In-School Performances

2018-19 In-School Performances

Muse Machine is proud to present the In-School Performances for the 2018-19 season. Find the descriptions and details below. You’ll also see the button to schedule performances in your high school or middle school (form includes pricing information). Register before May 31 and save $100 off your package of three of more performances!

You’ll find the current 2017-18 In-School Performances below the upcoming season.

Schedule 2018-19 in-school performances Tips for Advisors Preparing for In-School Performances

Kick-Off Performance
NOBODY BUT YOU: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF
Featuring Chicago-based musician/performer Jess Godwin

Live electronic looping and soulful piano come together in this upbeat performance that empowers students to do it themselves! Jess Godwin’s laugh-out-loud journey to becoming a self-made artist teaches students that they don’t need to wait around to create – the technology is right at their fingertips. At the end of the performance, selected students will be invited to come on stage and build the world premier of their own electronic loop.

Available Dates: SEP 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21; OCT 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Curriculum Connections: Music, Language Arts, Wellness

Technical Requirements: Available prior to the performance.

• Introduction: Available prior to the performance.

 

 

ROMEO AND JULIET
Featuring Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Romeo and Juliet fall instantly in love only to discover they come from feuding families. In defiance of their families, amidst the animosity of friends, and in concealment from their mentors, a young couple risks everything to be together. CSC is proud to present this modern 40-minute adaptation to prove its continued relevance in the lives of young and old alike.

Available Dates: OCT 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11; APR 23, 24, 25, 27, 30; May 1, 2, 3

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Theatre

Technical Requirements: Available prior to the performance.

• Introduction: Available prior to the performance.

 

 

WE RISE
Featuring Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

We Rise weaves contemporary dance with music and text as a mirror to society. Sometimes triumphant and other times dark, the American experience has remained hopeful . We Rise offers sensory connection to the human experience through bell hooks and pop culture, contextualizing American history using social commentary, historical references and voices of change.

Available Dates: OCT 10, 19, 24; NOV 2, 7; DEC 5, 7; JAN 16, 25, 30; FEB 8, 13, 22, 27; MAR 13, 22, 27; APR 10; MAY 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Curriculum Connections: Dance, Music, History

Technical Requirements: An open performance area of no less than 20’ wide by 20’ deep; cleanly swept floors with no nails or protrusions as the performers are in bare feet; a small desk or table; access to a nearby power outlet; a 10-20 foot, three-prong extension cord; a sound system with amplifier and full-range speakers capable of both compact disc and iPod functionality (please inform Muse Machine if this system is unavailable); hand-held microphone and a mic stand; a podium; bottled water for four dancers; private area for dancers to change (restrooms are not adequate for changing). The company will arrive 60 to 30 minutes prior to the program and will need access to the performance space on arrival. 

• Introduction: Available prior to the performance.

 

 

MUSICAL MYTHBUSTERS
Featuring Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Greater Dayton Brass Trio is back and ready for another adventure of eclectic music and edutainment.  This time, Brian, Rich and Mary are channeling the Mythbusters to test historic musical myths and explore the science of sound.  There will be action, there will be great music and there may even be an Elvis sighting!

Available Dates: Tuesday & Friday mornings, OCT – MAY

Curriculum Connections: Music, Science, History

Technical Requirements: A clean 20’ by 24’ well-lit performance area; one student to help load in and out; sound system with three mics; three music stands; bottled water for three; three armless chairs and a small table for props. The performers will arrive about 25 minutes prior to performance time and will need access to the performance space on arrival.

• Introduction: Available prior to the performance.

 

 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Featuring Dayton Opera

Join Dayton Opera on the high seas as the Pirate King plots to trap poor Frederic as a member of their crew. Add the “very model of a modern Major General” and Frederick’s love interest, Mabel, and you have rip-roaring and humor-filled mayhem. The four Artists-in-Residence of Dayton Opera, directed by Luke Dennis, will perform this fast-paced 40-minute adaptation.

