Cultural and Performing Arts Field Trips
2017-2018 School Year

Welcome!

Thank you for choosing to take your students to a live performance. Not only will the content connect to your curriculum, you’ll be helping your students to acquire skills in appropriate theatre etiquette. (Click here for Florida Standards-based Theatre Etiquette)

You can either browse the entire catalog or use the Performance Search Criteria tool below to narrow your possibilities by grade level, a specific venue, curriculum connection or performance month. The performances are listed in alphabetical order.

 If a performance is sold-out and you wish to be placed on a wait list, please contact Tammy Siebel at (813)276-8250.

Please note: ALL performances were approved PRIOR to transportation closing any dates.
Please order transportation immediately upon receipt of your reservation confirmation to ensure bus availability. Although unexpected absences will occur, it is not acceptable to cancel an entire performance or to reduce your reservation’s attendance numbers by more than ten percent without a minimum thirty day notice.

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1984
Performed by: Jobsite Theater  at Straz Center, Shimberg Playhouse
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Performance Description:
1984, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan from the novel by George Orwell, warns us with the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal "help" of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience -- who act as a silent witness. This ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature was commissioned in 2008 by the Actor’s Gang under the direction of Tim Robbins. Playwright Michael Gene Sullivan is a resident playwright for the San Francisco Mime Troupe and was given Stanford University’s Equity Award for using his work to achieve racial, gender, and age balance on stage. *When making your reservation request, please keep in mind Shimberg Playhouse seats 98 guests at a time for each show.
Performance ID: 769
Length: 115 min
Admission: $11.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 9 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - May 01, 2018 at 10:30AM 
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2018 NewGrounds Dance Concert
Performed by: Moving Current Dance Collective's Guests  at Theater 2, University of South Florida, Tampa
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Performance Description:
Moving Current will celebrate Florida’s contemporary dance artists with another sensational concert of professional and up and coming choreographers. The concert is a platform for emerging and young professional choreographers, chosen by a panel of dance experts. Students will experience different ideas and viewpoints in dance and how to find meaning through movement. Each piece is unique, allowing the students to use their imaginations, as pieces of living art unveil themselves on a canvas of beautiful lighting and costumes.
Performance ID: 777
Length: 60 min.
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 6 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Theatre
+ Physical education

Dates:
Make Reservation - May 11, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Aesop's Dinosaur Fable
Performed by: Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre  at PuppetWorld Playhouse
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Performance Description:
Aesop's Dinosaur Fable is a mammoth musical featuring nine-foot-tall dancing glow-in-the-dark puppets, live actress wee TryANTasaurus, and animated puppet projections. Based on “The Ant and the Grasshopper”, The Farmer Ant’s Almanac predicts an ICE STORM blowing their way. Soon it’s going to snow and snow and snow. Stage magic and imagination transform the classic story into a musical fable for today. Students in Japan, Czech Republic, Taiwan and the US have laughed, clapped and shared a whole lava love for Aesop’s Dinosaur Fable. PuppetWorld Playhouse can accommodate 2 school buses at a performance. Select multiple days or two shows back to back for a larger group. See the giant puppet musical and tour the puppet workshop where the puppets are made.
Performance ID: 788
Length: 50 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Language Arts

Dates:
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African American Greats
Performed by: Stageworks Theatre  at Stageworks Theatre
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Performance Description:
History comes alive in your school! Students will meet familiar African American Greats (Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks) and be introduced to new heroes who broke the color barrier and advanced civil rights (Dr. Charles Drew, Madam C.J. Walker and Mary McLeod Bethune). *Stageworks Theatre seats 99 total.
Performance ID: 820
Length: 30 min
Admission: $7.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 6 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 20, 2018 at 10:15AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 20, 2018 at 11:45AM 
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Animal Stories of the Amazon Rainforest
Performed by: Katie Adams Make Believe Theater  at Center Place Fine Arts
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Performance Description:
Amazing, endangered animals of the Amazon Rainforest tell their stories and show us why we need to protect them. With over 15 colorful puppets in a lush jungle setting, puppeteer and storyteller Katie Adams evokes the delicate balance of the Rainforest ecology. This bi-lingual show features puppets, shadow puppets, and lively music with a message of animal and nature conservation.
Performance ID: 795
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 01, 2018 at 11:45AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 02, 2018 at 11:45AM 
Feb 01, 2018 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Feb 02, 2018 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Apollo to the Moon
Performed by: Virginia Repertory Theatre  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
Follow Scott Gibson, a young astronomer, who dreams of becoming an astronaut in the historic Apollo space program. This one-man multimedia performance features music of the 1950s and 60s, original downlink broadcasts from space and over 100 NASA photographs. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 810
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 3 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Social Studies
+ Science
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 13, 2017 at 10:15AM 
Are You My Mother?
Performed by: ArtsPower  at Center Place Fine Arts
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Performance Description:
At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn’t she home? With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book.
Performance ID: 796
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Apr 19, 2018 at 10:15AM 
Make Reservation - Apr 19, 2018 at 11:45AM 
Black Violin
Performed by: Black Violin  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their band, ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal) and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing-room-only crowds. This duo is a wonderful way to introduce children to seeing music outside the box! The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 816
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 7 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music

Dates:
Feb 01, 2018 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Chicken Little: A Musical Appalachian Jamboree
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Chicken Little may be small, but she has a big imagination. Come along on her journey to warn everyone that “The Sky Is Falling!” as her imagination runs wild, when what she imagines is the sky is only pieces of sheep’s wool in the wind. During her journey Chicken Little talks to a stranger, Foxy Loxy, and gets into trouble, and learns talking to strangers is not always a good idea. Q & A with the cast follows the performance.
Performance ID: 783
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 06, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 07, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Feb 07, 2018 at 11:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Chinese New Year Celebration
Performed by: Tampa Taiko  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
New Year is the most important traditional celebration across Asia and there are many customs relating to food, decorations, gifts, and music. This high-energy concert will entertain and educate the audience with big drums, gongs, bamboo flute, and an authentic parade lion. Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has performed for a vast array of audiences. They have developed a reputation for impressive, exciting and artful performances. The development of cultural awareness has become much more important as our student populations become more diverse, and there is a need to counter the bullying, discrimination and isolation that most people encounter on a daily basis. Through the proper study of traditional Asian arts, Tampa Taiko's Asian Performing Arts Ensemble creates awareness and honors the multi-cultural world in which we live.
Performance ID: 801
Length: 50 min
Admission: $5.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 1 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Foreign Languages
+ Physical education
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 15, 2018 at 10:30AM 
David Gonzales' Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World
Performed by: Holdenarts  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
Critically acclaimed and award-winning artist David Gonzalez offers numerous titles that combine live music with compelling drama and multi-media. His topics range from fairy tales to historical dramas, spoken-word/poetry, epic myths, and community voices, all of which enchant audiences of all ages with stories of love, hope, courage, and wisdom. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 812
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 3 through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Language Arts
+ Theatre

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Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire
Performed by: Shaw Entertainment Group  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
This newest show explores the nature of electricity. What is it? What does it do for us? Where does it come from? With Tesla Coils, Van de Graaf Gnenerators, and a ping pong shooting robot, Doktor Kaboom explains everything from voltage and current, to charges, conservation of energy, and plasma. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 814
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades 4 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Science
+ Theatre

