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 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.

The TN Arts Commission Student Ticket Subsidy Grant Application will open on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time for projects occurring between September 10, 2018-May 24, 2019. 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.

2018-2019 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


Tuesday, October 30, 2018                            

Grades K-5th

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

Study Guide click here

SPONSORED BY: Renfroe Farms & Tippitt Farms

THE CAT IN THE HAT                       

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Grades Prek-3rd

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

Study Guide click here

SPONSORED BY: Maddox Insurance


Thursday, February 7 & Friday, February 8, 2019

Grades 4th-8th

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

Study Guide click here

SPONSORED BY: Huntingdon Insurance


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



Tues. & Wed., March 5 & 6

Grades PreK-3rd

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

Study Guide click here



Tuesday, April 9, 2019                           

Grades 1st-5th

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


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Grades K-3rd

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

Study Guide click here

SPONSORED BY: Espey Oil Co. & Espey Gin

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