Ballet Theatre of Ohio

Take Me Out to the Ballet – Sponsored by Akron Community Foundation and The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
Since 1999, BTO’s collaboration with Akron Public Schools serves as many as 2,200 Akron school students each year in a program titled “Take Me Out to the Ballet”. Over the past ten years more than 20,000 children have been exposed to the wonderful world of classical music and dance. This event is made possible by the generous support of Akron Community Foundation and The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.

Children’s Interactive – Sponsored by OMNOVA Solutions Foundation and The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
Ballet Theatre of Ohio productions are more that just a ballet – they are an experience! Upon arriving at the magnificent Akron Civic Theatre, our audience will feel the magic immediately as they step into the main lobby. Every production features a themed room which will take children on a magical journey. Last years Nutcracker featured Santa’s workshop complete with elves, reindeer and Santa himself! Next door to the workshop was an amazing presentation of the most beautiful gingerbread “mansions”. At the top of the grande staircase, people can be seen taking their traditional family picture in front of the 10 ft. Christmas tree, filled with nothing but Nutcrackers. Across the way little ones delight in skipping down Candy Land Hopscotch Lane.

For more information visit or call The Ballet Theatre of Ohio at 330-688-6065.

Children’s Concert Society

Concert Hall Series
For a nominal fee, students attend a very special performance (ballet, symphony orchestra, opera) in a concert hall. Because the Series is funded through scholarships, no student is excluded from this event.

In School Concert Series
A diverse selection of small instrumental, vocal and dance ensemble programs are made available to all public, private, parochial schools and home school groups in Summit County and surrounding areas at NO CHARGE to the schools.

For information visit or call Children’s Concert Society at 330-972-2504.

The Illusion Factory

The Illusion Factory has three interactive productions available for area schools to schedule throughout the 2014-2015 school year. Bring the gift of theatre to your school.

Sleeping Beauty-Available November 2014 through June 2015
This classical tale originally told by the Brothers Grimm now with a comedic twist! Join magical characters while they learn about the follies of greed and jealousy. For preschool and up.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas-Available November through December 2014
A lively retelling of the popular children’s book. Perfect for the holiday season for audiences of all ages.

Abe Lincoln-Available January through June 2015
History will come alive when president Abraham Lincoln comes to visit. Audiences will see the man behind the legend. For 3rd grade and up.

For more information or to schedule a performance visit or call The Illusion Factory at 330-376-5700.

Crum & Company

Crum & Company is familiar with tax information regarding non-profit organizations. To learn more about how they can help visit call Crum & Company at 330-867-1222.


Magical Theatre Company

The Magical Theatre Company is offering touring shows such as Bulling: Not Funny, Myths & Monsters: Tales of Greek Mythology, Quoth the Raven and KidScripts.

School Matinees
What could be better than a break from the ho-hum of the classroom than a live stage show at Magical! See a Magical performance during school hours.

For more information visit or call Magical Theatre Company at 330-848-3708.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Student Tours
Stan Hywet welcomes students and educators to engage in a memorable and educational experience within the Manor House and surrounding gardens and grounds at a reduced rate. To be sure that your students’ needs are accommodated, or for additional information, please contact Pamela Courrier in the Group Sales Office at 330-315-3284 or via e-mail at . Please note that the Group Sales Office hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday, 10:00AM – 5:00PM.

To ensure that your visit goes well, we highly recommend that you allow at least two and a half hours for your group’s visit. Please also note:
• Advance reservations (at least two weeks in advance) are required.
• We require one form of payment per group. Please make your check payable to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
• Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. This will enable your group to be greeted by our hospitality staff, divided into smaller groups for the tour and if needed, use the restroom facilities.

For more information visit or call Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens at 330-836-5533.

Summit County Historical Society

The Summit County Historical Society offers Remember When…© Interactive Programs for adults, school field trips and discovery trunks. It is also not too late to schedule a 4th grade educational outreach program. For more information visit or call the Summit County Historical Society at 330-535-1120.

Tuesday Musical Association

Brahms Allegro-Tuesday Musical’s Junior Music Club
Brahms Allegro Junior Music Club is for students in grades K through 12. It provides its members with the opportunity to study various aspects of music, perform for their peers and to make new friends through monthly activities. For more information visit or call Tuesday Musical Association at 330-761-3460.

Tuesday Musical Association’s scholarship program is widely recognized as one of the best in Northeastern Ohio. Since its inception in 1955, nearly 500 scholarships have been awarded with prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000.

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For more information or to download scholarship information visit or call Tuesday Musical Association at 330-761-3460.

Weathervane Playhouse Theatre

Weathervane Playhouse Theatre offers Young Actor Series School Performance at a special $5 per student ticket price. For more information visit or call Weathervane Playhouse Theatre at 330-836-2626.

Western Reserve Public Media

Western Reserve Public Media offers many resources for education such as professional development workshops, student activities, multimedia projects and instructional television. For more information on how to access these resources visit

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