Recommended for grades K-3 | Teacher Preview: Friday, October 24
Meet Bean. She’s a loud and wild 7-year-old with a huge imagination. Bean rules the neighborhood on Pancake Court and the kids love her. Meet Ivy. She’s new to the street. She’s a quiet, nice – and in Bean’s opinion – “booooring!” 7-year-old. Clearly, Ivy and Bean will NEVER be friends. But when Bean decides to play a trick on her bossy sister, she discovers that Ivy’s proper manner is masking a mischievous side. Together they partner up in a rambunctious backyard caper that just could be the beginning of a fabulous friendship! Start off your school year with this charming musical and set the stage for discussions of friendship, collaboration, and communities.
Recommended for grades PK-2 | Teacher Preview: Friday, January 16
Meet Skippyjon, a Siamese cat who thinks he’s one of the birds. He enjoys sleeping in their nest, sharing their breakfast of worms, and bathing in Mrs. Doohiggy’s birdbath. In frustration, Mama Junebug Jones sends him to his room to ponder what it means to be a Siamese cat. Instead, Skippyjon discovers his alter ego – “El Skippito” – a superhero Chihuahua. Clothed in a green cape and mask, he sets off into his closet and emerges in far, far away Mexico for a rip-roaring musical adventure.
Recommended for grades 3-8 | Teacher Preview: Friday, February 27
Meet Timmy. It’s not easy being the President and CEO of a detective agency called Total Failure, Inc. But Timmy is undaunted. Despite having a 1500 pound polar bear for a business partner, and corporate headquarters located in his mother’s closet, Timmy knows he’s destined for greatness. Things will really pick up when he cracks open his latest case. But first he must confront time-wasting distractions such as school work, his mother’s nagging, and his evil competitor. Will Timmy overcome all these roadblocks? Will Total Failure, Inc. be transformed into a multibillion dollar international corporation? Put your students on the case to find out! This OCT original production is packed with deadpan humor, visual gags, sophisticated storytelling, and a hint of the surreal.
Recommended for grades 2-6 | Teacher Preview: Saturday, March 27
Meet Tom, a nerve-wracked teacher who’s looking to inspire his class with the beloved Schoolhouse Rock classics. Your students will have a blast learning their social sciences lessons with I’m Just a Bill, honing math skills with Naughty Number 9, and strengthen their writing with Conjunction Junction, while you and your team enjoy this nostalgic trip back to 70’s Saturday morning cartoons. This musical is toe-tapping fun – and standards-linked – for the whole school.
Recommended for grades 1-4 | Teacher Preview: Friday, May 8
Meet Ramona. She lives on Klickatat Street in NE Portland. She’s incredibly imaginative, boisterous, at times even exasperating, but always fun. She’s beginning to start third grade when she discovers school is about to get a lot more serious. Big changes are happening at home, too. Introduce your students to an irrepressible protagonist with this classic story of a Portland family, their neighborhood, and all of the trials of growing up.
To reserve tickets for an Impulse field trip, please call our office directly at (503) 228-9571. | All tickets $6 | Recommended for grades 2-12 (OCT will designate dates for older and younger students)
Impulse is back, and for the very first time, your students can join in the hilarity during the school day! Join our fearless Young Professionals as they create hilarious improv games and sketches based on audience suggestions. These talented teens can even tailor their performances to your curriculum connections. Hands-on workshops with Impulse director Jake Michels can also be added to your field trip. Book a field trip for your students that’s more than just full of laughs—improv is also a great way to enhance creativity, collaboration, quick thinking, confidence and a positive mindset!
OCT Young Professionals are dedicated local teens who participate in a year-long, intensive training program to expand their acting skills. They also gain performance experience by presenting a three-series production in the YP Studio Theater in NE Portland to highlight their incredible talents.