Additional Resources

Showtime at the Apollo Graphic Novel

Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater, written by Ted Fox with illustrations by James Otis Smith, is a graphic novel adaptation of Fox’s original 1983 classic history of the Apollo.

Showtime at the Apollo takes readers through the sweeping history of one of America’s most important and mythic cultural institutions. The book is your visual gateway to an epicenter of American music and culture in the heart of Harlem and shows how the Apollo both shaped and was shaped by its times. This study guide, written for teachers, is an educational resource for the graphic novel and has been developed with students grades 8 and over in mind. The guide draws from the Apollo’s learning library of resources to support your historical, cultural, and visual engagement with the graphic novel.

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Theater Study Guide

Check out our Theater Study Guide to learn about the history of theater, jobs in a theater, and go behind the scenes in a special interview with our Associate Producer, Laura Greer.

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Curtis Mayfield Guide

Curtis Mayfield's influence as a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, activist, and more has inspired generations of artists to produce music with meaningful messages that aspire to impact positive change. Find out how his legacy lives on through his music and in the hopes and dreams of all people who are ready to get on board, keep on pushing, and move on up a little higher.

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Percussion Guide

You’ve probably told stories before, but have you ever told one with music? Djeli do. What is a Djeli? Well, they are the keepers and tellers of stories that have been passed down through generations. Find out more about Djeli and the percussion instruments they use with this interactive guide!

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We Shall Not Be Moved - Study Guide

With a creative team including Bill T. Jones, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Daniel Bernard Roumain, this timely performance was an exploration of national identity, race, gender, and personal responsibility. The opera is set against the enduring ashes of the 1985 bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philadelphia. This study guide, developed in conjunction with the Apollo Theater and curriculum consultants from the School District of Philadelphia, can be used in your classroom or on your own as a resource to learn, think, reflect, and express your thoughts about these present-day concerns.

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