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.

Tickets are on sale now! See details at the bottom of this page.

CLICK HERE for a registration form.

2014-2015 CAPA Education Series


Choosy Suzy's Bully Prevention Show - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Junie B. Jones - Friday, November 21, 2014
A Christmas Carol - Monday, December 1, 2014
Dr. Kaboom! It's Just Rocket Science - Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites - Tuesday, February 17, 2015
ArcAttack - Thursday, March 5, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder - Friday, March 20, 2015

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


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Choosy Suzy's Bully Prevention Show
 

Tues., Oct. 28, 2014, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre
(theatre info)
$5
(performance time, approx. 1 hour)

Bullies are a pain in the brain-and every child needs to know what to do when confronted by one. Students discover the many forms that bullying can take and learn some cool tricks to help them increase their empathy while improving their conflict resolution skills. Best of all, Choosy Suzy's Bully Prevention Show is exciting, fast-paced and filled with the kind of comic interaction that kids love!

Click Here to download the Study Guide

Curriculum Connections:
Health
Safety
Injury Prevention
Social Studies
Arts & Humanities
Speaking/Listening
Physical Education

Recommended for grades K-8


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Junie B. Jones

Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre (theatre info)
$5
(performance time: approximately 55 min.)
Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal." Based on four volumes in Barbara Park's series of books.
 
Click here to download the Study Guide:
 
Curriculum connections:
Literature-Based
Communicat/Language Arts
Music
Relationships & Family
Recommended for grades K-5


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Charles Dickens' A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Mon., Dec. 1, 2014, 10 am
at the OhioTheatre
(theatre info)
$5
(performance time: 2 hrs. 5 min. plus a 15 min. intermission)

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

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Dr. Kaboom! It's Just Rocket Science

Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015, 10 am  & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre
(theatre info)
$5

(performance time, approx. 1 hour)

An interactive one-man science variety show suitable for all audiences, Doktok Kaboom! creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Doktor Kaboom's supercharged (and super safe!) science experiments will have you erupting with laughter and bubbling with curiosity. Nothing says science like KABOOM!
 
Click Here to download the Study Guide

Curriculum Connections:
Math
Science
Theater
Recommended for grades 3-8

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www.youtube.com/doktorkaboom


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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

 
Tues., Feb. 17, 2015, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Southern Theatre
(theatre info)
$5
(performance time: approximately 1 hour)
 
This beautiful performance includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud's travels through the sky; and The Mixed-Up Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature. Innovative "black light" staging techniques highlight stunning puppets and props.
 
Click on each title to download the Study Guide
Very Hungry Caterpillar

Curriculum Connections:
Literature Based
Theater Concepts
Recommended for grades K-6


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ArcAttack

Thurs., Mar. 5, 2015, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre (
theatre info)
$5

(performance time: approximately 55 min.)

In a show unlike anything students have ever seen, ArcAttack will take classrooms on an interactive journey of discovery where children will learn the science behind the amazing show they see on stage. Students will learn about Nikola Tesla and his contributions to the birth of commercial electricity, discover Delia Derbyshire and how music and technology are related, develop an understanding of machines and robotics, and explore the world of science and technology in a way unlike they've ever experienced in this completely safe (for the audience anyway!) and accessible show.

Click Here to download the Study Guide

Curriculum Connections:
Science
Technology
Engineering
History & Nature of Science
Music

Recommended for grades 5-8

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Laura Ingalls Wilder
 

Fri., Mar. 20, 2015, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Southern Theatre (
theatre info)
   $5

 (performance time: approximately 55 min.)

Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America's most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower's popular musical.

Click Here to download the Study Guide

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

Recommended for grades 2-6

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Tickets - on sale NOW!

To purchase your tickets:

1. Call Heather at 614-719-6764 or
2. Click here to download a registration form and fax to 614-384-5945 or mail, with payment, to:
              Heather Kalman
              CAPA Education Programs
              55 E. State St.
              Columbus, OH 43215
Please make checks payable to CAPA.
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 acess 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.

Click here for:

Theatre Terms (pdf)

Theatre Etiquette (pdf)

Questions?

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

Sponsors

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

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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