2021-22 Season | School Shows

In-person school show field trips will resume in January 2022. Details for the season are outlined below.

Tomás and the Library Lady

Adapted by José Cruz González
From the book by Pat Mora | Illustrated by Raúl Colón

In-person: Jan 28 - Feb 11, 2022 (Wells Fargo Playhouse) | Streaming: Mar 14 - May 21
For 1st – 4th Grade

Based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera, this inspirational story follows a migrant family from long days in the fields to nights spent together listening to Grandfather’s stories. Curiosity leads Tomás to the library where he gets lost in the happy imaginings of books and ultimately, writes his own story of success. Tomás becomes the first person of color appointed Chancellor in the University of California system with a library that now bears his name.
Themes: Understanding, perseverance, the power of dreams
Booking In-person Show Book Streaming Show

Dragons Love Tacos

By Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin with illustrations by Daniel Salmieri
Published by Penguin Group
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for New Audiences

Feb 10 - Mar 3, 2022 | McColl Family Theatre | For PreK – 2nd Grade
What could go wrong when you give a dragon spicy salsa? EVERYTHING. The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon comes to life in a big way as the taco party of all taco parties literally brings down the house. This deliciously funny story will have you laughing out loud and wishing you read the fine print more closely: Now Made with Spicy Jalapeño Peppers.
Themes: Traditions, new friends, likes and dislikes
  Booking In-person Show

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

Written & performed by Mike Wiley

Mar 23 - Apr 1, 2022 | Wells Fargo Playhouse | For 3rd Grade and up
The true story about Henry “Box” Brown, an enslaved African American, unfolds with humor, history, and reflection. At the age of 33, he is bequeathed to his master’s son, who sends him to work in his tobacco factory in Richmond, Virginia. When Brown witnesses his wife and children taken from him and sold to another state, he reaches his breaking point and devises an escape plan that would have him sealed in a small wooden box and shipped to friends and to freedom in Philadelphia.
Themes: Freedom, hope, courage
  Booking In-person Show

Shrek the Musical-TYA Version

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire | Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

Apr 6-29, 2022 | McColl Family Theatre | For 1st Grade and up
Get ready to raise ‘em high as we join Shrek and his lovable sidekick Donkey for a musical adventure. Journey beyond the swamp in this fun-filled story about acceptance and love. It’s a celebration that will have you singing along, “What makes us special makes us strong!”
Themes: Friendship, acceptance, individuality
  Booking In-person Show
  • High-quality productions of classics, musicals, and new works performed by professional actors.
  • All shows meet specific NC Language and Theatre Arts Curriculum Standards.
  • Resource Guides provided for each show, featuring creative activities that support lesson plans and reinforce curricular connections before and after your field trip.
  • Helpful, friendly staff - plus simple, safe, and organized drop-off and pick-up for buses.
  • Flexible show times with bell schedules in mind.
  • Spaces available at ImaginOn for lunch before or after the show.

For booking questions or more information contact:
Arlethia Hailstock
School Performance Coordinator
Are you a Homeschool family?
If you want to experience the wonderful stories brought to life by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte but aren’t part of a larger group of 20 you can still attend a school show. Contact Arlethia using the info above.
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