Cultural and Performing Arts Field Trips
2018-2019 School Year

Welcome!

Thank you for choosing to take your students to a live performance. Not only will the content connect to your curriculum, you’ll be helping your students to acquire skills in appropriate theatre etiquette. (Click here for Florida Standards-based Theatre Etiquette)

You can either browse the entire catalog or use the Performance Search Criteria tool below to narrow your possibilities by grade level, a specific venue, curriculum connection or performance month. The performances are listed in alphabetical order.

 If a performance is sold-out and you wish to be placed on a wait list, please contact Performing Arts Fieldtrips at (813) 276-8250.

Please note: ALL performances were approved PRIOR to transportation closing any dates.
Please order transportation immediately upon receipt of your reservation confirmation to ensure bus availability. Although unexpected absences will occur, it is not acceptable to cancel an entire performance or to reduce your reservation’s attendance numbers by more than ten percent without a minimum thirty day notice.

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Aesop's Fables
Performed by: Tennessee Theatre Company  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
“Aesop’s Fables” is a fast paced theatrical production for elementary students. This popular play is a proven winner with young audiences as Aesop's most beloved animal characters come to life in "The Tortoise and the Hare", "The Dog in the Oxen Manger", "The Lion and the Mouse" and "The Ants and the Grasshoppers". These fun stories will teach your students teamwork, friendship, sharing, kindness, the importance of hard work and other life lessons through the famed wisdom of Aesop. This live interactive program between actors and students complements English/Language Arts, Creative Arts, Theatre Arts, Fine Arts and Head Start curriculum standards. Join us as we provide memorable lessons, wit, humor, moral insight and playful delights for your students!
Performance ID: 868
Length: 55 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 4
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Feb 20, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
African American Greats
Performed by: Stageworks Theatre  at Stageworks Theatre
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Performance Description:
African American Greats Tour History comes alive! Students will meet familiar African American Greats (Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks) and be introduced to new heroes who broke the color barrier and advanced civil rights (Dr. Charles Drew, Madam C.J. Walker and Mary McLeod Bethune) among others.
Performance ID: 838
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $7.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 6 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 13, 2019 at 10:30AM 
Anansi and the Tree of Life
Performed by: Katie Adams' Make Believe Theater  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
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Performance Description:
A collection of African tales told with puppetry, storytelling, and audience participation The great Baobab tree spreads its limbs giving food and shelter to all the animals. There in its branches lives Anansi the Spider, full of mischief and schemes. Always quick to steal and cheat, Anansi never learns his lesson. He perpetually comes back for more, providing humor and positive life lessons for us all. Katie uses colorful puppets, a large-sized Baobab tree with shadow puppets, and African music to bring these stories to life. Stories include Anansi and the Hat Shaking Dance, The Secret Heart of the Tree, and The Red and Green Hat.
Performance ID: 863
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 06, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Feb 07, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Bill Blagg: The Science of Magic
Performed by: Bill Blagg  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience The Science of Magic takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed presentation shows students how magicians use science to create the impossible. Using the scientific method, students levitate one of their teachers. They learn now the science of reflection makes their homework magically disappear. Bill caps off the show with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands.
Performance ID: 848
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 2 through 7
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