Available Dates: JAN 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31; FEB 1, 4

Curriculum Connections: Music, Theatre, Language Arts

Technical Requirements: A clean 20’ by 20’ performance area; a recently tuned piano and bench or a full-size, 88 key electronic keyboard on a stand with a chair; a microphone on a stand; access to a nearby power outlet; room temperature bottled water for five; a microphone for Q and A. The company will arrive 30-40 minutes prior to the program and will need access to the performance space on arrival. 

• Introduction: Available prior to the performance.

 

2018-19 IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

Nobody But You (Kick-Off Performance) • Jess Godwin
SEP 5-7, 10-14, 17-21; OCT 8-12, OCT 15-19

Romeo And Juliet • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
OCT 1-5, 8-12; APR 22-26, APR 29 – MAY 3

We Rise • DCDC
OCT 10, 19, 24; NOV 2, 7, 16, 28; DEC 5-7; JAN 16, 25, 30; FEB 8, 13, 22, 27; MAR 13, 22, 27; APR 5, 10; MAY 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Musical Mythbusters • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuesday & Friday mornings, OCT – MAY

The Pirates Of Penzance • Dayton Opera
JAN 10-11, 21-25; JAN 28-31; FEB 1; FEB 4

 

Schedule 2018-19 in-school performances

2017-18 In-School Performances

2017-18 In-School Performance Evaluation

Advisors: Please complete this form after each performance. These evaluations are very important to Muse Machine for the planning of future programs, grants and marketing. The evaluation will take just two minutes to complete!

2017-18 In-School Performance Evaluation

 

Kick-Off Performance
TIME SIGNATURE: THE 1960s
Featuring singer/actors Tia Seay and Elliot Cromer

Kicking off the school year with music, laughter, history and multimedia – Muse is proud to announce the return of one of its most popular shows: Time Signature. Directed by David Sherman, this whirlwind tour of the 1960s through its songs visits what made that decade so distinctive: civil rights, the space race, changing views about young people, war, love and social movements. Time Signature uses popular music – from The Beatles to Woodstock – to understand a rapidly changing life. With interactive segments, humor, video projections and incredible music, this is a show to make your students both think and cheer!

Available Dates: Sept 5-8, 11, 12, 14, 18, 25, 28; Oct 2, 4, 5 6, 2017

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Music

Technical Requirements: A performance space no smaller than 20′ by 20′ with a 12’ clearance; as dark a space as possible, all direct and indirect light should be blacked out prior to the performance for the best experience (suggestions: cover windows, close off doors and/or turn off adjoining lights); an A-frame ladder no smaller than 6′ and no taller than 10′; access to a nearby electrical outlet; a 25’ extension cord; 50’ for gymnasiums; four to six students to help load in and load out; a cart (or carts) for load-in and load-out; three bottles of water for the artist and crew. The artist and crew will arrive two hours ahead of the performance time for the first week of performances (Sept 5-8). For the remaining weeks, the arrival time will be 90 minutes prior to the performance. The artist and crew will need access to the performance space on arrival.

• Introduction: The introduction for Time Signature is recorded and built into the show and it requires no additional intro. We suggest that an adult (the Muse advisor) welcome and settle the students and take care of any business that is needed. Some schools have mini Muse meetings or rallies before the in-school performances and we encourage you to continue those.

 

SPACE/TIME/ENERGY: THE PHYSICS OF DANCE
Featuring Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company beautifully merges the interplay between science and dance. Through a narrated performance, a conversation and audience interaction, DCDC dance artists will demonstrate the use of movement (space), when movement happens (time), and how movement happens (energy), while exploring the question “What happens when art and science collide?”

Available Dates: Oct 18, 20, 25; Nov 1, 3, 10, 15; Dec 6, 8; Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; Feb 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28; Mar 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30; Apr 4, 6. Some of these dates have changed from the original printed brochure. DCDC has optimum availability on the Wed and Fri dates listed above and we encourage you to schedule them on a Wed or Fri if possible. If it is necessary to book them on a Mon, Tues or Thurs, we will communicate with DCDC to confirm availability.

