The Education Series offers field trip opportunities for public, private, and home schooling groups. Education Series performances are professional, nationally touring productions geared to young audiences to educate and entertain, making the State Theatre and extension of the classroom and offering many children their first opportunity to experience the lively arts.
The State Theatre presents the timeless ballet of the story of a little girl’s Christmas fantasy featuring local dancers from throughout our area. Follow Clara on her fanciful journey with her beloved Nutcracker in Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.
The Let’s Go Science Show is a wacky look at “how things work” with Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction with these two legends of the circus, great scenery, and awesome lighting and illusions all make this one science lesson (with study guides available) that students won’t want to miss.
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. When Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find Miss Nelson before it’s too late – for them!
All Education Series performances provide a study guide with pre- and post- show discussion topics and activities to enhance the learning experience. Recommended ages and grade levels are provided. Those age groups will get the most out of the production. Audience members younger and older than the recommended age group are welcome to attend and will understand and enjoy most of the production. Teachers, as you know your class and your students’ abilities, use your discretion.