School Series

Get out of the classroom and into the theater.

Common-core concepts from history and literature come to life during one-hour, school-day matinees. These shows are produced by nationally or internationally touring youth theater companies—connecting the arts to what pre-K through 12th-grade students are already learning in school. Certain shows may even introduce them to cultural music, dance and theater artists from around the world.

Complete the School Series Order Form to reserve your seats today.


I HAVE A DREAM

Date: March 8, 2019
Show time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Bob Carr Theater
Tickets: $9 per person, every 10th ticket is free for chaperones, available through School Series Form
Recommended for Students ages 7+

Virginia Repertory Theatre is proud to present I Have a Dream: The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the “American Century” and the civil rights movement will inspire your students as they experience this great leader’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” The play traces Dr. King’s life from his humble beginnings in Atlanta, Georgia through his extraordinary evolution into one of the 20th century’s foremost figures.


6th & JAZZ: LET FREEDOM RING

Date: February 11–15, 2019
Show times vary
Location: Bob Carr Theater
Grades: Orange + Osceola County Public Schools 6th graders
For more information, teachers may contact Scott Evans (scott.evans@ocps.net) for Orange County or Pamela Haas (pamela.haas@osceolaschools.net) for Osceola County.

Let Freedom Ring features compositions by jazz artists who participated in the civil rights movement and shows how their works were tied to specific historic events. By telling the stories behind events such as Brown vs. The Board of Education and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” listeners discover how music can be used to send cultural and political messages of both protest and celebration. The concert is presented in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and features the music of artists such as Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington.