SCHOOL-TIME PERFORMANCES
Last year, almost 3,500 students and teachers attended School-Time Performances, bringing us to 165,000 in attendance since we started this series of arts-in-education events. This season we offer grades preK through 12 eleven events on School-Time, as well as some wonderful learning opportunities available on our other series. We are very proud to offer what we consider to be top quality educational field trips. We hope that you see them in the same way and that you and your students will be joining in this year.
For information or to make a reservation, call or email Jill Erwin at 908.648.8474 or jill@rvccArts.org. Or, download an order form online here.
 
SENSORY-FRIENDLY*
Times in bold red and marked by * will be offered in a sensory-friendly environment. The sensory-friendly performance is designed especially for children with autism or related conditions who experience heightened sensory sensitivity, providing a safe and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families. Seating is general admission, allowing families to choose a comfortable spacing.
Families who have not been to The Theatre at RVCC before are invited to stop by and visit the theatre space and explore the seating areas two hours before the show. They also may visit in advance by making an appointment.
 

GROUPS:
For groups
Tickets are $8 for 15 or more students and adults
(unless otherwise noted).

NDIVIDUALS:
Tickets are $10 for fewer than 15 students and adults.

One ticket is provided free for a chaperone out of each 15 tickets purchased. No deposit is required. Payment is due 4 weeks prior to your show date.

Make your reservation now and, in September, when you know your enrollment, contact us to adjust your numbers if necessary.
The Theatre is fully accessible. If anyone in your party will need special assistance or consideration, either in being seated, or unloading from the bus or car, we ask that you notify us when making your reservation. In the absence of such notification, the theatre cannot guarantee such accommodation.
Shortly after you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation. Please take the time to verify the information on your confirmation. Call 908.648.8474 immediately if there appears to be any discrepancy.
You will receive a bill for your reservation about 6 weeks prior to performance. Payment (by credit card, single check or money order only) is due 4 weeks prior to performance. The ticket count on the date of payment is final and all payments are, at that time, non-refundable. Upon receipt of your payment, an admission slip will be issued. Tickets remaining unpaid on the due date will be made available to schools on our waiting list.
See you at the theatre!

For information or to make a reservation, call or email Jill Erwin at 908.648.8474 or jill@rvccArts.org.

Mail to: 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

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Branchburg, NJ 08876

Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity
Ping Chong + Company
Friday, October 12 at 1PM
Grades 5+ • LENGTH 70 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, MC, SS, RF

Beyond Sacred illuminates the daily experiences of five young New Yorkers who reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, yet share the commonality of being the “other” in America. Together, their true stories create a beautiful, funny, and intensely poignant cry for tolerance.
Tiempo Libre in Concert
Friday, October 19 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: MC, MU, WT

One of today’s hottest young Latin bands, Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre is introducing the iPhone generation to Timba music— an exciting combination of Latin jazz and traditional Cuban songs, spiced up with funk, reggae, rock, rap, and hip hop.
The Rainbow Fish
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Monday, October 22 at 10AM
Grades PreK+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, LB, RF, MU  

Marcus Pfister’s enchanting story comes to life with innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and evocative original music. This award-winning original stage adaptation provides young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.
Freedom Bound
Mad River Theater Works
Wednesday, February 6 at 10AM
Grades 3+ • Length: 50 minutes
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, MC, MU, SS

This compelling original play with music tells the tale of one of one of the most important incidents in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio: The story of Addison White, an escaped slave, and his rescue by the citizens of the town of Mechanicsburg.
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Cirque Mechanics
Friday, February 15 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 55 mins. (40 minute performance followed by a 15 minute Q & A)
CURR. CONNECTIONS: S

Experience the American circus reinvented in timber, steel and imagination. Mechanical wonders include a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists, and a galloping mechanical horse. This performance explores the engineering and math behind the construction and design of the machines.
The Bright Siders
Friday, February 22 at 10AM
Grades PreK+ •  LENGTH: 50 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: RF, MU, CL

The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions. Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, the Bright Siders feature excellent musicianship and skillful audience engagement.
Shaun Boothe presents
The Unauthorized Biography Series
Thursday, February 28 at 12PM
Grades:  4+ • LENGTH: 60 Min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS:  CL, D, MU, MC, SS

Award-winning hip-hop artist Shaun Boothe motivates young audiences using rap songs that chronicle the extraordinary lives of cultural icons King, Obama, Winfrey and Ali. His engaging take on the trails they blazed imbues students with the courage to find their own paths.
They Called Her Vivaldi
Theatre Lovett
Friday, March 15 at 10AM
Grades: 2+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: MU, SS, CL, RF

Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical prodigy whose magical, musical hat goes missing. Part comedy, part thriller, this new production is full of beautiful music and hilarious characters, and celebrates the power within us all to follow our dreams. 
Underneath a Magical Moon
tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal
Friday March 22 at 10AM
Grades K+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, LB, MU, RF

This sparkling new production is a reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling. Fly with Wendy and her brothers as they create the world of Neverland, where time stands still and the impossible seems possible.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Friday, April 5 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: MC, MU, S, WT

Recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company today, the Golden Dragons combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty.
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly
Dallas Children’s Theater
Monday, May 6 at 10AM
Grades: PreK+ • LENGTH: 70 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: LB, LA, RF,
MC, S, SS, MU

Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside. You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own! 
 
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