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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.



Masters of Hawaiian Music | “Hawaiian Music: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele”

Monday, March 12, 2018, 11:30am

Concert Hall | Recommended Grades 3-12

Four-time Grammy-winner and slack key guitar virtuoso George Kahumoko Jr. is known as Hawaii’s Renaissance Man. He returns to perform a distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, along with stories and light-hearted entertainment for everyone in the audience.

Arts Power | “My Heart in a Suitcase”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 9:30am and 11:30am

Center Theater | Recommended Grades 6-12

“My Heart in a Suitcase” is an inspiring production about Anne Lehmann and her family’s decision whether to send her on the Kindertransport after life in 1938 Germany threatens the safety and well being for all Jews living there.


Jacque Nunez “Journeys to the Past”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:30am and 11:30am

Center Theater | Recommended Grades K-5 

In “Journeys to the Past” attendees will learn about the past and present culture of California Indians through stories, songs, dances, indigenous tools, instruments, games and clothing. Students will leave with a wonderful understanding of “environmentalism”.

Razzle Bam Boom | “H2O Where Did You Go?”

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:30am and 11:30am

Center Theater | Recommended Grades K-6

Musical-comedy duo Razzle Bam Boom teach students about the difference between salt water and fresh water; how water gets to our homes; how we each can save water; the water cycle, and why water is vital for living things.

Edutainment Arts | “Science Magic”

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 9:30am and 11:30am

Center Theater | Recommended Grades K-6

Decipher the secrets of science and the scientific method through this highly interactive presentation. Talented improvisational actor, David Herbelin skillfully uses humor, magic and theater to engage students in programs that kids are sure to love!

Black Violin | “Black Violin”

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:30am

Concert Hall, $6 per ticket | Recommended Grades 3-12

The sounds of classical violin and hip-hop combine to create the musical phenomenon Black Violin. The duo of Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste come to the Center Stage series to share their signature sound as they challenge stereotypes.


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. 

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