2022-2023 Learn It Live Programs
We at the Embassy Theatre are thrilled to provide four Learn It Live programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Three of the performances will be live in our beautiful historic building, and we have one virtual streaming option adapted for asynchronous learning. The best part – all 4 Learn It Live programs are FREE TO SCHOOLS!
Lightwire Theater – The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen
In-person program – October 25 & 26 at 10 am – Embassy Theatre
We are now accepting reservations for Lightwire Theater The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen. Register now by calling the STAR Bank box office Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 260.424.5665.
Ever wonder what happened after the hare and the tortoise famously faced off? The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the use of music from classical to pop, Lightwire Theater brings the tale into a new brilliant light. Lightwire Theater combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. Best for grades K-4 (ages 4 and up). Click here to access the study guide.
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Virtual program – February 6-19, 2023
Filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs, this virtual event tells the moving story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on the Voting Rights March in 1965. Jailed nine time before her 15th birthday, Lynda and her friends and neighbors fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the rights to vote for African Americans. Best for grades 5-12 (ages 10 and up).
INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS:
- Teacher resource or study guide which aligns with Indiana State academic standards
- Performance video
- Extras such as Q&As with performer(s)
- Closed captioning is available for accessibility
- An online evaluation will be sent to you after viewing the video for reporting purposes
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Young Heroes of Conscience Series School Show – The Baghdad Zoo
In-person program – March 6, 2023 at 10 am – Embassy Theatre
The Young Heroes series enters an exciting new chapter! As coalition forces invade Iraq in the hunt for Saddam, seven children take cover from the bombs under the kitchen table. Separated from their parents, Leyla, the oldest of the children, becomes responsible for their survival. It’s not long before the need to find food and water forces them out from under the table. As the story unfolds, the children find themselves taking refuge in the Baghdad Zoo, and are shocked to find the animals abandoned in their cages. Based on true events, this is a poignant story of remarkable courage and endurance as the children make the animal’s survival as important as their own.
BAGDAD ZOO touches on some frightening and emotional moments related to war. Therefore, it may be best suited for children third grade and above who are able to handle the subject matter. This is a poignant story of remarkable courage and endurance as the children make the animals’ survival as important as their own and will be a moving experience for all theatregoers.
Mister C’s Full Steam Ahead Live! Air is Everywhere
In-person program – March 14 and 15, 2023 at 10 am – Embassy Theatre
Join Mister C for some hair-raising science, toe-tapping music and mind-blowing media for a fun day in the lab! Mister C is no stranger to finding exciting ways to explore STEAM in our everyday lives. Best for grades 3-8.
Email Maggie Hunter, education manager, at email@example.com for information on any Learn It Live performance or to be added to our contact list for educational programming.
Embassy Theatre Educational Programming is brought to you with support from the Eric A. Baade and Mary C. Baade Charitable Purposes Trust, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Dekko Foundation, Foellinger Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, James Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, and Dr. Louis and Anne B. Schneider Foundation and PNC Charitable Trusts
Additional support provided in loving memory of Gloria E. Baker.