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The Carson Center

Educational Programs

Class Acts Education Series

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

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

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The Class Acts Education Series runs September through April.  

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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggy friendly and amazing pet tricks. The all-new LIVE theatrical show includes the infamous jumping rope, twirling spinning, and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on NBC’s America’s Got Talent… but...

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:00am

Join us for this action filled journey of light and sound as we join a group of young adults who thrive to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical tempos. Literally glowing in the dark, iLuminate first seared itself into the eyes of millions on NBC’s America's Got Talent. The group’s jaw-dropping fusion of technology and choreography uses special light suits that baffle audience members by enabling the performers to disappear, reappear, and seemingly levitate...

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:30am
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:30am

When Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. As the story progresses, Shasta and Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money. Through a truly magical journey, the two ultimately learn that being a loyal friend is worth more than a big party or having all the latest toys. In the end – our friends, family, and imaginations are truly our greatest...

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East -- and by their families. Without politicizing, the play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. These letters were written under the most difficult circumstances: the rigors of training, uncertainty of deployment, separation of family and loved ones, combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan...

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:30am
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 - 11:30am

Based on the beloved book series by Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father’s Dragon comes to life on stage complete with talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure, and lots of humor throughout this fabulous adventure. Enchantment Theatre Company and the Carson Center are delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue striped dragon. When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby...

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:00am

An Alice for our time: a precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st-century staging: cameras, projection, and puppets help to tell the story of Alice’s journey through Wonderland. The National Players have adapted the classic Lewis Carroll novel, to bring Alice’s story to life in modern day terms. The National Players are America’s...

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:00am

Othello is a celebrated general returning home from the wars, but his dark skin and foreign origin inspire hatred from several people, especially the man he trusts most: Iago. As Iago twists Othello’s love for his wife Desdemona, everyone becomes pawns in Iago’s devious plots. The classic tale of identity, bigotry, and deceit is examined with contemporary clarity, combining Shakespeare’s language with modern clothing to transform the drama into a powerful story America today. 
 
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  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Join an all-star cast of world famous professional ice skaters, singers, dancers, and cirque acts as they glide across the stage in an ice experience like no other. Introducing Skateacular Dreams On Ice: the first ever ALL ORIGINAL live sung ice musical. Follow the cast as they dream through the seasons in search for eternal winter, but beware nothing is more powerful than your imagination. For in a moment you could be skating right into a fiery solstice or winter storm. It’s up to the...

  • 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 - 10:00am

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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