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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.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with this fun adventure based on the classic story of young Hiawatha. Hiawatha made history when he peacefully united the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. His name was immortalized in Longfellow’s 1855 epic poem, and his exciting childhood and heroic work are celebrated in countless books. Renowned for his heroic work in peacemaking, Hiawatha’s unforgettable story is great fun and essential education today.



N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble

January 25, 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.