Virtual Academy

Presented By

Sandler Center Foundation’s
VIRTUAL ACADEMY is
NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS!

With gracious funding from PRA Group and others, the Sandler Center Foundation’s VIRTUAL ACADEMY’S April matinee offerings (6 shows) are available AT NO COST to Coastal Virginia schools.

Registration is required.
Programs are 30-40 minutes each.
Confirmed Registrants will receive access links and study guides within 5 business days.

Access to the following virtual programs are available by reservation only for the month of April

Black History Heroes, Soldiers & Spies
May 2022
In Honor of Military Appreciation Month

Black History Heroes, Soldiers & Spies

Recommended for Grades 4 and Up

Black History, History & Social Studies

History is filled with Black American heroes and in this production audiences learn the stories of some of the most amazing figures like Colonel Charles Young of the Buffalo Soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen as they take flight to help achieve victory in World War II, and Mary Elizabeth Bowser, whose work as a spy helped the Union during the Civil War. An exciting and interactive production that is sure to intrigue young and old alike!

Produced by Bright Star Touring Theatre

George Washington Carver & Friends
May 2022
In Honor of National Investors Month

George Washington Carver & Friends

Recommended for Grades Pre-K — 5th

Black History, History & Social Studies, STEM

Black History heroes laid the groundwork for some of the most amazing discoveries of the modern era, especially when it comes to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Hosted by the incredible scientist, George Washington Carver, a man who invented thousands of uses for the lowly peanut, this show introduces students to other
incredible scientists, entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History. Meet Madame CJ Walker, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall
and more!

Produced by Bright Star Touring Theatre

The Story of Anne Frank
May 2022
In Honor of Jewish American History Month

George Washington Carver & Friends

Recommended for Grades 4th and up

History & Social Studies

World War II was a desperate and intense time for everyone, but it was especially devastating to the Jewish people living under Nazi rule. Through direct accounts from Anne Frank’s diary and the heartfelt retelling of her story by her father, Otto, this production offers an engaging and accessible approach to one of history’s darkest chapters. The courage of Anne Frank and her family is the story of the strength of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

Produced by Bright Star Touring Theatre

The Carp Who Would Not Quit
May 2022
In Honor of Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Carp Who Would Not Quit

Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 2nd

Hawaiian, Pacific Island, Japanese & Okinawa culture & history. Social/Emotional. Oral History Interviews. Traditional fables. Native & Indigenous Cultures. Relationships and connections to nature.

These retellings of traditional fables from Japan and Okinawa teach important lessons of persistence, respect and kindness.

Japanese and Okinawan music, language and culture are the heart of this performance featuring clever animals, puppetry, song and a whole lot of fun for young audience members and their families. Stories include The Rolling Musubi, the legend of the Rabbit in the Moon, and more!

Produced by Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Duke
May 2022
In Honor of Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Duke

Recommended for Grades 3rd and up

Hawaiian, Pacific Island  culture & history. Social/Emotional. Native & Indigenous Cultures. History of swimming and fishing.

Hawaii’s first Olympic gold medalist and the grandfather of modern surfing, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku is unquestionably one of the most important and beloved figures in Hawaiian history. In many ways, Duke is Hawaii. He lived through Hawaii’s transition from an independent nation to a U.S. territory and on to statehood. His gentle, welcoming spirit helped Hawaii gain the Aloha reputation that continues to attract people from around the world even today.

Many think of Duke as a famous surfer and as a statue in Waikiki. There is much more to this larger-than-life man, however, and this performance takes a closer look at his extraordinary accomplishments.

Produced by Honolulu Theatre for Youth