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2016-2017 Tower Theatre Educational Series

LessonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now) Education Series brings students to the Tower Theatre and performers into schools. Inspire you student’s creativity and enhance your teaching tools by attending one of the LessonPLAN education performances, or host one of our performances at your school for an in-school assembly!

"The students were thoroughly engaged in the performance, and loved the interaction that kept them involved.  We were so glad to be a part of this WONDERFUL experience!!" - 4th grade teacher, Cascades Academy.


Teddy Roosevelt:
The Man In The Arena

October 14th 

In-School Assembly

Award-winning actor, Derek Evans, brings to life the 26th President of the United States, one of the most charismatic personalities in all of history. The show offers lessons in patriotism, self-reliance, family values, and the conservation of our great natural resources; plus, everything you've ever wanted to know about the Teddy Bear!



October 21st 

Tower Theatre 10AM Matinee

The troupe combines engaging explanations of taiko history in the U.S. and Japan, instrumentation, notation, and personal stories to enthrall students of all ages. The electric performance concludes with students and teachers on stage to participate in the finale! 


Native Vision 

November 7th and 8th

In-School Assemblies

The story of Alice Benally, a young Navajo girl who is taken from her home and placed in a government-run boarding school during the 1930s. Native Vision explores Alice's struggle to keep her culture, and her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world as her community joins the U.S. in World War II.

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The Right To Dream

January 10th

In-School Assembly

This program illuminates the story of a young African American growing up in a small town in Mississippi on the brink of the American Civil Rights movement, the child of a World War II African American soldier and a domestic worker who is respected in their small town. Audiences will be led to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.


Mariachi Divas 

March 8th

Tower Theatre 10AM Matinee

A two-time GRAMMY Award winner, with a total of six GRAMMY nominations and two Latin GRAMMY nominations, the Mariachi Divas are a multicultural, all-female ensemble imbued with the unique musical flavor of Los Angeles. Directed and founded in 1999 by trumpet player Cindy Shea, the Mariachi Divas continue to lead the way in the mariachi genre.


Super Scientific Circus 

March 13th

Tower Theatre 10AM Matinee

A combination of zany characters and outrageous stunts with hilarious audience participation. Featuring comic, fast-paced routines that include plate spinning, boomerangs, bubble stilt dancing, illusions, wire walking, and more!

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Wings of Courage 

March 17th

In-School Assembly

An original play based on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first African American combat pilot and adventurer. His story would be unbelievable if it were not all true. Bullard was a professional boxer, WWI flying ace, jazz musician, and a spy. Enjoy this tale of vision and hope that deserves to be known by every American.


Doktor Kaboom! 

May 9th

In-School Assembly

This funny, entertaining and informative show blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Topics include safety, pressure and force, velocity, chemical reactions, exothermic, chemical formula, simple machines, and demonstration vs. experimentation, to name a few!



Costs are $5.00 per student for a Tower Theatre matinee, or $2.50 per student for an in-school assembly. 

Payments for LessonPLAN education performances may be made by cash, check, credit card, or school district purchase order. 

For reservations, or to find out more information, contact:
Mollie Tennant
Education Manager
541-323-9155 ext.2