The Quick’s School Matinee Series Offers Local Youth Live Theatre Experiences That Bring Books to Life


Media Contact: Lori N. Jones, ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2975

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 30, 2017) —Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts announces the new School Matinee Series lineup for the 2017-18 season.

For more than 25 years, the Quick Center has offered local schools the opportunity to expose their students to live theatre experiences. In that time, more than 40,000 students in pre-K through twelfth grades have traveled from Fairfield, Bridgeport, and surrounding communities to attend the Quick’s School Matinee Series, supported in part by the Quick Center for the Arts Education and Outreach Fund.

In addition to offering study guides to augment the learning experience, the Quick offers educational workshops and hands-on learning with many of our artists each year. Lori Jones, director of programming and audience development shared, “The Quick is committed to providing incredible arts experiences to audiences of all ages, but we are particularly focused on arts education for young people in our communities as we believe that live arts experiences not only enhance their learning, but ignite creativity and offer a new view of the world around them.”

Performances for the 2017-18 season include:

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia in
Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook

Monday, October 16, 2017 | 10 a.m.
Grades pre-K to 2nd

Author Sam McBratney’s award-winning classic, Guess How Much I Love You, and the endearing I Love My Little Storybook illustrated by Anita Jeram, come to life with whimsical puppetry, dreamlike imagery, and original music.

 

Childsplay presents
Go, Dog. Go!

Monday, February 26, 2018 | 10 a.m.
Grades pre-K to 3rd 

Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, clowning, vaudeville, singing (maybe a touch of barking), and of course, six lovable dogs! Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party.

 

TheatreworksUSA in
The Lightning Thief

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 10 a.m.
Grades 2nd to 7th

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, this musical follows Percy Jackson through heroic battles and mythological monsters.

Teachers, PTAs, and homeschool groups are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance as performances do sell out. Tickets are $10, with one complimentary ticket for every 10 purchased. For more information, please visit www.quickcenter.com/education or call the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396.

 

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Fairfield University is a modern Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200 acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on August 30, 2017

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