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Phone:            305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com 
Web:             www.ftfshows.com

Services Available: Single Performance, Series or Residency

 

Description of Services

Afab Karaoke
Join Fantasy Theatre Factory's own stars in the search for America's next FABULOUS performer! All contestants are chosen from the student audience and given a chance to perform a hit song from today. This "just for fun" competition can last from 45 minutes to 2 hours. The show includes performances by the FTF stars, and audience contestants, as well as interactive group numbers throughout the show. After this show everyone feels FABULOUS! Selections may include: The Cheetah Girls, Hannah Montana, The Jonas Brothers, High School Musical 1 & 2, Camp Rock, and more.

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. The A "Fab” Karaoke show provides self confidence, encourages fun, healthy competition, and creates performance opportunities.

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improves young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.
Through direct theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths. A "Fab" Karaoke brings out the hidden performer in students in this category as well as encouraging healthy competition.

Methods used:  FTF presents the A "Fab" Karaoke program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

A "Fab" Karaoke motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect students with their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

FTF will support this program with additional information, material, workshops and website interaction that also supports student and education learning.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. They also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

  

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.2.2, SS.B.1.1, SS.B.2.1, MU.B.1.2, MU.B.2.1, MU.C.2.1, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.1.4, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.A.3.4, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.4, TH.D.1.4, TH.E.1.4

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres)

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com 

 

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Art of Reading Residency 
Fantasy Theatre presents Educational workshops designed to build self esteem in students and promote an early interest in the performing arts. Each workshop consists of at least two professional theatre artist-instructors working with up to 30 students. By team teaching the artists are able to keep the class moving smoothly, as one artist teaches the second can spend additional time coaching students. The class can be divided up into a multiple of ways to best assist each theatre exercise. Workshop can last from one hour to a week residency. The workshops cover a wide variety of theatre skills, introduce performance techniques and encourage confidence building in students. Topics of workshops include Basic Acting, Vocal Techniques, Improvisation, Beginning Scripts, Basics of Costume and Scenic Design and even Circus Skills (i.e. clown or juggling, our most popular!) With 30 years of experience, FTF workshops are specially designed for each location, demographic of students or educator needs.

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatre and performing arts workshops which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve.

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles. Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: Beyond academic enrichment, theatre exercises help students explore new ideas and tryout new roles- in a safe and nurtured selling. This can provide a new outlet for the child who is often not comfortable in other situations including school and sports.

Methods used:  FTF works in a team teaching approach with multiple artists who work together to achieve the same goals. Thought a variety of theatre and performing arts exercises, students are led into a discovery of movement, theatre, voice, and much more. Class size is kept small so that students receive more individualized attention and side-coaching. While the methods may vary according to each workshop (since we individualize workshops to students abilities and educator needs, our goals (above) remain consistent.

Indicators of progress:  FTF works with a strong knowledge of Sunshine State Standards of Competency for theatre, physical education, dance and reading. Student involvement is surely the most obvious indicator of our success. Observation and student notes may provide reliable ways to understand growth and development of skills and behaviors over time. However, we have come to realize that much of what is taught at workshops can incubate in students. While, we as teachers may never see our influence, what we offer them may affect the student in years to come. For those who need additional indicators, student involvement and their ability to repeat the exercises are strong indicators of progress.

Assessment methods:  Any of these methods may be used: Observation of students; utilization of checklists by artists addressing Sunshine State Standards for Theatre or other discipline; samples of student's work; gathering and recording of information. Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. They also help FTF teachers to discover whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

Min. 5 - Max. 30

Duration:

Variable no. of workshops at 1-4 hours per workshop for over a variable period of time

Audience/Environment:

FTF provides workshops for special needs students. FTF adapts our program to suit their ability; FTF has a long history of working with students who are enrolled Mental Health Centers for drugs, emotional problems, at-risk, family matters and anger management; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.1, LA.A.2.1, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.3.1, LA.C.3.3, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.3, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.1.4, TH.E.1.1, TH.E.1.2, TH.E.1.3, TH.E.1.4, PE.A.1.1, PE.A.1.2, PE.A.1.3, PE.A.1.4, PE.A.2.1, PE.A.2.2, PE.B.2.1, PE.B.2.2, PE.B.2.3, PE.B.2.4, PE.C.2.1, PE.C.2.2, PE.C.2.3, PE.C.2.4

Fees:

$300/hr. (2 artists) or $250/hr (2 artists) with a 2 hr. minimum

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Bananas, Books and Pancakes Reading and Language Arts
Looking for a way to make reading fun? Fantasy Theatre Factory has the answer with its production of Bananas, Books and Pancakes. The show uses mime, comedy, costumes, and music to bring to life selections from award-winning children's authors. This is a great program for students to become involved in the reading process. Students will race to the library for more books by these children's authors!

