Feb
20
Tue
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am

Since1999, the Iowa State Center’s Youth Matinee Series has connected children, parents, teachers, and schools with the performing arts in profound and meaningful ways, bringing performances to central Iowa that complement the school curriculum. This programming introduces students to new worlds and new ways of self-expression. By bringing your students/children to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Live theater ignites the imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

Everyone is welcome! Performances are open to the public.

Admission is $5 at the door. Many performances sell out, so we encourage pre-registration to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

The Wright Stuff: First In Flight

Monday, October 9, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

The Cat in the Hat

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-4

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.

Harriet Tubman – Underground Railroad

Monday, January 29, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. The escape route that Harriet followed was known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated ‘conductors.’ “I never run my train off the track,” she said of guiding more than 300 slaves to freedom, “and I never lost a passenger.”

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s classic loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Grades 4-10

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association with support from Ames Commission on the Arts.

Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts.

This special performance allows young audiences to experience the excitement of a full symphony orchestra, enjoy the emotions inspired by the music, and discover how teamwork and practice can together yield amazing results.

Clementine

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let her daily visits to the principal’s office get her down! America’s favorite impish and independent third grader navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief in an epic adventure you’ll never forget.

How I Became A Pirate

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

AARRRGH! This swashbuckling musical excursion tells the tale of young Jeremy Jacobs who joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map!

Based on the popular book, the production includes terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot”, “Green Teeth”, “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy”, “Talk Like a Pirate”, “Soccer by the Rules”, “Pirates Dot Arrgh”, and more…

The Great Gatsby

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Grades 7-12

In a time where success is expected and excess is celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled.

This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin, Nick, guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsbyexplores themes ofdecadence and excess, idealism, resistance to change and social upheaval creating a portrait of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

The Ugly Duckling

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades preK-3

We all know the fable of the swan who grows up ‘ugly” in a family of ducks, and who later finds his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. Around the world, we find that many different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” This delightful musical combines the folk traditions of other cultures and unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and ultimately find self-confidence, friendship and a sense of accomplishment.

 

Mar
12
Mon
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am

Since1999, the Iowa State Center’s Youth Matinee Series has connected children, parents, teachers, and schools with the performing arts in profound and meaningful ways, bringing performances to central Iowa that complement the school curriculum. This programming introduces students to new worlds and new ways of self-expression. By bringing your students/children to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Live theater ignites the imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

Everyone is welcome! Performances are open to the public.

Admission is $5 at the door. Many performances sell out, so we encourage pre-registration to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

The Wright Stuff: First In Flight

Monday, October 9, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

The Cat in the Hat

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-4

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.

Harriet Tubman – Underground Railroad

Monday, January 29, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. The escape route that Harriet followed was known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated ‘conductors.’ “I never run my train off the track,” she said of guiding more than 300 slaves to freedom, “and I never lost a passenger.”

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s classic loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Grades 4-10

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association with support from Ames Commission on the Arts.

Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts.

This special performance allows young audiences to experience the excitement of a full symphony orchestra, enjoy the emotions inspired by the music, and discover how teamwork and practice can together yield amazing results.

Clementine

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let her daily visits to the principal’s office get her down! America’s favorite impish and independent third grader navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief in an epic adventure you’ll never forget.

How I Became A Pirate

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

AARRRGH! This swashbuckling musical excursion tells the tale of young Jeremy Jacobs who joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map!

Based on the popular book, the production includes terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot”, “Green Teeth”, “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy”, “Talk Like a Pirate”, “Soccer by the Rules”, “Pirates Dot Arrgh”, and more…

The Great Gatsby

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Grades 7-12

In a time where success is expected and excess is celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled.

This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin, Nick, guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsbyexplores themes ofdecadence and excess, idealism, resistance to change and social upheaval creating a portrait of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

The Ugly Duckling

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades preK-3

We all know the fable of the swan who grows up ‘ugly” in a family of ducks, and who later finds his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. Around the world, we find that many different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” This delightful musical combines the folk traditions of other cultures and unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and ultimately find self-confidence, friendship and a sense of accomplishment.

 

Mar
22
Thu
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am

Since1999, the Iowa State Center’s Youth Matinee Series has connected children, parents, teachers, and schools with the performing arts in profound and meaningful ways, bringing performances to central Iowa that complement the school curriculum. This programming introduces students to new worlds and new ways of self-expression. By bringing your students/children to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Live theater ignites the imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

Everyone is welcome! Performances are open to the public.

Admission is $5 at the door. Many performances sell out, so we encourage pre-registration to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

The Wright Stuff: First In Flight

Monday, October 9, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

The Cat in the Hat

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-4

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.

Harriet Tubman – Underground Railroad

Monday, January 29, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. The escape route that Harriet followed was known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated ‘conductors.’ “I never run my train off the track,” she said of guiding more than 300 slaves to freedom, “and I never lost a passenger.”

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s classic loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Grades 4-10

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association with support from Ames Commission on the Arts.

Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts.

This special performance allows young audiences to experience the excitement of a full symphony orchestra, enjoy the emotions inspired by the music, and discover how teamwork and practice can together yield amazing results.

