Education Through Entertainment

Bring your students to an educational production at Columbus’ finest historical theatres  Downloadable study guides for each production, curriculum connections, as well as historical information about each theatre, are available in the show descriptions below. Purchase your tickets today. Click Here for more information.

2015 - 2016 CAPA Education Series



Pirate School: The Science of Pirates! - Monday, November 9, 2015
A Christmas Carol -
Monday, November 30, 2015
The Monster Who Ate My Peas-
Monday, January 25, 2016
Let's Go Science - Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Charlotte's Web -
Monday, April 25, 2016
 

As part of its regular theatre season, CAPA offers select student matinee performances each year. These shows are an enjoyable way for students and teachers to experience a performance and learn about the works and artists who present them. Some performances include advance program materials and/or artist-hosted master classes. Select artists also make in-school appearances for master classes and/or demonstrations. In 2012, jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez conducted a master class with the jazz band at Columbus Alternative High School with many other students in the audience. Participants were given complimentary tickets to Mr. Rodriguez' performance later that evening at the Lincoln Theatre.

In September 2006, CAPA proudly adopted Highland Elementary and in September 2007, added Walnut Ridge High School to our program.

Students of both schools are eligible to attend performances at CAPA venues, see performances and workshops in their school, and use study guides provided by CAPA to better their understanding of the arts. CAPA provides tickets, transportation, study materials, and in-school sessions. Hundreds of students have been involved at all grade levels. Shows have included: A Christmas Carol, Crowns, Big Apple Circus, The Secret Garden, La Boehme, Tango Fire, and Cinderella. Workshops and master classes have included: Alfredo Rodriguez, Tiempo Libre, The Second City, TS Monk, and Edgar Meyer.

For more information about CAPA’s education initiatives, please contact Education Director Jeani Stahler at jstahler@CAPA.com

EDUCATION THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT

Light the spark of learning in your students with CAPA’s 2015-2016 educational performances, making history, science, math & literature come alive on stage!    Proudly presented by Honda.


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Pirate SchoolPirate School: The Science of Pirates!

Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre
(theatre info)
$5
(performance time, approx. 1 hour)

Pirate School! Is a swashbuckling, interactive escapade that satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while subtly boosting their knowledge and self-esteem, prompting them to be more empathetic, courageous and curious corsairs. Subjects directly support many Next Generation Science Standards found in the STEM curricula.

Click Here to download the Study Guide

Curriculum Connections:
Historical/Social Studies
Geography
Physics
Values-Based
Theater Concepts
Learn more about Pirate School by clicking here!

Recommended for grades 2-5.


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Charles Dickens' A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 10 am (schools and home schools only, please)
at the Palace Theatre
(theatre info)
$5

(performance time: 2 hrs. 5 min. plus a 15 min. intermission)

This performance is for schools and home school groups only. The general public may purchase tickets for our regular weekend performances.

For more than 30 years, CAPA has kicked off central Ohio’s holiday season with its presentation of this fully staged musical. A Christmas Carol captures all of the warmth, goodwill, and musical memories of the holiday season as Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

Click Here and Here to download both Study Guides

Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Historical/Social Studies
Literature-Based
Language Arts
Music/Dance
Values-Based
Theater Concepts

Recommended for grades 3-12

 Family Series Sponsor:
 


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Bill Blagg’s The Science of MagicThe Monster Who Ate Peas


Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre
(theatre info)
$5
(performance time, approx. 1 hour)

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein, ArtsPower’s musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. When the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power.
 
Click Here to download the Study Guide
 
Curriculum Connections:
Family Relationships
Language/Communications Skills
Literature-Based
Musical
Values-Based

Recommended for grades K-2.

Watch video here.


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Bill Blagg’s The Science of MagicLet's Go Science


Wed., Mar. 16, 2016,  10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre
(theatre info)
$5 
 (Performance time: approximately 1 hour)

A wacky look at "how things work" with Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction, great scenery and awesome lighting and illusions all make this one science lesson (with study guides available!) that students won't want to miss.

Click to download study guides for Grade 3 and Grades 4-6.

Curriculum Connections:
Science Concepts

Recommended for grades 3-6

Watch Video Here.


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Four Score and Seven Years AgoCharlotte's Web


Mon., Apr. 25, 2016, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Southern Theatre (
theatre info)
$5

(Performance time: approximately 55 min.)

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

Click Here to download the Study Guide

Curriculum Connections:
Communication/Language Arts
Literature Based
Music
Relationships & Family

Recommended for grades K-5.

Watch Video Here.


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Tickets

To purchase your tickets call Heather Kalman at 614-719-6764.

PLEASE NOTE: everyone attending a performance, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Seating is designated on the day of the show. Groups of 25 or more will receive an invoice within two weeks of placing an order. Full payment and any cancellations or changes must be made 14 days prior to performance.

Accessibility Information

Please alert our staff to any requests for handicapped access or other services.

Study Guides

Study guides are available for each show by clicking on the link found in the show synopsis above. Printed guides will only be mailed at special request.

Theatre Terms (pdf)
Theatre Etiquette (pdf)

Questions?

Send an email to jstahler@CAPA.com or call 614-221-4916

Sponsors

Thanks for our community supporters:
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Insurance Foundation
GCAC
 


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School Tours

Free school tours at the Ohio Theatre led by a trained docent. Learn the history of Columbus’ most treasured theatre. A demonstration of the Mighty Morton theatre organ and a theatre light show are available for an additional charge.

To schedule a tour, please contact Mary Cecil at 614-469-1045.


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