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Without the generosity of The Midland Theatre family and friends, we would not be what we are today. There are a number of ways you can be a part of something very special here at The Midland Theatre.
Young people learn in many ways. The emotional rush of a live performance could be the key to unlocking a world of learning. With generous support from Mortellaro McDonald's, The Midland Theatre is thrilled to provide this experience for thousands of students each year.
Sharing the magic of the performing arts with your students, this series explores concepts like sequencing, retelling and comparing different versions of the same story. Beyond the academic merits, a field trip to the Midland may be a child's only chance to see a live show in a beautiful theatre. At just $5 per person, the value is undeniable. All performances are 45-60 minutes.
Thanks to the support from great organizations such as Mortellaro McDonalds, The Ohio Arts Council, The Licking County Foundation, The Limited, Kohl's Cares and Mary E. Babcock Foundation, we are able to provide some financial assistance to help offset the cost of attending these special performances. Funding is limited, and The Midland Theatre may not be able to accommodate all financial needs, so prompt response is of the utmost importance.
September 23, 2014 9:30am | Grades 4-6
A Perfect Balance is a multi-media solo performance that explores and celebrates creativity for young audiences. A Perfect Balance combines text, movement, dance, mime, projections and visual art to tell the story of an artist’s quest to capture his exuberant vision of life. Only when the artist risks taking his shapes “off the page” does he find his way to the show’s spectacular conclusion – a mobile, 17 feet across, that suspends into the audience. Click here for the study guide.
Sadie's Spectacular Saturday
October 1, 2014 9:30am & 12:30pm | Grades K-3
Sadie’s Spectacular Saturday is a bug-filled, anti-bullying adventure designed to empower young audiences with the tools they need to prevent bullying. The production tells the story of Sadie the caterpillar who has just started classes at a brand new school. Here she encounters a bullying cockroach determined to make her life miserable. Luckily, with help from a sunflower, a ladybug and several audience volunteers, she learns the tools to confront the roach and put an end to his bullying ways. Click here for the study guide.
March 11, 2015 9:30am & 12:30pm | Grades K-3
March 12, 2015 9:30am & 12:30pm | Grades 4-6
Internationally renowned magician, Bradley Fields, captivates the audience with his famous magic illusions, and then teaches the secrets behind some startling math tricks. Hailed as one of the preeminent shows for young people, MatheMagic!® features world-class magic, comedy, and theatre. Amidst all the oohs, aahs, and laughter, Bradley Fields challenges, provokes, and elicits critical thinking. Kids (unknowingly!) practice classroom skills and problem- solving. Click here for the study guide.