Education Arts Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of curriculum-integrated theatrical programming, proudly presents its 2017-18 season. Click on the titles below to learn more about these fantastic programs and to find out why 98% of educators surveyed give EAC programs top marks.
The Secret Life of Riley K
Mental Health • Grades 4-6
In-School Performances • October 2017 and early 2018
MathJam • The Wizard of Math
Basic Math Concepts • Primary Grades
In-School Performances • Fall 2017
JiggiJump Healthy Earth
Physical & Environmental Literacy • Primary Grades
In-School Performances • January 2018
Red’s In the Hood
Literacy (Fairy Tales), Music & Drama • Primary Grades
Full Scale Theatrical Performances • Feb-June 2018
Videos for OAC – Sept 2016 Touring Grant Application:
PigMania Short Promo Video (From 2013 Tour)
PigMania Longer Clips Video (From 2013 Tour)
Education Arts Canada is pleased to announce another ground-breaking season for the 2016-17 school year! Once again, our incredible team is making it possible for more Canadian school children to engage with more quality theatrical performances than ever before.
EAC has been a leader in programming for grades K to 3. Now, in a very exciting initiative, Education Arts Canada has received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to develop programming for students in older grades. Our “My Voice” series engage students in grades 4 to 6 and will begin with a program exploring mental health. “The Secret Life of Riley K.” (tentative title) follows Riley as she discovers the role anxiety plays in her life.
Our 2016-2017 programming for students in grades K-3 begins with our MathJam series. “Massively MathJam” explores mass and other primary math concepts with high-spirited theatrical fun. After that, our heart-pumping JiggiJump team will bring “JiggiJump Snack Attack” to in-school audiences across Ontario, exploring healthy food choices while working up a sweat in the most interactive school show out there!
Finally, get your orders in right away for Canada’s biggest touring educational series, Once Upon a Tune. This year will bring a new, bigger, better production of the great Canadian musical, PigMania! It’s a full-scale musical coming to some of the most beautiful theaters in Ontario and Quebec in Feb-May, 2017.
Education Arts Canada is proud to announce our 2015-16 season. Once again, we are set for another record year bringing more educational musical theatre into the lives young Canadian students than ever before. Our touring will begin in Ontario with in-school presentations of MathJam Shape Caper, using music and interactive theatre to explore JK-3 math concepts. JiggiJump will make the leap again from its daily Kids’ CBC television series to our engaging educational program, getting kids psyched about moving in Ontario Schools, Ontario Theatres, and this year in Western Canada! This year will see the return of our first ever mega-musical, GoldiRocks, with full-scale shows coming to theaters all over Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Some performances are actually sold out already, so CONTACT US as soon as you can to reserve seats for your school! 1-877-697-6647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Right on the heals of our biggest season ever, EAC will launch another great year of Canada’s finest curriculum-integrated school shows for our 2014-15 season. We’re thrilled to expand our popular Once Upon A Tune series to cities all across Ontario. This year’s show, BeanStock, is a wacky spin on Jack and the Beanstalk and features a full cast, brilliant sets and costumes, and all the audience interaction that have made EAC shows famous. JiggiJump Rock will come to both theatres and schools this year, using a rock band as a metaphor for cooperation and diversity, while getting kids moving like no other show out there! JiggiJump is the musical work out adventure that has been used by over half a million students in Canada and that is now seen nationally on CBC Television. Our popular MathJam in-school program returns with MathJam: Math Rules. MathJam is consistently rated as one of the best in-school shows ever seen by Canadian schools.
We’re so pleased to announce that EAC helped make JiggiJump accessible to millions more children in Canada with the brand new JiggiJump television series on Kids’ CBC.
CELEBRATE JIGGIJUMP with us with free concerts and CD GIVEAWAYS all over Ontario! Click HERE for more details.
As many teachers know first hand, JiggiJump gets kids moving with music and adventures of the imagination. Now children can also experience the thrill and health benefits of JiggiJump in their own homes. Many thanks to the Ontario Government’s Healthy Communities Fund for its key role in making these broadcasts possible. Thanks also to Kids’ CBC, the Shaw Children’s Television Fund and Markle Productions for their vision and faith in the project. JiggiJump premiers Sept 3 at 10:11 am on Kids CBC. For a sneak peak of the show visit jiggijump.org. The JiggiJump educational program, complete with CDs and teacher resource materials, is available for theatrical field trips and for in-school presentations.
86% of educators surveyed said PigMania was “ONE OF THE BEST educational performances” their school has attended.
Our in-school programs (MathJam and JiggiJump) were also hailed by educators as among the best in-school programs they have ever had. 100% of respondents said the in-school programming was enjoyed by staff and students. 82% of respondents said the program was ONE OF THE BEST in-school presentations their school has had.
A couple comments…
A Thorold, Ontario principal wrote this about our recent JiggiJump Snack Attack event:
“This experience was the whole package…language, math, drama, dance, music, science, social studies and more. It was FUN!!!!! The performers reached out to the students and staff in a wonderful way.. it was like a video game but even better, it was…LIVE!!!!.
A Unionville, Ontario teacher wrote this about our recent PigMania show:
“Every child and teacher too, enjoyed the performances. The songs and tunes are catchy. What an amazing opportunity to go to a theatre. From an administration point of view, the ease of organising the event is astounding. “
As part of EAC’s ongoing commitment to healthy kids, Education Arts Canada today announced that it will provide JiggiJump at a subsidized rate for summer festivals and public events this summer. More info here.
Education Arts Canada is pleased to announce its Schools In Need program. The program is designed to offer schools serving lower income populations the opportunity to attend EAC’s critically-acclaimed programming.
“This year, with over 70,000 students attending our performances, it is clear that Education Arts Canada is answering a real need,” says EAC Chair, David Gershon. “But, while most schools find EAC shows to be very affordable, it is still too much for some communities. We are hopeful that the Schools In Need program can help.”
Schools In Need works on the honour system, with schools who cannot afford tickets to EAC’s theatre shows stating what they think they can afford. Three weeks before a performance, if tickets are still available, EAC staff will allot remaining tickets to qualifying schools.
For more information or to apply to the Schools In Need program, click on the link above under “About” or click here.