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The Carson Center

Educational Programs

Class Acts Education Series

Welcome to the Carson Center's 2017-18 Class Acts Education Series! The Class Acts Education Series offers curriculum-based arts programming during the school day for preschool through high school students. Each year the Carson Center strives to bring the world of professional arts programming from national and international theatre companies to you and your students. Class Acts Reservations are accepted throughout the school year from school, homeschool, and community groups. Please make sure to review the policies and procedures below, and note that NO PAYMENT is required at the time of your reservation. For individuals and groups with fewer than 10 students, please contact Andrea James, ajames@thecarsoncenter.org to reserve your seats directly.



For Information: (270) 443-9932, ext. 250

For Reservations: (270) 443-9932, ext. 212

Email the Director of Education

The Class Acts Education Series runs September through April.  

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Available Study Guides can be downloaded from the individual show page. 

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman's book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs – with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:30am
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:30am

When Mr. Molecule unleashes the power and excitement of science – Bing! Bang! Boom! - he creates an explosion of learning that K-8 kids can't resist. Students are astonished to see the fantastic 12-foot tall Foam Monster, the impossible Balloons in Orbit, and the hysterically funny Bernoulli TP Challenge – all based on essential science principles. Mr. Molecule's totally awesome Bing, Bang, Boom Science Show is a whole new way for kids to discover science and experience the joy of learning...

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Night. A small house on a modest street. A teenage girl prepares for bed. While to her parents she is still a little girl, she longs for her independence. With nowhere for her thoughts to go but into her dreams, she sleeps – only to wake to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall — her shadow. Walls spin, darkness swallows the girl, and she’s off on a journey into Shadowland— searching for a way out. Thus begins Shadowland, a signature Pilobolus performance that -- with the...

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:30am
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:30am

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's popular book is the perfect theatrical treat!

  • Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:00am

This production is an innovative double bill adaptation of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's beloved bedtime classics: GOODNIGHT MOON and THE RUNAWAY BUNNY. GOODNIGHT MOON is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while THE RUNAWAY BUNNY's pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters. Soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of...

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:30am
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30am

Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi introduces the audience to the characters, setting, humor, and humanity of Mark Twain’s most famous novels: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . The greatest young adventurers in American literature spring to life in this footstompin’ musical. Selected scenes from the novels form the basis of this musical play and introduce us to some of the most legendary adventures and characters in all of American literature. Join...

  • Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:30am
  • Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:30am

Explore the marvelous diversity of the world through music! Learn how various cultures have contributed to the inspiring music that brings the peoples of different countries together while celebrating their individual treasured heritages. The Carson Center is pleased to present this special performance of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra as part of our Class Acts Education Series.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00am

edtime is approaching and this team of construction vehicles needs to get some rest. But: Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn't sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow's day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the best-selling book!

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