Dates:
Dec 05, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Dudley Saves the Earth
Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
The water is rising and things are getting hot, hot, hot in the Florida Everglades. The Polluting Pigs are back to their old tricks, polluting the air and destroying the environment. It's going to be up to Flown Ranger Dudley R. Spoonbill to set things right and save the day!
Performance ID: 790
Length: 60
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 16, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Erth's DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
Performed by: ERTH  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE takes the audience on a tour through prehistoric Australia, bringing an eye-popping array of ancient creatures to life on stage. They will observe, meet and interact with a collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs. And, they will meet a menagerie of insects and mammals in their ancient environment, in this highly imaginative and educational live show. This is a unique interactive theater performance that stimulates the imagination in a way that connects children to their world. The skilled Erth performers, wielding puppets designed with the help of professional paleontologists, create a show that’s fun and amazingly realistic.
Performance ID: 785
Length: 58 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Science
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Apr 05, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Apr 06, 2018 at 10:30AM 
FLIGHT!
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Fascination with flight is centuries old. Mankind’s first attempt at flying dates back to around 2500 years ago when the kite was invented in ancient China. There have been many daring men who have taken to the skies, but there have been many daring women too. Today we are not surprised when we hear about women pilots and astronauts, but it took many brave women to clear the runway for modern female fliers. This show tells the history of flight from kites to the Space Race. Audience members are chosen to participate in a short Mars colonization scenario. After the show there will be a question and answer period with the cast. S.T.E.A.M
Performance ID: 799
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 2 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 15, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Flight!
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Mankind has always been fascinated with the skies, the stars, and reaching new heights. FLIGHT! combines creative staging, original music, audience participation, & multi-media elements into a theatrical production that explores the stories of flight including the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, The US/Soviet "Space Race", & NASA's many accomplishments. Audiences are encouraged to think about the future of flight, and perhaps be inspired to become pioneers reaching for the stars themselves.
Performance ID: 804
Length: 45-60 minutes
Admission: $5.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 29, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Nov 30, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Florida Treasures
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida History. The audience will laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida's "Almost Oldest" city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the "Original" Pocahontas story.
Performance ID: 802
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $5.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies
+ Music

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 01, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Nov 02, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Franzini Family Science Circus
Performed by: Strictly Entertainment  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Circus props and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination to stimulate thought, interest and a better understanding of science for grade K through 5. Added to the fun is wild investigation of astronomy. Lippo arrives on the scene atop the giant rolling globe “SUN” and rides through the solar system on a unicycle. All the scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic and more.
Performance ID: 805
Length: 45 - 60 Minutes
Admission: $5.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 07, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Nov 08, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective
Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
Jack's magic beans have vanished! Cinderella's slipper has disappeared! Throughout Fairy Tale Forest vital pieces of treasured tales have gone missing and unless they turn up soon, the stories themselves will be lost forever! Time to call in Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective. Join in the fun as Gordon navigates the caper of a lifetime, complete with tantalizing twists, crazy characters, hilarious hi-jinx, and a surprise ending that will shock even the most seasoned of sleuths. Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective is sure to have you "cracking up" as he cracks the case!
Performance ID: 791
Length: 60
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - May 09, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Hans Brinker and the Quick-Silver Rocket Skates
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
This musical version of the classic children's story, set in the future, follows Hans as he uses his engineering ingenuity to invent Rocket Skates to beat the clock and help his ailing mother. Songs like "Make The Connection" inspire audiences to find their own direction and become creative thinkers. A perfect show for S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) Initiatives. Q & A with the cast follows the performance.
Performance ID: 781
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics
+ Social Studies
+ Science
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 24, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Hispanic American Greats
Performed by: Stageworks Theatre  at Stageworks Theatre
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Performance Description:
History comes to life in Hispanic American Greats. The stories of historically significant Hispanic Americans are brought to life. Actors will perform dramatic scenes about the lives of Delores Huerta, Jaime Escalante, Sonia Sotomayor, Guy Gabaldon, Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic Americans of historical note. *Stageworks Theatre seats 99 total.
Performance ID: 819
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $7.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 6 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 03, 2017 at 10:15AM 
Make Reservation - Oct 03, 2017 at 11:45AM 
Make Reservation - Oct 04, 2017 at 10:15AM 
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Make Reservation - Oct 05, 2017 at 11:45AM 
How to Survive Middle School
Performed by: Geodesic Management  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
Comedian Robert Post barely survived Middle School. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. In this brand new multimedia performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny and educational show. Dealing with real issues affecting students today including social media, testing, bullying and peer pressure these video testimonials by kids and their advocates (along with a generous dose of Post’s signature humor) is sure to resonate with school and public audiences alike. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 811
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 6 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Social Studies
+ Theatre
+ Health

