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Yellow Bus

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 wtih 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 $4 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, Target 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.

DR. INSECTA

October 2, 2013 (Grades: 1-3) 9:30am & 12:30pm - October 3, 2013 (Grades: 4-6) 9:30am & 12:30pm

Dr. Insecta will introduce your children to some of the coolest live insects on the planet Earth. Fun facts about each critter will be shared and volunteers are encouraged to experience their own close encounters with these gentle giants. From hissing Madagascars to arachnids, foot-long millipedes to an emperor scorpion named Darth Vader, this incredible insect zoo will create a real buzz throughout your event! Did we mention that Dr. Insecta makes his bugs magically appear during the performance? Yes, you also get to see some great magic at the same time.

STICKS AND STONES THE MUSICAL
STARRING LYLE COGAN

October 9, 2013 9:30am & 12:30pm (Grades: 4-6)

Lyle Cogen is an award-winning singer-songwriter, recording artist, and theatre performer. She has performed her songs and theatre productions throughout the U.S. for children, parents and teachers at theaters and schools, bringing her energy, high spirits and uplifting message to young audiences everywhere. Sticks & Stones, Lyle’s acclaimed musical play about bullying, has launched her into the front lines of national efforts to curtail bullying and cyber-bullying.

POLAR EXPRESS

December 13, 2013 12:00pm (Grades: 1-6)

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks (Please note, this performance is not eligible for grant support. $4 per ticket)

MR. BLUE SHOES

March 13, 2014 9:30am & 12:30pm (Grades: 1-3)

Mr. Blue Shoes is a highly interactive and engaging, multisensory live music experience that combines Blues music, oral history and life lessons, designed to inspire children of all ages about music and learning. Covering a span of 400 years, music, song, dance and storytelling immerse students in a historical journey through America’s cultural heritage. "The presentation was, hands down, the most effective and engaging presentation I have witnessed in 25 years of teaching!" -Keith A. Hoffman, Frank Guzick Elementary, Dallas, Texas

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Thanks to the support from great organizations such as Mortellaro McDonalds, The Ohio Arts Council, The Licking County Foundation, The Limited, Target 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.

Click here to download the pdf version of the Yellow Bus info and registration card.