Program & Events

Dec
12
Tue
At the Stroke of Midnight @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 12 @ 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.

Mar
17
Sat
Clementine @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

2017-family-seriesimage_577Clementine is having a “not so good of a day” – but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let a trip to the principal’s office get her down! Whether she’s cutting the glue out of her best friend Margaret’s hair, concocting a scheme to prevent her teacher Mr. D’Matz from moving to Egypt or riding the service elevator with Mitchell, who is N-O-T not her boyfriend, Clementine’s antics are sure to make you laugh. Come join America’s favorite curly-haired carrot-top as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school, and mischief on an epic third-grade adventure you’ll never forget.

Approximately one-hour in length, recommended for grades K -5

A PRODUCTION OF THE BARTER PLAYERS

Tickets available through MCPA Box Office – Online, Phone: 419-423 – 2787, In Person: 200 W. Main Cross St.

 

Apr
14
Sat
Kamikaze Fireflies @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

2017-family-serieskamikaze-fireflies

The Kamikaze Fireflies are a Los Angeles based two person vaudeville smack down featuring Rob Williams (formerly of the renowned comedy troupe The Flaming idiots) and Casey Martin (formerly of the acrobatic show Barely Balanced). Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist back-bends, their performances incite awe and laughter for the whole family.

Tickets available through MCPA Box Office – Online, Phone: 419-423 – 2787, In Person: 200 W. Main Cross St.