School Shows

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!

by Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour

Grades PK-3

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! After all, it’s not easy being the Pigeon—he never gets to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers late, that wily bird learns he CAN do something. Based on The New York Times best-selling and Caldecott Honor picture books and starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, this musical is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

Education Programs on sale August 7, 2019 starting at 9:00am.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials. (Coming soon!)

  • Study Guide
  • Classroom Discussion Points
  • Classroom Activity

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 1.RL.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
  • 2.RL.9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
  • 3.RL.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students will create and act out stories based on Pigeon’s adventures.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.

Or take a self-guided tour using this map.

MORE INFORMATION

  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.
  • Find terms and conditions plus more resources here.

Event Information


Thursday, April 2, 2020
9:30am & 11:30am
60 minutes
kennedy-center.org

9:30am performance sold out. 11:30am performance added!
You may use our online application to request the 11:30am performance or be added to the wait list for the 9:30am performance.


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