Performance Guidebooks

To enhance your students’ understanding of each performance, HOT guidebooks offer thematic learning units, lesson plan suggestions, and background information that will help you create classroom and life learning contexts for your students. HOT guidebooks provide specific production details, artistic insights, and study materials for use before and after each performance.

Due to the generous underwriting of our season sponsor, we are able to publish the guidebook materials and send them to teachers attending the HOT Season for Young People free of charge. Guidebooks are mailed to teachers four to six weeks prior to a production.

All guidebooks require Adobe Acrobat

Click a show below to access its HOT Season for Young People guidebook online. 

2017-18
The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House
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The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House
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STAND (In-school tour)
Tosca (Opera Invited Dress Rehearsal)
Fisk Jubilee Singers®
Macbeth
The Polar Bears Go Up
Sleeping Beauty
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 
A Christmas Carol (In-school tour)
Kaytek
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
HOT Guidebook Playlist for Hypnotic Brass
Ensemble
Air Play
Inherit the Wind
One Morning I Left…
2016-17
Romeo and Juliet
Our Town

Fisk Jubilee Singers®
Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured
Stories by Eric Carle

A Christmas Carol
LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour
Tetris +
Alice in Wonderland
Love That Dog
Tiempo Libre
Web Resources for Tiempo Libre
A Raisin in the Sun
Carmen
2015-16
STAND
Turandot
I on the Sky PBL Link
I on the Sky
Seeking Shakespeare
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Me and My Shadow
Doktor Kaboom!
The Glass Menagerie
Moby Dick
Big Bad Wolf PBL Link
Big Bad Wolf
Die Fledermaus
Pilobolus
Egg
2014-15
La Bohème
Burden of Justice
Hangin’ with the Giants
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Before the People Came
A Christmas Carol
Gold
Hamlet
Walking the Tightrope PBL Link
Walking the Tightrope Guidebook
Death of a Salesman
The Pirates of Penzance
Look Out! Science is Coming
Bleu!
2013-14
Burden of Justice:1863
Ballet Hispanico
Pinocchio
A Christmas Carol
The Barber of Seville
Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch
Fisk Jubilee Singers®
LEO
Otello
Give Yourself a High Five
2012-13
Madame Butterfly
Beyond the Bog Road
Ballet Hispanico (also available: Educational Resources)
Fisk Jubilee Singers®
Nearly Lear
Wild Kingdom featuring Peter Gros 

Cinderella
Freedom Sings®
Hitler’s Daughter
Baobab
Grug
The Magic Flute
Cranked
Dinosaur Petting Zoo™
2011-12
Exploration and Discovery: Sculptures in Public Square Park
La Traviata
The Rivalry
Alice in Wonderland
San Jose Taiko
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Diavolo Dance Theater
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Of Mice and Men
Zorro
2010-11
To Kill A Mockingbird
Letters Home
Post Comedy Theater
Hansel and Gretel
The Frog Bride
Nutcracker
A Christmas Carol
Fisk Jubilee Singers ®
The Glass Menagerie
MOMIX Botanica
Before the People Came 
Performance in which Hopefully Nothing Happens
2009-10
Jason and the Argonauts
Tosca
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites
Urban Bush Women
Fiesta Mexicana
Romeo and Juliet
Frindle
Fisk Jubilee Singers ®
Rigoletto
The Man Who Planted Trees
The Sea Serpent
2008-09
Spirit Horse
The Gruffalo
Mayhem Poets
Farfalle (Butterflies)
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks
2007-08
The Crucible
Echoa
A Christmas Carol
Snowflake
Nutcracker
H.M.S. Pinafore
San Jose Taiko
Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major
Julius Caesar
Simon Shaheen & Qantara
A Year with Frog and Toad
2006-07
Macbeth
Hot Notes and Cool Keys:  The Piano
A Christmas Carol
Little Donkey
Strings of Fire
Eclipse:  Visions of the Crescent and the Cross
Moving Beyond Balance
2005-06
1776
Sones de México
Surrender Road
A Christmas Carol
Home on the Mornin’ Train