The Valentine Theatre
Season 4: Valentine Theatre School Days

The Valentine is pleased to announce their fourth season of Valentine School Days an Educational Outreach Program. School Days replaced the loss of Lourdes University's Theater Vision programming in 2013. School Days will continue the rich tradition of presenting professional touring companies in educational theatre productions geared to school children for field trips during the school week.

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Season 4 Shows



Enchantment Theatre Company Presents

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit Tales

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter….” These famous opening lines of The Tale of Peter Rabbit have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years with the exploits of a charming hero, who, going against his mother’s wishes, has adventures (and misadventures) in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit who we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts. (Performance is one hour in length.)

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William Shakespear's

Romeo and Juliet

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10 a.m.

The play, set in Verona, is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. The events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young, star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair. (Performance is 90 minutes in length.)

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A National Theatre of the Deaf Production

Robert Munsch's It's in the Bag

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

What’s in the bag? Discover a mystery story, fables, tangram puzzles, improvisations, and much more! Starting with Knowing the Ropes, NTD challenges our actors to create shapes, twists and turns with ropes to teach signs. Have fun with the National Theatre of the Deaf as we combine visually exciting American Sign Language with the Spoken Word to create a performance that will be seen, heard, and long-remembered! (Performance is one hour in length.)

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C.S. Lewis's

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (10 a.m. Show is SOLD OUT)

Four children of war-torn England accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This strange and wondrous place is ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch. Unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch and returning the Lion King Aslan to his throne. (Performance is one hour in length.)

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Judith Viorst's

Alexander Who's Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Alexander has just received some really bad news. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his family are going to have to move to a whole new city. And even though his mom says, “Wait, you’ll like it,” Alexander already knows that he’ll hate it. He can’t bear to leave the people and places he loves, so he decides that he won’t move. First he tries to live with three different neighbors. Then he tries to build a tent so he can live by himself. Then he decides he’ll hide so that his parents’ll never find him, but that doesn’t work out either. With a little help from his mom and dad, and even his bossy older brothers, they help him to understand that home is “where your family is, where you’re with the people who love you best of all.” (Performance is one hour in length.)

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Alyssa Satin Capucilli's

Biscuit

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

A new musical, featuring a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic! (Performance is one hour in length.)

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Lucy Maud Montgomery's

Anne of Green Gables

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla need a boy to help with the chores around their farm on Prince Edward Island. They are not expecting Anne Shirley, a vivacious orphan with a wild imagination and a breathless fascination with finding a place she can call home. ArtsPower’s heart-warming musical, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels, follows Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted. (Performance is one hour in length.)

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A Ballet Theatre of Toledo Production

Paul Many's The Great Pancake Escape

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

This fun-filled ballet is a story of a magician who accidentally mixes up his magic spells with a recipe for pancakes one morning! As a result, all the pancakes come to life and escape throughout the city. His whole family then set about the hilarious task of chasing down the pancakes and bringing them home. (Performance is one hour in length.)