Shadow Box Theatre

  
Award-winning, interactive musical theatre using shadow, 3D puppets and live performers, serving pre-school and elementary schools for 49 years. Performing at venues throughout New York City or at your organization. Current puppet shows (7-9 performers) are "The African Drum" (sharing African heritage), "Tobias Turkey" (a Thanksgiving favorite, about a very determined turkey), and “The Earth & Me” (the story of the Earth told to a child, a dance puppet musical). Also available, our 3 character hand-puppet show, “Play it Safe” (a safety musical). Our storybooks, CDs, and DVDs are great follow-ups. Mention code: CT325 when booking. 
 
 
Contact Info
Address: The Shadow Box Theatre, 325 West End Avenue #12B, New York, NY 10023. New York County. 
 
Tel: 212-724-0677. 
 
 
Hrs: 8AM-5PM.
 
SCHOOLS
Shadow Box Theatre’s shows involve tons of interaction, immersing students in the world of theater and language arts as they clap, sing, and dance along with performers. Performances focus on a variety of topics including culture, science, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Contact: Raymond Todd, rtodd@shadowboxtheatre.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: Pre-K-5th+. 
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, 15 minutes. 
 
Cost: Tickets $7-8 for school groups.  
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Performing Arts.
Topics Covered: Language arts, theater, music, drama, acting, culture, earth science, health, safety, anti-bullying.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Theater badges with performances at the Shadow Box Theatre. Weekday and special weekend shows available.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Raymond Todd, rtodd@shadowboxtheatre.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: Pre-K-5th+. 
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, 15 minutes.  
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Performing Arts.
Topics Covered: Language arts, theater, music, culture.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Shadow Box Theatre’s shows immerse homeschool groups in the world of theater and language arts as they clap, chant, and dance along with performers. Performances focus on a variety of topics including culture, science, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Contact: Raymond Todd, rtodd@shadowboxtheatre.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: Pre-K-5th+. 
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, 15 minutes.  
 
Cost: Fee.  
 
Topics Covered: Language arts, theater, music, drama, acting, culture, earth science, health, safety, anti-bullying.
 
OUTREACH
We offer "Storybook Theatre: Stories That Sing!," popular interactive shows (2-3 performers, 45 minutes to 1 hour, flexible). Holiday-themed shows are available for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Three Kings Day, featuring multicultural aspects. Other shows include African Folktale, “How The Turtle Got Its Shell,” a Native American Tale, “The Growing Rock,” and our show about bullying and friendship, “Little is Big.” Theatre Arts Workshops focus on puppetry, expanding your group’s creativity and literary skills. Serving New York City’s five boroughs, Jersey City/Hoboken, NJ, Nassau County on Long Island, and Yonkers/Lower Westchester. Mention this listing when booking for promotional offer. See a list of shows that can come to you.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Raymond Todd, rtodd@shadowboxtheatre.org or Carol Prud'homme Davis, cpdavis@shadowboxtheatre.org
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-3rd+. 
 
Group Size: Up to 100 (additional fee for 101+).
 
Activity Type: Performances. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes – 1 hour+. 
 
Cost: $575 for two-person shows, $125 for workshops (2 workshops minimum). 
 
Topics Covered: Language arts, theater, music, drama, acting, culture, earth science, health, safety, anti-bullying.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Theater Lesson Plan

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and more. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play.... Continue