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(Mahwah) – Educational and entertaining performances designed especially for students will be presented at the Berrie Center on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The Schooltime Performance Series is designed to meet the state’s core curriculum content standards.  Reservations are being accepted for all presentations.  The performances, at 10 a.m. and noon on each day, include:

Science With Beakman Live! Friday, October 19 is a live stage performance based on the Emmy Award winning children’s science educational television show, “Beakman’s World,” featuring large scale, wacky science and demonstrations with plenty of audience participation.  Beakman Live! with Paul Zaloom, will show kids of all ages how to perform simple experiments using household items and help kids discover how the world works.  The program is intended for grades K – 4.

Faustwork Mask Theater Presents The Mask Messenger Monday, December 3.  This tour de force solo performance explores the artistic, cultural and psychological use of masks throughout history.  In vignettes ranging from comic to poignant to bizarre, this performance expands the idea of the mask to include body language, makeup, clothing, and the many faces people wear daily.  The performance will surprise and delight audience members as they become a vital part of the show.  The program is intended for grades K – 12.

The American Family Theater presents Ellis Island:  Gateway to a Dream Friday, January 25, 2008.  This celebration of the multicultural foundations of the nation
returns to the Berrie Center, highlighting the courage and challenges of immigrants as
they adjusted to the customs and language of their new country.  The program is intended for grades 3 – 8.

An exploration of Hispanic Heritage through song will be presented by Sol y Canto Friday, February 22, 2008.  Led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer/bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist Brian Amador, Sol y Canto (Sun and Song) features bilingual children’s songs from Latin American countries to dance to and learn by.  The program is intended for grades K – 4.

Sign Stage on Tour present James and the Giant Peach Thursday, March 6, 2008.  It will be presented in American Sign Language and spoken English by hearing and deaf performers.  This production creates a magical blend of language, both spoken and signed, that will enlighten audiences of all abilities.  The program is intended for grades K – 5.

TheatreworksUSA presents The Mystery of King Tut Wednesday, March 19, 2008.  Egyptian history comes to life in this fascinating musical adventure linking Tutankhamen and the archeologist who made him famous, Howard Carter.  The program is intended for grades 2 – 8.

The World of Animals and Birds of Prey, presented by naturalist Bill Robinson Wednesday, April 30, teaches about animal adaptations for survival and the important role animals play in the balance of nature.  The program is intended for grades K – 12.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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