Let’s go on an Adventure! The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company

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Adventure-Musical-TheaterThe Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company has been taking the magic of musical theater on the road to students across Washington State since 1994.

Each year, a highly entertaining and educational production travels to elementary and middle schools with a crew of professional actors ready to put on a show. Equipped with professional costumes, props and set pieces, each production features the work of local composers, writers and performers and engages students through storytelling, song and dance.

Each AMT production highlights the rich cultural heritage and history of the Pacific Northwest. Educators are provided with standards-based curriculum guides filled with material to present before and after students watch the production. The guides highlight reading and writing comprehension standards for kindergarten through 8th grade students and foster conversations about musical theater terminology as well as vocabulary featured in the show. Students are informed of the historical timeline of the show and discuss how the show themes are relevant in their own lives.

Educator Bernie Selting of Island View Elementary said, “Your team provided our children an incredible experience that afforded them a new way to understand that segment of history.  The consensus of the students and staff was, “That was the best performance we have ever had!  When can we see them again?!”

A huge hit with students and educators alike, Adventure Musical Theater shows cover a range of time periods and cultural backgrounds, ultimately connecting students to the rich history of the Pacific Northwest.  Among previous productions are Baseball Saved Us, adapted from Ken Mochizuki’s popular children’s book about a Japanese American boy who, with his family, is sent to an internment camp ,  Northwest Bookshelf, a musical adapted from multiple children’s books written about the Pacific Northwest and Rosie the Riveter, a musical exploring the stories of the women who worked at Boeing during WWII.

To learn more about Adventure Musical Theater or to view previous study guides, visit https://www.5thavenue.org/education/student-programs

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