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 01, 2017 at 10:15AM 
Johnny Appleseed
Performed by: Katie Adams Make Believe Theater  at Center Place Fine Arts
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Performance Description:
Puppeteer and storyteller Katie Adams weaves the story of Johnny Appleseed from the early days of the United States. Puppets crafted like old fashioned toys, a story quilt, and traditional music are all part of the show. Each square of the story quilt is an episode in the life of the Tall Tale character of Johnny Appleseed, a man who followed his own unique dream and showed respect for all life.
Performance ID: 792
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 02, 2017 at 11:45AM 
Make Reservation - Nov 03, 2017 at 11:45AM 
Nov 02, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Nov 03, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Journey to the Philippine Islands
Performed by: Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc.  at Bayanihan Arts and Events Center
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Performance Description:
Take your students on a journey to see the Philippine Cultural Center and the Philippine Enrichment Complex right here in Tampa. Let your students enjoy a fabulous and entertaining performance of Philippine folk dances, a unique bamboo orchestra, and Filipino singers. Members of the Philippine Performing Arts Company, the Philippine Choral Group and the Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble will present, “Journey to the Philippine Islands” on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center located at 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa FL 33626. You will be fascinated by the beautiful color and sounds that will leave you wanting to know more about the Philippines.
Performance ID: 821
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 3 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Foreign Languages
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 22, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Judy Blume: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Performed by: Artspower  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
ABOUT 110 SEATS LEFT! Being a 10 year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is… well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical, based on Judy Blume’s popular novel, about discovering the person within. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 818
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
Website: Visit Website
Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 2 through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Language Arts
+ Music
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 07, 2018 at 10:15AM 
Learning Rocks!
Performed by: Jack Hartmann and the Hop 2 It Band  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
Jack & the Hop 2 It Band will play live and sing songs to help children develop their math and phonics skills. Jack’s songs will engage your children with singing, moving along and having fun together at the Historic Tampa Theatre. Your students will move and dance on their own and interact with each other. Jack and the band will perform some of your classroom favorites and they’ll be adding some brand new songs that your children will love. The band members showcasing their instruments can spark a child’s imagination and dreams of learning to play an instrument themselves.
Performance ID: 798
Length: 1 Hour
Admission: $6.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 2
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Mathematics
+ Physical education

Dates:
Apr 25, 2018 at 10:30AM  is SOLD OUT
Apr 26, 2018 at 10:30AM  is SOLD OUT
Little Monster Tales
Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
Don’t be afraid! LITTLE MONSTER TALES is the "trick" to make reading a "treat!" Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children and other squiggly creatures. The show tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors!
Performance ID: 789
Length: 60
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 2 through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 18, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Main Street Kids' Club: A MathStart Musical
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts
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Performance Description:
Inspired by the award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy, this show tells a tale of adventure, mystery, friendship and math. Six stories, each focusing on a different mathematical concept, have been deftly woven together and adapted by Scott Ferguson (“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”). *The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Standards for School Mathematics, developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, are designed to help educators, textbook publishers, and school systems improve the quality of mathematics education and set goals for assessment criteria. MathStart books adhere to these standards. Themes: Math and Friendship
Performance ID: 786
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 1 through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics
+ Music
+ Dance