Clementine

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let her daily visits to the principal’s office get her down! America’s favorite impish and independent third grader navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief in an epic adventure you’ll never forget.

How I Became A Pirate

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

AARRRGH! This swashbuckling musical excursion tells the tale of young Jeremy Jacobs who joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map!

Based on the popular book, the production includes terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot”, “Green Teeth”, “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy”, “Talk Like a Pirate”, “Soccer by the Rules”, “Pirates Dot Arrgh”, and more…

The Great Gatsby

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Grades 7-12

In a time where success is expected and excess is celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled.

This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin, Nick, guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsbyexplores themes ofdecadence and excess, idealism, resistance to change and social upheaval creating a portrait of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

The Ugly Duckling

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades preK-3

We all know the fable of the swan who grows up ‘ugly” in a family of ducks, and who later finds his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. Around the world, we find that many different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” This delightful musical combines the folk traditions of other cultures and unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and ultimately find self-confidence, friendship and a sense of accomplishment.

 

Apr
4
Wed
Rockin’ Road to Dublin @ Stephens Auditorium
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
Rockin’ Road To Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a rock concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production.
Apr
26
Thu
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Since1999, the Iowa State Center’s Youth Matinee Series has connected children, parents, teachers, and schools with the performing arts in profound and meaningful ways, bringing performances to central Iowa that complement the school curriculum. This programming introduces students to new worlds and new ways of self-expression. By bringing your students/children to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Live theater ignites the imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

Everyone is welcome! Performances are open to the public.

Admission is $5 at the door. Many performances sell out, so we encourage pre-registration to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

The Wright Stuff: First In Flight

Monday, October 9, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

The Cat in the Hat

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-4

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.

Harriet Tubman – Underground Railroad

Monday, January 29, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. The escape route that Harriet followed was known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated ‘conductors.’ “I never run my train off the track,” she said of guiding more than 300 slaves to freedom, “and I never lost a passenger.”

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s classic loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Grades 4-10

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association with support from Ames Commission on the Arts.

Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts.

This special performance allows young audiences to experience the excitement of a full symphony orchestra, enjoy the emotions inspired by the music, and discover how teamwork and practice can together yield amazing results.

Clementine

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let her daily visits to the principal’s office get her down! America’s favorite impish and independent third grader navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief in an epic adventure you’ll never forget.

How I Became A Pirate

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

AARRRGH! This swashbuckling musical excursion tells the tale of young Jeremy Jacobs who joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map!

Based on the popular book, the production includes terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot”, “Green Teeth”, “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy”, “Talk Like a Pirate”, “Soccer by the Rules”, “Pirates Dot Arrgh”, and more…

The Great Gatsby

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Grades 7-12

In a time where success is expected and excess is celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled.

This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin, Nick, guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsbyexplores themes ofdecadence and excess, idealism, resistance to change and social upheaval creating a portrait of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

The Ugly Duckling

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades preK-3

We all know the fable of the swan who grows up ‘ugly” in a family of ducks, and who later finds his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. Around the world, we find that many different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” This delightful musical combines the folk traditions of other cultures and unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and ultimately find self-confidence, friendship and a sense of accomplishment.

 

Apr
30
Mon
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am

Since1999, the Iowa State Center’s Youth Matinee Series has connected children, parents, teachers, and schools with the performing arts in profound and meaningful ways, bringing performances to central Iowa that complement the school curriculum. This programming introduces students to new worlds and new ways of self-expression. By bringing your students/children to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Live theater ignites the imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

Everyone is welcome! Performances are open to the public.

Admission is $5 at the door. Many performances sell out, so we encourage pre-registration to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

The Wright Stuff: First In Flight

Monday, October 9, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

The Cat in the Hat

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-4

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.

Harriet Tubman – Underground Railroad

Monday, January 29, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3-8

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. The escape route that Harriet followed was known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated ‘conductors.’ “I never run my train off the track,” she said of guiding more than 300 slaves to freedom, “and I never lost a passenger.”

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s classic loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Grades 4-10

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association with support from Ames Commission on the Arts.

Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts.

This special performance allows young audiences to experience the excitement of a full symphony orchestra, enjoy the emotions inspired by the music, and discover how teamwork and practice can together yield amazing results.

Clementine

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let her daily visits to the principal’s office get her down! America’s favorite impish and independent third grader navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief in an epic adventure you’ll never forget.

How I Became A Pirate

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K-5

AARRRGH! This swashbuckling musical excursion tells the tale of young Jeremy Jacobs who joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map!

Based on the popular book, the production includes terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot”, “Green Teeth”, “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy”, “Talk Like a Pirate”, “Soccer by the Rules”, “Pirates Dot Arrgh”, and more…

The Great Gatsby

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Grades 7-12

In a time where success is expected and excess is celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled.

This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin, Nick, guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsbyexplores themes ofdecadence and excess, idealism, resistance to change and social upheaval creating a portrait of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

The Ugly Duckling

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades preK-3

We all know the fable of the swan who grows up ‘ugly” in a family of ducks, and who later finds his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. Around the world, we find that many different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” This delightful musical combines the folk traditions of other cultures and unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and ultimately find self-confidence, friendship and a sense of accomplishment.