Kaleidoscope

  • 10th Aniversary Season

  • Kaleidoscope School and Family Series feature a combination of professional touring groups and student-produced plays from the Division of Communication and the Arts. Performances are held at the Bromeley Family Theater during school hours and evening hours. Teachers interested in having students attend Kaleidoscope events can contact the arts programming director Patty Colosimo at (814) 362-5155. Families can purchase tickets through our Box Office site below. The Kaleidoscope selection committee is composed of Pitt-Bradford Arts Council members, community members and university staff.

    Members of the Kaleidoscope Committee include: Mrs. Flora Cohen, Ms. Terri Leven, Ms. Courtney Mealy, Ms. Jeanie Satterwhite, Mrs. Diane Schuler, Mr. Rich Johnson, Ms. Marie Troskosky, Ms. Patti Neidich, and Ms. Carol Shannon 

  • Upcoming Performances

    Saturday Morning Art Workshops (Instrument Petting Zoo)
    Blaisdell Hall
    10/5/2019 10:00:00 AM

    $5 per family, payment due at registration

    PreK - 4th grade and their families

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    October 5, 2019 / 10am

    Imagine an entire zoo of musical instruments – and you can play them all! Join us for some musical fun with Isaac Spaeth who will provide information, demonstrations, and instruction on many different instruments.


    50 States in 60 Minutes

    10/17/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Grades: 3 – 8 $8

    Hold on to your hats for a breakneck tour of 500 years of American history in this fast and funny high-energy hour! Your students will come face to face with Columbus, the Pilgrims, the Salem "witches,” George Washington, the Boston Tea partiers, the framers of the Constitution, the Missouri Compromisers, Levi Strauss and his blue jeans, and the Gettysburg Address – and that's just in the first 35 minutes! Study guide: www.greatworkstheatre.com/50_States_Study_Guide.pdfCurriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Literature Based, History


    Aesop's Fables

    11/1/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Grades: K-3 $8

    Aesop’s delightful fables of wit and wisdom, including The Stag at the Pool, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Wind and the Sun, and The Lion and the Mouse, come to life through the large and colorful puppets of nationally acclaimed puppeteer and storyteller Jim West. Meet beloved characters, ingeniously created from paper bags, newspaper, and cardboard boxes, who make their appearance to the enchanting music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rossini, and Chopin.

    A special visit by Kaleidoscope teachers to your classroom will prepare your students for the show with a fable reading and activity! You can schedule this session when you make your reservation.Study Guide: https://twusa.org/shows-artists/on-tour/aesops-fablesCurriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Relationships and Family


    Saturday Morning Art Workshops (Sensory-Friendly Activities)
    Blaisdell Hall
    11/9/2019 10:00:00 AM

    $5 per family, payment due at registration

    PreK - 4th grade and their families, Sensory activities are those that stimulate the five senses – touch, smell, sight, taste, and sound. Sensory activities are fun for all children, but are of particular benefit to those on the autism spectrum. Instructor Christy Keck will lead this workshop to motivate their senses.


    Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents The Rainbow Fish

    2/4/2020 10:00:00 AM

    10am – Matinee Performance / Grades: Pre-K – 3 / $9 regular seating

    7pm – Family Performance / $12 all seating

    Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s, The Rainbow Fish, is an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story as well as two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. The Rainbow Fish will captivate even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold through enchanting puppetry. Winner of numerous international prizes, the sweet message of The Rainbow Fish series has resonated with children, parents, teachers, librarians, and booksellers around the world.


    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

    This engagement of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    midatlanticarts.org


    Professional Development Session for Teachers with Kevin Spencer (Morning Session)
    Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell hall
    2/14/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Arts in the Special Education Classroom for Special Education Instructors at the Elementary, Middle, and High School LevelsIt is critical that children with special needs aren’t simply “present” in the classroom but are actively “included” in the learning experience. This workshop will focus on arts-integrated teaching methods that are applicable to general and special education students to meet a wide variety of cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in multiple setting


    Professional Development Session for Teachers with Kevin Spencer (Afternoon Session)
    Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell hall
    2/14/2020 12:30:00 PM

    Teach like a MAGICIAN for Educators at all levels. This highly interactive workshop provides teachers with the tools and knowledge necessary to increase student engagement, boost creativity in the classroom, and transform their life as an educator. In these challenging and changing times, students need leaders who are willing to venture forward and explore new frontiers that will spark and kindle the flame of creativity and imagination. In this presentation, MAGICIAN is an acronym. Each letter corresponds to a concept that research has identified as being an important component of creating a classroom environment conducive to learning.


    Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces

    5/1/2020 7:00:00 PM

    7pm – Family Performance / $12 all seating

    StoryFaces is a one-of-a-kind performance to inspire and delight any audience! Audience volunteers are brought on stage where their face is painted to illustrate the stories told by master storyteller Christopher Agostino. He fully engages the audience with a skillful spoken-word performance combined with his unique visual art. The creative face painting is as captivating as the traditional folktales and original stories told