Please Note: Education Series performances are for school groups only. We do not take reservations from individuals or families. If you are interested in a show, encourage your child’s class to attend.
The Education Series offers field trip opportunities for public, private, and home schooling groups. Education Series performances are professional, nationally touring productions geared to young audiences to educate and entertain, making the State Theatre and extension of the classroom and offering many children their first opportunity to experience the lively arts.
The State Theatre presents the timeless ballet of the story of a little girl’s Christmas fantasy featuring local dancers from throughout our area. Follow Clara on her fanciful journey with her beloved Nutcracker in Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.
ArtsPower’s colorful new musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures.
All Education Series performances provide a study guide with pre- and post- show discussion topics and activities to enhance the learning experience. Recommended ages and grade levels are provided. Those age groups will get the most out of the production. Audience members younger and older than the recommended age group are welcome to attend and will understand and enjoy most of the production. Teachers, as you know your class and your students’ abilities, use your discretion.