Literature-based theatre

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Here's what's included when you engage ArtsPower...

From the Mixed-Up Files of

Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

A musical for 3rd to 6th grade audiences with a teacher-ready activity guide.


ArtsPower's high energy musical is accompanied by a grade specific, 5-lesson activity guide.

The show's themes focus on family, friendship, self-discovery, and adventure.

Our activity plans for educators guide classroom discussions about the show's themes and feature activity packets that include engaging discussions, writing responses, learning vocabulary words used in the show, behind the scenes interviews with the actors, and acting and playwriting opportunities.

Teacher-ready lesson plans also emphasize the following CCSS ELA-Literacy Standards that are mapped for each grade level:

  • Speaking and Listening: Literacy
  • Language: Literacy
  • Writing: Literacy
  • Reading: Literacy
  • History/Social Sciences: Literacy

SPRING PROMOTION

As an end-of-year thank you to all our customers and friends, we've reduced our per-show price to just $35.
Available now through June 30th!

Featuring a fun musical based on the book!

What's From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler about?


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. 

SPRING PROMOTION

As an end-of-year thank you to all our customers and friends, we've reduced our per-show price to just $35.
Available now through June 30th!