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2019-2020 Leach Theatre School Outreach Program
The Leach Theatre School Outreach Program provides educational opportunities and cultural enrichment to area youth. These performances are available to public schools, private schools, and home schools. Advance reservations are recommended, as these performances often fill quickly.
Miss Nelson has a Field Day
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00 am** & 1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00 am**
Recommended for: grades K-2
Dallas Children’s Theater’s Miss Nelson has a Field Day, is based on the wildly popular “Miss Nelson” book series by James Marshall. Filled with music and resilience, the program is designed to promote language arts skills, measurement utilizing traditional and nontraditional measurement devices, and collaborating with others as the Smedley Tornadoes change their attitude, sharpen their skills, and manage to win the biggest game of the year. (Ticket cost: $5 per student)
**Seating is very limited for both 10 a.m. performances. Please contact or see the box office for further inquiries.
Cirque-tacular's Art of Circus
in association with DCA Productions
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:00 am and 12:30 pm
Recommended for: grades 7-12
Inspired by the world’s greatest visual art masterpieces and by the artists who created them, ART OF CIRCUS features dazzling circus performers, dancers, and acrobats! Audiences enter the worlds and iconic works of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso, and more in an acrobatic fantasy vision. Something for everyone: music lovers, dance lovers, art lovers, and circus lovers alike. It’s an art museum come to life! (Ticket cost: $5 per student)
The One and Only Ivan
Based on the powerful bestseller by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao
Adapted by James E. Grote
Directed by Dorothy Milne
Thursday, February 27, 2020 -10:00 am** and 12:00 pm
Friday, February 28, 2020 -10:00 am
Recommended for: grades 3-6
For 27 years, the world of Ivan the gorilla was a dull cage in a roadside shopping mall. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant captured in the wild, Ivan’s ambitions and imagination must grow to meet the challenge of rescuing his endangered new companion. Aided by Bob the scrappy dog and a young human ally, Ivan sets out to become the great silverback and protector he was always meant to be.
Based on the 2012 book by Katherine Applegate. The One and Only Ivan a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal. (Ticket cost: $5 per student)
**Seating is very limited for the Thursday (2/27) 10 a.m. performance. Please contact or see the box office for further inquiries.
Financial assistance for the Leach Theatre 2019-20 School Outreach programs is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.