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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte invites your school to join us as we celebrate our 72nd season! Audiences and critics continue to praise our shows, and our school performances offer an educational and entertaining field trip with meaningful curricular connections for your students.

All our productions meet specific North Carolina Language and Theatre Arts Curriculum Standards. In fact, we even provide you ►Resource Guides prior to your field trip that detail the specific curricular ties. These free guides feature creative activities to help support teachers’ lesson plans and reinforce curricular connections before and after your field trip. Links to each show's Resource Guide will be added here as they are completed.
 
School Performance Notes:
  • School performances are for student groups of 20 or more.
  • Tickets for our 2019-2020 season range from $9 to $13 per person, tax included.
  • Adults, including teachers, must purchase a ticket and be included in the total reservation.
  • No children 3 years of age or younger are permitted to attend school performances.
  • ►Click here to read the full School Performance Terms and Conditions.
For more booking details, see our School Performances FAQs - you may also email or call School Performance Coordinator, Dallas Morris at 704-973-2829.

Exciting News for Independent Homeschool Families
Want to experience the wonderful stories brought to life by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte but aren’t part of a larger group of 20 or more? No worries. You can still attend a school show. The details:
  • One daytime performance of each show will be designated for smaller groups.
  • Discount pricing still applies making school shows an affordable option.
  • Reserve your spot and provide payment via check or credit card.
Interested? Email or call School Performance Coordinator, Dallas Morris at 704-973-2829.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
 

Oct. 2-30, 2019
McColl Family Theatre
This is a two-act show with intermission

Recommended for 1st Grade and up

A Musical Based on the Play by Sir J.M. Barrie
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh | Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green | Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap | Additional Music by Jule Styne | Originally Directed, Choreographed and Adapted by Jerome Robbins
Peter Pan is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International {MTI) | All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Broadway’s timeless classic delights children and adults of all ages.
Fly to new heights in the Tony Award-winning musical that never gets old. Join Peter as he whisks the Darling children off to Neverland in a story filled with magic, delight and adventure. Together, with the help of everyone’s favorite fairy sidekick Tinkerbell, they’ll face-off against crocodiles, evil pirates and the villainous Captain Hook. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a dash of imagination, Peter Pan will awaken the child in us all.
Themes: growing up, imagination, possibility, adventure

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The Invisble Boy

The Invisible Boy
 

Oct. 30 to Nov. 22, 2019
Wells Fargo Playhouse

Recommended for 1st Grade through 4th Grade

Part of The Kindness Project

 
By Trudy Ludwig, Illustrated by Patrice Barton
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Parks
Composed for the stage by Josh Totora
This story of kindness shows that the smallest gestures often have the biggest impact.
Meet Brian. No one notices him. No one includes him. He just feels invisible. But everything suddenly changes when a new student named Justin arrives. A bit of creativity helps form a new friendship, unleashing Brian’s lively personality and vivid imagination. This high-spirited musical, complete with fun songs and heartfelt humor, will help us all discover the possibilities that begin with a simple act of kindness.
Themes: acceptance, kindness, self-esteem, exclusion and inclusion

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
 

Dec. 4 - Dec. 20, 2019
McColl Family Theatre

Recommended for 1st Grade and up

By Jahnna Beecham & Malcolm Hillgartner
Adapted from the book by Barbara Robinson
Ring in the holiday season with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s most-popular show of all time!
The Herdmans are ready to wreak havoc! What happens when the “worst kids in the history of the world” find out about free food at Sunday school? And what happens when they decide to audition for the annual Christmas pageant? Will the show go on? This hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy, adapted from Barbara Robinson’s classic story, will have your family laughing and crying as we celebrate the holidays.
Themes: community, traditions, belonging, empathy

