Rialto Square Theatre School MatineesEducation Through Theatre
Bring your curriculum to life and give your students the experience of live theatre!
The Rialto Square Theatre serves as an educational center for children and families and as a presenting arts organization serving over 50 surrounding communities. The Rialto School Matinee Series offers a distinct arts education initiative throughout Joliet and the greater Will County area. The mission of the Rialto Square Theatre school matinee program is to support the curriculum of schools by providing culturally diverse programs for K-12 students. This will be accomplished through:
Providing performances as teaching tools that cultivate an appreciation for the performing arts among young people that will last throughout their lives.
The Rialto Square Theatre is committed to providing the best opportunities for children to experience and participate in the performing arts. We are proud to announce that over half a million students have experienced a professional performing arts event with us since the inception of this program. This season continues the tradition of providing great performances to enhance learning, fire imaginations, and reinforce school curriculum in meaningful ways.
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Grades 4-8: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier. The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach…Find out more »
Grades: 4–8 Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there; in order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant…Find out more »