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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star | Tuck Everlasting | Disney's The Little Mermaid 
Ghost | The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | Tomas and the Library Lady

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:
Teamwork, perseverance, problem solving, friendship

Language: 0 out of 5

Violence and Scariness: 0 out of 5

Sensory Advisories: 1 out of 5
Crying sound.
Alarm sound.
Children will be given props to use at certain times.

Potentially Anxious Moments: 1 out of 5
There are falling stars and a scene with one of the stars being revived.
The characters worry over whether or not they will find Little Star.
Characters bicker. 

Other things to know:
This show is designed for children ages 0-5.
The show is immersive and interactive (children are encouraged to help the characters complete their tasks).
The show will start in the lobby and move through our building to the Copeland Studio Theatre.
There is a privacy suite with comfortable chairs and a changing table available to nursing moms.

Tuck Everlasting

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:
Life and death, friendship, family, decision making

Language: 3 out of 5
Use of words: “hate,” “dang it,” “drop dead,” “shut up,” and “freak.”

Violence and Scariness: 3 out of 5
Playful reference to “wringing necks.”
Character throws another character over his shoulder and puts a coat over her.
There is a kidnapping.
Character accidentally shoots another character, which shows the characters’ immortality.
Character stabs himself with a knife, held by another character.
Character holds a gun to another character’s head.
Character is killed with a blunt force strike.
Mention of death sentence by hanging.

Sensory Advisories: 2 out of 5
Loud band with trumpets.
Screaming.
See “Violence and Scariness” above.

Potentially Anxious Moments: 3 out of 5
Character runs away from home and there is anxiety over the missing child.
Character blackmails others.
There is an emotional farewell.
See “Violence and Scariness” above.

Other things to know:
This musical is based off of the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt. The book and performance are generally recommended for grades 4-8.

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:
Family, love, sacrifice, responsibility, independence

Language: 1 out of 5
Use of words: “hate,” “pathetic,” and “depressed.”

Violence and Scariness: 3 out of 5
Evil, dark, and sinister characters and lair.
Character admits to killing another character’s mother.
Mention of being caught in nets and of harpoons.
Character gets angry and destroys another character’s belongings.
Sea battle scene. Ends with character getting swallowed by the sea.

Sensory Advisories: 3 out of 5
Loud musical numbers with lots of sounds and lighting changes.
Lightning and a storm scene.
Animal characters use electricity.
See “Violence and Scariness” above.

Potentially Anxious Moments: 3 out of 5
Character argues with her father.
Character almost drowns.
See “Violence and Scariness” above.

Other things to know:
The performance is based on The Little Mermaid  movie by Disney Animation.  The show is recommended for grades K-8.

Ghost

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:
Perseverance, overcoming tragedy, personal discovery, teamwork, setting and achieving goals

Language: 1 out of 5
Use of words: “stupid” and “dumb”

Violence and Scariness: 5 out of 5
Fighting between parents.
Father chases mother and son and shoots at them with a gun.
The Police arrest complying father who has a gun onstage
Verbal and physical fight between two students.
Character gets stuck in a closet where he hid with his mother from his father.
Children discuss tragedy in their lives including death and child abuse.
Character discusses relationship with father who punched him in the mouth and stole in order to get money for drugs.
Father is described as being a violent addict and having died from an overdose.

Sensory Advisories: 5 out of 5
Sounds of gunshots.
Crowd cheering.
Coach whistle.
See “Violence and Scariness” above.

Potentially Anxious Moments: 5 out of 5
Bullying.
Character runs away from school in the middle of the day.
Character considers and commits theft
See “Violence and Scariness” above.

Other things to know:
Scene where adult figure is drinking beer.
Character is suspended from school.
Character lies to adults.
Character takes his shirt off due to heat.
Character has tattoo.
This play is based off of the book Ghost by Jason Reynolds. The performance is recommended for grades 5-8. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:
Creativity, teamwork, perseverance, friendliness, helping, hard work

Language: 0 out of 5

Violence and Scariness: 0 out of 5

Sensory Advisories: 1 out of 5
This production uses 75 puppets, many of which are very large.

Potentially Anxious Moments: 0 out of 5

Other things to know:
This show is recommended for Pre-K-2nd grade.
In addition to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, these other Eric Carle books are performed: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Mister Seahorse, and The Very Lonely Firefly.

 

Tomás and the Library Lady

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:
Family, culture, overcoming fears, trying new things, perseverance  

Language: 0 out of 5

Violence and Scariness: 0 out of 5
See “Potentially Anxious Moments” below.

Sensory Advisories: 1 out of 5
Loud sound of car tire popping.
Tiger sound.

Potentially Anxious Moments: 2 out of 5
Moments of bullying because of the main character’s struggle with speaking English.
Character has a nightmare due to a mean teacher.
Characters imagine being chased by elephants.
There is a sad farewell.
Stress of moving.

Other things to know:
There is extensive use of Spanish, but it is easy to understand through context and projected translations.The book that this play is adapted from is generally recommended for ages K-3+ and the performance for grades 2-4.