In 1988 the National Recreation & Parks Association had a contest. The contest was, “What is the best program for children in the United States of America?” Our Summer Theater Camp was submitted into the contest and won the top honors in the state of New Jersey; then we won the Eastern States' top award, and eventually went on to win the Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award for “Best Program for Children in the United States of America.” After winning this prestigious award, our company received many calls from school administrators, PTAs, PTOs and Home School Associations asking us to bring our program to their students. Thus we created THEATERWEEK – a Theatrical program designed to build kid's self-esteem and confidence!
Starring Your Students
Taubenslag Productions is now available to come to your school and produce an elaborate full-scale musical production in just five days starring your students. Roles are provided for all who want to participate – whether there are 30 kids or 200 – no child is ever turned away. The actors rehearse after school Monday through Friday for two hours each day, and present their fully-staged musical production Friday evening to the entire community. As the curtain opens, parents, family and friends are delighted to see the children's colorful costumes, the elaborate scenery, and the array of smiles. Click here to see photos and costumes from some of our THEATERWEEK shows.
Great Self-Esteem Builder
THEATERWEEK is designed to build a child's self-esteem and confidence. Our motto is,
“When you try your best – you can do anything”. No scripts are ever used. Every word the children say is what we tell them to say – and if they forget their line – it’s okay to make up a new one! As the week progresses, the children realize when they do try their best, they can really accomplish anything. For many children, THEATERWEEK is their first chance to shine and succeed in front of their family, friends and peers.
While THEATERWEEK has been provided by some schools as a cultural enrichment program it can also be an excellent fundraiser. Many PTAs, PTOs and HSAs have raised a considerable amount of money by selling tickets, flowers, tee shirts, refreshments and boosters in the Playbill. The possibilities are endless!
Make It an Annual Treat
Since winning the prestigious award in 1988; our original THEATERWEEK program has been presented in schools throughout the United States with more than 100,000 children performing. Participating students have gained experience, knowledge and a greater appreciation for the performing arts. THEATERWEEK has been such a success that schools continue to bring us back year after year as an annual treat for their students. Many of our schools have been with us over 5, 10, 15 even 20 or more years; providing an amazing tradition for their students! Read our “Rave Reviews” and see why.
All Original Musical Productions
Every show we do is a Taubenslag Productions' ORIGINAL Musical based on a classic tale or story. Each show has been written specifically to include many characters so there's a role for every child who wants to participate. ALL of our shows teach a valuable lesson or moral, while also being lots of FUN to perform. Whether its about anti-bullying, accepting each other's differences, trying your best in life, or how to be a good friend – everyone takes home a positive message. All of the lessons we hit upon are perfect for any school or organization! We have 8 FUN shows designed to rotate in order:
- The Rotten Princess
- The Golden Goose
- The Pied Piper's Wild West Show
- The Legend of Bully Jo
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Brave Little Tailors of Transylvania
- The Silly Adventures of Sinbad
- Oliver Twist
THEATERWEEK is a Tremendous Value
We produce the full one-hour musical which includes the following:
- An experienced and fun THEATERWEEK director for the week’s rehearsals and Friday evening performance
- An original musical production and accompanying music
- A written summary of the production and cast of characters if needed for the Playbill. Playbill covers are also supplied.
- Lyrics sheets for all songs
- Professional costumes for main characters
- Costume sheets for all secondary characters and ensemble. These costumes are comprised of everyday clothing/items that are typically found in most households so parents and guardians aren’t required to purchase anything more
- Colorful scenery and all props needed for the production
- “Helpful Hints and Checklist” on how to have a successful THEATERWEEK
Book Now to Secure Your Week
Our schedule books 1 to 2 years out with prime weeks going fast every year so call TODAY to reserve your school or organization’s week! Why not join us and observe a THEATERWEEK performance for yourself and see how it works? Just give us a call and we’ll set it up. You'll see a great performance with our enthusiastic THEATERWEEK actors delighting the audience – you've got nothing to lose!
Contact Us Today
We'd love to brag some more about how our THEATERWEEK program builds children's self-esteem and confidence! Give us a call, write us an email or complete the form on our “Contact Us” page – we'll be happy to tell you more. We even have a dedicated Facebook page where we post THEATERWEEK announcements, pictures and accomplishments of the week's participants. “LIKE US” so you won't miss out on any THEATERWEEK updates, www.facebook.com/theaterweek.
Other School Opportunities Available
We have other unique fundraising opportunities for PTAs, PTOs, HSAs and school drama programs to present one of our professional touring shows with ticket sales directly benefitting their school. We can also conduct theater lectures or demonstration in your school. Call us today for more information. And if you have additional ideas we would love to brainstorm ways Taubenslag Productions can help you educate children in theater arts or raise money for your school – so give us a call.
THEATERWEEK Rave Reviews
We are so proud that our original THEATERWEEK workshop builds self-esteem and confidence in children. Our motto, “When you try your best, you can do anything”, truly embodies the spirit of THEATERWEEK. Over the years we have received hundreds of thank you letters and notes from schools, teachers, parents and show attendees as a testament to the success of THEATERWEEK. Here are just a few we’d like to share: