The Theatreworks program provides the best national and international professional touring children’s theatre to the school-age children and summer campers of the First Coast region. Founded in 1979, Theatreworks was an independent organization until it merged with the Florida Theatre in 2019.

 

Place your reservation here. For more information about attending or booking a Theatreworks production, contact Theatreworks Program Manager Jamie Kent by calling (904) 353-3500 or emailing jamie@floridatheatre.com.

THEATREWORKS 2022 - 2023 SEASON AT THE FLORIDA THEATRE

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Event Date: December 2, 2023
Event Time: 10 AM and 12 PM

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Event Date: December 1, 2023, 10:10 AM and 11:50 AM

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Pete's Big Hollywood Adventure

Event Date: November 29, 2022
Event Time: 10 AM and 12 PM

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The Lightning Thief

Event Date: January 23, 2022
Event Time: 10 AM and 12 PM

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Terrance Simien: Creole for Kids and the Zydeco Experience

Event Date: January 26, 2023
Event Time: 10:30 AM

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Step Afrika!

Event Date: February 10, 2023
Event Time: 10:30 AM

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The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Event Date: April 17, 2023
Event Time: 10 AM and 12 PM

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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Event Date: February 27, 2023
Event Time: 10 AM and 12 PM
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Event Date: February 28, 2023, 10 AM and 11:50 AM

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Contact Theatreworks

For more information about attending or booking a Theatreworks production, contact Theatreworks Program Manager Jamie Kent by calling (904) 353-3500 or emailing jamie@floridatheatre.com.

Sponsored By

SPONSORED BY

  • Community First Credit Union
  • Citi Bank
  • Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
  • Culture Builds Florida
  • City of Jacksonville, Florida
  • Publix Super Market Charities
  • W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.

How to To Reserve For Schools

Fill out the Reservation Form and we will send a confirmation, or call us at (904) 353-3500. All tickets are $8.50.

Please note our reservation forms option is down. We are working to correct this. For more information about attending or booking a Theatreworks production, contact Theatreworks Program Manager Jamie Kent by calling (904) 353-3500 or emailing jamie@floridatheatre.com.

How To Reserve For An Individual

Call the box office at (904) 355-2787 or reserve online by clicking the show title above, and then click the “BUY NOW” button on the individual event page.

Note: All tickets contain a $4.50 restoration fee, and online orders contain a $10.00 per ticket convenience fee. To avoid the convenience fee, call the Florida Theatre box office to purchase.

THEATREWORKS IN SCHOOLS 2022 - 2023

ALIENS ALIVE

ALIENS ALIVE (PK-5)

Various Dates Available 
Price: $900

While reporting live, The Story Ship’s science reporter, Sarah, is kidnapped by aliens and trapped on a spaceship bound for the outer regions of our solar system!  Audience volunteers must quickly form a Rescue Team and use magic, dance, and music to get her back.  The audience helps to unravel a celestial musical message. This show is highly interactive, with audience participation every minute to two minutes, with kids helping with magic tricks, singing, dancing, and navigating the rescue rocket through an interactive game.

Curriculum Themes: Science, Music Math

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CHRISTMAS CAROL

Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL (K-8)
Available Dates: November-December 2022
Price: $800

Become a guest at the Dickens’ home as Charles Dickens and his sister, Fan, act out their own “Amateur Theatrical” version of Scrooge’s story.  The 2 actors use only their imaginations & items from the drawing room to perform 15 characters from the classic story.

Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, Music, History, and Character Education.

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CIRCUS KING

CIRCUS KING (PK-5)

Various Dates
Available  Price: $900

A young boy is lost at sea and found by a baboon on a far away island. He is raised by a circus of misfits. The audience and cast of characters help the boy overcome personal challenges and discover his destiny. With a little magic, characters come right out of the screen as puppets! The set has big screen animation, lots of magical props and musical instruments The students test out on grammar, reading comprehension and spelling.

Curriculum Themes: Character Education, Theatre, Music, Language arts, Character Education, Theatre, Music, Language arts

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DIGGERY DIGGERS DINO SHOW

DIGGERY DIGGER’S DINO ADVENTURE (PK-3)

Various Dates Available
Price:
 $900

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his dinosaur fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and a terrible thing happens. The dinosaurs in museums around the world start to come alive!

Curriculum Themes: Science, S.T.E.A.M.

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FLORIDA TREASURES

FLORIDA TREASURES (K-5)
Available Dates:
 September 2022-August 2023
Price: $800

When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida history.  The audience will laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida’s “Almost Oldest” city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the “Original” Pocahontas story.
Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, History, Audience Participation, Character Education, and Music.

Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, History, Audience Participation, Character Education, and Music.

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PIRATE GOODIE & THE MAGIC CHEST

PIRATE GOODIE AND THE MAGIC CHEST (PK-3)

Various Dates Available 
Price: $900

Come along with Pirate Goodie Twoshoes and his parrot, Pete, on an amazing undersea adventure. Goodie can’t remember how to open his magic chest full of treasure. So he calls upon the audience and his animated friends to help. The show includes a giant video screen with colorful animations and charming puppets. Plenty of magic, music and comedy make this show unforgettable.
Curriculum Themes: Character Education and Theatre Arts

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RUMPLESTILTSKIN

RUMPELSTILTSKIN (K-5)
Available Dates: 
September 2022-August 2023 
Price: $800

Adapted from the story by the Brothers Grimm, this classic uses the elaborate masks and comic characters of Commedia Del’Arte (Italian Renaissance Comedy) along with audience participation to tell the story of the magical little man who can spin straw into gold.

Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, History, Audience Participation, Character Education, and Music.

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SUPER ME

“SUPER ME” ANTI-BULLYING SHOW (PK-5)

Various Dates Available 
Price: $900

“Super Me” is a fast-paced theatrical adventure that combines high-energy hip-hop dance, intense video gaming, astounding magic, interactive animation, and a live actor. Audience members are taken on a virtual journey into a comic book world to help a young boy escape from bullies. The audience must help the animated boy overcome obstacles and solve puzzles using superpowers onstage. Kids not only see real-life examples of bullying but are given clear, step-by-step actions to help stop bullying.

Curriculum Themes: Character Education, Communication, Theatre

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SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE OPERA

SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE OPERA MYSTERY (K-8)
Available Dates: 
September 2022-August 2023 
Price: $800

The world’s most famous detective investigates a diamond theft at The Royal Opera in this original play based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes must use his skills of observation and disguise, along with audience participation, to solve the mystery.

Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, Audience Participation, Character Education, and Music.

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THE GREAT PIRATE RACE

THE GREAT PRIATE RACE (PK-6)

Various Dates Available
Price:
 $900

This show combines all of our favorite things – board gaming, racing, music, magic and animation! The board game and animation parts of the show are projected on to a large screen. The audience is divided into two teams. The teams are in a race to get to the treasure. Each team will have to complete on stage challenges that include solving math problems, solving puzzles, helping with magic tricks and team comedy challenges all held on stage with a live Pirate.

Curriculum Themes: STEAM Math (Math problems adjusted for grade level)

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THE TIME MACHINE

THE TIME MACHINE (K-8)
Available Dates: September 2022-August 2023
Price: $800

H.G. Wells 1895 Science Fiction novel travels to the stage in this “Steampunk” rock musical. A Victorian Era Time Traveler ventures far into the future encountering the ethereal Eloi and the dangerous subterranean Morlocks. He must return to his own time with a lesson in embracing diversity essential to saving the human species. It is a S.T.E.A.M. Powered Performance!

Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, History, Character Education, and Music.

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THE PIED BAG-PIPER OF HAMELIN

THE PIED BAG-PIPER OF HAMELIN (K-5)
Available Dates:
 September 2022-August 2023 
Price: $800

A Scottish bagpiper is hired to lead away the rats that have invaded Hamelin town. Will the Mayor keep her promise to pay him? This hilarious show features Scottish folk songs, comic characters, and plenty of audience participation! 

Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, Character Education, and Music.

THE FARIY GODFATHER AND THE WAND OF DREAMS

THE FARIY GODFATHER AND THE WAND OF DREAMS (PK-3)

Various Dates Available 
Price: $900

The land of “Happily Ever After” is in big trouble. The Wand Of Dreams has been stolen and everything is falling apart! Fairy Godmother or Godfather and the audience have to round up the usual suspects to solve the mystery. Each suspect offers an interesting mathematical problem to solve as the mystery unfolds. You’ll meet a Magic Mirror with a messy cold, a Dirty Rat with some pretty shady friends, a Troll that has traffic backed up for hours, a narcoleptic Sheriff that can’t stay awake long enough to figure anything out, Five Little Piggies with some really big problems, and a Dragon that loves bacon! The show combines hilarious puppets, beautiful animation, spellbinding magic, wonderful music with tremendous audience interaction. The set has big screen animation, lots of magical props and musical instruments.

Curriculum Themes: Mathematics, Measurements, Science, S.T.E.A.M. 

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THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER

THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER (K-5)
Available Dates: November-December 2022
Price: 800

The classic Brothers Grimm story takes the stage as an original musical with new lyrics set to traditional holiday melodies. An Elf must help a poor shoemaker… with the help of the elves in the audience.

Curriculum Themes: Literature, Theatre, Character Education, Music, and Audience Participation.

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WAND OF DREAMS

The land of “Happily Ever After” is in big trouble. The Wand Of Dreams has been stolen and everything is falling apart! Fairy Godmother or Godfather and the audience have to round up the usual suspects to solve the mystery. Each suspect offers an interesting mathematical problem to solve as the mystery unfolds. You’ll meet a Magic Mirror with a messy cold, a Dirty Rat with some pretty shady friends, a Troll that has traffic backed up for hours, a narcoleptic Sheriff that can’t stay awake long enough to figure anything out, Five Little Piggies with some really big problems and a Dragon that loves bacon! The show combines hilarious puppets, beautiful animation, spellbinding magic, wonderful music with tremendous audience interaction. The set has big screen animation, lots of magical props and musical instruments.

Available Dates: Multiple Dates
Curriculum Connections: Mathematics, Measurements, Science, S.T.E.A.M.
Grades: PK-3
Price: $900

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ABOUT

The Theatreworks program provides the best national and international professional touring children’s theatre to the school age children and summer campers of the First Coast region. Founded in 1979, Theatreworks was an independent organization until it merged with the Florida Theatre in 2019.

CONTACT

For more information about attending or booking a Theatreworks production, contact Theatreworks Program Manager Jamie Kent by calling (904) 353-3500 or emailing jamie@floridatheatre.com.

TICKETS

To purchase individual and homeschool tickets, call the box office at (904) 355-2787 or reserve online with the link below. Note: all tickets contain a $1.50 restoration fee, and online orders contain a $10.00 per ticket convenience fee. To avoid the online convenience fee, call the Florida Theatre box office to purchase.