Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:30pm

Inspire and engage your students in and outside of the classroom with the Overture Center. Featuring the best in touring performances, renowned educational lecturers and more, OnStage field trip performance series at Overture connects content across the curriculum while offering a diverse range of art forms and cultural perspectives. To deepen the student experience, we provide Resource Guides for each show filled with curricular-focused lesson ideas. Additionally, arts education residencies are available for your classroom taught by local, trained artists, producers, musicians and performers. Public performances for families are also available for most shows. Learn more at

Upcoming highlights include:


WED, OCT at 4 at 10 AM & 12:30 PM

Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz with jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers redefine our notions of Latin music.

Grades 4-12 Arts, Social Emotional, Social Studies


WED, FEB 28, 2018 at 11 AM

A determined explorer, photographer and writer Steve Winter will lead you from Asian jungles to the Himalaya and into the rainforests of Latin America to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.

Grades 3-12 Arts, Social Emotional, Social Studies


TUE, APR 3, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Featuring cars, hats, audience participation, a wild game of ball and important lessons about life between innings, this spectacle by Childsplay brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party! A live action musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs.

Grades PreK-2 Arts, English Language Arts, Social Emotional


FRI, MAY 4, 2018 at 10 AM & 12:30 PM

Inspired by the game Tetris, this extremely physical dance quartet explores how we connect with one another, building a private language to communicate, and then invites others to enter into the dancers’ world. It is for the kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and those who can imagine further than they can see.

Grades K-3 | Arts, Math

 For a full list of available performances visit or contact Meri Rose Ekberg, OnStage Coordinator, or 608-258-4165. 

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