The Young People’s Theatre is live theater performed by national touring companies geared for specific age groups, open to school children and home-schooled students. Each year this series has provided opportunities for thousands of school age children to attend outstanding performances of an enriching and educational nature.

2016-17 Young People’s Theatre Lineup

Young People’s Theatre is graciously sponsored by Duke Energy

The True Story of Pocahontas

Friday, November 4, 2016 • Grades 2 – 3
9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
With an emphasis on historical fact, Pocahontas is revealed as a playful, strongminded young girl who changes her world before she will change her beliefs or herself. Our story follows Pocahontas as she grows from a girl who helps the Jamestown colonists survive, to the young woman, wife, and mother who carries her message of peace and mutual cooperation across the Atlantic to the mighty King of England.
Subjects: Language Arts, Multi-Cultural, History, Biography, Women’s Studies

The House at Pooh Corner

show_house_at_prod5_sbThursday, March 30, 2017 • Pre-K – 1st Grade
9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Spend some tender time with faithful friends. Piglet, Tigger, Christopher Robin, and that lovable bear called Winnie-the-Pooh lift our spirits and warm our hearts in this charming production, faithfully based on the A. A. Milne classic of the same name.
Subjects: Art, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading, Self Esteem

The Song of Mulan

Monday, May 1, 2017 • Grades 3 – 5
9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
When Mulan learns that her ailing father is drafted into Khan’s army, she protects him by serving in his place. Disguised as a man, she risks everything to maintain family honor and earn the love of her nation. This noble Chinese folk tale features an extraordinary heroine, authentic costumes and props, and lovely songs.
Subjects: Art, Folk Tales, Language Arts, History

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