Program & Events

Oct
26
Thu
The Wright Stuff: First in Flight @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

virginia_rep__wrightBarely out of their teens, two brave bicycle mechanics team with their studious
sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

Ideal for grades 3 to 8.

The Wright Stuff: First in Flight @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

virginia_rep__wrightBarely out of their teens, two brave bicycle mechanics team with their studious
sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.

Ideal for grades 3 to 8.

Dec
7
Thu
At the Stroke of Midnight @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

stroke-of-midnightIt will take a miracle to help William, an over-worked clock maker, discover the true meaning of the holiday season.  The true spirit of the season shines brightly as he learns how to laugh and love again in this charming new musical.

Ideal for grades Pre K-8

Jan
19
Fri
Henry & Mudge @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures!

Henry discovers that having a pet is a big responsibility — they need to be fed, they need to be taken out for walks, and of course they need lots of love and playtime! And when the dog is as big as Mudge is, they also need good training. Henry teaches his new friend to sit, heel, and shake his hand, but rolling over is one trick Henry just can’t seem to teach Mudge, no matter how hard he tries.

When Henry’s cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at her command! Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him, because the dog only does the trick for her. Very upset, Henry runs away into the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Mudge follow’s the boy’s scent into the forest — he really does love Henry and doesn’t want to be without him.

Will the two friends be reunited? Find out in this Theatreworks musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant.

View the Study Guide here.

**There are only 40 seats remaining to this performance, if you would like to make a reservation contact Kelda Heitkamp directly at event@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624 ext. 2**

Henry & Mudge @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures!

Henry discovers that having a pet is a big responsibility — they need to be fed, they need to be taken out for walks, and of course they need lots of love and playtime! And when the dog is as big as Mudge is, they also need good training. Henry teaches his new friend to sit, heel, and shake his hand, but rolling over is one trick Henry just can’t seem to teach Mudge, no matter how hard he tries.

When Henry’s cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at her command! Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him, because the dog only does the trick for her. Very upset, Henry runs away into the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Mudge follow’s the boy’s scent into the forest — he really does love Henry and doesn’t want to be without him.

Will the two friends be reunited? Find out in this Theatreworks musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant.

View the Study Guide here.

Mar
13
Tue
The Gruffalo: Live on Stage @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

gruffalo2015gruffmouse1_1200_797_70Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the partly mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Ideal for grades Pre K – 3.

 




The Gruffalo: Live on Stage @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

gruffalo2015gruffmouse1_1200_797_70Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the partly mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Ideal for grades Pre K – 3.

 




Mar
15
Thu
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Being a 10 year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is… well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical, based on Judy Blume’s popular novel, about discovering the person within.

View the Study Guide here.

Ideal for grades 2-6.

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Being a 10 year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is… well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical, based on Judy Blume’s popular novel, about discovering the person within.

View the Study Guide here.

Ideal for grades 2-6.