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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL CIRCLE PRESENTS ORDERS.

Please call the Circle Theatre Box Office at (616) 632-2997
(M-F, 12-5PM)

Please reserve your tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

Payment WILL NOT be accepted on the day of the performance at the venue.

When ordering tickets, you must include teachers and chaperones in your ticket quantity. For example, if you have 20 students and 5 teachers/chaperones, you will need to order 25 tickets.


Circle Presents Season | 2018 - 2019

WE THE PEOPLE

Recommended for Grades 4-8

DATE: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | PERFORMANCES: 10:00AM & 12:30PM

LOCATION: Pioneer Auditorium/Wealthy Elementary

We the People is a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will learn about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today's youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People will instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, History, Government, Music, Relationships & Family, Social Studies.


THE GEORGE WASHINGTON FOLLIES

Recommended for Grades 1-6

DATES: Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25,2019 |

PERFORMANCES: 10:00AM & 12:30PM

LOCATION: Gerald R Ford Museum

It is April 30th, 1789, inauguration day for the first President of the United States, George Washington. He is both nervous and exhausted having been up all night worrying about this new position of leadership. After all, there has never been a President before, and his leadership skills have been limited to the military. He begins to doze off. In this dream state, he is visited by King Charlemagne, Cleopatra and Confucius. Presented by Face to Face Productions, each of these characters shares their leadership qualities and philosophies with George. With the help of these leaders, George is able to better understand how to lead a nation of the people, by the people and for the people in this musical comedy. Ticket to performance includes entry to permanent exhibits

Curriculum Connections: Community Studies, Biography, Government, History, World Cultures,and Presidential Elections


BY THE NUMBERS

Recommended for Grades 1-6

DATE: Thursday, March 14, 2019 | PERFORMANCES: 10:00AM & 1:00PM

LOCATION: Grandville High School FAC

Albert Einstein uses his Theory of Relativity to travel through time to help his distant relative, 10- year old Eddie Einstein. Everyone expects Eddie to excel at math like his famous mathematician relative. But Eddie doesn’t even feel math is relevant. As far as he’s concerned, all the professions he’s considering such as ace detective, star athlete, and hip-hop artist-don’t even use it. So, Albert Einstein puts his new “Theory of Relevance” into effect, arranging visits from the GR-8 Enumerator, Adam Up and Mama Meter. They and the audience help Eddie explore the fun you can have with math, as well as its relevance to everything Eddie wants to be. 

Curriculum Connections: Biography, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Problem Solving


LAURA INGALLS WILDER

Recommended for Grades 2-6

DATE: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | PERFORMANCES: 10:00AM & 12:30PM

LOCATION: East Grand Rapids PAC

Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in this popular musical.

Curriculum Connections: Family Relationships, Historical, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based


I HAVE A DREAM:

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Recommended for Grades 3-12

DATE: Monday, February 25, 2019 | PERFORMANCES: 10:00AM & 12:30PM

LOCATION: East Grand Rapids PAC

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the “American Century” and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”

Curriculum Connections: Biography, Language Arts, History, Multi-Cultural, Public Speaking, Reading, Self-Esteem, Character Development

CONTENT WARNING


THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS:

LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Recommended for Grades K-5

DATE: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | PERFORMANCES: 10:00AM & 12:30PM

LOCATION: East Kentwood High School FAC

When the planetarium is closed and the field trip is ruined, Ms. Frizzle saves the day! The Magic School Bus blasts off into outer space to explore the solar system! Ms. Frizzle gets separated from the group and her class must travel through the planets and beyond to rescue her. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies