School Shows

It’s Okay to Be Different –
Stories by Todd Parr

by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Grades PK-2

Innovative puppetry and original music come together in this all-new production featuring three Todd Parr favorites. The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator’s unique blend of playfulness and sensitivity come to life on stage. It’s Okay to Be Different explores acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. The Earth Book is a whimsical homage to our beautiful planet, inspiring us all to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and we all have reason to feel good about ourselves.

From the artist who brought us
The Very Hungry Caterpillar &
Other Eric Carle Favorites
!

LBC performance may not include pieces from above video.

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.7: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
  • 1.RL.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
  • 2.RL.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Lesson Plan Idea

In pairs or small groups, students identify three ways in which they are the same and three ways in which they are different.

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

Event Information


9:30 am*
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023
60 minutes
mermaidtheatre.ca

In-Person at LBC!

* 11:30 am performance my be added based on demand. Let us know on your application if you’re interested.

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.

Click here for more information about the Sculpture Garden.

MORE INFORMATION

  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, Education Operations & Services Supervisor, or call 707.800.7504.
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