Family Series 11/12     


GK Close-credit Lewis Becker Photography

September 24, 2011 - 2pm
Garry Krinsky: Toying With Science

$15 Adults/$5 Children    

What will you experience at this show? Here's a video of Gary!


It has been said that Garry Krinsky resembles a living cartoon with his animated movement and non-stop energy.  His theater experience is extensive.  Garry co-founded the Patchwork Players, and was an original member of both the Boston Buffoons and the Wright Bros., a New England vaudeville troupe. Since 1978, Garry has brought his high energy and experience to thousands of schools, theaters and festivals. Toying with Science, first commissioned by the Museum of Science in Boston, has been performed at the Kennedy Center of Washington DC and Victoria Theatre of Dayton. Garry has also had appearances on NBC’s Today Show and for Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors.


Suitable for K - 6th grades



November 29, 2011 - 6:30pm
San Jose Taiko


$15 Adults/$5 Children         

Here's a preview of their show and a behind-the-scenes look!

San Jose Taiko has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of taiko, the Japanese drum.  Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, company performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in music and movement.

San Jose Taiko was founded in 1973 by young Asian Americans searching for an outlet to convey their experiences as sansei, or third-generation Japanese Americans. Looking to Japan for inspiration, they were drawn to the empowering sounds of the taiko, the Japanese drum, an instrument that embodies the spiritual essence and heartbeat of Japan.  

Suitable for all ages      NEA-logo-colorsoutharts_LOGO


This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.


January 31, 2012 - 6:30pm
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

$15 Adults/$5 Children         
Single tickets will go on sale on December 12, 2011

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, a stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Her courage helped to change the world. Share her adventurous life, the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave woman, with your children in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.


Suitable for grades 3-12


This production is sold out!


March 22, 2012 - 6:30pm
Jason and the Argonauts

$15 Adults/$5 Children         
Single tickets will go on sale on February 22, 2012














Jason and the Argonauts showcased at IPAY 2008, receiving standing ovations at both performances. Following three successful UK & Ireland tours, including hit performances at the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival, the show toured in the USA, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the New Victory Theatre, New York. In 2009 it traveled to venues and festivals in Australia, including the Sydney Opera House.


Suitable for grades 3-8

Family Series 12/13     

KidPower (2)

September 27, 2012 - 9am and 11am
Kid Power's Operation Lunch Line in 3D!

School performances only for this production - teachers should contact Kimberly Harwell at the Box Office (661-4444)    

Here's an example of what your students might see


Kid Power's Operation Lunch Line in 3D! is a highly interactive, one-hour musical show, designed to help children learn the value of good nutrition and exercise.  Using spectacular visual effects in 3D, the audience joins Kid Power on an amazing journey inside the human body of a boy named Max, who feels lousy because he doesn't eat or move properly.  Through audience participation the kids not only educate and motivate Max, but in doing so, learn they too are special, filled with all the "Kid Power" needed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to feel great by balancing food and movement.

Suitable for K - 6th grades

MR Wings of Courage 4

November 1, 2012 - 6:30pm
Wings of Courage

$18 Adults/$8 Student    
Single tickets will go on sale on October 1, 2012

Click here for a preview!

Wings of Courage is an original play with music by Mad River Theater Works based on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first African American combat pilot and adventurer. He was a professional boxer and a World War 1 flying ace, flying against the famous “Red Baron.”  He was a jazz musician.  He was a spy.  This play shows how Bullard’s determination and perseverance helped him overcome discrimination throughout his remarkable life.


Suitable for grades 3 and higher


January 22, 2013 - 6:30pm
Soul Street Dance - Breakin' Backwards

$18 Adults/$8 Student    
Single tickets will go on sale on December 3, 2012 

Watch the energy of Soul Street Dance here!

The group of men in Soul Street Dance, formerly considered at risk, inspire students and share how they found focus through dance and now are working professionals.  Music selections include Count Basie, to Elvis Presley, to the Temptations, to Aerosmith to Michael Jackson, and more.  Soul Street Dance appeals to all ages and all ethnicities and cultures, bringing their youthful enthusiasm to audiences everywhere.  
Suitable for all ages


March 3, 2013 - 2pm
Charlotte's Web

$18 Adults/$8 Student    
Single tickets will go on sale on February 4, 2013

Here's a promo spot for Charlotte's Web


E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte comes to life in Charlotte’s Web. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a “miracle." Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever.  This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

Suitable for grades K-5


Family Series 13/14   

These are school shows only.  No public performances have been scheduled.  Single tickets for the general public may be available one week prior to the performance.  Please contact the Box Office (661-4444) at that time for more information.


October 15, 2013 - 9am and 11am
Roger Day: Marsh Mud Madness


Watch Roger sing about the Ghost Crab!




