School Shows

Giraffes Can’t Dance – The Musical

by Wishing Star Productions

Book and Lyrics by Gloria Bond Clunie; Music by Elton Bradman
Based on the Book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Grades PK-3

All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can’t seem to move without a clumsy step.  With the help of a wise cricket, Gerald finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book, puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing take us along on Gerald’s journey of discovering that his differences are what make him special. Based on the popular book written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • K.RL.9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
  • 2.RL.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
  • 3.RL.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Lesson Plan Idea

Create a group dance where each student adds a dance move to the choreography. Practice the routine, add a new move, practice, add a new move, and so on.

On sale Wednesday, August 9, 2023 starting at 9:00 am.

Event Information


9:30 am & 11:30 am
Friday, Jan. 19, 2024
60 minutes
wishingstarproduction.com

In-Person at LBC!

Both performances sold out!
Use the application to join the 9:30 am or 11:30 am waitlist.

Students: $9
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $9
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.


Extend and enrich your field trip to LBC with a self-guided tour of our outdoor Sculpture Garden!

Students can safely explore our outdoor Sculpture Garden the main exhibits as well as the landscape, bridges, and walkways. Its giant oak trees offer shady seating where classes can discuss their recent experience as consumers of the arts.

LBC opened the Sculpture Garden in 2015 as a gift to our North Bay community. With the support of Sutter Hospital and other generous donors, the Sculpture Garden presents rotating works from contemporary regional artists who create monumental outdoor art that becomes incorporated into the landscaped natural setting.

The LBC’s current exhibition for the outdoor Sculpture Garden, Geometry in Art is running now through August 2025. This exhibition celebrates the intersection of geometry and artistic expression through the works of nine extraordinary artists, each presenting a unique perspective and aesthetic through their exploration of form, line, and negative space.

You can sign up for a self-guided tour right on your School Show application or email us.

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MORE INFORMATION

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