Theatrical shows for students, student groups announced

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The Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, has announced its 2022-23 school performance season. The performances include both a virtual performance and in-theater performances.

Virtual Performance

Now through June 2, 2023: “Bite-Size Science”

In-Theater Performances

Oct. 19: “Doktor Kaboom!”

Oct. 27: “School House Rock”

Dec. 6: “Holiday Traditions Around The World”

Jan. 12-13: “Grand Shanghai Circus”

Jan. 20: “Let's Go Science”

All in-theater performances are approximately 60 minutes long and are presented at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts located on the FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. The virtual program consists of more than three hours of content and can be experienced at a time and place of your convenience.

2022-23 School Performances

“Bite-Size Science” — A 15-episode series of curriculum-related, 10- to 15-minute videos covering life science topics such as cheetah adaptations, ocean food chains, wetlands, monarch butterflies, pollination and much more. The series includes more than three hours of content, curriculum connections, hilarious animations, nature footage, quizzes and a study guide with fun activities and additional resources. Virtual program pricing varies depending on group size. Check website or call 904-632-5050.

“Doktor Kaboom!” — The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Topics include: safety; pressure and force; simple machines; velocity; application of science to everyday life; the scientific method; multiple experimentation; constant discovery of new information and data; definitions: chemical reactions, exothermic, external and chemical formula; mass; air pressure and demonstration vs. experimentation.

“School House Rock” — The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage. The action begins when a young schoolteacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his home and help him to instruct his students on a variety of subjects including math, science, history, politics and grammar.

“Holiday Traditions Around the World” — This is a fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. Performed by Stages Productions.

“Grand Shanghai Circus” — “Grand Shanghai Circus: Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai” is a top performance troupe famous for excellent skills, daredevil acts and a harmonious combination of various kinds of performing arts. The show begins by honoring the essence of the old historic Shanghai culture and transports the audience to current Shanghai through the dazzling performances, which include mystifying acts of strength, colorful dance, breathtaking acrobatics mixed with charismatic personalities.

“Let’s Go Science” — This show is a wacky look at “how things work” with Professor Smart and Ms. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction, great scenery and awesome lighting and illusions all make this one science lesson that students won’t want to miss.

All in-person shows cost $8.50 per person. Everyone, including infants and toddlers, must have a ticket for admission. Tickets go fast so hold a spot for your student group by requesting a reservation today.

Call us at 904-632-5050 or email groupsales@fscjartistseries.org. You can also go to fscjartistseries.org/education/school-performances and click on the Request Form button to complete a simple request form.

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