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 17, 2017 at 11:45AM 
Oct 17, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Oct 18, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Oct 18, 2017 at 11:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Midnight Train - Harriet Tubman
Performed by: Mary J. Kelly  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Harriet Tubman is well known for her 19 trips down South along the secret route known as the Underground Railroad to save over 300 other Africans from the brutality of slavery. Mary portrays Harriet Tubman during her years as a slave, her journey to freedom and her endeavors to help others flee northward. Harriet’s story is one of triumph and survival under the harshest conditions one can imagine. Mary brings Harriet’s story to life with her uniquely expressive vocalizations and visually exciting physical movements creating a cavalcade of characters that reflect historical and contemporary attitudes.
Performance ID: 806
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $5.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 6 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 14, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 15, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Once My Name Was Sara
Performed by: Betty Grebenschikoff  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Betty Grebenschikoff is a Holocaust survivor. She speaks about the hardships her family endured as the political climate in Germany changed. Friends turned against her and her family because they were Jewish. Her father paid bribes to get them out of Berlin four months before WWII. Now refugees, they traveled to Shanghai, which had an open-door policy to accept refugees, living in what became known as The Shanghai Ghetto. Betty speaks about the Holocaust and being a refugee followed by a question and answer session, bringing a contemporary insight to the issues the United States and other countries face in today’s worldwide refugee crisis.
Performance ID: 800
Length: 45 min
Admission: $7.50
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Grades 7 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Social Studies
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 27, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Operation Lunch Line 3D!
Performed by: Kid Power Programs  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
Kid Power's Operation Lunch Line 3D - is an interactive, 1 hour, musical show, designed to help children, in grades K-5 learn the value of nutrition and exercise. Using large screen interactive visuals and 3D animation, the audience travels inside the body of a boy named Max who feels lousy because he doesn't eat or move properly. Through audience participation, singing along, and dancing, the children not only help Max, but in doing so, learn they too are special, filled with all the "kid power" needed to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to make choices to feel great. (Souvenir 3D glasses included)
Performance ID: 772
Length: 60 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Health
+ Physical education
+ Science
+ Mathematics
+ Music

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 27, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Paige Hernandez' Havana Hop
Performed by: Paige Hernandez  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
Come meet young Yelia who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style! The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic participation play where one actress creates three generations of lively women. Journey with Yelia as she discovers the fun of her multi-cultural heritage. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 813
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 4
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Social Studies
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 28, 2017 at 10:15AM 
Rikki Tikki Tavi
Performed by: American Stage  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
This hilarious adaptation of the Kipling classic offers a poignant message about sharing and collaboration, and encourages students to acknowledge the power of “we” instead of “me”. When Rikki Tikki Tavi washes up in a pristine garden, Darzee, the sassy tailor bird, is not amused and refuses to share. Darzee and her friend, Chuchu, pull out the stops attempting to run off the pesky mongoose. But watch out for Nag, the cobra! The other animals will have to band together when Nag sets his sights on Rikki! THE GARDEN OF RIKKI TIKKI TAVI was a sell-out hit in its Honolulu Theatre for Youth premiere, and we’re excited to bring this family friendly romp to Tampa Bay. More about School Tour… The American Stage School Tour visit has become an eagerly anticipated event by children and families across Tampa Bay. The 31st annual American Stage School Tour will reach over 19,000 K-5 students in Pinellas and Hillsborough County. A Study Guide connected to Florida Standards will be available for educators, enabling them to make the show an active part of their curriculum.
Performance ID: 787
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 03, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Oct 04, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Rockin' Red Riding Hood
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Rock along with Little Red, Grandma, Jack Lumber, and B.B. Wolf as the traditional story of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is updated in this "Rock Musical". The history of Rock n' Roll is creatively woven into the show as original songs progress through different styles- from The Blues to Modern Rock. This show also has a peer pressure component, when Little Red learns to stand up for what she believes in, not be a follower, and not give in to peer pressure. Q & A with the cast follows the performance.
Performance ID: 778
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 17, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Oct 18, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Santa's Holiday Revue
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts
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Performance Description:
Santa’s Holiday Revue is a fast-paced rollicking musical that takes a joyous ‘round the world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore that instill the magic of the season. This wonderful jubilee creates a memorable and heart-warming experience that celebrates the true spirit of cultural diversity. Themes: Diversity, World Wide Cultures
Performance ID: 793
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Foreign Languages
+ Social Studies
+ Dance

Dates:
Dec 04, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Dec 04, 2017 at 11:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Dec 05, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Dec 05, 2017 at 11:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Santa's Holiday Revue
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
ONLY 40 SEATS LEFT! This fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous ‘round-the-world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore that instill the magic of the season. This wonderful jubilee creates a memorable and heart-warming experience that celebrates the true spirit of cultural diversity. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 815
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Social Studies
+ Foreign Languages
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Dance