Selections include:

  • Rosie & Michael by Judith Viorst
  • Two children discover the true meaning of friendship
  • A Terrible Day by Patricia Reilly Gift
  • A child learns that a bad day is what you make of it
  • The Day the Teacher Went Bananas by James Howe
  • The substitute teacher is...a gorilla?
  • Plus books by Jack Prelutsky, Shel Siverstein and more!

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. The Bananas, Books, and Pancakes show encourages reading and personal responsibility. 

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improves young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles. Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths. Bananas, Books, and Pancakes encourages the personal activity of reading for fun as it shows options for handling difficult situations.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Bananas, Books, and Pancakes in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward County, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Bananas, Books, and Pancakes motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

FTF will support our program with additional information, material, workshops and website interaction that also supports student and education learning.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:   Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. They also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.1, LA.A.2.2, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.1.3, LA.B.2.1, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.1.2, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.2.2, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.1.2, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.2, LA.D.2.3, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.1.2, LA.E.1.3, LA.E.2.2, LA.E.2.3, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.3, TH.D.1.3, TH.E.1.3

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Book It!
Featuring selections from award-winning children's books, Book It! is sure to educate and entertain readers at all levels. Live performers engage in stories across a variety of genres, cutting the stories short so as to entice children to read the book themselves. These cliff-hanger presentations will inspire families and elementary audiences to read, read, read!

Selections include:

  • Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
  • Milo's Hat Trick by Jon Agee
  • Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Fairytales by Jon Scieszka

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. Book It! entertains while encouraging reading for grades K-5. It introduces classic works of American literature for youth.

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.
Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths. Every child can find personal satisfaction in reading as the Book It! program illustrates.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Book It! program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Book It! motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

FTF will support our program with additional information, material, workshops and website interaction that also supports student and education learning.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. They also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

 

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.1, LA.A.2.2, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.1.3, LA.B.2.1, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.1.2, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.2.2, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.1.2, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.2, LA.D.2.3, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.1.2, LA.E.1.3, LA.E.2.2, LA.E.2.3, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.3, TH.D.1.3, TH.E.1.3

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Cinderella, A Fractured Fairy Tale 
Remember "Fractured Fairy Tales?" Get ready for the wackiest version of Cinderella that you've ever seen. Take the classic tale and mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, topical songs, acrobatics, magic and trick scenery, and you've got a new version of an old story that will leave children (and adults) begging for more! All of the fun is put to good use in the classroom, since Sunshine State Standards are included in the teacher guidelines for literature, theatre, and reading. This show features bright costumes, fun music, exciting characters, and even a bit of mind-boggling magic! With jokes and puns that appeal to all ages, Cinderella is sure to spark the imagination of every audience member!

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. Cinderella - A Fractured Fairytale provides a multicultural perspective plus the magic of theater based on classic literature.

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.
Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Cinderella program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Cinderella - A Fractured Fairytale motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. These materials also help
FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

 

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.1, LA.A.2.2, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.1.3, LA.B.2.1, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.1.2, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.2.2, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.1.2, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.2, LA.D.2.3, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.1.2, LA.E.1.3, LA.E.2.2, LA.E.2.3, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.3, TH.D.1.3, TH.E.1.3

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Comedy with a Twist of Lemon 
This hilarious old lime vaudeville comedy review introduces Barnabus B. Lemon and the history of his talented family. Hear stories about the whole Lemon gang; Aunt Ima and Aunt Ura, Uncles Jack and Real, and don't forget about Lotta Lemon. Kids will be captivated by the magic, juggling, unicycling, ribbon dancing, and all the excitement Barnabus has up his sleeve. Imagination is key for the old time melondrama and everyone will leave wondering, “How'd he do that?"

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. Comedy With A Twist of Lemon uses juggling, puppetry, colorful sets and costumes, plus magic to reinforce family togetherness and validate individual differences. Barnabus B. Lemon and the Lemon Family dance, sing and bumble their way into your heart!

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.  Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Comedy with a Twist of Lemon program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Comedy with a Twist of Lemon motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. These materials also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

 

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

 

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres). 

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Little Monster Tales 
This show is the TRICK to make reading a TREAT! Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully squeamish stories about monsters, children and other squiggly creatures. Children love "scary" stories in October, so we use themed selections from children's literature and bring them to life on stage! FTF combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music and juggling to keep students and teachers on the edge of their seats. These spine-tingling, funny bone-tickling stories are sure to send everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors! 

Selections Include:

  • Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Monster and the Tailor by Paul Galdone
  • The Ghost Eye Tree by Bill Martin and John Archambault
  • Scary Poems for Rotten Kids by Sean O'Huigin
  • Ghost Writing by Jim Razzi

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. Little Monster Tales makes reading fun while using the magic of theater to reach students.

