October 13, 2016 - 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

We The People

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(Approximately one hour in length. Recommended for grades 4-8). Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships & Family, Social Studies.

Theatreworks USA is proud to present We the People, a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible.

Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today’s youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People will instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.


November 2, 2016 - 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Pete The Cat

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(Approximately one-hour in length, recommended for grades PreK – 3) Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking.

The whole family, except for young Jimmy Biddle. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.


January 9, 2017 - 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

The Lightning Thief

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(Approximately one hour in length. Recommended for grades 2-6.) Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Family, and Social Studies.

Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, Zeus thinks Percy stole something from him.

Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a war- ring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


February 16, 2017 - 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Teacher from The Black Lagoon & Other Stories

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(Approximately one hour in length, recommended for grades K -4) Curriculum Connections: Communication, Language Arts, Literature Based, and Music.

An exciting musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Teacher From the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee) Follow Hubie’s imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all.


March 6, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

Agatha Christie's: Murder on the Nile

Full two-hour performance by the highly acclaimed New York based touring troupe, Aquila Theatre. Appropriate for grades 8 and up. Admission $15.

Murder on the Nile is set on a paddle steamer cruising the Nile River in 1940’s Eygpt. The passengers aboard are abuzz when the famous heiress, Kay Ridgeway, and her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn board the ship. Class, money and reputation are all at stake in one way or another for the passengers and before they know it deceit, theft and murder quickly make waves on the river.

Our GrandKids Arts Education series moves the arts beyond entertainment to provide professionally produced, enriched learning opportunities for students through performances by acclaimed professional companies at The Grand Opera House. Since 1996 the GrandKids program has introduced the arts to nearly 200,000 students from throughout Central Georgia.

All performances last for approximately one hour. Tickets are $7, general admission.