Dates:
Make Reservation - Dec 06, 2017 at 10:15AM 
Shana Banana's Fairy Tales Gone Bananas!
Performed by: Shana Banana  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
ONLY 50 SEATS LEFT! A Fairy Godmother who has a fit of sneezes? A not-so-evil dragon prince who wants to plant flowers? A vain and bullyish beetle? An alligator and a dog who want to trade noses? A boy who jumps out of a giant peach? Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana Banana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve conflicting characters, magic, overcoming fears and other interesting elements to triumph and learn in some way. Complete with imagination, cultural awareness, and appreciation of individual and intercultural similarities, this show will keep children entertained, moving, dancing, acting and singing.
Performance ID: 773
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades 1 through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 04, 2017 at 10:15AM 
Oct 04, 2017 at 11:30AM  is SOLD OUT
Steve Trash: Ecology is Awesome
Performed by: Steve Trash  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
ONLY 41 SEATS LEFT! Focusing on pollution, conservation of natural resources and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world, STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME is an amazing new show that will help kids take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet. The show features all new music, new tricks, new explanations, new Garbage Monsters (Garbage Monsters? Yes. Garbage Monsters!), and lots of new funny stuff, including awesome green-themed magic tricks, music, and craziness that kids find irresistible. The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 817
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 6
Curriculum Connections:
+ Science
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 06, 2018 at 10:15AM 
The Franzini Family Science Circus
Performed by: The Franzini Family Circus  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown use circus props, juggling, magic and more turning this three-ring show into a science lesson with action packed demonstrations of Gravity, Inertia, Circular Motion, Air Pressure and Balance. All these scientific elements are dynamically demonstrated through circus skills and promotes an understanding of science in clear and simple terms. Hula Hoops, Umbrellas, Balls, Cigar Boxes, Balloons and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination. An introduction to astronomy is shown as Lippo puts the planets into orbit! Q & A with the cast follows the performance.
Performance ID: 780
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 09, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 11, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 12, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Jan 10, 2018 at 10:30AM  is SOLD OUT
The Main Street Kids' Club: A MathStart Musical
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
As the curtain opens, we meet Toby, the new kid in town as he lets us in on his little secret. He desperately wants to be a part of the Main Street Kids' Club. With a motto of "math skills equal life skills", the M.S.K.C are the coolest kids in town. The problem is that he isn't especially confident in his math skills, so he can't get into the club. When Toby finds a treasure map, the members of the exclusive club change their tune. Together with the audience the kids embark on a thrilling journey with math lessons along the way. Inspired by the award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy, The Main Street Kids' Club: A MathStart Musical tells a tale of adventure, mystery, friendship, and math. Six stories, each focusing on a different mathematical concept, have been deftly woven together and adapted by Scott Ferguson (Schoolhouse Rock Live!) The Straz Center Field Trip Performance Series is sponsored by Power Design, Inc.
Performance ID: 809
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades 1 through 4
Curriculum Connections:
+ Mathematics
+ Theatre
+ Music
+ Dance

