Event Calendar

Act I 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.

  • MISTATIM
    Concept/Choreography by Sandra Laronde
    Written by Erin Shields
    FEATURING RED SKY PERFORMANCE OF TORONTO
    Grades 2 ‒ 8
    • Thursday, January 19 at 9:45am & 12:30pm
  • AMONG THE DARKEST SHADOWS
    A new play written for a dance company, by Jose Cruz Gonzalez
    A WHARTON CENTER THEATRE PRODUCTION FEATURING THE INLET DANCE THEATRE
    Grades 7 ‒ College
    • Wednesday, February 15 at 9:45am
    • Friday, February 17 at 9:45am
  • BLACK VIOLIN
    FEATURING KEVIN SYLVESTER AND WIL BAPTISTE
    Grades K ‒ 6
    • Friday, February 17 at 10:30am
  • PETE THE CAT
    PRESENTED BY THEATREWORKS USA
    Grades Pre-K ‒ 3
    • Thursday, February 23 at 9:45am & 12:30pm
    • Friday, February 24 at 9:45am & 12:30pm
  • LAURA INGALLS WILDER
    FEATURING ARTS POWER NATIONAL TOURING THEATRE
    Grades K ‒ 4
    • Monday, March 20 at 9:45am & 12:30pm
  • ALVIN AILEY® AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
    Grades 2 ‒ 6
    • Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00am
  • SACRED EARTH
    FEATURING RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY
    Grades 3 ‒ 8
    • Friday, May 12 at 10:00am

Generously sponsored by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan State Medical Society, Mid-Michigan MRI, and Wharton Center Inner Circle.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000
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