Cultural and Performing Arts Field Trips
2018-2019 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 Performing Arts Fieldtrips 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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Aesop's Fables
Performed by: Tennessee Theatre Company  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
“Aesop’s Fables” is a fast paced theatrical production for elementary students. This popular play is a proven winner with young audiences as Aesop's most beloved animal characters come to life in "The Tortoise and the Hare", "The Dog in the Oxen Manger", "The Lion and the Mouse" and "The Ants and the Grasshoppers". These fun stories will teach your students teamwork, friendship, sharing, kindness, the importance of hard work and other life lessons through the famed wisdom of Aesop. This live interactive program between actors and students complements English/Language Arts, Creative Arts, Theatre Arts, Fine Arts and Head Start curriculum standards. Join us as we provide memorable lessons, wit, humor, moral insight and playful delights for your students!
Performance ID: 868
Length: 55 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 4
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Visual Arts
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Feb 20, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
African American Greats
Performed by: Stageworks Theatre  at Stageworks Theatre
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Performance Description:
African American Greats Tour History comes alive! 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) among others.
Performance ID: 838
Length: 45 minutes
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
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 13, 2019 at 10:30AM 
Anansi and the Tree of Life
Performed by: Katie Adams' Make Believe Theater  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
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Performance Description:
A collection of African tales told with puppetry, storytelling, and audience participation The great Baobab tree spreads its limbs giving food and shelter to all the animals. There in its branches lives Anansi the Spider, full of mischief and schemes. Always quick to steal and cheat, Anansi never learns his lesson. He perpetually comes back for more, providing humor and positive life lessons for us all. Katie uses colorful puppets, a large-sized Baobab tree with shadow puppets, and African music to bring these stories to life. Stories include Anansi and the Hat Shaking Dance, The Secret Heart of the Tree, and The Red and Green Hat.
Performance ID: 863
Length: 45 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
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 06, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Feb 07, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Bananimagination with Shana Banana
Performed by: Shana Banana  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
What makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind and making and enjoying good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc. Children are kept moving and singing throughout, while gaining an appreciation for reading and the storytelling craft. Q&A with Shana afterwards.
Performance ID: 831
Length: 45 min + Q&A
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 10, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Bill Blagg: The Science of Magic
Performed by: Bill Blagg  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience The Science of Magic takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed presentation shows students how magicians use science to create the impossible. Using the scientific method, students levitate one of their teachers. They learn now the science of reflection makes their homework magically disappear. Bill caps off the show with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands.
Performance ID: 848
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 2 through 7
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

Dates:
Feb 20, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Celebrate Chinese New Year
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: 823
Length: 50 minutes
Admission: $5.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Foreign Languages
+ Physical education
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 05, 2019 at 10:45AM 
City Mouse and Country Mouse
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth (A.C.T.)  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
This updated musical version of Aesop's Fable is filled with lessons in diversity, friendship and individually. These ideals are explored through original songs and audience participation. Q&A with A.C.T. afterwards.
Performance ID: 833
Length: 45 min + Q&A
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Make Reservation - Feb 13, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Franzini Family Science Circus
Performed by: Franzini Family Circus  at Carrollwood Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Join Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown for their action packed science show. Circus props, clowning, juggling, magic and more will turn this three-ring show into a science lesson! Beware of gravity and misperception! Q&A with the Franzini Family afterwards.
Performance ID: 832
Length: 45 min + Q&A
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science
+ Dance

Dates:
Jan 15, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Jan 17, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
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: 854
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Jan 29, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Make Reservation - Jan 31, 2019 at 10:45AM 
I Have a Dream
Performed by: Virginia Rep on Tour  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the “American Century” and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”
Performance ID: 846
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 3 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Feb 05, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Let's Go Science Show
Performed by: Todd Victor & Lizette Guy  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. During Let’s Go Science Show your students will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.
Performance ID: 844
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 4 through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Science

Dates:
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Santa's Holiday Revue
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
This fast-paced, rollicking musical 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.
Performance ID: 843
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Dec 05, 2018 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Santa's Holiday Revue
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
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Performance Description:
This fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous around 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. Now in its 17th consecutive year of touring!
Performance ID: 860
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Nov 28, 2018 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Dec 06, 2018 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Dec 07, 2018 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
School House Rock LIVE!
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
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Performance Description:
The Emmy Award – winning 1970’s pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage! The action begins when a young school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his home and help him to instruct his students on a variety of subjects including Math, Science, History, Politics and Grammar. Through a series of classic songs like “Unpack Your Adjectives” , “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” this multimedia treat shows a whole new generation of young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.
Performance ID: 861
Length: 45 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Dance
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Jan 23, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Jan 24, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Super Fun Learning Songs
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, phonics, science and social skills with Super Fun Learning Songs. 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: 824
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.00
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 2
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Language Arts
+ Mathematics
+ Science
+ Physical education

