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Act One School Series

The Act One School Series provides curriculum-linked, performing arts enrichment activities for students in grades K-12.

Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. Selected shows provide a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music, dance and theatre artists from around the world.

Petra And The Wolf

  • Featuring puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre
  • Music by Mother Falcon
  • Grades 1‒6
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:45am & 12:30pm

The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook

  • Written and performed by David Harrell
  • Grades 2‒6
    • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:45am & 12:30pm

Dragons Love Tacos...and More!

  • Featuring TheatreworksUSA
  • Grades K to 5
    • Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:45am & 12:30pm
    • Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9:45am & 12:30pm

Paige In Full

  • Written and performed by Paige Hernandez
  • Grades 5 to College
    • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:45am & 12:30pm

Yamato – The Drummers Of Japan
Chousensha – The Challengers

  • Grades 2‒8
    • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00am


  • Featuring TheatreworksUSA
  • Grades K to 5
    • Wednesday, March 23, 2018 at 9:45am & 12:30pm 

Dance Theatre Of Harlem

  • Grades 4‒12
    • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Generously sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance Company; Mercantile Bank; Michigan State Medical Society; Mid-Michigan MRI; and Wharton Center Inner Circle; with additional support from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.