School Shows

We offer school performances during all of our productions!

We welcome area teachers to bring their students on a field trip to see our shows! Transportation funding is available through the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation.


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Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 | 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 | 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon

Recommended for grades 2-6
Shows are 60 minutes in length

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball…game? That’s the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the “stepsister’s” perspective. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her “stepsister,” Rosa, in the United States. The catch … Cinderella only speaks Spanish and Rosa only speaks English. Will these two girls be able to reach an understanding at the (basket)ball game?

With a fairy godfather and other delightful twists to the original story, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale crosses language and gender barriers, weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship and respect.

Boys and girls will be cheering in their seats. Lauded by audiences, theaters, schools and academics, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale is a groundbreaking bilingual children’s musical from the award-winning team of playwright Karen Zacarías and composer Deborah Wicks La Puma. Commissioned by Imagination Stage.

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