CAPA Loves Education

Each year, CAPA offers select matinee performances for students, offering an enjoyable way for students and teachers to experience a performance and learn about the works and artists who present them. Downloadable study guides for each production, curriculum connections, and historical information about each theatre are available for the shows listed below. Check out what’s coming up this season!

Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3-D

Monday, November 6, Lincoln Theatre
CAPA kicked off our education season with Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3-D. Teaching kids about science, math, health, and nutrition with Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3-D! Using spectacular 3D visual effects, the audience joined Kid Power on an amazing journey inside the body of a boy named Max who feels lousy because he doesn’t eat or move properly. Through audience participation, the kids learned that they too are special, filled with all the “kid power” needed to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to feel great and make health-enhancing choices.



Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Monday, November 27, Ohio Theatre
Get in the holiday spirit with A Christmas Carol! 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.



How to Survive Middle School with Robert Post

Wednesday, November 29, Lincoln Theatre
Robert Post leads this program about how to survive middle school — everything from fitting in, to bullying to peer pressure. This absorbing, authentic, and fun program helps students ride the roller coaster that is middle school via an acclaimed performer and comic genius who started out absolutely hating school.



The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Monday, February 12, Lincoln Theatre
Poor Jack. He’s got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans—and then there’s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairytale—characters slide in and out of their stories, Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the three elephants. Nothing is quite as you remember it. Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, this show will help students learn about language arts, literature, creative writing, and storytelling.



My Heart in a Suitcase

Monday, March 12, Lincoln Theatre
This show teaches young people what happened in Germany and other occupied nations prior to and during World War II through the story of a young heroine that survived through her own courage and the generosity of others. Teaching the importance of combating intolerance, this production not only motivates children to appreciate reading and theatre, but to also love and respect their fellow human beings.



The Math Maniac Show

Friday, April 13, Lincoln Theatre
The moment Max Millions the Math Maniac leaps onstage, students know they are on a fun-filled journey to being successful in mathematics! Because the content of this program is 100% supportive of core curriculum in math, whether students are reviewing or previewing the materials or learning it for the first time, not one minute is wasted and not one learning opportunity is lost. Students have so much fun, they don’t even know they’re learning!


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To purchase your tickets, call the CAPA ticket center at 614-469-0939 and choose option two. Please note, everyone attending a performance, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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