2018 – 2019 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.

Actors from the London Stage – Hamlet Residency Program

October 29th – November 3rd

Five British Actors: One Amazing Week

Regarded as one of Shakespeare’s finest works, Hamlet continues to resonate with modern audiences some 400 years after it was originally produced.  Set against a backdrop of murder, Hamlet’s prominent themes focus on the complexity of action vs. inaction, the mystery surrounding death, and the uncertainty inherent in existence itself.

The Arts Center will be hosting three live performances of Hamlet:
Tuesday, October 30th at 7 PM.
Wednesday, October 31st at 7 PM.
Thursday, November 1st at 10 AM.

Teachers: bring your 6th – 12th graders to Thursday’s daytime performance.
For more information, please email us at artscenter@lssu.edu.

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Gemini – Music for Kids

Thursday, October 11th at 10 AM and 1 PM

Gemini writes and plays acoustic music for children and families, celebrating the fun, warmth, and humor of family life. Their concerts are filled with rousing sing-alongs, hand-motion tunes, folk tales, and music from around the world.

This show is for students grades Pre-K – 3rd.
Tickets are $4.00 per person.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Ain’t I a Woman

Tuesday, January 29th at 10 AM and 1 PM

Ain’t I a Woman! is musical theatre that celebrates the lives and times of four significant African American Women: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, re-known novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer.

This show is for students grades 7th – 12th.
Tickets are $4.00 per person.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Ain't I a Woman with images of women the show is about.
Characters in front of the Berlin railway station.

My Heart in a Suitcase

Friday, April 5th at 10 AM and 1 PM

My Heart in a Suitcase is a play based on the memories of Anne L. Fox.  She wrote about her childhood in Nazi Germany and her subsequent departure to England with the Kindertransport.  While parts of the play are light and upbeat, students should know that they will see and hear evidence of discrimination and violence.

This show is for students grades 4th – 8th.
Tickets are $4.00 per person.
To reserve tickets for your school or family, call 906-635-2787 or email artscenter@lssu.edu.

Hamlet ~ This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Crane Group.

The entire 2018 – 2019 Educational Series is funded in part by the LSSU Charter School Office.  We thank them for their continued support with bringing in quality, affordable children’s programming for our community.

2017 – 2018 Educational Series

For School Aged Children

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 10:30 AM and 1 PM

Claudia may not know exactly why she is running away, but she does know that she wants to come back different.  Mrs. Frankweiler, who shares this desire for distinction, grants her wishes by giving her a share in a very special secret.  The major themes of this show are growing up and the search for one’s own identity.  Just as Claudia is tired of being defined by her status as a child and her home in the suburbs, Mrs. Frankweiler refuses to fade into the background as an elderly widow.  Their encounter allows them both to gain clearer perspective on who they are and who they want to be.

ArtsPower presents: “From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”

Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Shh! We Have a Plan

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 10 AM and 1 PM

A nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. Follow the delightful and surprising journey of a family adventuring through the woods – when they see a beautiful bird perched high in a tree, each of these three madcap characters have a plan to capture it! Sounds simple, but the quest soon becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as the youngest teaches everyone that kindness and treating nature with respect is more important than getting what you want at any cost.

cahootsni presents: “Shh! We Have a Plan”

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2017 – 2018 presentations were supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of the Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Fund for LSSU, LSSU Charter School Office and the Crane Group.

Thank You!