Algonquin Arts

Page & Stage

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Page and Stage is a free-of-charge literacy program for low-income children between 3-5 years old. The program centers around an Education Series musical performance based on a book title. The three components of Page and Stage are a classroom workshop, a live performance at the theatre, and a book to bring home.

The in-school workshop introduces the book to the class and includes a variety of activities and instruction that introduce vocabulary, characters, storylines and themes. These are reinforced by a live musical production, and then providing each child with a book to bring home.

Launched in Asbury Park during the 2007-08 school year, Page & Stage currently draws young students from Asbury Park, Neptune, Freehold and Red Bank.

The 2017-18 season features the following books/musicals:

Professional Development
Page and Stage also serves teachers by showing teachers how to use theatre techniques when illustrating the characters and themes of a book or lesson. The Algonquin is a registered provider of professional development through the New Jersey Department of Education (Provider #2871).