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Virtual Student Matinee: From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

October 20, 2021 - June 29, 2022


80 min
Grades: 3-6

Event Description

Presented by ArtsPower.
Date & Time: Available all school year.
Cost: Varies. Click Ticket Request Button for more information
Run Time: 80 minutes
Recommended Grades: Grades 3 - 6
Location: Online via Teachable
It is 1967 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York City. Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a collector of fine art, facts, figures, and secrets. She narrates the action of ArtsPower’s musical play through a letter she is writing to her lawyer, whom she calls Saxonberg. After she learns about the adventures of Claudia and Jamie Kincaid, two children who have run away from home to live at The Met for a few days, Mrs. Frankweiler needs her lawyer to change her last will and testament. Among her many files, she will now include the story of how Claudia and Jamie run away, hide out and sleep over at The Met, investigate whether a statue called Angel was carved by Michelangelo, and, in the end, become a terrific sister and brother team.

This show includes a multi-lesson, Core Curriculum-based course that includes subjects and themes presented in the musical, such as The Italian Renaissance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and unravelling a mystery involving a famous artist.
Resources Available:
•    Grade-specific Study Buddys that promote cross-curricular learning and engage your students with fun and meaningful activities
•    Insightful and exclusive video interviews with the shows’ directors, actors, and creative team members
•    Instructional videos that teach students how to sing and dance a fun musical number from a show
•    Live Q+A session on Zoom with a cast member (available for an additional fee)