Education

 

Arts Where You Are

Welcome! While we wish we could host you as a guest of the Sandler Center for a stage performance, the Sandler Center Foundation is here to digitally meet the demand for quality educational programming for students in Hampton Roads. While so many things have changed in the last year, including where learning is taking place, we remain deeply committed to our mission to educate, inspire and enrich.

With gracious funding from donors, this year’s digital education programs are offered AT NO COST to schools and families. Programs are open to schools and students in Hampton Roads, including public schools, private schools, and homeschool groups. Registration is required for all shows.

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The following programs will be offered as part of our “Arts Where You Are” Student Matinee Series:

Arts Where You Are

Student Matinee Series

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Recommended Grades: 3-8
Pre-recorded performance
Available: Now through June 30, 2021
Study Guide

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. Her courage helped to change the world. Share her adventurous life with your students in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.

Curriculum Connections:
History | Language Arts | Biography | Multi-Cultural | Music | Family Ties | Self-Esteem | Women’s Studies

 


Jack and the Beanstalk

Recommended Grades: K-5
Pre-recorded performance
Available: Now through June 30, 2021
Study Guide

This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. As he spins the tale of trading the family cow for three magic beans, we watch the giant beanstalk grow and let our imaginations soar as our hero climbs through the clouds to meet an ill-tempered giant, find fabulous treasures and more adventures than you can shake a stalk at.

Curriculum Connections:
Folk Tales| Language Arts |  History| Puppets, | Music | Reading

 


The Little Red Hen

Recommended Grades: K-5
Pre-Recorded Performance 
Available: Now through June 30, 2021
Study Guide

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” say the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Curriculum Connections: 
Folk Tales| Language Arts | Reading | Science | Music | Peer Pressure | Self-Esteem | Character Development