Introduce your students to a live theater performance through the Center’s curriculum-enhancing performing arts series. This performance series spans a variety of curriculum subjects including history, science, literature, music, dance, and world culture. Each performance is accompanied by a study guide and genre-specific activities that connect to both Common Core English Language Arts Standards and California State Curriculum Standards. Contact the Box Office at (800) 988-4253 to reserve your seats today! All tickets are $4 each unless otherwise indicated.
Black Violin | Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 11:30am | $6 per ticket
The sounds of classical violin and hip-hop combine to create the musical phenomenon Black Violin. Their one of a kind sound is sought after from hit recording artists to government officials. The duo of Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste come to the Center Stage series to share their signature sound as they challenge stereotypes. They will inspire us with technique and style through music. Photo Credit: Brian Stollery
La Jolla Playhouse’s 2017 POP Tour | “SUPER SHINY SARA” | Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 9:30am & 11:30am
Sara Smith is an excellent storyteller and a pretty good older sister. Still, her life is nothing compared to the glamorous world of her idol, @ShoppyGoddess – a teenage fashion mogul and media star. Sara longs to escape into @ShoppyGoddess’ fabulous world of online photos. But when a magical bubble bath transports Sara right into @ShoppyGoddess’s pool, she discovers that having a super shiny life may not be so perfect after all. Written by Wesley Middleton and Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg.
Everything Fitz – The Fitzgerald Family: “Canadian Fiddling and Step Dancing… Keeping tradition alive!” | Friday, March 17, 2016 | 9:30am & 11:30am
The Fitzgerald family takes you on an exciting journey of music and dance styles that evolved from Irish and French immigrants in the 1800s, as well as American tap dancers. Everything Fitz shares their heritage through a unique performance of Irish jigs and reels, French Canadian step dancing, and more modern styles that have evolved in the last decade. This high-energy musical and dance performance will captivate and inspire students of all ages. Photo Credit: J.R. Rardon
Razzle Bam Boom: “All That Trash” | Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 9:30am & 11:30am
With the goal of fostering student environmental citizenship, “All That Trash” teaches children different ways to responsibly conserve our environment’s natural resources. Through humor, song and audience participation, this fun and engaging performance allows students to discover the many reasons why it is wise to reduce, reuse and recycle. Photo Credit: Peggy Cameron
PASACAT: “The Philippines Through Dance & Music” | Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 9:30am & 11:30am
Discover the rich diversity of Filipino history with its Chinese, Spanish and Asian influences. PASACAT preserves traditionally based folk and indigenous culture through eight dances that celebrate various regions and eras of Philippine history. The performance includes an interactive dance session, where participants will learn the bamboo dance, “Tinikling”. The stage comes to life with colorful costumes, intricate dances and lively music.
Advance reservation with payment is required. To reserve seats, call the Center’s Ticket Office at (800) 988-4253. The Ticket Office is open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday through Saturday and from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday. Teachers should give the ticket representative their email address in order to receive the Educators’ Guide and any performance notifications. Refunds will be given up to two weeks before the performance upon receipt of a written request minus a $20 processing fee.