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On Stage for Youth Series

2016-17 On Stage for Youth Series

Educational programs that bring the classroom to the stage!

Please call the box office to make your reservations. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Please provide the name of the school, contact person and number of students and chaperones. One chaperone ticket is complimentary with the purchase of ten student tickets. Any reservation not canceled one week prior to the performance will be billed to the school.

All dates and artists subject to change due to availability.

Tickets are $7 for Students/ $8 for Teachers/ $10 Adults



Odd Squad

November 22, 10 a.m.

This time, the squad needs your help! Miss O has just delivered a very special mission to Ollie and Otto, and they need your help to crack the case in this live, interactive spy adventure base on the popular PBS KIDS program Odd Squad.  Under the supervision of their favorite agents, audiences will put their skills to the test to decode the strange occurrences in their town. Through digital audience participation, Odd Squad Live! allows junior agents to interact with Ollie, Otto and the gang in real time to work together to solve an exciting mystery.



N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble

January 19, 10 a.m.

Rhythm…funk…innovation…excitement:  that’s the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble.  One of the best youth tap ensembles in the world, NCYTE features approximately 40 dancers, ages 8 to 18, who hail from throughout North Carolina.  Don’t let the word “youth” fool you. These dancers tear up the floor with poise, passion and professionalism. NCYTE honors the traditions of this unique American form while infusing it with youthful energy, contemporary music, and innovative dances from some of the world’s most talented choreographers.



Ellis, Island of Dreams 

April 4, 10 a.m.

From 1892 to 1924, Ellis Island was America's largest and most active immigration station, where over 12 million immigrants were processed. Follow the story of families' trials, heartbreak and triumphs. Their stories will evoke in your students an understanding that we are truly a nation of immigrants. "Ellis, Island of Dreams" book and lyrics by Debra Clinton. Music and additional lyrics by Jason Marks.