The Dixie is committed to providing arts education to children and youth through live theatrical and musical performances. As of this 2018-2019 Season, we have presented 238 School Time Performances to over 85,000 children! Please join us in celebration of the arts and inspiring our youth.
Schools and individual children and parents are welcome.
Tickets: $8 per student. For every 10 student seats purchased one Teacher/Chaperone gets a Complimentary Seat.
All shows reinforce the TN Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing.
CHARLOTTE'S WEB - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
Runtime: 60 mins. 9am &11am shows
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships and Family
SPONSORED BY: Renfroe Farms & Tippitt Farms
THE CAT IN THE HAT
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Presented by Theatreworks, everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, The Cat in the Hat turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure!
Runtime: 45 mins. 9am &11am shows
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature
SPONSORED BY: Maddox Insurance
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
Thursday, February 7 & Friday, February 8, 2019
Whether it’s fishing with Huckleberry Finn, or convincing his friends to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence, nobody loves life more than the irascible Tom Sawyer. Join Barter Players as they present this exciting adventure, where two boys learn that man’s greatest treasure is the gift of friendship.
Runtime: 60 mins. 9am &11am shows
Curriculum Connections: Literature, Theater, Relationships and Family
SPONSORED BY: Huntingdon Insurance
UT MARTIN SHOWCASE CONCERT
Monday, February 25, 2019
Grades Open to all grades
This jam-packed program spotlights the best that University of Tennessee at Martin has to offer and will feature outstanding student and faculty performances from the Department of Music including the UTM Wind Ensemble, New Pacer Singers, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, and more.
Runtime: 45 mins. 10:30am &12:30pm shows
Grades Open to all ages
SPONSORED BY: Tosh Farms
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
Tues. & Wed., March 5 & 6
The critically acclaimed production created by Jonathan Rockefeller features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. The production faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Runtime: 50 mins. 9am &11am shows
Curriculum Connections: Literature, Science
SPONSORED BY: FirstBank
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Presented by Bethel University Renaissance Theatre and based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs. Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends to restore order under the sea after she makes a bargain with an evil sea witch.
Runtime: 2 hrs. 9am show
SPONSORED BY: Southern Chiropractic
THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Bits ‘N Pieces GIANT Puppet Theatre presents this delightful tale of a yodeling Norwegian herdsman and his son who let their goats out of the pasture, so they may cross the river towards fresh food. But along the way they must venture over a bridge that has a troll living underneath it.
Runtime: 50 mins. 9am & 11am shows
Curriculum Connections: LIterature, Music, Language Arts
SPONSORED BY: Espey Oil Co. & Espey Gin