TGS TV Week Two

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! 

March 30 – April 1

Climb aboard the USS Growing Stage as we set sail to explore all things pirate!

Meet the Pirates

From the pages of books and the wings of the stage
The pirates are coming to town.
With a, “Shiver me timbers!” and “Yo, ho, ho!”
And occasional, “Blow the man down!”
They are looking for treasure and sailing the seas,
And they’ll gladly take on a new mate!
So, welcome aboard the great ship Growing Stage
Where adventures and stories await!

– by Laura Petrie, TGS Educator & Artist

Let’s Get Started!


Let’s start by watching the trailer of our 2016 production of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE!


Read More About Pirates – Click here


Now that you have been introduced into the world of PIRATES, 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


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

  • Reading List: How many of these pirate books have you read? Click here
  • Printouts: Pirate inspired Activity Pages! Click here
  • Recipe: Click on the image below for a video on how to make a pirate snack!

  • Here’s MORE simple and delicious Pirate themed recipes. Click here
  • BONUS: Activity Guide – 2016 production of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE  Click here

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JOIN US each day on as we share BONUS  CONTENT (Videos, Recipes, Games and MORE)!

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.