Dates:
Feb 20, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Performed by: Tampa Taiko  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
New Year is the most important traditional celebration across Asia and there are many customs relating to food, decorations, gifts, and music. This high-energy concert will entertain and educate the audience with big drums, gongs, bamboo flute, and an authentic parade lion. Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has performed for a vast array of audiences. They have developed a reputation for impressive, exciting and artful performances. The development of cultural awareness has become much more important as our student populations become more diverse, and there is a need to counter the bullying, discrimination and isolation that most people encounter on a daily basis. Through the proper study of traditional Asian arts, Tampa Taiko's Asian Performing Arts Ensemble creates awareness and honors the multi-cultural world in which we live.
Performance ID: 823
Length: 50 minutes
Admission: $5.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Foreign Languages
+ Physical education
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 05, 2019 at 10:45AM 
City Mouse and Country Mouse
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth (A.C.T.)  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
This updated musical version of Aesop's Fable is filled with lessons in diversity, friendship and individually. These ideals are explored through original songs and audience participation. Q&A with A.C.T. afterwards.
Performance ID: 833
Length: 45 min + Q&A
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Feb 13, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Franzini Family Science Circus
Performed by: Strictly Entertainment  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Circus props and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination to stimulate thought, interest and a better understanding of science for grade K through 5. Added to the fun is wild investigation of astronomy. Lippo arrives on the scene atop the giant rolling globe “SUN” and rides through the solar system on a unicycle. All the scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic and more.
Performance ID: 854
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 29, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Jan 31, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
I Have a Dream
Performed by: Virginia Rep on Tour  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the “American Century” and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”
Performance ID: 846
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 3 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Feb 05, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
School House Rock LIVE!
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
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Performance Description:
The Emmy Award – winning 1970’s pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage! The action begins when a young school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his home and help him to instruct his students on a variety of subjects including Math, Science, History, Politics and Grammar. Through a series of classic songs like “Unpack Your Adjectives” , “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” this multimedia treat shows a whole new generation of young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.
Performance ID: 861
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Jan 23, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Jan 24, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Super Fun Learning Songs
Performed by: Jack Hartmann and the Hop 2 It Band  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
Jack & the Hop 2 It Band will play live and sing songs to help children develop their math, phonics, science and social skills with Super Fun Learning Songs. Jack’s songs will engage your children with singing, moving along and having fun together at the Historic Tampa Theatre. Your students will move and dance on their own and interact with each other. Jack and the band will perform some of your classroom favorites and they’ll be adding some brand new songs that your children will love. The band members showcasing their instruments can spark a child’s imagination and dreams of learning to play an instrument themselves.
Performance ID: 824
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 2
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Science
+ Physical education

Dates:
Apr 24, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Apr 25, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
The Mayhem Poets
Performed by: Mayhem Poets  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
“Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed “an amazing ride” by The New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theater-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip-hop, theater, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed. The Mayhem Poets’ unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News after winning first place in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then, they’ve been touring internationally and spreading their mission to reshape society’s view of poetry.
Performance ID: 847
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 7 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45AM 
The Velveteen Rabbit
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
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Performance Description:
Return to a simpler time in Margery William’s poignant story about a nursery filled with toys and their dreams of being real. Join the curious rabbit, the wise, old Skin Horse and even the rappin’ Jack-in-de-box as they sing and dance their way into your heart. This musical adaptation features all the nursery magic and tenderness that made The Velveteen Rabbit one of the most popular children’s stories of all time.
Performance ID: 862
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre

Dates:
May 01, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
May 02, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Whales, Magic & Cheese
Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
"Whales, Magic and Cheese...Oh My!" stars Jojo, a great kid who loves to read until some kids in the lunchroom start calling him names like "bookworm." To avoid the bullying, Jojo goes to Mendel's Magical Book Shop, hoping that he can sell his books and use the money to buy video games, so he'll fit in with the other kids. Once in the Magic Book Shop though, things take an unexpected turn as the stories in his books magically start to jump to life all around him! Now, all of the pages to Jojo's books are blank and the characters from his books are running wild in real life!
Performance ID: 866
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - May 09, 2019 at 10:45AM 
World of Wonder 2.0
Performed by: Leland Faulkner  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
WOW 2.0 is a live performance that transports audiences into their imagination. Leland is a master theatre artist, and his program, World of Wonder, shares amazing, engaging stories full of magic and imagination that leap off the stage to create unique experiences that promote tolerance, respect, and amazement. Leland has presented performances to audiences around world.
Performance ID: 855
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Mar 12, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Make Reservation - Mar 14, 2019 at 10:45AM