The Center for the Arts offers weekday matinée performances and exhibition tours as a unique field trip opportunity for specific-aged school groups. All of our productions come with learning activities. For details, contact Tim Chapman at tchapman@carrollton-ga.gov or 770-838-1083.

Tickets are $5 each for students and chaperones. Teachers attend for free.

Big Bad Bullysarus, grades K – 4
September 20 | 9:00 & 10:45 am
When Paleontologist Misty learns that her niece, Natalie, is being harassed by a local bully, she tells her the story of Roxy Rex, a young and posh dinosaur with a bully problem of her own. During this live musical play audiences journey, back in time to Dinosorri Elementary School and watch while Roxy Rex and Natalie both learn a lesson about friendship and the importance of forgiveness. Filled with heart and humor and four original songs that add sparkle, The Big Bad Bullysaurus entertains audiences while touching on a very timely issue.

Jigsaw Jones & the Case of the Class Clown, grades K – 4
October 4 | 9:00 & 10:45 am
Athena Lorenzo has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be their most slippery case yet. Brimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s production, based on the book by renowned author James Preller, will make audiences laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery.

Diggery Digger’s Dino Show, grades Pre-K – 3
October 18 | 1-:00 am
While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his dinosaur fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and a terrible thing happens. The dinosaurs in museums around the world start to come alive! The only way to stop this dinosaur regeneration is to return the baby dinosaur back to it’s mother. Come along for a rocking dino adventure with Diggery and save the human race.

Nutcracker Sweets, grades K – 5
November 16 | 10:00 am
Join Clara and her Prince as they visit exotic lands and meet delightful sweets that dance and perform like you’ve never seen before. This vignette from the Nutcracker Ballet includes dances by Spanish Hot Chocolate, Russian Candy Canes, Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea and, of course, the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Directed by Jurijs Safonovs.

Christmas with CSO, grades 3 – 5
December 13 | 10:00 am
During the final rehearsal for the Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Show, students from around the area are invited to come hear the symphony’s rehearsal for their Christmas Concert. This fun outing will offer some audience participation as well as an introduction to sounds of a symphony orchestra.

The Barber of Seville, grades 3-5
January 31 | 10:00 am
The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour features Rossini’s delightful and energetic The Barber of Seville. In the town of Seville, it’s love at first sight for Rosina and Almaviva, but there’s one very big tangle: she speaks only Spanish while he speaks only English. Worse yet, her uncle Bartolo is plotting to marry her off to one of his old associates in a day or two. There’s just one man who can unsnarl this mess…And presto! Here’s Figaro, the most important man-about-town. (Just ask him; he’ll tell you so himself, in one of opera’s most famous arias!) Proving that even love sometimes requires a little translation, the bilingual barber uses his razor-sharp wit to cut through the confusion, tying up all the matrimonial loose ends in a delightful blend of zany comedy and effervescent music. Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 45-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, demonstrating the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind. The adaptation was originally commissioned by Portland Opera and has also received rave reviews from students and educators in Houston and Fort Worth, TX.