Roger Day has a knack for making the complex simple – not to mention hummable too. “Marsh Mud Madness” is Day’s new show about the coastal ecosystem of barrier islands off the Atlantic Coast.  While students sing along to songs like “I Love to Study Mud” and “Turtle Girl”, they will learn how all the plants, animals and mud work together in a coastal ecosystem.

Suitable for grades K-5



November 8, 2013 - 9am and 11am
Skippyjon Jones


Let's meet Skippyjon Jones!


Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese cat!  Based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.

Suitable for grades K-4


February 6, 2014 - 9am and 11am
I Have A Dream

Here is a recent excerpt from the show

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the “American Century.”  Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King becomes the prime mover behind the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, putting his philosophy of non-violent protest to work. He gains national recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. You will be inspired by the story of this great leader’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”

Suitable for grades 3 and higher

Flamenco Vivo

March 13, 2014 - 9am and 11am
Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana


A bit of flamenco at its best - let's watch!


Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies.  Founded in 1983, the company has grown into one of the leading flamenco companies in the United States. It performs traditional flamenco, classical Spanish dance and original dramatic works as it brings an authentic and unique cultural experience to audiences.


Suitable for grades K-5



Children's Series 14/15   

These are school shows only.  No public performances have been scheduled.  Single tickets for the general public may be available one week prior to the performance.  Please contact the Box Office (661-4444) at that time for more information.


October 16, 2014 - 9am and 11am
The Wright Stuff: First in Flight



Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to outinvent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

Suitable for grades 3-8

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November 6, 2014 - 9am and 11am
The Lightning Thief


Watch a clip from the 2014 Off Broadway Production!



Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan.

Suitable for grades 2-6

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February 3, 2015 - 9am and 11am
John Brown Quintet: A Tour of Jazz

Here's a clip of the Quintet during a concert

In this program, the John Brown Quintet will introduce students to the elements of music such as melody, harmony, and rhythm, as well as the instruments used in a jazz combo and how improvisation plays a part in jazz music.  This award-winning jazz group specializes in performing music from the time-honored Bebop and Hard Bop eras of jazz, bringing new life to some of the best-known classics from the Great American Songbook and introducing original music.  The group garnered national attention when its first recording reached #8 on the national JazzWeek chart, and stayed in the top 50 for 16 consecutive weeks. Featuring the classic instrumentation of two horns in the frontline along with the rhythm section, the John Brown Quintet sets the standard for John Brown’s myriad ensembles.

Suitable for grades K-5

Janet's Planet Promo Picture

March 3, 2015 - 9am and 11am
Janet's Planet: A Tour Through Our Solar System


Want to see what Janet's Planet can offer your students?


By focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math, Janet’s Planet travels at the “speed of thought” and is designed to fuel STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) potential in elementary school age kids.  Already viewable on more than 144 public television stations nationwide, Janet Ivey of Janet’s Planet is excited to tour her introduction to the wonders of the galaxy in performing arts centers and elementary schools across the country!  “Tour Through Our Solar System” features an interactive presentation that engages and challenges students; each teacher is provided with lesson plans designed to integrate with Next Generation Science Standards, based on a curriculum endorsed by NASA and Space Florida.  Janet’s Planet also meets Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

Suitable for grades K-3

Children's Series 15/16   

These are school shows only.  No public performances have been scheduled.  Single tickets for the general public may be available one week prior to the performance.  Please contact the Box Office (661-4444) at that time for more information.

SJ Snow What

October 8, 2015 - 9am and 11am
Skippyjon Jones Snow What(& the 7 Chihuahuas)


Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Suitable for grades Pre K-3

Super Scientific Circus hi res

November 12, 2015 - 9am and 11am
Super Scientific Circus


The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beachballs, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

Suitable for grades 3-7

Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad (4)

February 18, 2016 - 9am and 11am
Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad

Our drama with music begins as Harriet’s friend Sarah Bradford, author of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, is persuading a publisher to print her book. As the story unfolds we learn of Harriet’s early years in slavery, her escape to freedom, and her time as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, Harriet becomes a spy for the Union Army, and later a nurse and scout. The North wins the war bringing emancipation to the slaves but that does not end Harriet’s struggle for freedom. She turns her attention to women’s suffrage and continues fighting for everyone who suffers inequality. As Harriet says, “What we are fighting now is ignorance.”

Suitable for grades 3-8

Billy Jonas #1

March 10, 2016 - 9am and 11am
Billy Jonas - "Everybody's in the Band"


This program is all about participation. Concerts include sing-a-longs, bang-a-longs, and an improvised song with audience suggestions. Instruments include voices, guitar and homemade, recyclable, object instruments. This show proves to each and every participant that they are indeed a musician. Themes include ecological awareness, community connection, and various curriculum- related songs.


Suitable for grades K-3