Dates:
Apr 24, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Apr 25, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
The Cricket on the Hearth
Performed by: Atlantic Coast Theatre  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic story, this holiday tale of two competing toymakers is told by a musical Cricket and a singing Tea-Pot. Audience participation and traditional songs of the season fill the stage in this joyful production.
Performance ID: 853
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $5.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - Dec 04, 2018 at 10:45AM 
Make Reservation - Dec 05, 2018 at 10:45AM 
The Mayhem Poets
Performed by: Mayhem Poets  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
“Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed “an amazing ride” by The New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theater-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip-hop, theater, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed. The Mayhem Poets’ unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News after winning first place in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then, they’ve been touring internationally and spreading their mission to reshape society’s view of poetry.
Performance ID: 847
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades 7 through 12
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Make Reservation - Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45AM 
The Velveteen Rabbit
Performed by: Stages Productions  at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association
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Performance Description:
Return to a simpler time in Margery William’s poignant story about a nursery filled with toys and their dreams of being real. Join the curious rabbit, the wise, old Skin Horse and even the rappin’ Jack-in-de-box as they sing and dance their way into your heart. This musical adaptation features all the nursery magic and tenderness that made The Velveteen Rabbit one of the most popular children’s stories of all time.
Performance ID: 862
Length: 45 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:
May 01, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
May 02, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT
Three Mess-Keteers
Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
The Kingdom of Clean is in despair! The Duke of Debris has trashed the territory, polluted the ponds and fouled the forests. The Three Mess-keteers are called to rescue their resources and exact environmental justice! Their quest takes them to the Kingdom of Clean where the Duke has deployed his nasty knights to destroy the natural treasures of the Kingdom. Can they put a stop to the dirty Duke's deeds and rescue the land? Physical comedy, audience participation, and even a bit of exciting swordplay, bring this adventure to life as the children learn that when it comes to the environment, it's "all for one and one for all!"
Performance ID: 865
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 5
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Dec 05, 2018 at 10:45AM 
Whales, Magic & Cheese
Performed by: Fantasy Theatre Factory  at Tampa Theatre
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Performance Description:
"Whales, Magic and Cheese...Oh My!" stars Jojo, a great kid who loves to read until some kids in the lunchroom start calling him names like "bookworm." To avoid the bullying, Jojo goes to Mendel's Magical Book Shop, hoping that he can sell his books and use the money to buy video games, so he'll fit in with the other kids. Once in the Magic Book Shop though, things take an unexpected turn as the stories in his books magically start to jump to life all around him! Now, all of the pages to Jojo's books are blank and the characters from his books are running wild in real life!
Performance ID: 866
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 3
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies

Dates:
Make Reservation - May 09, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Winter Dance Concert
Performed by: Moving Current Dance Collective  at University of South Florida – Theatre 2 3829 West Holly Drive Tampa, Fl.33602
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Performance Description:
Join us January 18, 2019 for Moving Current Dance Collective’s Winter Dance Concert! Moving Current dance collective is a collection of artists that are simply crazy about dance – one of Florida’s finest and Tampa’s own professional modern dance company. By using principles of phrasing, physics and technique, the dancers challenge what the human body can express in a universal language that encompasses all ages, genders and cultures. Students experience the different ideas and viewpoints of dance, and can use their own imagination to find meaning through movement. Each concert offers a new program, and includes a Q & A session immediately following the concert.
Performance ID: 836
Length: 45 -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 - Jan 18, 2019 at 10:45AM 
World of Wonder 2.0
Performed by: Leland Faulkner  at Firehouse Cultural Center
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Performance Description:
WOW 2.0 is a live performance that transports audiences into their imagination. Leland is a master theatre artist, and his program, World of Wonder, shares amazing, engaging stories full of magic and imagination that leap off the stage to create unique experiences that promote tolerance, respect, and amazement. Leland has presented performances to audiences around world.
Performance ID: 855
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $6.50
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Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades K through 8
Curriculum Connections:
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts
+ Social Studies
+ Science

Dates:
Make Reservation - Mar 12, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Make Reservation - Mar 14, 2019 at 10:45AM 
Your Alien
Performed by: ArtsPower  at Ferguson Hall
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Performance Description:
One day, you’ll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way … and you will want to keep him. ArtsPower’s newest musical touches down with a stranded alien who strikes up a fabulous friendship with a boy who finds him. They go to school and have loads of fun together. As evening approaches, the alien grows homesick. Will the boy be able to figure out how to help his new friend? This funny and uplifting new musical shows how the power of true friendship can last a lifetime.
Performance ID: 845
Length: 60 min
Admission: $6.50
Website: Visit Website
Study Guide (if available online): Study Guide
Grades PreK through 2
Curriculum Connections:
+ Music
+ Theatre
+ Language Arts

Dates:
Jan 22, 2019 at 10:45AM  is SOLD OUT