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Please remember that ALL attendees, (beyond the free chaperone per 15 STUDENT allotment) must pay admission. Parents and Grandparents are welcome, however they must be included in the initial reservation.

Ballet Folklorico presents Fiesta Mexico
With 40 dancers and 60 musicians, these traditional folkloric dancers will amaze audiences with magnificent costuming and high-energy dancing in "Fiesta Mexico." Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15), learn or speak a little Spanish, and enjoy a cultural performance that is sure to broaden your world view! Curriculum Connections: Culture, World Language, History, Social Studies

September 27, 2016


All Grades
JazzReach Presents Hangin' with Giants
A fun, high-energy program promoting the inclusiveness and accessibility of jazz while highlighting the legacies and music of some of the art form's contributors. Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, United States History, African American History, Arts Education

September 30, 2016


K - Grade 4
Jason Bishop in Straight Up Magic
Master Illusionist, magician, and world-wide performers bring the science of magic to our audiences. From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his cutting edge Op-Art and Plasma illusions, Jason Bishop performs stunning & original state-of-the-art magic. Curriculum Connections: Science, Literacy, Theatre Arts

October 20, 2016


Grades 2 & Up
We the People
We the People is a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and makes Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more. Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships and Family, Social Studies

October 25, 2016


Grades 3-7
Paducah Symphony Orchestra Performs Peter and the Wolf
This well-known masterpiece uses narration and instrumentation to portray the exciting and compelling story of Peter and his animal friends. The Peter and the Wolf concert will feature an appearance by the Secondary School Division winner of the PSO Young Artist Competition. Curriculum Connections: Music, Language Arts

November 4, 2016


Grades 2-6
B - The Underwater Bubble Show
Imagine being immersed in an underwater fantasy world. Suddenly your senses are flooded as colors and bubbles surround you. This lavish musical production is rich in stage effects using the latest laser technologies. Performed without words and set to classical music, this production is a modern fairytale and unique visual feast. Curriculum Connections: Science, Creative Thinking, Technology

November 15, 2016


All Grades
The Wright Brothers
History comes alive and dreams take flight on stage in this inspiring musical biography. Follow the story of inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright - America's pioneers of aviation. Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Technology, History

November 21, 2016


All Grades
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
A new Cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas spectacular all in one. Cirque Dreams Holidaze celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, original music, and seasonal favorites all performed in a winter wonderland of amazement. Curriculum Connections: Visual Arts, Music, Dance

November 28, 2016


All Grades
There are no comps available for this performance. All students and chaperons must have a ticket.
Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas
Adapted from the international best-selling children's book series written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, Fancy Nancy brings some much-needed "fanciness" to the stage. Celebrating creativity and imagination, as well as introducing kids to a whole world of new and fancy vocabulary, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas is a perfect live theatre experience for young theatre-goers. Curriculum Connections: Reading, Language Arts, Creative Thinking

December 15, 2016


PreK - Grade 5
A Year with Frog and Toad
Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. This whimsical production follows two friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four fun-filled seasons. Curriculum Connections: Literature, Music, Dance, Problem-Solving, Social Development, Self-Expression, Friendship

February 9, 2017


PreK - Grade 3
Vocal Trash
Promoting awareness on recycling, anti-bullying, and "going green," Vocal Trash is sweeping the globe with its green-minded ensemble. Described as "Glee Meets Stomp," this group is on a relentless pursuit to bring individuals together, using the universal language of song and dance. Curriculum Connections: Ecology, Anti-Bullying, Problem-Solving, Music, Self-Expression

February 16, 2017


All Grades
Pinkalicious the Musical
This is the musical tale, based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. Curriculum Connections: Social Development, Language Arts, Literature, Music

February 23, 2017


K - Grade 3
Odd Squad Live!
Attention Odd Squad fans! Things are about to get very odd in YOUR town, and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve the case. ODD SQUAD LIVE! is springing into action on stage in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure where kids get to participate in solving a seriously strange case. When agents Orion and Oleanna get turned into grown-ups by villains, it’s up to the kids in the audience to use their math skills and help the agents decode, decipher and unravel clues. With a little help from Ms. O back at headquarters, the agents and audience members work together to save the day. Some lucky fans will even get to join the fun on stage and use amazing Odd Squad gadgets! Odd Squad LIVE! is filled with the coolest new gadgets, funniest and quirkiest villains like “Father Time” and “Lady Terrible,” and catchy hit songs from the Odd Squad-favorite band, Soundcheck. The stage show will feature Odd Squad “classic” tunes as well as all-new songs. The side-splitting humor and oddly irresistible fun that earned the Odd Squad writing team a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series” will burst onto the stage in this wonderfully weird, hilarious and interactive live show that is not to be missed!

March 14, 2017


K - Grade 3
The Giver
In a "Utopian" future of sameness, young Jonas inherits an unusual career: to receive and keep the memories of his community's past. Throughout lessons with his elder predecessor, The Giver teaches Jonas of love, war, and all of life's unknown joys and pains. Curriculum Connections: Classic Literature, Arts & Humanities

March 16, 2017


Grades 6-12
Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, returns home from school to find his family life in ruins - his father dead, his mother remarried, and his uncle (now stepfather) ruling the country. When his father's ghost appears with dire announcements, Hamlet struggles to redefine his life and find his way forward. Curriculum Connections: Classic Literature, Arts & Humanities, Drama

March 17, 2017


Grades 8-12
Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
The hour-long stage adaptation of three beloved children's books by Mr. Carle showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects that has won international acclaim. Curriculum Connections: Social Development, Theatre, Reading

April 19, 2017


PreK - Grade 3
Ellis, Island of Dreams
Ellis Island was the entry point to the United States of America, the land of dreams for countless immigrants from 1892 to 1954. This production follows the story of family trials, heartbreak, and triumphs in pursuit of the American Dream. Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, History, Music

March 27, 2017


Grades 3-7