Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage inspires creativity through theatre and arts education programs that nurture, challenge, and empower young people of all abilities. View their website.

 

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INSIDE OUT (Winter Lottery)
Presented by: Imagination Stage

It’s bedtime! But instead of getting ready, two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up, a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt becomes a fantastic creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet. In this interactive show, discover the joy of turning things inside out!
Date: 1/25/18 and 1/26/18
Time: 10:30AM   
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: PreK-K
Ticket Capacity: 50 tickets available

 "Inside Out

OYEME, THE BEAUTIFUL
Presented by: Imagination Stage

Laura and Valentina are teenagers just trying to make it through another day in middle school. However, unlike many of their peers, they are refugees from Central America who have fled brutal violence in their home countries to find shelter and pursue their dreams in the United States. Step inside their shoes, hear their stories, see their struggle, and feel their strength as we move through their day. Óyeme, the Beautiful brings to light the undaunted courage and beautiful spirit that fuels these young people, and teaches us the power of friendship, family, and hope.
Date: 4/10, (6-8th Grade) 4/12, 4/13 (9-12th Grade)
Time: 10:00 and 12:00
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: 4/10— Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE
4/12, 4/13— Dance Loft on 14,  4618 14TH St NW, 20011
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: PreK-K
Ticket Capacity: 140 tickets available for 4/10, and 120 tickets available for 4/12, 4/13
Learning Guide

 for Oyeme, The Beautiful

THE PRINCESS & THE PAUPER - A BOLLYWOOD TALE (Winter Lottery)
Presented by: Imagination Stage

Set in long ago India, this Bollywood-inspired adaptation of the classic Mark Twain novel shows how the common people work long hours to support the luxurious lifestyle of those in the palace. As a corrupt Wazir plots to steal the throne from the Sultan’s heirs, a spoiled Princess Razia forces a shy dressmaker’s daughter, Zainab, to exchange places with her. Razia gradually discovers how unfairly the people are treated, and resolves to become a just leader. But, can she expose the Wazir’s villainy before he is crowned? In a madcap finale, Razia, Zainab, and all of the people of Dehli rise up to crash the coronation.
Date: 3/2/18
Time: 10:45AM   
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: PreK-4
Ticket Capacity: 150 tickets available at the event. Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.

 for "The Princess & The Pauper - A Bollywood Tale"

 


Previous Lottery

SMARTEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
Presented by: Imagination Stage

Studious Leo and his younger sister Lizzy couldn’t be more different. But, the two share dreams of becoming successful and making life easier for their overworked parents. When Mami and Papi forbid Leo to accept a place on his school’s TV Challenge team due to his chronic illness, Lizzy studies up to compete in his stead. But, the plan backfires when Leo feels jealous rather than grateful. Can Lizzy win the competition and regain her brother’s love?
Date: 10/6/17
Time: 10:45AM
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Grades: PreK-4
Ticket Capacity: 150 tickets available at the event. Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. 

"Smartest Girl in the World" was offered in the Fall Lottery

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Presented by: Imagination Stage as Part of the Learning Through Theatre Initiative

Mowgli is a human child brought up in the jungles of India by a family of wolves. The embittered tiger Shere Kahn may be stalking him, but Mowgli is a quick learner. His friends, Baloo the goofy bear, and Bagheera, the savvy Jaguar, teach him how to gain the trust of the four-footed hunters, the birds, and the snakes so that he will never be friendless. He falls into a bad crowd of silly monkeys who lead him astray and play a mean trick on him. How will Mowgli escape from the deep, dark well? And, how will he save himself when Shere Kahn turns the wolf pack against him? Kipling’s timeless classic deals with very timely issues in this lively new version. Mowgli learns to respect his environment and the wisdom of the animals. And he realizes that, as a grown man, it’s his responsibility to protect them.
Date: 10/30/17, 10/31/17, 11/1/17, 11/2/17, 11/3/17, 11/6/17, 11/7/17, 11/8/17, 11/9/17, 11/13/17, 11/14/17, 11/15/17, 11/16/17, 11/17/17
Time: 10:00AM   
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE Washington DC 20002
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grade: 3
Ticket Capacity: 200 tickets available at the event (including chaperones). Please limit request to approximately 50 tickets per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.
Theatre Arts Activity Guide.

"The Jungle Book" was offerend in the Fall Lottery

 

¡CAJAS! ¡CAJAS! ¡CAJAS! 
Presented by: Imagination Stage

Two friends use their imaginations to build bridges, birds, a train, a plane, and even a castle from cardboard boxes. Jump inside the world of a child’s imagination! Performances are followed by a “free play” session, allowing the audience to build their own creations, using props from the show.
Date: 11/09/17 and 11/10/17
Time: 10:30AM   
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: PreK-K
Ticket Capacity: 50 tickets are available for the 11/9 performance and 30 tickets are available for the 11/10 performance.

"¡Cajas! ¡Cajas! ¡Cajas!" was offerd in the Fall Lottery

 

CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Presented by: Imagination Stage

In this beloved classic (now infused with live music!), Fern, a soft-hearted farm girl, forms an unlikely bond with Wilbur, a charismatic pig. At the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur meets a silly goose, a moody sheep, a selfish rat, and Charlotte, a clever spider. In an effort to save her friend, Charlotte weaves flattering messages about him into her web that cause a sensation in the small town. Fall in love with your favorite characters all over again as they bring this “radiant” tale from page to stage this holiday season!
Date: 11/17/17
Time: 10:45AM   
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: PreK-4
Ticket Capacity: 150 tickets available at the event. Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. 

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