The Center for the Arts offers weekly matinee’ performances and exhibition tours as a unique field trip opportunity for specified-aged school groups. All school programs have accompanying educational materials available upon request. For details, call 770.838.1083. Tickets are $5 each for students and chaperones (unless otherwise noted). Teachers attend for free.
November 17 / 10am
Join Clara and her Prince as they visit exotic lands and meet delightful sweets that dance and perform. This vignette from the Nutcracker Ballet includes dances by Spanish Hot Chocolate, Russian Candy Canes, Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea and the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Directed by Brii Tyson.
Ages: K – 4th Grade
A Christmas Carol
December 8 / 10am
Carrollton Puppetry Theatre takes you back to Victorian England to enjoy Charles Dickens’ classic story of three ghostly spirits who arrive on a single haunted night to teach Ebenezer Scrooge the meaning of Christmas. What better way than puppetry to introduce the story to a whole new generation? Secure your seats early, or it’s “Bah, Humbug!” until next year.
Ages: Grades 2 – 6
January 18, 2024 / 10am
Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s directors Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger use papier-mâché, cardboard, bamboo, old house paints, cloth and other assorted junk to create giant puppets, masks, shadow plays and spectacle performances Inspired by the enormous puppets of the ‘60s. Paperhand’s award-winning performances aim to be an inspiration, a call to action and a celebration for everyone of all ages!
Ages: Grades 2 – 5
CSO Discovery Music Concert
February 9, 2024 / 10am
The final rehearsal for the Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Masters Concert offers audience participation and an introduction to sounds of an orchestra. This year’s performance will feature Beethoven 6th Symphony (Pastoral) and the winning pieces from the 2023 CSO Young Composer Competition. Performed at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center.
Grades 3 – 12
$5 / Teachers Free
Call of the Wild
February 27, 2024 / 10am & 12pm
Jack London’s classic tale comes to life on stage. This multi-media adventure mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. It is a thrilling tale of courage and survival.
Ages: Grades 4 – 6
Performed at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center