TGS TV Week Four

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What is TGS TV?

A free and easy online hub to incorporate theatre and the arts into your daily schedule of distance learning at home. Each week, we’ll share a new theme with corresponding educational resources to enhance your child’s learning experience and have a little fun too. No training required! 

July 27-31

Join us for interesting insect fun as we take a look at the world from a bug’s eye view!
“Going Buggy!”
The Growing Stage is going buggy! Caterpillars, spider games!
Flies and worms and creeping creatures – Characters with insect names.
This week, celebrate the little
Flying, buzzing, crawling things.
All our stories feature insects –
Webs, cocoons, antennae, wings!
Join us for our buggy antics!
You won’t need an insect spray!
All our bugs are friendly heroes Guaranteed to make your day.
-Laura Petrie, TGS Veteran Artist

Let’s Get Started!


Let’s start by watching the trailer of our 2016 production of Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Let’s LEARN about BUGS!

Bugs bugs, bugs are everywhere on this episode of TGS TV! Whether you love them or view them as pests, these tiny little creatures are everywhere. You can see them in your backyard, on flowers and in trees. In storybooks, in zoos and even on our stage! BUT, what makes these tiny creatures so fascinating? Click here to LEARN MORE ABOUT BUGS!


Now that you have been introduced into the world of INSECTS, let’s PLAY!

First up, let’s warm-up our ACTOR’S TOOLS! Click here for instructions.

Be PROUD! —> SHARE your work (photos, videos) on our Facebook Page.  Use hashtag: #PlayLearnGrowTGS OR E-Mail us at 


Now that you’re a BUG expert, check out these additional resources:

  • Reading List: How many of these insect inspired books have you read? Click here
  • Printouts: Insect inspired Activity Pages! Click here
  • Recipes: Try these simple and delicious BUG themed recipes. Click here

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Help Us Continue to Offer Programs Like TGS TV:

The Growing Stage is 501-c-3 designated organization by the IRS and registered with the Office of the NJ Attorney General. Urgent contributions are needed to keep our limited programming flowing to the young people and families throughout northern New Jersey that depend on The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey. Funding will not only support the theatre’s efforts in keeping its staff employed and ensure that productions can resume as soon as possible for its artists – it allows for efforts such as this to be developed and sustained throughout this current health crisis. Help is needed, perhaps more than ever, to keep the creativity open to our families while the theatre doors are shut. As always, your consideration is appreciated.