School Shows

Leonardo!

A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

by Manual Cinema

Grades K-6

Experience a performance unlike any other with a Manual Cinema production that takes everything usually behind-the-scenes and brings it on stage for the audience to enjoy. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble in its adaptation of two Mo Willems’ books.

Leonardo really is a terrible monster. He tries to be scary, but he isn’t. He meets Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world. The plot thickens when Leonardo and Sam meet Kerry—an even scaredier-cat—and her monster friend, Frankenthaler. We’ll experience these unlikely meetups to learn if Leonardo will finally scare someone, if Kerry and Sam remain scaredy cats, or if their differences end up shaping unlikely friendships.

Artist’s debut at LBC!

LBC performance may not include pieces from above video.

Set the Stage

Coming soon!

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

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion
  • Classroom Activities

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 2.SL.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • 4.RL.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
  • 6.RI.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

Lesson Plan Idea

Now that we know what makes a good monster, brainstorm what makes a good vampire, werewolf, or ogre. Students create masks of a make-believe villain who isn’t so bad after all and share their creature with the class.

On sale Tuesday, August 13, 2024 starting at 9:00 am.

Event Information


9:30 am
Monday, Nov. 18, 2024
50 minutes
manualcinema.com

In-Person at LBC!

Students: $10
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $10
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 with our Art Talks program!

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.

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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