Center field trips start October 25!

Field Trips kick off October 25!
Shows are filling up, call today!

We have an amazing lineup of productions to enhance student learning. BOCES funding gladly accepted. Call 845-876-3088 ext. 13 or email the Education Office here.

Sensory Sensitive Performances

This fall we are offering two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) performances that are specially designed for children and adults with autism or sensory sensitivities. Small customizations will not detract from the show for other audience members; (these include reduction of bright lights and sharp sounds, access to a quiet space, etc.) All are invited to participate. Two sensory-sensitive shows available:

BUBBLE TROUBLE 

October 25, 10:00 a.m.

This exciting, interactive show teaches kids the science inside bubbles. Find out different ways bubbles can be used to make our lives easier, softer and even taste better. A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. As a finale, Jeff will even put an audience member inside a bubble! Tickets $8.00. For all ages.

FANTASTIC FORCES
November 1, 10:00 a.m.
with Lisa Lou
This show explores the strong physical laws that can be used to defy gravity: the center of gravity, balance, centrifugal and centripedal force, air pressure, vacuums, Bernoulli’s Principle, flight and sound waves. Students will learn how to balance a broom on the palm of their hand, learn why airplanes fly, witness a madcap plate spinning routine, see student floating on air and more! For grades K-8. Tickets $8.00.

On-site shows also include:

THE WIZARD OF OZ
November 3, 10:00 a.m.
by CENTER Players on Tour
Dorothy has been captured by the Wicked Witch of the West and her friends, the Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow must save her.  Children from the audience prove they have power over the Wicked Witch by helping their friends on the stage.  They become Munchkins, help oil the Tin Man and one youngster is even magically transformed into the wonderful Wizard of Oz! For grades K-6. Tickets $8.00.

INHERIT THE WIND
November 15 & 16, 10:00 a.m.
by Rhinebeck Theatre Society
Lawrence and Lee’s gripping drama of the greatest trial in American history. More than Darwin’s theory of evolution is at stake as faith and science collide in a Tennessee courtroom. For middle and high school students. Directed by Andy Weintraub. Tickets $8.00.

Just added!

ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
November 4, 10:00 a.m.
by Kit’s Interactive Theater – limited seating available

New England, 1890s – Enroll in Miss Mabel Weatherby’s schoolhouse. Bring your primers and a clean slate for a lesson in the three R’s with fun recitations, spelling bees and a square dance at the spring jubilee. Best for grades K-4. Tickets $8.00

pioneers1PIONEERS ON THE OREGON TRAIL
November 18, 10:00 a.m.
by Kit’s Interactive Theater

Independence, MO 1860’s – Blaze a trail with Pioneer Penny Pritchard! Relive the spirit of covered wagon travel with buffalo stampedes, deadly snake bites, and dance by the light of the moon. Interactive performance that allows students to be deftly incorporated into the plot! Grade levels: K-5. Tickets $8.00.
AMERICAN REVOLUTION american revolution
November 18, 11:30 a.m.

by Kit’s Interactive Theater
Philadelphia – 1776 – Abigail Datchery & Samuel Adams attend the first reading of the Declaration of Independence. Help re-create the powerful events, such as the Boston Tea Party that sparked the War for Independence. Interactive performance that allows students to be deftly incorporated into the plot! Best for grades 4 – Adult.  Tickets $8.00.

December 7 &14, 10:00 a.m.

Directed by Diana di Grandi for CENTERstage Productions.
Charles Dickens’ classic returns to The CENTER after a two-year hiatus, brightened and re-envisioned with new sets, costumes and staging. Ideal for all ages. Tickets $8.00.

…and coming in 2017:

OUR TOWN ~ HEROES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ~ LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT ~ ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD ~ THE TAMING OF THE SHREW ~ HAMLET