Performing Arts For Youth and Seniors Series
The Performing Arts for Youth and Seniors Series is a series of family friendly theatre productions that encompass music, education and exposure to the arts at an economical rate.
Children = $3.50 Adults = $5.00
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2017-2018 Season Schedule of Performances ..
There are three performances for most school time productions. Call the box office for information and to reserve seats. 815-786-2555 or purchase through the online link.
Program times listed are subject to cancellation due to lack of reservations.
Showtimes: 9:00am, 10:30am and 1:00pm (unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – YES, YOU CAN! – (Grades: K–8th) ~Lloyd Bachrach~ Educational and motivational program by Lloyd Bachrach including the 5 keys to success. http://www.yes-you-can.net
Monday, October 23, 2017 –BY THE NUMBERS– (Grades: K-6th) ~Face to Face Productions~ Mathematical Musical about a 10 year old boy who learns Math’s relevance to all professions. www.facetofaceproductions.com
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 –CHARLOTTE’S WEB– (Grades: K-6th) ~American Eagle Productions~ A beautiful musical about pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a spider named Charlotte based on EB White’s book. www.americaneagleshows.com
Thursday, November 9, 2017 –MECHANICAL MOUSETRAP MACHINE SHOW– (Grades: PreK - 3rd) ~Smarty Pants~ Balloonist Smarty Pants demonstrates the workings of 5 simple machines and with the help from audience volunteers catches a mouse. www.smartypantsworld.com
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 –THE WRIGHT BROTHERS– (Grades: K-6th) ~Face to Face Productions~ Wilbur and Orville Wright recreate their historic twelve second flight on stage. www.facetofaceproductions.com
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 –WORLD OF POOH– (Grades: PreK-3rd) ~American Eagle Productions~ The classic stories of A.A. Milne are brought to life in this enchanting musical production. www.americaneagleshows.com
Friday, December 15, 2017 –NUTCRACKER FANTASY– * 8:45am, 10:15am and 1:00pm ~Allegro Ballet~ Pre-professional ballerinas present a narrated 50 minute school program about the nutcracker.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 –JINGLE BELL EXPRESS– (all ages) ~American Eagle Productions~ Fast paced review featuring over 20 favorite holiday songs. Some sing-along included. www.americaneagleshows.com
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 –BEN FRANKLIN AND ME– (Grades: K-6th) ~ Face to Face Productions ~ Amos (mouse) relates his involvement with Ben Franklin’s inventions, discoveries and the Declaration of Independence. www.facetofaceproductions.com
Monday, January 22, 2018 –THE TALES OF OLYMPUS– (Grades: 3rd – 8th) ~American Eagle Productions~ Jason (age 11) meets Zeus and the Olympian family musically recreating their intriguing adventures. www.americaneagleshows.com
Monday, January 29, 2018 –HEROES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD– (Grades: 3rd-Adult) ~ Bright Star Theatre ~ Play featuring Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and more gives an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad and the secret signs along routes to the abolitionist movement. http://www.brightstartheatre.com
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – HONEST ABE: A Character You Can Count On– (Grades: K-6th) ~ Face to Face Productions ~ When villain Crudley Doowrong incites hardships, dilemmas and temptations will Abraham Lincoln’s upstanding character prevail? www.facetofaceproductions.com
Thursday, February 22, 2018 –THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK– (Grades: 5th – 8th) ~American Eagle Productions~ Anne’s words heard first hand as this important Holocaust book is brought to life. www.americaneagleshows.com
Thursday, March 1, 2018 – DR. SEUSS– (all ages) ~ Duffy Hudson~ The familiar stories of Dr. Seuss come to life with Duffy Hudson. http://www.duffyhudson.com
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 –BUBBLE WONDERS– (all ages) - Geoff Akins - The wonders of bubbles, magic and storytelling rekindle a sense of wonder in life and how persistence and a positive attitude can help make dreams come true. http://yoursquarebubble.com/
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 –WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS– (Grades: PreK–5th) ~American Eagle Productions~An original musical based on Shel Silverstein’s collection of poems. http://www.americaneagleshows.com
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 –THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY– (Grades: K – 5) ~American Eagle Productions~ Monroe (12 yr old) helps the fable makers re-create some of Aesop’s most famous fables in a musical adventure.
Monday, April 23, 2018 –THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LEWIS&CLARK– (Grades: K-6th) ~ Face to Face Productions ~ Historical travel along the Lewis & Clark Trail illustrated by the musical and comedic talents of Mel Lewis & Wally Clark. www.facetofaceproductions.com
Thursday, April 26, 2018 –THE BIG BALLOON SHOW– (Grades: Pre-K – 5th) ~ Smarty Pants ~ Magic, slapstick comedy, and Smarty’s world’s biggest balloon props and creations. www.smartypantsworld.com