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 will be available for purchase later this summer.
2013 - 2014 CAPA Education Series
The Math Maniac Show - Monday, October 28, 2013
Madeline and the Bad Hat - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A Christmas Carol - Monday, December 2, 2013
Dr. Insecta's Incredible, Unforgettable Bug Lab Experience - Monday, January 27, 2014
Kidpower's Operation Lunchline 3-D - Thursday, February 27, 2014
My Heart in a Suitcase - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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
The Math Maniac Show
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Tues., Nov. 12, 2013, 10 am & 12:30 pm
(performance time: approximately 55 min.)
An original musical based upon the much-loved book, captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline series. It traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who - despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor - eventually learns that first impressions aren't everything. This gently amusing tale of enemies-become-friends will charm and entertain children and adults alike.
Click here to download the Study Guide:
Recommended for grades K-2
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 10 am
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.
Recommended for grades 3-12
Dr. Insecta's Incredible, Unforgettable Bug Lab Experience
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 10 am & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre (theatre info)
(performance time, approx. 1 hour)
From NASA to nature and science centers....school assemblies to parks and recreation facilities, Dr. Insecta has enthralled audiences of all ages across America! Experience real entomology magic as Dr. Insecta introduces students to some of the largest live insects on the plant. Bug Lab is an interactive enrichment program that entertains, educates and desensitizes fears we have about these incredible creations that let us share in their world.
Click Here to download the Study Guide
Kidpower's Operation Lunchline 3-D
My Heart in a Suitcase
To purchase your tickets:
1. Call Heather at 614-719-6764 or
2. Click here to download a form to fax to 614-384-5945 or mail to:
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.
Please alert our staff to any requests for handicapped access or other services.
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.
Send an email to jstahler@CAPA.com or call 614-221-4916
Thanks for our community supporters:
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 Anna Steffen at 614-469-1045.