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School Series

Cultivate learning and create memories through The Center’s School Day Series!

Choose from nearly a dozen live matinee performance catered to different ages and subject matters. Affordable at just $6 a ticket, with a free allowance for chaperones (one chaperone for every 10 students required.)

The Center’s School Day Series is a great fit for schools, educational groups and homeschoolers alike.

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to entertain and educate in a creative way!

Ordering Tickets is Easy!

  • By Phone: (954) 344-5994
  • By Fax: (954) 344-5980
  • By E-Mail: [email protected]
  • By Mail: Complete the Reservation Order Form and mail to:
    • Education Dept., Coral Springs Center for the Arts
      2855 Coral Springs Dr.
      Coral Springs, FL 33065

*Single tickets/tickets for homeschoolers MUST be purchased at the Box Office via phone or in person.

School Day Series 2018/2019 Season

The Ugly Duckling


Friday, October 5th at 10:00 & 11:45 a.m.

Performed by Lightwire Theater, of New Orleans

‚ÄčThis is one our very favorite, most popular shows, and we’re SO happy to have The Ugly Duckling return.  With luminescent puppetry and dance in the tradition of Disney’s Spectromagic, Lightwire brings the moving and heartwarming classic story of the large, gangly duckling rejected because he’s “different”.  It absolutely breaks your heart when his family shuns him, and it is inspiring and joyful when they learn to accept him as he is, after he heroically saves his sibling from a wily cat.  Using a variety of music ranging from classical to pop, with dance and cutting edge technology, Lightwire creates a beautiful and mesmerizing theatrical experience for all ages.

  • Suggested for grades K-4. Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance, Art

“Spectacular”; “..a million-dollar act”..  America’s Got Talent


The Magic Schoolbus


Thursday, October 11th at 10:00 & 11:45 a.m.

Performed by Theatreworks USA, from New York

Theatreworks USA takes students on a trip with Ms. Frizzle in this musical based on the popular book series.  When the class gets lost on a field trip to the Planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries among the students create problems, they all must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

  • Suggested for grades 1-5. Curriculum- Science, Music, Social Studies, Language Arts

“Captivated our students ..Fantastic!”…Jackson County Public Schools


Diary of a WORM, a SPIDER, & a FLY


Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00 & 11:45

Performed by Dallas Children’s Theatre on Tour, from Texas

Dallas Children’s Theatre brings the coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world, with the droll humor and whimsy of the popular book series.  Worm, Spider and Fly are unlikely best friends.  For example, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt.  Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, this is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside.  Children will find that a bug’s life isn’t all that different from their own!

  • Suggested for grades PK-3. Curriculum: Language Arts, Science, Music, Math, Theatre

“…an intoxicating mix of educational and entertaining fare.” Dallas Morning News

“..a sweet story about tolerance..and being kind to our planet and caring for creatures great and small.”..Dallas Observer


We the People: America Rocks!

Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:00 & 11:45

Performed by Theatreworks USA, New York

Theatreworks brings a musical revue with America’s original “boy band”, the Founding Fathers!  Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Franklin trade in their powdered wigs for power chords to bring American Civics lessons that are exciting and accessible.  The “Fab four” explain our system of government, while showing how important good governance is.  Using humor, rock, hip-hop, rhythm & blues and dance with typical teenagers, this is a painless Social Studies lesson.

  • Suggested for grades 3-7. Curriculum: Language Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, Social Studies

“..a splendid hour of music, laughter and life lessons..” Roma Torre, New York One


Holiday Traditions Around the World

Friday, November 30th at 10:00 & 11:45

Performed by Stages Productions, from Tampa Bay

In its 17th year of touring, this fast-paced  musical is a joyous review of the world’s dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many other holidays.  Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore found in celebrating the holiday season.  This jubilee creates a memorable and heart-warming experience that highlights the true spirit of cultural diversity, and includes an outstanding Study Guide detailing the many holidays celebrated.

