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Inclement Weather and other theatre policies



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Prime Stage Education Field Trip Matinees
Location: New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts
6 Allegheny Center East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Educational Field Trip matinees are a great way to introduce middle and high school students to the magic of live theatre. Matinees include curriculum guides and post-show discussions. Tickets are an affordable $10 per student. One complimentary chaperone ticket is included for each 20 paid student tickets.

Reservations are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Season.

Check out the Featured National Standards

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird
November 8, 9 & 10, 2016
All shows begin at 10:00 AM


1984

1984
March 7, 8 & 9, 2017
All shows begin at 10:00 AM

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
May 9, 10 & 11, 2017
All shows begin at 10:00 AM

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All performances begin at 10:00 AM at the New New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Inclement Weather Policy

Prime Stage Theatre maintains a firm policy of not cancelling performances due to weather. For this reason, we urge all ticket holders to make every effort to attend.

Student matinees - If you are unable to attend a performance due to school delay or cancellation, please call Prime Stage Education Box Office at 412-841-7353. We will make every effort to arrange another time for you to see that production. There is no guarantee, however, that seats for an alternate performance will be available.

In the case of school closings or delays due to inclement weather, we offer two options for schools who are not able to attend a scheduled matinee.

1) Prime Stage will credit the full purchase of tickets toward another available performance during the season or in the following season, or

2) Prime Stage will refund the tickets within 30 days of the cancelled performance.

A representative of the school must contact our Education Box Office Manager on the morning of the performance and then determine the selected option.



Accessibility Contact

Our Accessibility Contact is Connie Brinda, Operations Director
cbrinda@primestage.com

Field Trip Feedback


"Thank you so much for a wonderful performance of The Giver last week! Our students were very much intrigued by the performance, and it sparked some thoughtful discussion afterwards. We look forward to joining you all at Prime Stage again in the future!"

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"The acting was exceptional and seamless and the conversation with the actors afterward was enlightening. It’s always a great learning experience for my students and the productions, even down to the arrival and departure, are always well organized."

FEATURED NATIONAL STANDARDS:

 

English/Language Arts
Standards Developed by International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English

1. Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, and aesthetic) of human experience.

2. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context and graphics).

3. Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, and video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

4. Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, and video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

5. Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

6. Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g.,for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

THEATRE

NA 5-8.3 Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes
Students analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements

NA5-8.7 Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
Students articulate and support the meanings constructed from their and others' dramatic Performances Students use articulated criteria to describe, analyze, and constructively evaluate the perceived effectiveness of artistic choices found in dramatic performances

NA 9-12.2 Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions
Students analyze the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters found in dramatic texts from various genres and media

NA 9-12.3 Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions
Students analyze a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements

NA9-12.5 Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Students identify and research cultural, historical, and symbolic clues in dramatic texts, and evaluate the validity and practicality of the information to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal productions

NA9-12.7 Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
Students articulate and justify personal aesthetic criteria for critiquing dramatic texts and events that compare perceived artistic intent with the final aesthetic achievement

Students analyze and critique the whole and the parts of dramatic performances, taking into account the context, and constructively suggest alternative artistic choice,

All Prime Stage productions and Resource Guides address the following:

 PA Common Core Standards for The Giver:

Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

CC.1.3.9-10.A: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CC.1.3.9-10.C: Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CC.1.3.9-10.D: Determine the point of view of the text and analyze the impact the point of view has on the meaning of the text.

CC.1.3.9-10.E: Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it and manipulate time create an effect.

CC.1.3.9-10.F: Analyze how words and phrases shape meaning and tone in texts.

CC.1.3.9-10.G: Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

CC.1.3.9-10.H: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms themes, topics, character types, and/or other text elements from source material in a specific work.

CC.1.3.9-10.K: Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

CC.1.5.9-10.A: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grades level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CC.1.5.9-10.G: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking based on grade 9-10 level and content.

CC.1.6.11.A: Listen critically and respond to others in small and large group situations. Respond with grade level appropriate questions, ideas, information or opinions.

CC.1.6.11.C: Demonstrate awareness of audience using appropriate volume and clarity in formal speaking presentations.

CC.1.6.11.D: Listen to and acknowledge the contributions of other students well introducing ideas and opinions to enrich the discussion


Our Education Programs are funded in part by:

The Grable FoundationAmerican Eagle Outfitters, The Laurel Foundation, Macy's, PNC Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation 

Prime Stage Theatre is eligible to receive EITC Funding. You can support our education programs and make sure students see theatre and read - click here.