TGS TV Week Six

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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! 

April 27 – May 1

Lions, Lemurs and Chimps, OH MY!

The Growing Stage can be a place Of peacefulness and calm.
But sometimes it’s a jungle With adventures going on!
Yes, sometimes there is wildlife With Lions on the loose!
It’s not just fairy tales here!
It’ not just Mother Goose!
So join us for adventures
In worlds that are not tame. With wild and crazy animals And music, crafts, and games.

-Laura Petrie, TGS Veteran Artist

This week travel with us from the concrete jungle of NYC to the rainforests of Madagascar as we embark on a WILDLIFE ADVENTURE of fun!

Let’s Get Started!


Let’s start by watching the trailer of our 2018 production of MADAGASCAR!

An Island of Wonder! Let’s LEARN MORE About Madagascar!

One of the more interesting settings visited in our shows featured this week is MADAGASCAR. This island country is located off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is the forth largest island in the world. Over 70% of the 250,000 wildlife species found on Madagascar are found nowhere else in the world! And over 90% of the 14,000 plants native to this island country cannot be found anywhere else. Scientists are fascinated by this unique feature leading some to refer to Madagascar as the “8th continent” of the world.  Two of the animals that appear in MADAGASCAR The Musical can only be found in the wild on Madagascar! Can you guess who they are?  READ ON TO FIND OUT!


Now that you have been introduced into the adventures of the wildlife, 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 WILDLIFE expert, check out these additional resources:

  • Reading List: Wildlife inspired books – ENJOY!  Click here
  • Printables: Activity Pages  Click here
  • Recipes: Try these simple and delicious KID FRIENDLY recipes. Click here
  • Additional LINKS: Continue your exploration of the wildlife. Click here
  • Wildlife Inspired Craft Activities: Click here
    • Activity Guide – 2018 production of MADAGASCAR Click here
    • Activity Guide – 2019 production of CURIOUS GEORGE 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.