonzalez and Daniel Carlton

 

Finding North brings to life the powerful stories of the strivings, sacrifices, and dreams of John P. Parker, a formerly enslaved man who dedicated his life to helping enslaved people escape through the Underground Railroad in southern Ohio. Drawn from historical research, Parker’s tale is woven together with verbatim interview material and oral histories from contemporary community members who tell their stories of searching for haven. 

 

Most suitable for grades 6th and up and any adult who wants to gain insight into the national conversation about prejudice, privilege, and human rights. 
Show run time: 48 minutes.

Finding North Study Guide                 Finding North Chapter Guide

 

Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

Available March 15-29

Book, music & lyrics by Joan Cushing (based upon the book

MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY by Harry Allard and James Marshall)

 

´╗┐Return to Horace B. Smedley School, where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, Coach Armstrong goes bonkers. Kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. Frolicking football players, a perky cheerleader, a hilarious spatula-wielding cafeteria lady, and an electrifying Viola Swamp all play a special part in this wacky musical.

 

Most enjoyed by grades K through 5th or anyone who is a kid at heart. 
Show run time: 62 minutes
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Miss Nelson Study Guide                    Miss Nelson Chapter Questions

FIM Troubadours

Available March 1-May 1

 

We are honored to present the Flint Institute of Music’s fabulous Troubadours in our educational programming. The Troubadours help teach life lessons through storytelling combined with music and dance. This year, they will present the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper in a show entitled Do the Right Thing. But wait, there’s more! This is a two-part offering, with the second show called Music Around the World. Just choose one or both performances when registering online. 

 

Best for ages Pre-K through 5th Grade. 
Shows total run time: 35 minutes.

Do The Right Thing, show run time: 19 minutes.
Work and Play Around the World, show run time: 16 minutes.

Flint Symphony Orchestra

Available March 7 - April 5

 

Our season kicks off with Virtual Family Day! Stravinsky’s musical parody Pulcinella evokes the world of commedia dell’arte clowns who will lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face. You won't want to miss Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf, which tells a captivating story while introducing the listener to the orchestra's instruments. This program was put together specifically for listeners who are new to the orchestra and ideal for students of all ages.

 

Best for ages 4th Grade and up

Pre-Concert Talks            FSO Guide            Program Notes

 

Wings of Courage

Available April 18-May 17
Written  and Performed by Mad River Theatre Works

Wings of Courage is an original play with music by Mad River Theater Works based on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first African-American combat pilot and adventurer. Bullard’s story would be unbelievable if it were not all true. He was a professional boxer and a World War I flying ace. He was a jazz musician. He was a spy. Who was this remarkable African-American? Born in Columbus, Georgia, Bullard traveled the world. He joined the French Foreign Legion after being      denied a meaningful place in the United States Army. He rose through the ranks and flew against the famous “Red Baron” as a part of the famous Lafayette Escadrille during World War I. But when the Escadrille was incorporated into the new U.S. Army Air Corps in 1917, the color of Bullard’s skin prevented him from taking his place alongside the other American heroes of his day. But that didn’t stop him. He went on to fame as a bandleader in Paris in 1920’s. Using storytelling, music, and drama, Wings of Courage shows how Bullard’s determination and perseverance helped him to overcome discrimination throughout his remarkable life. It is an uplifting tale of vision and hope that deserves to be known by every American.

Most suitable for grades 3 through 8 and any adult who wants to learn from an unsung hero. A story about fortitude, persistence and courage. 
Show run time: 50 minutes.

 

Wings of Courage Study Guide