Curriculum Connections: Dance, Music, Science

Technical Requirements: • Technical Requirements: An open performance area of no less than 20’ wide by 20’ deep; cleanly swept floors with no nails or protrusions as the performers are in bare feet; a small desk or table; access to a nearby power outlet; a 10-20 foot, three-prong extension cord; a sound system with amplifier and full-range speakers capable of both compact disc and iPod functionality (please inform Muse Machine if this system is unavailable); hand-held microphone and a mic stand; a podium; bottled water for four dancers; private area for dancers to change (restrooms are not adequate for changing). The company will arrive 60 to 30 minutes prior to the program and will need access to the performance space on arrival.

Introduction

 

TRAVELING TRIO TRIVIA
Featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Are you ready for a Mission? The Greater Dayton Brass Ensemble has been infiltrated and enemy agents have ransacked all of their recording technology! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use musical clues from 1877 to 2013 and help them repair their timeline of recording technology.

Available Dates: Tuesday and Friday mornings, October through May (see scheduling form for selected unavailable dates)

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Music

Technical Requirements: A clean 20’ by 24’ well-lit performance area; one student to help load in and out; sound system with three mics; three music stands; bottled water for three; three armless chairs and a small table for props. The performers will arrive about 25 minutes prior to performance time and will need access to the performance space on arrival.

 

OMG – It’s Opera!
Featuring Dayton Opera

Before Rent there was La Bohème… Before West Side Story there was Romeo and Juliet… and before Bugs Bunny became “The Rabbit of Seville” there was the original Barber of Seville! Created by Luke Dennis, OMG – It’s Opera! features the talents of the four young singers selected for the Artist-In-Residence Program. Students will love this fast-paced blend of something old and something new as they learn that some of their favorite musicals, cartoons and even pop songs have their roots in the opera tradition.

Available Dates: Jan 10-12, 16-24, 26-31; Feb 1-2, 5-6, 2018

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Geography, Music

Technical Requirements: A clean 20’ by 20’ performance area; a recently tuned piano and bench or a full-size, 88 key electronic keyboard on a stand with a chair; a microphone on a stand; access to a nearby power outlet; room temperature bottled water for five; a microphone for Q and A. The company will arrive 30-40 minutes prior to the program and will need access to the performance space on arrival.

Introduction

 

ON THE AIR
Featuring filmmaker/performer David Sherman

From YouTube to Instagram, our love of media shapes how we think and live—yet what we don’t know may surprise us. From the multimedia architect who brought you The Magic of Movies and Now Hear This comes a new chapter in Muse Machine’s big screen series: On The Air. Based on curriculum standards in media literacy, this interactive event weaves together music, projected imagery, humor and imagination. Tailor-made for a 21st century audience, your students will not want to miss On The Air!

Available Dates: Mar 5-Apr 6; additional dates in May, 2018

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Technology, Music, Media Literacy

Technical Requirements: A performance space no smaller than 20′ by 20′ with a 12’ clearance; as dark a space as possible, all direct and indirect light should be blacked out prior to the performance for the best experience (suggestions: cover windows, close off doors and/or turn off adjoining lights); an A-frame ladder no smaller than 6′ and no taller than 10′; access to a nearby electrical outlet; a 25’ extension cord; 50’ for gymnasiums; four to six students to help load in and load out; a cart (or carts) for load-in and load-out; three bottles of water for the artist and crew. The artist and crew will arrive two hours ahead of the performance time for the first week of performances (Mar 5-9). For the remaining weeks, the arrival time will be 90 minutes prior to the performance. The artist and crew will need access to the performance space on arrival. 

Introduction

 

Schedule 2017-18 in-school performances

Performance Space Survey

Advisors: You may have already been asked to respond to a very brief, multiple choice survey about the space where your in-school performances occur. If you have not already taken that survey, you may do so below. We are adding exciting elements to the in-school performances and this information will be tremendously helpful for our new shows – thank you!

The last question will direct you to a particular worksheet. This will be an interesting task for two reliable students with a sizable tape measure and they can complete it in approximately a class period. Use the links below to open and print the worksheet as suggested by your survey. After your students complete the worksheet, you (or they) may conveniently submit measurements below.