Foundation for Laughter

School Shows

SCIENCE OF THE CIRCUS

Learning sneaks up on kids when they’re laughing! This on-campus performance teaches the main concepts of elementary science curriculum through physical comedy and the circus arts.

Does a cup of water twirled around speedily in a billiard triangle stay put because of centrifugal force, or centripetal force? How can stacked objects not crash to the ground, somehow overcoming the law of gravity? Your students will know after this show, which covers such principles as the Laws of Motion, rotational velocity, gravity, simple machines, states of matter and more.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Details: On-campus shows; each lasts approximately forty-five minutes and addresses TEKS requirements for grades Pre-K through 5th grade.
  • Grades: Pre-K through 5th grade
  • Schedule: Available during the school day, after school, summers and weekends, but must be booked in advance.
  • Attendance: Minimum 10 students; maximum 300
  • Cost: $600, two performers per show. (Second show on the same day at same school is $300 additional.)
  • Technical Needs: A clear stage in an auditorium or cafeteria
  • Financial help: Typically eligible for Arts funding and Science/Social Studies funding
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COUNT ON COMEDY

Math’s a blast in this show, and when the performers start multiplying laughs, things really start making cents … er, sense! This show reveals how math is everywhere in our lives, from sports to music. Whether it's measuring the stage, cleaning up trash, juggling way-too-many objects or singing with a slightly off-key ukulele, this show’s unique physical/verbal comedy and circus arts make for a math-stravaganza of fun! It covers core math principles, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. (This program uses the optional book Circus Math by Will Starr [ISBN: 978-1-4389-0836-6 (sc)]

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Details: On-campus shows; each lasts approximately forty-five minutes and addresses TEKS requirements for grades Pre-K through 5th grade.
  • Grades: Pre-K through 5th grade
  • Schedule: Available during the school day, after school, summers and weekends, but must be booked in advance.
  • Attendance: Minimum 10 students; maximum 300
  • Cost: $600, two performers per show. (Second show on the same day at same school is $300 additional.)
  • Technical Needs: A clear stage in an auditorium or cafeteria
  • Financial help: Typically eligible for Arts funding and Science/Social Studies funding
Book today!

THE MAGIC STORYBOOK

The mystery of magic and puppetry, along with the mastery of comedy, will leave kids spellbound and yearning to read more. This show reveals how reading is fun and lets our imaginations soar. A hit for kids, teachers, school librarians and staff, the Magic Storybook is perfect any time of the year, but it is especially appropriate when tied in with National Library Week (April), Children’s Book Week, Read-Across America (March) and more.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Details: On-campus shows; each lasts approximately 45 minutes.
  • Grades: Pre-K through 5th grade
  • Schedule: Available during the school day, after school, summers and weekends, but must be booked in advance.
  • Attendance: Minimum 10 students; maximum 300
  • Cost: $600, two performers per show. (Second show on the same day at same school is $300 additional.)
  • Technical Needs: A clear stage in an auditorium or cafeteria
  • Financial help: Typically eligible for Arts funding
Book today!