School Time Performance Series

The Dixie is committed to providing arts education to children and youth through live theatrical and musical performances. As of this 2019-2020 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. 

School students and parents with children are welcome.

The TN Arts Commission Student Ticket Subsidy Grant Application will open on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time for projects occurring in the 2019-2020 Season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

To make reservations for your class or school please fill out the RESERVATION FORM 
Fax to (731)986-0550 or email to For Individual tickets, please call the Box Office at (731)986-2100.

2019-2020 School Show Flyer CLICK HERE




Detailed information on each show is listed below

Cost for School Time Performances

All shows reinforce the TN Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing. 

School Time Performance Policies


Friday, October 25, 2019                           

Grades K-5th

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space!  But when problems begin, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.  Hop on the Magic School Bus!

Runtime: 60 mins. 9am &11am shows

Sponsored by Epsey Oil and Epsey Gin.

Curriculum Connections: Communications and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies, Science, and Space

Download the studyguide here.

MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY                    

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Grades K-5th

Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape.

Runtime: 60 mins. 9am &11am shows

Sponsored by Maddox Insurance.

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts: reading, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary, Math: measurement Emotional and Social Learning: teamwork, collaborating to create projects  

Performing & Visual Arts: theater, music and  production design

Illustrations used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Copyright © 1985 Harry Allard. Copyright © 1985 James Marshall

Download the studyguide here.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Grades K-6th

A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure and discover that the real magic of Christmas is Love.

Runtime: 60 mins. 9am &11am shows

Sponsored by FirstBank.

Curriculum Connections: Science, Language Arts, Geography, Social Skills

Download the studyguide here.


Thursday, December 12, 2019                         

Grades 3-8th

Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with at least a dozen of his favorite science demonstrations- everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next!  So, step right up, and let’s spin that wheel! 

Runtime: 60 mins. 9am &11am shows

Sponsored by Renfroe Farms and Tippitt Farms.

Curriculum Connections: Science: Embedded Technology and Engineering, Earth and Space Science: The Universe, The Atmosphere, Physical Science: Matter, Energy, Motion, Forces of Nature, Theatre: Character Acting, Comedy, Health/Safety: Preventing Injuries, Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness , Social Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making

Download the studyguide here.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Grades 8-12th

Shakespeare in Jazz is an engaging, participatory celebration of Shakespeare's work, offering an exciting new way to experience his genius. Throughout the concert, audience members will join in with the jazz group as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more!

Runtime: 60 mins. 9am &11am shows

Sponsored by Huntingdon Insurance and S&S

Curriculum Connections: Music Appreciation, Music Elements, English Literature, Poetry, Vocabulary 

Download the studyguide here.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Grades PreK-1st

Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family and Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep... except... they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? 

Runtime: 50 mins. 9am &11am shows

Sponsored by Southern Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Curriculum Connections: Literacy-Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Rhyme, Values, Decision Making, Emotional Learning

Book, Lyrics and Music  by Austin Zumbro

Download the studyguide here.

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