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The Invisble Boy

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
 

Dec. 10, 2019 to Jan. 24, 2020
Wells Fargo Playhouse

Recommended for Pre-K through 2nd Grade

A musical comedy by Robert Kauzlaric, Paul Gilvary and William Rush
Based on the books by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
There are three sides to every story. Theirs. His. And the truth.
You know the story. Three pigs build houses, the one who builds with bricks avoids the Big Bad Wolf and lives to tell the tale. But is that what really happened, or just porcine propaganda? In this brilliant parody of the famous fairy tale, we follow the Big Bad Wolf as he stands trial for his purported deeds. He has his own version of the story – and the audience becomes the jury, helping decide his fate: guilty or not guilty! Based on John Scieszka’s wildly popular book, this courtroom-farce-meets-musical is sure to please…it would be a crime to miss it!
Themes: differing viewpoints, jumping to conclusions

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Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee
 

Jan. 29 to Feb. 14, 2020
McColl Family Theatre
This is a two-act show with intermission

Recommended for 3rd Grade and up

By Cheryl L. West
Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
A young girl’s aptitude for words spells success for her future.
Life for 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson isn’t easy, especially after losing her father and growing up in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles. Akeelah finds school boring and doesn’t apply herself even though she’s academically gifted. Through the encouragement of teachers and the coaching of a special mentor, she conquers the regional bee and sets her sights on the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But will she overcome her own self-doubt and the pressures of her personal life to bring home the prestigious honor? This uplifting, family-centric story celebrates “winning” in more ways than one.
Themes: fitting in, sense of identity, loss, community and belonging

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GRIMMZ Fairy Tales

GRIMMZ Fairy Tales
 

Feb 19. to Mar. 13, 2020
Wells Fargo Playhouse

Recommended for 1st Grade through 4th Grade

By Christopher Parks, Rahsheem Shabazz, and Ron Lee McGill
Brothers put a spin on classic fairy tales in this hip-hop revelation for the younger generation.
Jay and Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. They’re known not just for their sounds but for their powerful storytelling, an inventive remix of familiar classics. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White and the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Hood, and their featured first Granny-winning song, Break, Cinderella, Break! Pay your bling, hear them sing and get ready to drop the mic in this unforgettable theatrical experience.
Themes: understanding and appreciation, helping others, the power of music

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Havana Hop

Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents
Havana Hop
 

Feb. 27 & 28, 2020
McColl Family Theatre

Recommended for Pre-K through 2nd Grade

A children's tale of culture and originality
written and performed by Paige Hernandez
The differences that divide us can only make us more well-rounded if we accept them.
This Cuban-inspired one-woman show fuses a young girl’s passion with culture and family history. Creator Paige Hernandez introduces us to multiple characters using props, music, dance and costumes on a journey that’s as exciting as it is enlightening. Audiences will have the opportunity to participate in this fun-filled show.
Themes: Family values, cultural appreciation, acceptance

►VIDEO PREVIEW - click to view highlights from this unique, interactive show.
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Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos
 

Apr. 1 - May 1, 2020
McColl Family Theatre

Recommended for Pre-K through 2nd Grade

By Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin with illustrations by Daniel Salmieri
Published by Penguin Group | Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
A humorous dragon tale with fiery consequences.
What could go wrong when you give a dragon spicy salsa? EVERYTHING. The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon comes to life in a big way as the taco party of all taco parties literally brings down the house. This deliciously funny story will have you laughing out loud and wishing you read the fine print more closely: Now Made with Spicy Jalapeno Peppers.
Themes: traditions, new friends, likes and dislikes

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Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem
 

Apr. 21 - Apr. 24, 2020
Wells Fargo Playhouse

Recommended for 6th Grade and up

By Laurie Brooks
Secrets, gossip and accusations abound in the riveting origin tale that spurred the infamous Salem witch trials.
In a time when singing, dancing and indulgence were forbidden, fears ran wild in the New England society. Five girls coming of age in Salem Village make a pact to stay bonded as sisters in a secret society. But peer pressure and politics weigh heavily on the shoulders of Abigail, Ann, Mercy, Mary and Betty. This powerful telling of the circumstances preceding the Salem witch trials exposes a powder keg environment that ignites a series of dark events the world will never forget.
Themes: peer politics, societal pressures, psychology, history

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