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On Stage for Youth Series

2015-16 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





Monday, November 23, 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.


Soul Street Dance 

Soul Street Dance

Monday, January 25, 10 a.m.

This dynamic dance company thrills audiences with their athletic performances and their array of talents. More than a dance company, this group of actors, musicians, athletes, comics and songwriters perform to a variety of music from old school hip hop to classical music. An energetic, educational and inspirational experience, Soul Street performances keep you on the edge of your seat.

In conjunction with the performance, Soul Street will offer a fun dance workshop.


My Heart in a Suitcase 

My Heart In A Suitcase

Monday, April 25, 10 a.m.

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. 

Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there; in order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. 

ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant production about Anne and her family’s decision whether or not to send her on the Kindertransport is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of a family’s love.

Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Historical, Literature-Based, Values-Based
Credit: Based on the book, “My Heart in a Suitcase.” Written by Anne Lehmann

Download a study guide here. (PDF format)