Theater

School Performance: The Cat Who Went to Heaven

 
Grades 2—5
Schools only
 
Apr 9—Apr 11, 2014
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min (includes Q&A)
GENERAL ADMISSION:  $10
 
 
 
Ticket price includes pre-show classroom workshop with a BAM teaching artist, study guide, post-show discussion, and Q&A. 
 
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Music and lyrics by Nancy Harrow
Directed by Will Pomerantz

Students discover Japanese cultural and religious traditions and the artistry of puppet performance in this heartfelt tale, based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Elizabeth Coatsworth. This musical adaptation incorporates traditional Japanese instruments like the shamisen and koto into an original jazz score and uses the intricate techniques of bunraku and shadow puppetry to tell the story of an artist and his loyal cat in ancient Japan.

Download the BAM teaching materials for The Cat Who Went To Heaven
 
 
 
 

In-School Activity

Watch the puppeteers carefully. How many manipulators does each puppet require? How does the use of bunraku puppets affect how the story is told?

COMMON CORE CONNECTION: RL.2-5.7

 
 

Study Guide

BAM study guides make Common Core State Standard connections clear and simple for every production and screening, providing specially-tailored teaching tools and lesson plans.

 
 

Preshow Workshop

BAM teaching artists visit your classroom for an engaging, interactive workshop, providing your students with invaluable information to deepen their understanding and experience of the performance or screening.

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