2019 – 2020 Educational Series

Research shows that bringing children to theatrical performances strengthens their relationships with others by creating fun memories, improves emotional intelligence such as helping them read people’s emotions and it can open up conversations around difficult, yet important subjects.

Big Bang Boom!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

These dynamic dads play parent-friendly, educational children’s music! That’s right! After 20 years of touring the grown-up stages, Chuck, Steve, and Eddie decided to expand their horizons and play for parents (like themselves) who want MORE from children’s music. They write songs with a pop sensibility by cleverly mixing alternative, hip-hop, rock, country, and other genres to create music that both adults AND children can enjoy, because Big Bang Boom songs are fun and they teach you things!

Grades Pre K-4.
Performances at 10 AM and 1 PM. Runtime 50 minutes.
Tickets are $4 for children.  Chaperones are free.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Image of three band members.
Tibet Monks in traditional garb.

Tibetan Cultural Music & Dance Performance

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The Tibet Cultural Music & Dance Performance comprises of selections believed to generate energies conducive to world healing. Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance for world healing.

This show is for all ages.
Performances at 10 AM and 1 PM.  Runtime 60 minutes.
Tickets are $4.00 per student. Chaperones are free.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Andreas Klein

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Andreas Klein, a pianist of the highest caliber will perform classical pieces tailored to a young audience.

This show is for all ages.
Performance at 10 AM. Runtime 50 minutes.
Tickets are $4.00 per student. Chaperones are free.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Image of Pianist Andreas Klein
Image of a Shakespeare Play

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – American Shakespeare Company

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

The American Shakespeare Center on Tour delivers seriously fun Shakespeare to audiences at performing arts centers, universities, and selective high schools throughout the U.S. ASC on Tour invites audiences to enjoy shows that are produced as Shakespeare’s company performed them – surrounded by audience members who share the same light with the actors, each of whom play multiple roles. This highly interactive style allows ASC on Tour to forge a sense of community between performers and audience rarely found in theatre today and enables audiences to understand and enjoy these classic works.

Grades 8 – 12
Performance at 10 AM. Runtime 120 minutes.
Tickets are $4.00 per student. Chaperones are free.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Newton’s Apple – Virginia Repertory Theatre

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

The world was a different place when Isaac Newton had that apple drop on his head. The English mathematician, astronomer, scientist, author and physicist developed the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion. Follow along with Newton as he uses scientific methods to conduct experiments and make discoveries that changed the world.

Grades 2 – 8
Performance at 10 AM. Runtime 50 minutes.
Tickets are $4.00 per student. Chaperones are free.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Newton's Apple - Worm in Apple

The 2019 – 2020 Educational Series is funded in part by the LSSU Charter School Office, the Fund for LSSU and the Issues and Intellect Fund.  We thank them for their continued support with bringing in quality, affordable children’s programming for our community.