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2018-2019 School Shows

The ArtsCenter is proud to present a season full of exciting and curriculum-relevant field trip opportunities designed to help schools further integrate the arts into their classrooms. Take a look at our 2018-2019 season!

If you would prefer to bring a performer to your school for a performance, please contact Jesse Hollars at jhollars@artscenterlive.org for options.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Spelling 2-5-5 (grades 3-8) – Monday, October 15 at 9:45 AM

ctc spelling 255Simon’s a terrific speller, and now he has a chance to shine as a contestant on a televised spelling bee. Simon’s brother, Jake, who has autism, unwittingly reveals he’s also a gifted speller in a way that’s uniquely his. Sibling rivalry takes center stage as Simon faces choices about his role as the protective big brother and his desire to gain celebrity status. Spelling 2-5-5 takes a poignant look at bullying, inclusion, compassion and what it means to have empathy for others.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Rapunzel (grades PreK-5) – Thursday, October 18 at 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM

ctc rapunzelOur reimagined version of the classic tale takes on new life and a softer message in a beautifully adapted and visually moving story. Nan so loves her adopted daughter, Rapunzel, that she builds her a wonderful tower to keep her safe from the dangers of the world. As Rapunzel grows, she and Nan argue as Rapunzel tests boundaries and seeks independence. Rapunzel focuses on the parent/child relationship as it tests the boundaries of love, trust, perseverance and independence.

Queen Nur: Sweet Potato Pie & Such! (grades K-6) –Tuesday, November 6 at 9:45 AM

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Sweet Potato Pie & Such: A flavorful seasoning of tales from the African and African American Oral Tradition that will ground you in tradition, butter you up with joy and sweeten your mind. Designed for audiences to participate, celebrate and “Jubilate.” Values are indelibly remembered through lively folktales, fables, and fairytales.

Queen Nur: Bully Free Zone (grades K-6) –Tuesday, November 6 at 11:30 AM

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Bully Free Zone: Participants learn that the #1 Bully-Free Zone is SELF. Tales enlivened by music are interactively told. Audience members are chosen as Bully Free Zone Leaders to identify bully traits in the stories. They lead the full assembly in a Bully-Free Zone call and response, and identify opposing buddy traits.

Flamenco Carolina (grades K-8) – Thursday, February 14 at 10:00 AM

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Flamenco Carolina represents the flamenco art form of song, dance and instrumental music associated with the folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain. This music tradition includes tambourines, bells, wooden castanets and guitar with articulated movements reflective of the rich history of this culture. This Durham-based flamenco group consists of several dancers, a guitarist and singer dedicated to preserving flamenco through performance and education.

Common Chords (grades K-8) –Friday, March 8 at 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM

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Common Chords works to connect diverse communities for the purpose of unleashing the power of shared cultural expression. The program focuses on diversity, education, history, and creativity, designed to celebrate the role that cultural expression plays in where we come from, who we are now, and where we are headed in the future. The program is a musical journey that tells the story of how American music like bluegrass, blues, rock-n-roll, Motown, and hip-hop, grew from a family tree of European and African instruments, styles and stories. Musicians Robert Jones and Matt Watroba use music, art, and cultural expression to tell our story and celebrate what makes us unique, as well as celebrate what we all have in common.

Virginia Repertory Theatre: The Jungle Book (grades PreK-5) –Monday, April 15 at 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM

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Join young Mowgli as he learns the “Laws” of the jungle in this time-honored adventure. With the help of friends like the black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan. This musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Field Trip Reservations

If you are interested in booking a field trip to The ArtsCenter to see one of the shows above,please use the appropriate form below to request seats. Field trip reservations are handled separately from in-school bookings, and sold at a per-ticket rate of $8 (one free chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased). Filling out the booking request form does not guarantee the performance or time you requested. School Show staff will contact you to finalize your reservation.

School Show Reservation Form: FOCUS SCHOOLS

Please submit your school show ticket requests for Focus Schools: Grady Brown Elementary, Central Elementary, Efland-Cheeks Elementary, New Hope Elementary using the form above.

School Show Reservation Form

Please submit your school show ticket requests for all other schools using the form above.


Email Jesse Hollars, Youth Education Coordinator at jhollars@artscenterlive.org or call (919) 929-2787 x 204 for more information.
Teachers in FOCUS SCHOOLS should contact Virginia Queen Danford at vqueen@artscenterlive.org to register for School Shows and Artist Residencies.