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Support The Arts

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.

Yellow Bus Series

Sponsored by Mortellaro McDonald's, The Licking County Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, L Brands Foundation, Kohl's Cares and Mary E. Babcock Foundation
Mortellaro McDonalds 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 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.

Do you need assistance covering the cost of student transportation?

The Ohio Arts Council has a grant program that may be able to help.

Download the fact sheet about the OAC's BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUS program.here.


For more information on the Yellow Bus Series, please contact Maryann Crist at 740.349.9218 x 5 or at maryannc@midlandtheatre.org.

Download and print the Yellow Bus Series information and registration form here.


Solve it Cyrus and the Aftermath of a Math Class

Solve it Cyrus and the Aftermath of a Math Class

Cyrus can solve anything! Whether it be puzzles, mysteries, or riddles. If there's a problem to be solved Cy's your guy! But in this original musical from Stars Within Reach, Cyrus meets his match; Math Class. Come along as Solve it Cyrus and his friends learn the ins and outs of all things math in "The Aftermath of Math Class". Students and teachers alike will learn what makes math fun in this delightfully charming musical adventure!

Solve it Cyrus and the Aftermath of a Math Class's website to learn more.

My Mouth is a Volcano

My Mouth is a Volcano
Based on the award-winning book by Julia Cook,

"My Mouth is a Volcano" teaches children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak. Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him, and when he has something to say he ERUPTS (or interrupts). But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk.

Visit My Mouth is a Volcano'swebsite to learn more.

Pulling Together

Pulling Together

Musher and educator Tasha Stielstra has combined her five years of classroom teaching with over fifteen years of mushing to create an interactive presentation about teamwork and how it relates to sled dogs and children. The "Pulling Together" program is centered around the core values of being safe, kind and responsible citizens.