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School Shows2019-08-01T09:07:48+00:00

2019-2020 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 2019-2020 season!

If you would prefer to bring a performer to your school for a performance, please contact Jenks Miller at jmiller@artscenterlive.org for options.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs (grades K–5)Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 9:45am

There are three sides to every story. Theirs. His. And the truth.​

You know the story. Three pigs build houses, the one who builds with bricks avoids the Big Bad Wolf and lives to tell the tale. But is that what really happened, or just porcine propaganda? In this brilliant parody of the famous fairy tale, we follow the Big Bad Wolf as he stands trial for his purported deeds. He has his own version of the story – and the audience becomes the jury, helping decide his fate: guilty or not guilty! Based on John Scieszka’s wildly popular book, this courtroom-farce-meets-musical is sure to please…it would be a crime to miss it!

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs (grades K–5) – Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 11:30am

There are three sides to every story. Theirs. His. And the truth.​

You know the story. Three pigs build houses, the one who builds with bricks avoids the Big Bad Wolf and lives to tell the tale. But is that what really happened, or just porcine propaganda? In this brilliant parody of the famous fairy tale, we follow the Big Bad Wolf as he stands trial for his purported deeds. He has his own version of the story – and the audience becomes the jury, helping decide his fate: guilty or not guilty! Based on John Scieszka’s wildly popular book, this courtroom-farce-meets-musical is sure to please…it would be a crime to miss it!

Mike Wiley: Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (grades 3+) Friday, October 25th, 2019, 9:45am

Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 –the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.

Mike Wiley: Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (grades 3+) Friday, October 25th, 2019, 11:30am

Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 –the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.

Charles Pettee – Catch the Bluegrass Bug (grades K-2) – Friday, February 14th, 2019, 9:45am

Catch the Bluegrass Bug! (Grades K–2) ​

Mr. Charles picks the guitar, or “tater-bug” (mandolin), hums the harmonica, and “rolls” the banjo, while all sing “Ain’t No Bugs On Me!” and other fun traditional tunes that make NC Bluegrass catchy! ​

Bluegrass: North Carolina’s Global Music (Grades 3–5) ​

Grades 3-5 clap, sing, and respond to NC roots music from the “Pilgrims to the present”, featuring sounds from Europe and Africa, blended here! Mr. Pettee shares stories that bring out curricular connections with NC Essential Standards in history and geography. Students are encouraged to connect the sounds and styles of music with the cultures that lived in NC then and now, and to see how one culture has contributed to another.

Charles Pettee – Bluegrass: North Carolina’s Global Music (grades 3-5) – Friday, February 14th, 2019, 11:30am

Catch the Bluegrass Bug! (Grades K–2) ​

Mr. Charles picks the guitar, or “tater-bug” (mandolin), hums the harmonica, and “rolls” the banjo, while all sing “Ain’t No Bugs On Me!” and other fun traditional tunes that make NC Bluegrass catchy! ​

Bluegrass: North Carolina’s Global Music (Grades 3–5) ​

Grades 3-5 clap, sing, and respond to NC roots music from the “Pilgrims to the present”, featuring sounds from Europe and Africa, blended here! Mr. Pettee shares stories that bring out curricular connections with NC Essential Standards in history and geography. Students are encouraged to connect the sounds and styles of music with the cultures that lived in NC then and now, and to see how one culture has contributed to another.

Curious Theatre Collective: Sally’s Ride: To Space and Beyond! (grades K–5)​ Friday, March 6th, 2020, 9:45am

Sally Ride and her astronaut friends take kids on the ride of their lives in this dynamic performance about space exploration! What can we learn about the issues facing our Earth from an astronaut’s unique perspective? Why are we so drawn to exploring space? Through music, audience participation, and narrative, this performance will ignite excitement for science and inspire questions. Using Sally’s example, students learn they can accomplish anything through curiosity, teamwork, and perseverance.

Curious Theatre Collective: Sally’s Ride: To Space and Beyond! (grades K–5)​ Friday, March 6th, 2020, 11:30am

Sally Ride and her astronaut friends take kids on the ride of their lives in this dynamic performance about space exploration! What can we learn about the issues facing our Earth from an astronaut’s unique perspective? Why are we so drawn to exploring space? Through music, audience participation, and narrative, this performance will ignite excitement for science and inspire questions. Using Sally’s example, students learn they can accomplish anything through curiosity, teamwork, and perseverance.

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.

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.

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

Questions?

Email ArtSchool Manager Jenks Miller at jmiller@artscenterlive.org or call (919) 929-2787 for more information.
Teachers in Focus Schools should contact Virginia Queen Danford at vqueen@artscenterlive.org to register for School Shows and Artist Residencies.