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Introduction to Performing Arts

This point-of-entry program broadens opportunities for students to experience the performing arts, often as first-time audience members. City Center arranges for school groups and families to attend live shows on our mainstage and beyond. Students are introduced to new art forms and respond to and analyze the productions they see, using new vocabulary and materials provided by City Center. Teachers are provided with a study guide to contextualize the themes of the show and make curricular connections for their classes. Students also learn about audience behavior and develop an appreciation for the performing arts. The Introduction serves as a primer for our more in-depth programming.


1 professional performance, 1 study guide per teacher and 1 professional development workshop, when applicable


$2 per ticket
$50 per school (Dance and Operetta programs only)

This Season

Musical Theater:
Professional Development: Friday, November 14, 2014, 9am-3pm

Little Orchestra Society
School-Time Matinee: Friday, November 21, 2014, 11am-12pm
In-School Workshops: November 17-26, 2014
Professional Development: November 7, 2014

Musical Theater:
Lady, Be Good!
Family Matinee – Sunday, February 8, 2015
Professional Development: Friday, November 14, 2014

School-Time Matinee: Friday, February 27, 2015, 11am-12pm
In-School Workshops: February 23-March 6, 2015
Professional Development: January, 2015

Musical Theater:
Paint Your Wagon
Family Matinee – Sunday, March 22, 2015
Professional Development: Friday, November 14, 2014

Musical Theater:
Sequence 8
Family Matinees – Saturday April 18 & 25, Sunday April 19 & 26, 2015

Musical Theater:
Family Matinee – Sunday, May 10, 2015
Professional Development: January, 2015

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