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Education Programs: Center Stage: Performances for Youth

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.


Luminary Arts “A Civil War Story: There is Always Hope”
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 9:30am and 11:30am | Concert Hall, $6 per ticket

Center StageThis production follows the lives of two teenagers during the chaos of the Civil War. Runaway slave, Mary, has been displaced by the war and forced to flee to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Meanwhile, young Union soldier, Matthew, has been wounded deep in the Southern territory and must rely on the “other side” to protect him while he heals. The story introduces students to the Civil War through the eyes of their peers. This production was originally produced in partnership between the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Education Department and Luminary Arts.
Recommended for Grades 7-9. LEARN MORE!


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.

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