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Special Live Presentations for Students

The arts have the power to inspire learning and ignite curiosity. Through live performances, Arts Commons Presents has touched future artists, scientists, decision-makers, thinkers, and thoughtful, sensitive human beings. Treat your class to an Arts Commons Presents show this year! Find out what's coming up, and click here for National Geographic Live student presentations.

Stay tuned for student performance announcements for the 2023-24 season, which will be made throughout the year. If you'd like to be the first to hear about these opportunities, please email to join our email list.

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Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster
(Recommended for Grades K-6)
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 10:15 am
Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 10:15 am & 12:30 pm
Friday, May 26, 2023 at 10:15 am

Pushing the boundaries of puppetry and children’s storytelling, Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions about identity and empathy that we all must make. Based on Mo Willems’s multi-award-winning children’s books, Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster is about facing our fears and finding friendship in the most unlikely places.

Tickets are: $15/student. A chaperone comp is given for every 8 tickets booked.

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"My students are now talking about what they are passionate about and asking what kind of jobs they might be able to have in the future. We're also discussing what skills they will need in terms of creativity, problem-solving, communication, etc."

- Grade 5 teacher

"Just being in a large theatre was huge for them. It connected to what we've been learning in class, so they were excited about that."

- Grade 3 teacher

"Thank you!!! It was a highlight for my class this year."

Teacher after National Geographic Live