For grades: K-8
Fees for live visit: Starting at $595.00 (single)/$795.00 (double) in Chicagoland area
Funding: Grants for Title One, STEM, PBIS, Character/Values Development
A musical comedy quest for quality writing skills »
Our students were so inspired they could not wait to get back to their classrooms to start their writing projects. --- Chicagoland 4th Grade Teacher
“A perfect fit with our Common Core Standards for English Language Arts"
"Your performance helped my students make an important connection to what we do in the classroom in a way I can only hope to achieve."
A musical comedy with audience participation integrating:
• Common Core Standards for Language Arts
The wizard Merlin begins our tale just after young Arthur has pulled the sword from the stone and is ready to be crowned king. As such, Arthur must write new laws of the land (expository), settle a dispute about the kingdom's seal (persuasive), and craft the Royal Stories (narrative). Terrified that he will fail at his first royal duties, Arthur turns to his teacher and mentor for help. Merlin sends him on a quest to find the Crystal Horn for focus, the Tail Feathers of the Profuse Peacock for elaboration and support, and the Methodical Map of Makesense for organization. Equipped with these magical items and the knowledge that each represents, Arthur successfully begins his reign with the motto: "The pen is mightier than the sword in the stone."
WRITING ROYALLY is by Face to Face Productions which produces participatory in-school musicals addressing the Common CoreStandards, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Character Counts Values and PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). For 28 years Face to Face Productions has produced original musicals which engage, enlighten and entertain school audiences with the artistic quality equal to "field trip" productions in large venues (at a fraction of the cost). To paraphrase Ben Franklin "A video is worth a thousand words." Check out clips from all of our shows on You Tube (Search under "Face to Face Productions" and the title of each show). You will see why 100 schools in the Chicagoland area alone have invited us back for at least 18 of the last 28 years.
: Even royals need to know how to properly write to their serfs. This production entertains at a level for most elementary students without talking down to them. It kept their attention and allowed for ... Read full review
: When Arthur organized the 5-paragraphs into a cohesive essay, I caught the eye of one of my third graders. Her eyes lit up, she pointed to the cards, smiled and whispered, “Look! Closing paragraph!” I... Read full review