A Company of Friends  A Company of Friends
Contact:

 

 

Cell: (770) 599-0051

Email: acofdirector1@gmail.com

Website: http://www.acofproductions.com

   
Art Disciplines:

Theatre/Drama, Storytelling

   
Core Content Curriculum Areas:

Theatre/Drama, English/Language Arts, Music, Social Studies/History

   
Grade Levels:  

Pre-K, K-2, 3-5

   
Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia
 

 

Program Fees:

School Performances: $585 for one performance, $725 for two back-to-back performances, $815 for three back-to-back performances

Library Performances: $385 for one performance, $455 for two back-to-back performances, $515 for three back-to-back performances

($0.65 per mile gas allowance for locations more than 30 miles from Peachtree City; hotel allowance of $60 per night for locations more than 50 miles from Peachtree City)

   
Artistic Profile:

 

A Company of Friends (ACOF) Educational Productions Professional Troupe has been touring Georgia libraries, schools, and children's events since 1999, bringing high quality, interactive, musical, and learning experiences to thousands of children annually. ACOF was a Teaching Artist with Arts for Learning and Young Audiences of Atlanta. Our 2017 Musical Touring show offering is “The Big Bad Bullysaurus.” When Paleontologist Misty learns that her niece, Natalie, is being harassed by a local bully, she tells her the story of Roxy Rex, a young and posh dinosaur with a bully problem of her own. During this live musical play audiences journey back in time to Dinosorri Elementary School and watch while Roxy Rex and Natalie both learn a lesson about friendship and the importance of forgiveness. Filled with heart and humor and four original songs that add sparkle, The Big Bad Bullysaurus entertains audiences while touching on a very timely issue.

   
   
Teaching Experience: The professionals working with ACOF have more than 35 years of experience in children's theatre performance, drama workshop instruction, and curriculum creation. They also have more than 30 years of experience serving in the role of private children's theatre acting coach. Members of the troupe include two former teachers, the creator of a special needs theatre program for high school students in California, music theatre camp directors, instructors for more than 25 years, and former Arts for Learning teaching artists.
   
   
Sample Programs: A Fairyland Fable

There’s trouble in Fairytale Land. The Fairy Godmother must find out who is stealing Cinderella’s and Snow White’s most precious possessions. With a little bit of magic, plenty of laughs, clever audience interactions, and a lot of adventure, we find the villain is none other than the Ice Princess herself. But, the reasons for her crimes go much deeper than just the tip of the iceberg! Lessons of honesty, friendship, and trust are taught, as well as finding out that jealousy and loneliness can certainly cause anyone to have a bad attitude, which can be changed through love, acceptance, and understanding! Beautiful songs, ornate costumes and a cast that will delight!


Big Bad Bullysaurus.

When Paleontologist Misty learns that her niece, Natalie, is being harassed by a local bully, she tells her the story of Roxy Rex, a young and posh dinosaur with a bully problem of her own. Audiences will travel back in time to Dinosorri Elementary School and watch as Roxy Rex and Natalie both learn a lesson about friendship and the importance of forgiveness. This 50-minute interactive musical production is great for students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Study guides are available upon request. This is a very entertaining and lighthearted show which explores a very timely subject.

   
Sample Lesson Plans/Study Guides:

A Fairytale Fable - Classroom Study Guide

A Fairytale Fable - Program Guide

Big Bad Bullysaurus - Program Summary

   
Program Photos and Videos:

A Fairyland Fable (1)
A Fairyland Fable (2)
Big Bad Bullysaurus (1)
Big Bad Bullysaurus (2)
Big Bad Bullysaurus (3)
Big Bad Bullysaurus (4)
Big Bad Bullysaurus (5)
Big Bad Bullysaurus (6)
Big Bad Bullysaurus (7)
Celebrity (1)
Celebrity (2)
Princess and the Pea (1)
Princess and the Pea (2)