School Shows

NORTH The Musical

Grades 4-8

A powerful new musical set in the 1850s about a teenage boy and his mother who escape slavery in the deep south through the Underground Railroad. With an original score steeped in jazz and other historically Black music genres, NORTH is a moving story that explores the multi-faceted reality of Black life during the antebellum period. Explore the realities of slavery with powerful themes of optimism, bravery, playfulness, wonder, suspense, and mystery. Journey from rural Louisiana to the bustling city of New Orleans, a Maroons community in the Louisiana bayous, and the young town of Lawrence, Kansas in this story inspired by true accounts of escape through the Underground Railroad.

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:

  • 5.RI.3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
  • 7.RI.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
  • 8.RL.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students map out the Underground Railroad route and, in small groups, research the stops along the way.

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

Event Information


9:30 am & 11:30 am
Tuesday, Jan.30, 2024
60 minutes
norththemusical.com

In-Person at LBC!

11:30 am performance added due to popular demand!
Use the application to apply for either show time.

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

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