It’s Okay to Be Different - Stories by Todd Parr

Created by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3 pm in Snell Theater
Public Family Performance - Tickets On Sale Now

60 Minutes – No Intermission
Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr will be adapted and staged by Mermaid Theatre for the 2022-2023 season. With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book, is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself. Mermaid’s new show will be directed and adapted by Jim Morrow, veteran director of numerous internationally acclaimed Mermaid productions. It will feature a diverse cast, an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction, combined with playful original music for which the company has earned worldwide praise.Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 71 books for children. His books are available in over forty countries throughout the world. Todd is the co-creator of the three-time Emmy-Nominated children’s television show ToddWorld™ as well as short films for Sesame Street.


School Group Performances on Monday, October 17 at 9:30 am or Noon

Extension activities from 10:45 -11:45 am in the PAC lobby (after the 9:30 am performance or before the Noon performance).

Suggested for Grades Pre-K-3
Student tickets are $7.00
Chaperones 1 free per 10 students
Bus drivers and monitors are free as our guests
Adults beyond the chaperone limit are $10.00

Learning Connections:

  • Encourage Early Literacy
  • Enhance Emotional Development
  • Celebrate Multiculturalism
  • Promote Character Growth

Please register your class by following this link and completing the order form. Once a completed order form is received, we will send out information pertaining to the specific events you have chosen.

Fill in the form as completely as possible – if you have any questions please reach out to the Assistant Director, Meghan Stever at steverma@potsdam.edu or 315-267-2412

Stearns-Cottrell Annual Instrumental Petting Zoo & Concert

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Zoo starts at 9:30 am in Hosmer Hall - Grades 3-5

Concert starts at 12 pm in Snell Theatre - Grades 1-12

Student Tickets:
Both Instrument Petting Zoo and Concert $10
Instrument Petting Zoo Only $4
Concert Only $7
Chaperones 1 free per 10 students
Bus drivers and monitors are free as our guests
Adults beyond the chaperone limit are $10.00

About the 2022 Stearns-Cottrell Guest Artists, Akropolis
Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, Akropolis has engaged more than 40,000 youth during its 13-year history, including an annual, yearlong residency at three high schools in their home Detroit community. As an independent nonprofit they have received grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and many individuals nationwide to support their educational programming, which comprises a noteworthy portion of their activity.

For this event: you can opt to only attend the concert – perfect for Middle and High School groups.

The Zoo option includes the concert – perfect for elementary students who are about to decide if they want to join band and which instrument they want to play. Grades 3 to 5.

If you want to attend the zoo please recruit 4 additional chaperones – there is no charge for these 4 Group Chaperones.  We ask this because the manner in which we set up the instruments and have the visiting students walk from zoo area to zoo area.

Please register your class by following this link and completing the order form. Once a completed order form is received, we will send out information pertaining to the specific events you have chosen.

Fill in the form as completely as possible – if you have any questions please reach out to the Assistant Director, Meghan Stever at steverma@potsdam.edu or 315-267-2412


 

Students play xylophone during the Instrument Petting Zoo

MTA School Group Policies

  • Chaperones – we would prefer a minimum of 1 adult per 10 students -especially if you are opting to stay on campus for lunch or additional activities. We understand the difficultly in getting volunteers, which is why we are only recommending, not requiring a 1 to 10 ratio
  • Bus drivers – If your bus driver is waiting on campus during your visit, please feel free to invite them to see the performance with your class. Bus Drivers are not charged an admission.
  • Parking – After dropping off students in the horseshoe driveway, please have the buses park in lot 9.
  • Final attendance numbers are due 3 weeks before the performance. Once we past the 3 week mark, the number of seats you selected become locked as yours.

Schools that have any ticketing changes after that time are subject to the following:

  • Adding tickets are subject to availability at any point during the reservation process.
  • Any reduction of the original reservation numbers, the school is responsible for paying for lost seats at full price. (after the 3 week deadline)
  • School commits to 60 kids and shows up with 50. The School is responsible for paying the price of 60 tickets regardless of the fact that those kids did not show up.
  • Invoices for final numbers will be sent to either BOCES or your District Office – depending upon method of payment selected by teacher.
  • Please make sure that if you are billing through BOCES, your particular BOCES knows about it. CPS is not responsible for BOCES denial of funds. IF this happens, then the invoice will be sent to your district for payment.
  • Stearns -Cottrell Instrumental Petting Zoo – The number of participants is limited for the Zoo portion of the morning. It is on a first come first serve basis. Depending upon your schools schedule and bus timing you can chose to do both the Petting Zoo and Concert or just one of them.
  • Weather delays or cancellations
    • If your district closes or delays the start of school, then you will not be charged for the performance.
    • Due to the busing schedules, we cannot put on a performance on a snow delay, therefore we consider the show canceled.
    • When a district cancels school, we will not hold that district or BOCES responsible for paying the cost of the tickets.
    • When and if rescheduling occurs, we will reach out to the point person with the new information to see if they are interested first, before opening up to everyone else.
  • Selection of a point person from your school:
    • There should only be one adult per reservation who is responsible for communicating information to CPS and disseminating it throughout the group that is attending.
  • Special Needs:
    • Please let us know of any special needs that your group might need. We are here to help you.
  • Study Guides:
    • If study guides are available from the performers, we will pass a copy on to your point person as we receive them. Please note, some performances will not have study guides.
  • Pricing:
    • Student tickets are $7.00
    • Chaperones 1 free per 10 students
    • Bus drivers and monitors are free as our guests
    • Adults beyond the chaperone limit are $10.00*Please note price differences on the Petting Zoo Day – that is the only exception to the above list.
  • Lunch:
    • We suggest eating your lunch while on campus in order to maximize your visit and can arrange a space for your school group.
    • Please bring brown bagged lunches from your home district – nothing that needs refrigeration please, pack them in Storage Totes with your district name on them. They will be at your lunch area when it is time to eat.
  • Other Campus Tours:
    Please contact us if you are interested in extending your day with additional campus tours. We can connect you to those offices based on your schedules and interests.