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.
Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths. Little Monster Tales reaches all children through its universal themes and theatrical magic.

Methods used:  FTF presents Little Monster Tales in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward County, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Little Monster Tales motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful.
Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life).

FTF will support our program with additional information, material, workshops and website interaction that also supports student and education learning.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. They also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

 

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.1, LA.A.2.2, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.1.3, LA.B.2.1, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.1.2, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.2.2, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.1.2, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.2, LA.D.2.3, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.1.2, LA.E.1.3, LA.E.2.2, LA.E.2.3, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.3, TH.D.1.3, TH.E.1.3

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres). 

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective 
Jack's magic beans have vanished! Cinderella's slipper has disappeared! Throughout Fairy Tale Forest vital pieces of treasured tales have gone missing and unless they turn up soon, the stories themselves will be lost forever! Time to call in Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective. Join in the fun as
Nick navigates the caper of a lifetime, complete with tantalizing twists, crazy characters, hilarious hijinx, and a surprise ending that will amuse even the most seasoned of sleuths. Nick depends upon his audience of junior detectives to point out clues, deliver messages, and even watch his back when things get a little rough. Puppetry, magic, slapstick comedy, and audience participation are sure to entertain the young and the young-at-heart. Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective is sure to have you "cracking up" as he cracks the case!

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective introduces critical thinking skills through the re-working of classic fairytales. The program utilizes humor, audience participation, puppetry and magic to help young audiences develop problem-solving skills a enthusiasm about reading!

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.
Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Nick Tickle program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. These materials also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

Duration:

 

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.1, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.1.3, LA.B.2.1, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.1.2, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.2.2, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.1.2, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.2, LA.D.2.3, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.1.2, LA.E.1.3, LA.E.2.2, LA.E.2.3, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.3, TH.D.1.3, TH.E.1.3

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Stories From America's Backyard 
Your host, Mark Twain, introduces American Classics in storytelling and tall tales. Fantasy Theatre Factory performers add their own TALL dose of imagination as they act out the stories that illustrate early American humor, determination, and ingenuity. Indian Legends, Appalachian Folk Tales, and other Tales from the South are brought to life right before your eyes!

Selections include:

  • he Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
  • High Diving by Alvin Schwartz
  • Goober Patch by Joel Chandler Harris
  • Paul Bunyan as re-told by Esther Shepard
  • Turtle's Race with Bear, an Iroquois Legend, and more!

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. In the Stories From America's Backyard program, FTF educates kids about American literature, culture, and humor, stimulating reading and introducing ideas about history and culture and encouraging the use of imagination.

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.
Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Stories From America's Backyard program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Stories From America's Backyard motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

FTF will support the program with additional information, material, workshops and website interaction that also supports student and education learning.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. They also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

 

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.1, LA.A.2.2, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.1.3, LA.B.2.1, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.1.2, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.2.2, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.1.2, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.2, LA.D.2.3, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.1.2, LA.E.1.3, LA.E.2.2, LA.E.2.3, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.3, TH.D.1.3, TH.E.1.3

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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The Adventures of Secret Agent Re Cycle 
Planet Earth is in trouble! Ozone depletion, water pollution and deforestation are threatening to ruin the environment for everyone! FTF turns to Secret Agent R. E. Cycle to save the day. R. E. Cycle, code name "Awesome Powers,” teams up with a young student named B. Green to help get the globe groovy once again. This musical mystery introduces the audience to the problems of pollution, endangered wildlife and Awesome's arch-nemesis - the dangerous (and stinky) Garbage Menace. Upbeat songs, dazzling magic and hilarious comedy help to promote student interest in ecology and recycling programs.

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs with artistic and educational relevance and value for students and audiences whom we serve. FTF provides opportunities for educationally useful experience, and help students learn more from this experience. For the RE Cycle program, students learn about Ecology and Conservation of our Natural Resources and what we as "one person" can do to help.

Goal 2: Our theatre programs achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or to entertain. We improve young people's ability to learn presenting a wider range of intelligences, information and learning styles

Goal 3: Beyond academic enrichment, theatre provides a home for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations including school and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths. In our RE Cycle program, B. Green, a student comes to the aid of Secret Agent RE Cycle, and helps fight the Garbage Menace that is threatening to destroy the Earth. B. Green also enlists the help of the audience to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Students learn a ReCycle rap.