Dates:
Oct 25, 2017 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
The Mysterious Mona Lisa
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
No one knows for certain the identity of the mysterious smiling woman in the world’s most famous painting, but an art student is about to find some clues as she travels back in time. This original play explores the art, science, and music of the original “Renaissance Man”, Leonardo Da Vinci. Perfect for S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) initiatives. Q & A with the cast follows the performance.
Performance ID: 782
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Mathematics
+ Social Studies
+ Science
+ Visual Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 25, 2018 at 10:30AM 
The Secret Garden
Performed by: The City of Tampa's Creative Arts Theatre Company  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
A new adaptation by Creative Arts Theatre based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett The literary classic, loved by children for over 100 years, comes to life through the magic of colorful design, music, and live actors in this new, theatrical adaptation! After a cholera outbreak leaves ten-year-old Mary Lennox orphaned in India, she is sent to England to live with an estranged uncle who still grieves the death of his wife. While she navigates the landscape of her new home and family, an old garden inspires Mary to begin a journey of self-discovery. To her surprise, as the garden begins to bloom, so does she. Opening the door into the innermost places of the heart, The Secret Garden is a timeless classic that has left generations of readers with warm, lifelong memories of its magical charms.
Performance ID: 770
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $5.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Oct 26, 2017 at 10:30AM 
The Snow Queen
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen comes to life in this musical adaptation. A girl named Gerda is searching for a boy named Kay who has been enchanted by the Snow Queen and no longer can see good in the world. She seeks help from many lively characters, including a Singing Crow, the notorious and comic Robber Prince, and a Reindeer Herder (including her audience participant reindeer). The Snow Queen teaches about how people choose to see the world. It asks if you choose the warmth of love and kindness, or if you choose to freeze and close your heart to the world around you. Q & A with the cast follows the performance.
Performance ID: 779
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Nov 08, 2017 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Nov 09, 2017 at 10:30AM 
The Tempest
Performed by: Jobsite Theater  at Straz Center, Shimberg Playhouse
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Performance Description:
“O brave new world that has such people in’t!” Jobsite is thrilled to continue our commitment to making Shakespeare accessible to regional audiences with this delightful fantasy. Our production reimagines the character of Prospero as a woman, to be played by Jobsite ensemble veteran Roxanne Fay. Roxanne has previously been seen in our humble cockpit as Touchstone in As You Like It, Feste in Twelfth Night, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing as well as Madame in our Best of the Bay Award winning production of The Maids. On a distant island a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power, and wealth her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman, nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her -- then they awake finding themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young theatergoers and families! Directed by David M. Jenkins. *When making your reservation request, please keep in mind Shimberg Playhouse seats 98 guests at a time for each show.
Performance ID: 768
Length: 135 min
Admission: $7.50
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Grades 6 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 23, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 24, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 30, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 31, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 06, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 07, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 12, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 13, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 14, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 15, 2018 at 10:30AM 
Feb 16, 2018 at 10:30AM  is SOLD OUT
The Ugly Duckling
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts
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Performance Description:
Born bigger and different than the other hatchlings, the ugly duckling is ridiculed by his brothers and sisters, rejected by the other ducks, and eventually shunned by the entire barnyard. The little bird leaves home, embarking on a rollicking journey through hecklers, hunters, and hilarious hi-jinks only to discover that the beauty he was seeking was inside him all along. For over two centuries, Hans Christian Andersen’s, “The Ugly Duckling”, has been a childhood favorite all over the world. Now Stages Productions revives the classic tale in a brand new musical which is sure to please the entire family.
Performance ID: 797
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
May 09, 2018 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
May 09, 2018 at 11:45AM  is SOLD OUT
May 10, 2018 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
May 10, 2018 at 11:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Three Little Pigs
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts
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Performance Description:
Three unique piglets find themselves "Home Alone" when a certain well-known wolf invites himself to dinner. Will they be devoured separately, or will they learn to overcome their differences and join forces to battle the hungry wolf. Stages Productions combines all the charm and comedy of the family classic with plenty of singing, dancing and even a rapping Big Bad Wolf.  Themes: Teamwork, Character, Sibling Rivalry, Work Ethic.
Performance ID: 794
Length: 50 min
Admission: $6.50
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Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 17, 2018 at 10:15AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 17, 2018 at 11:45AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 18, 2018 at 10:15AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 18, 2018 at 11:45AM 
Jan 19, 2018 at 10:15AM  is SOLD OUT
Jan 19, 2018 at 11:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Winter Dance Concert
Performed by: Moving Current Dance Collective  at Theater 2, University of South Florida, Tampa
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Performance Description:
Moving Current is a collection of choreographers, dancers and guest artists dedicated to producing professional contemporary dance. Since 1997, Moving Current has offered the highest level of dance and arts education to Florida communities. With a group of athletically elegant dancers, we have established ourselves as one of the Southeastern region’s top modern dance companies. The company offers a program of eclectic modern, dance works by the artistic directors and renowned choreographers from across the US, in a blend of music, lighting, and costumes to create living, breathing art. Each concert is followed by a question and answer session.
Performance ID: 776
Length: 60 min.
Admission: $6.50
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Grades 6 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Theatre
+ Physical education

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 12, 2018 at 10:30AM