Trent Arterberry’s multi-decade career has taken him across North America, Europe and Asia where he has opened for major recording artists such as B.B. King, played historic theatres like Radio City Music Hall, headlined on luxury liners such as the QE2, and was named “College Campus Performing
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The Secret Life of Walter Manny
“The Secret Life of Walter Manny” is a heart-warming tale that touches on themes of self-esteem, bullying, and respect for others. Walter Manny is a lonely, ten-year-old boy whose fantasy life is more exciting than his real one. Parents and peers are perplexed as Walter transforms by turns into a cowboy, secret agent, firefighter, race car driver, pilot and rock star. But when confronted by a... View more
I will be in NC in October, Feb and April. Other time periods may be added. Please email me for current availability.
Performance area 20 feet by 20 feet. One table, one chair and one empty A/V cart on wheels.
$695/one performance; $995/two back-to-back performances
R.2 — Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. This program has a detailed narrative. It tells the story of a nerdy kid who, recovers his self-esteem, and alters his relationship to his peers and the adults around him. There are themes about learning to focus and mind to stay on task, and tolerance of others who are different from ourselves. R.3 — Analyze how and why individuals, events and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. This is a play about Walter and how his overactive imagination affects the other four characters. These relationships evolve over the course of the story, and each of the characters learns a lesson in the process. W.3 — Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. Students are encouraged to write, draw, tell or enact new imaginary adventures for Walter. SL.2 — Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. This program presents information both orally and visually which students need to interpret in order understand the story.
Arts Education>Theatre Arts >K-8 K-5.C.1 — Use movement, voice and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. This program tells its story using a combination of movement and voice. The study-guide encourages students to write, tell or enact new imaginary adventures for Walter. Arts Education>Theatre Arts>K-8 K-5.C.2 — Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. This performance models the communication of ideas and feelings. The study-guide encourages students to improvise and reenact scenes later in the classroom. Arts Education>Theatre Arts>K-8 K-5.A.1 — Analyze literary texts and performances. This show tells a detailed story in which all five characters learn something. Students are encouraged to think about what the characters learned, and how this information may be relevant to their own lives.
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There is no penalty to cancel two months in advance. Cancellation with less than two months notice will incur a penalty of 50% of the fee, unless the cancellation is due to weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the school, in which case it is assumed that every reasonable effort will be made to reschedule.