Methods used:  FTF presents the RE Cycle program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

RE Cycle motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

FTF will support our program with additional information, material, workshops and website interaction that also supports student and education learning.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. FTF directors use their years of experience to evaluate each program

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

 

Duration:

 

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

 

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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The Never Everglades 
Fantasy Theatre Factory weaves together multiple Fairy Tales to create this original Florida eco-comedy about protecting the environment. The Florida Everglades are in danger and it’s up to goofy junior Flown Ranger Dudley R. Spoonbill to save them. Join in the fun as this young Floridian Roseate Spoonbill tries to save his bird friends from danger as they migrate south for the winter by using Florida's natural resources and landmarks to guide the flock. There's just one problem, the Three Little Pigs are tearing down the Everglades to build condo-pigiums! Dudley's hilarious adventures bring him face to face with all sorts of far out fairy tale characters who have lost their homes to the destructive pigs. With a little help from the audience, Dudley uses every ounce of determination and cunning to outsmart the swine, save the homes of his new fairy tale friends, and lead hundreds of birds to safety!

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs with artistic and educational relevance and value for students and audiences whom we serve. FTF provides opportunities for educationally useful experience, and help students learn more from this experience. For the Never Everglades program, students learn about Ecology and Conservation of our Natural Resources and what we as "one person" can do to help.

Goal 2: Our theatre programs achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or to entertain. We improve young people's ability to learn presenting a wider range of intelligences, information and learning styles

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths. In our Never Everglades program, Dudley the main character discovers that the efforts of one little bird (person) can make a huge difference in the lives of others.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Never Everglades in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

The Never Everglades motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful.
Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

FTF will support our program with additional information, material, workshops and website interaction that also supports student and education learning.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. FTF directors use their years of experience to evaluate each program.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-8th

Number of Participants:

Duration:

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

LA.A.1.2, LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.1, LA.A.2.2, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.1.2, LA.B.1.3, LA.B.2.1, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.1.2, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.2.2, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.1.2, LA.D.2.1, LA.D.2.2, LA.D.2.3, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.1.2, LA.E.1.3, LA.E.2.2, LA.E.2.3, SC.A.1.1, SC.A.1.2, SC.G.1.2, SC.G.2.1, SC.G.2.2, SC.B.2.2, SC.H.3.1, SC.H.3.2, SC.D.2.1, SC.D.2.2, SC.F.1.2, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.1.3, TH.A.3.1, TH.A.3.2, TH.A.3.3, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.3, TH.D.1.3, TH.E.1.3

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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Tryday  
Magic, juggling and puppets...oh my! For your early elementary grades we offer this delightful show featuring Pinky and Pointer, two silly characters that create Tryday, an imaginary eighth day of the week. Tryday is a day when we try to learn new and challenging things, like finding a friend or learning to tie your shoes. Through magic, comedy and puppetry, Pinky and Pointer motivate the children to create their own Tryday. Bring Tryday to your students and then create your own special day!

Educational goals:  Goal 1: FTF seeks to develop and present high quality, accessible theatrical programs which have artistic and educational relevance and value for the diverse communities, students and audiences whom we serve. Tryday introduces critical thinking skills through and encourages creative problem solving using magic, comedy and puppetry. Tryday motivates students to learn new and challenging things like finding a friend or tying your shoes.

Goal 2: The arts are used to achieve a multitude of human purposes: to present issues and ideas, to teach or persuade, to entertain, to decorate or please. Becoming literate in the arts helps students understand and do these things better and improve young people's ability to learn by challenging a wider range of intelligences and learning styles.
Through theatre experiences, children are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Goal 3: FTF uses theater to reach all children. Beyond academic enrichment, theater programs provide an opportunity for children looking to find a "place." These children are often not comfortable in other situations such as academics and sports. Through theatre experiences, children are gain life experiences. They are nurtured and encouraged to find personal strengths.

Methods used:  FTF presents the Tryday program in a wide variety of venues: schools, libraries, theatre etc throughout Broward county, to reach the greatest number of children possible.

Tryday motivates students. Our entertaining program helps connect with students their own ideas about what is fun with information that is also useful. Motivation is inherent (to enjoyment), extrinsic (they respond favorably), and personal (helps to improve their long-term quality of life.

Indicators of progress:  FTF receives positive response from teachers and students (applause, written letters, comments etc) regarding the quality and impact the program has on them.

FTF directors positively evaluate the show based on performance quality of sound, sets, props and costumes and performance technique.

Increased number of attendance/free tickets etc.

Assessment methods:  Teachers are asked to complete evaluation surveys shortly after the program, class, or workshop. Verbal and written feedback from students help FTF measure and evaluate the quality of program components and actors/instructors. These materials also help FTF directors understand whether or not students comprehend and/or identify with the materials being presented.

 

Grade Level:

Pre-12th

Number of Participants:

Duration:

Audience/Environment:

All FTF shows are adapted for special needs audiences; juvenile justice, at risk, seniors, shelter based, community-based, school-based, public housing, afterschool, summer.

Standards:

Fees:

$600-800 one or two shows daily in schools, libraries (not theatres).

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:           305-284-8800
Fax:              305-284-8863
Email:            ed@ftfshows.com

 

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