Until we gather again in-person for the next EQT Children’s Theater Festival in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, two new Virtual Field Trips for educators and group leaders to share with students and young arts enthusiasts will be available for a limited time.
A Virtual Día de Muertos Adventure for school groups, Spanish Clubs, Conversational Spanish Groups and homeschoolers Mexico Beyond Mariachi
presented by the EQT Children’s Theater Festival in partnership with the Children’s Theater Series
Join Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton, as he follows the music towards the ultimate party! He is spurred on by the tricky Chaneques, who desperately want him to be the centerpiece on their ofrenda. Along the path, Sugar Skull meets many colorful characters who teach him how Day of the Dead is much more than a party--it is a celebration of life! Sugar Skull! is a joyful adventure that delves into the rich traditions of Día de Los Muertos to deepen students’ understanding of Mexican and Latin American culture. Featuring regional dances of Mexico, colorful costumes and traditional music, Sugar Skull! teaches about Mexican culture beyond the expected! The virtual performance is available in English or Spanish with subtitles. A robust study guide accompanies the performance. 30 minutes.
Jazztime! Musical for Children and Families
Adapted from Stage to Screen for educators and group leaders
Produced by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust with support from PNC Grow Up Great presented in partnership with the EQT Children’s Theater Festival and Children’s Theater Series
In this 30 minute production, you will experience the styles and elements of jazz music through a special musical created and performed by local Pittsburgh talents! You and your young ones will begin the show with Grandma Rose as she reminisces about the good old days as a popular vocalist with a band of the finest musicians. After a clumsy fall over the boxes in her attic, Rose awakes to music being played by her old band! Now reunited, they sing the old songs that taught her all about jazz music, exploring tempo, dynamics, melody, improvisation and more. This musical performance adapted for the screen presents children with an introduction to jazz that will be sure to inspire.