  • Suggested for grades 3-6 Curriculum: Language Arts, Theatre, Social Studies, Music

“..great sets, costumes, cast, music…”.Prince Street Players

“..provide professional, top quality performances & are consistent crowd pleasers..” Florida Theatrical Associationn


Rosie Revere Engineer


Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 & 11:45

Presented by Theaterworks USA, from New York

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers:  Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a passion for architecture and Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy.  Theatreworks brings a fun new musical based on Andrea Beaty’s  popular books “Rosie Revere, Engineer”, “Iggy Peck, Architect” and “Ada Twist, Scientist”.  These appealing and amusing characters bring the joy of the STEM curriculum to life with Theatreworks’ usual top notch clever  production.

  • Suggested for grades 2-5. Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies

“Theatreworks’ polished shows offer children intelligent and entertaining introductions to theatre”….New York Times


The Science of Sound

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:00 & 11:45

Performed by Michel Lauziere, from Quebec

In the Science of Sound, Michel Lauziere’s makes (and plays) hilarious homemade musical instruments,  punctuated with short, simple but instructional explanations about sound and how it works.  While entertaining the audience, Michel shows that he uses basic scientific laws  to build his bizarre, funny contraptions, and is actually using practical applications of frequency, amplitude, resonance, etc.  Including plenty of audience participation and humor, he makes the “science of sound” fun and exciting!

  • Suggested for grades 3-6. Curriculum: Science, Music, Theatre

“Trust me; you’re going to see something you’ve never seen before.  Amazing!  Absolutely wonderful!”…David Letterman


A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 10:00 & 11:45

Presented by Virginia Rep on Tour, from Richmond

The Caldecott Medal Winning book by Philip and Erin Stead is brought to life in a fun, rousing new musical from Virginia Rep.  Amos McGee is a kindly and conscientious zookeeper who bonds with each of his animal friends- races with the tortoise, spends quiet time with the timid penguin and always carries a handkerchief for the sniffling elephant.  So… when Amos is out sick one day, the story of the animals’ efforts to reciprocate his kindness makes for an entertaining and heartwarming musical.

  • Suggested for grades PK-3 Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Art, Health

..outstanding performing arts experience for young people…” Smithsonian Institution

“..truly entertaining and educational..” The Bushnell, Hartford, CT


The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites


Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 10:00 & 11:45

Performed by Mermaid Theatre, from Nova Scotia

After much popular demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters.  The triple-bill includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and the Mixed up Chameleion’s discovery of his own unique nature.  These whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid’s gentle, acclaimed stage adaptation teaches besides entertaining.

  • Suggested for grades PK-2. Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Art, Science

“A quiet delight…brought to memorable life”…The Los Angeles Times


Pete the Cat


Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 10:00 & 11:45

Performed by Theatreworks USA, New York

The characters from the popular Pete the Cat book series comes to us via Theatreworks USA’s delightful musical.  The story begins when the cat-catcher sends Pete to live with the Biddle family to improve his manners.  Pete soon has the whole family rocking, except for young Jimmy, the most organized second grader on planet Earth.  But when Jimmy has trouble with his art project, Pete is the perfect friend to help him out.  Children will learn a little about artistic inspiration and friendship, while having a great time at this clever musical.

  • Suggested for grades PK-2. Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Art, Health

“charming, slyly humorous….” Clive Owens, New York Post

Your Alien

Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 10:00 & 11:45

Performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre from New Jersey

Just like the beloved tale of E.T., ArtsPower’s newest musical tells us about a friendship between a stranded Alien child and a little boy.  They go to school, explore the neighborhood and have lots of fun, but at bedtime, the Alien suddenly grows very sad and misses his own family.  This funny, heartwarming musical teaches the value of friendship for all ages.

Suggested for grades PK-2. Curriculum: Language Arts, Music, Theatre, Art, Health

“a cute, funny and heartwarming story with a sci fi twist..” “ArtsPower always delivers high quality.” The Kennedy Center

*Please note that shows and dates may be subject to change