Sears Studio Performing Arts Educational Show Program helps provide Pinellas County Schools an opportunity to experience the arts. Each show is selected with teachers in mind and comes paired with a Teacher Curriculum Guide with pre and post activities for students to engage with the show. You can find our shows a performance hall near you, or request a performance at your school.
Mad Libs Live! is a new, interactive musical based on the most popular word game of all time. The show follows four teenagers, Virtuosa, Gogo, Geyser and Merrily, as they band together to win a singing competition. When they realize their songs have some holes, its up to the audience to help them out!
Our story begins at the finals of Teen Superstars, the live TV show that will determine the most popular singing group at Blankville Central High. Virtuosa, Gogo, Geyser, and Merrily seem to have nothing in common – until just before airtime, when they realize that their songs are missing words! In the spirit of the “World’s Greatest Word Game,” our gang fills in the blanks with words from the audience! This truly interactive musical changes at every performance – thanks to you! Will GoGo get the girl? Will Geyser make new friends? Will Merrily come out of her shell? Will Virtuosa get out of the spotlight? And who will be the next Teen Superstars?? There is only one way to find out: Mad Libs Live!
English, Grammar, Spelling, Music, Improvisation
Friendship, Perseverance, Bullying, Teamwork
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage,
Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size in this energetic musical, which follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.
Set and costume design can be as simple or complex as your budget or imagination allow and, because most of the songs are so easy to learn, rehearsals are bound to be a snap. Perfect for young performers of all ages and experience levels, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. is a surefire hit amongst actors and audiences alike.
English, Grammar, Math, History, Science, Music
School, Collaboration, Creativity, Imagination
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Life Time Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Theatre in Florida’s Secondary Schools
Pinellas County Teacher of the Year- finalist in two categories
Inspiring Students to Performance at a Higher Level
Commitment to Children and Families
Sears works with and teaches theater students of all ages. She has created several community theater projects with artists as young as four years of age through senior adults working together in a curriculum designed to bridge creative learning opportunities with no age limitations. She presents various workshops for both students and educators throughout the state of Florida.
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater
Young has worked alongside Ms. Sears for over 10 years and loves working with students of all ages. She has participated in community theater in Pinellas County for many years and enjoys performing as well as choreographing and directing Mahaffey Theater's Summer Camps. Young a former math and science teacher understands the importance of creative learning and strives to find thought provoking and stimulating material for Sears Studio's Educational Show Program.