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Curtain Up! Education Series (CUES)

YCPAC is offering an incredible line-up with a variety of shows to entertain and educate students. CUES shows are open to students of public, charter, private, and home school.

Teachers and Educators: Tickets are provided at no cost, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors. Public school ticket reservations will be available beginning Monday, July 29, 2019.  Ticket reservations for charter and private schools and home schoolers will be available beginning Monday, August 12, 2019.

Prospective Individual Donors and Corporate Sponsors: Consider making a special gift that will help us bridge the gap and continue offering outstanding arts and education opportunities for the students of Yavapai County.

CUES Contact: Ryan Gastonguay, (928) 776-2065

 

2019-2020 CUES SEASON

 
The American Revolution | Theatre Unspeakable
History in 50 minutes--seven actors, two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space to recreate the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. Using only the actor's bodies, voices and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic time period in American history. Combining tongue-in-cheek humor with a dash of derring-do, The American Revolution displays Theater Unspeakable's rowdy brand of bare-boned and imaginative physical theater. Best for grades 5+.
Tuesday, Septem ber 24, 2019 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM  (Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde, AZ) Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM (YCPAC)
 
Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition | Theatre Heroes
Jack London’s classic tale comes to life on stage. This multi-media adventure mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush of the 1800s, Buck becomes the most famous dog in the northland’s history and discovers the endurance and strength of his wild, primal ancestors as their call courses through his blood. A thrilling tale of courage and survival. The production uses 180-degree projection that surrounds the performer and provides scenic, artistic, and historical context. Best for grades 4 and up.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM (YCPAC)
Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM  (Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde, AZ)

 
 
A Very Electric Christmas | Lightwire Theater
Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas! Audiences of all ages will treasure the magical and captivating tale or family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. In this wonderful story a young bird named Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm and ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even the smallest of hearts. Good for all ages.
Friday, December 13, 2019 | 9:30 AM (YCPAC)


 
We The People | TheaterWorksUSA
We the People is a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today's youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People instills American pride in audiences of all ages –– and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference. Best for grades 4 – 8.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM (YCPAC)
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM  (Ph illip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde, AZ)

 
Romeo and Juliet | Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Utah Shakespeare Festival will once again hit the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production in 2020, performing Romeo and Juliet. From January to April, the Festival will take its production of Romeo and Juliet to more than 25,000 students throughout the West. included is a fifteen-minute post-show discussion with the actors and optional workshops in Stage Combat, Performing Shakespeare's Text, and Developing Character through Improvisation. Grades 6-12.
Friday, February 21, 2020 | 9:30 AM (YCPAC)

 

 
Wilde Creatures | Tall Stories
A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End. Characters from The Happy Prince and other stories spring to life as the pompous mayor, the petulant princess and the love-sick student compete to become the new town statue. Hauntingly beautiful tales for everyone aged 5 to 105 told with original live music and a generous dash of comedy. Grades K+.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 9:30 AM & 11:00 A (Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde, AZ)
Friday, March 27, 2020 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM (YCPAC)

 

 
Jungle Book | Kids’ Entertainment
From the creators of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea comes a new theatrical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, re-imagining the classic stories through modern eyes to transport audiences to the world’s jungles. Using a rich sound-scape and immersive multimedia, Jungle Book will feature your favorite characters like you’ve never seen before, and will delve deep into the original themes of the story, and our relationship to the animal kingdom. Grades K+.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 9:30 AM & 11:0 0 AM  (Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde, AZ)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM