For grades: K-8
Fees for live visit: Starting at $595.00 for single performance in Chicagoland area
Funding: Grants for Title One, STEM, PBIS, Character/Values Development
A 'Character Counts'/PBIS musical comedy »
The mode by which you educate and entertain children is so valuable. As a principal and a parent, I truly appreciate what you have to offer. --- - Chicagoland Principal
"Two thumbs up from every student and teacher in our school."
"It had it all: History, Heart and Humor."
"HONEST ABE exceeded our very high expectations."
A musical comedy with audience participation integrating:
• 'Character Counts!'
In the classic melodrama tradition, Honest Abe presents a hero—Abraham Lincoln, of course—and a villain—Crudley Doowrong. In each stage of Lincoln’s life, Crudley hurls adversity and ethical challenges, forcing our hero to face hardships, moral dilemmas and temptations. With the help of the audience, Lincoln must decide if he will uphold his positive character traits, or succumb to an easier, more self-serving approach. Will Lincoln’s trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship save the day?
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 27 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 52 schools in the Chicagoland area alone have invited us back for at least 18 of the last 27 years.
: This melodrama look at the young Lincoln teaches students that character is a trait one nurtures. Doris Kearns Goodwin could not have written a better show for the elementary set. An excellent product... Read full review
: What a brilliantly theatrical way to bring the concepts of CHARACTER COUNTS and PBIS to life. My students were enthralled with this show. They had an experience that encompassed music, theater, histor... Read full review