A great lineup of exciting education performances is coming your way - there’s always something for every grade.  Check back soon for the Fall 2015 lineup.

Recent Performances

Montana Repertory Theatre presents
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Grades 5 – 12
A special student performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s world-renowned story of the Roaring Twenties comes to life on stage. On the reading lists for schools across the country, this timeless tale brings together the classic characters of the worldly Jay Gatsby, the charming Daisy Buchanan and the naïve Nick Carraway, as they navigate the temptations promised by the American Dream.

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Columbus Children’s Theatre presents
The Emperor’s New Clothes
by William Goldsmith

Grades K – 6
The Emperor needs new clothes, and Tom and Tina are the two unlikely tailors asked to create them. But they are not tailors, they are swindlers, and the Emperor is the target! This very funny adaptation of a classic tale features big laughs and audience participation. 

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Be sure to ask about special hands-on workshops to complement your performance experience. Workshops available on a first come, first served basis.
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Sponsored by John & Fonda Elliot

Columbus Children’s Theatre presents
Sleeping Beauty
Adapted by William Goldsmith
Grades K-6 
Talking frogs, feisty princesses, silly wise women and more! This spin on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty puts a spotlight on social issues and conflict resolution, all while parties take place and a castle goes into a deep sleep. The queen will learn a valuable lesson about judgment and princes will pay the price for their foolishness. The audience will love this hilarious telling of a timeless classic and will be inspired to think about their treatment of others.

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Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center present
Fiddler on the Roof
Grades 4-12
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic musical, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

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Kid Power's 
Operation Lunch Line 3-D
Grades K-6
This highly interactive, musical show is designed to help children grades K-6 learn the value of good nutrition and exercise. Using spectacular visual effects in 3D, the entire audience miniaturizes, joining Kid Power on an amazing journey inside the human body of a boy named Max who feels lousy because he doesn't eat or move properly. Through audience participation the kids not only educate and motivate Max, but in doing so, learn they too are special, filled with all the "kid power" needed to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviorsnecessary to make health-enhancing choices and feel great.

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Mad River Theater Works presents

Freedom Bound
Grades 6 - 12

There is a story connected with the Underground Railroad in countless communities throughout the north. Old houses have secret tunnels leading into the woods, or attics with hidden stairways. The "Railroad" was a network of friends who helped slaves escape to freedom in Canada before the Civil War. This exciting and turbulent period of history is the subject of Freedom Bound, a play with music by Mad River Theater Works. Freedom Bound revolves around the most famous incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio: the story of Addison White, an escaped slave, and his rescue by the citizens of the town of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Freedom Bound brings history to life through original songs and an array of characters that pop right out of the past to relive the adventure of the Underground Railroad right before your eyes.

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Barter Theatre presents

The Velveteen Rabbit
by Catherine Gray from Margery William' story
Grades Pre-K - 4
As the Velveteen Rabbit dreams of becoming a real rabbit, the wise old Kin Horse tells him that he will become real "when a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you." The toy rabbit yearns for the day when the little boy who owns him will choose him as his special playmate so that he can become real. Through devotion, love and patience, the Velveteen Rabbit's dreams come true in a way he never thought possible. The Barter Players bring you this beautiful, classic tale about the magic of a child's love. 

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