Class Acts

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts has served more than 145,000 school children in the last seven years through the Class Acts Educational Performance Series. We believe that arts education is essential to a well-rounded education and that the arts are critical to creative thinking and creative problems solving as well as unlocking the imagination. Through this series, we ensure that students are engaged in and inspired by arts all throughout the school year.

This unique program is designed to enhance student’s learning experiences through a live theater performance. Teacher Resource Guides are provided to educators with pre and post activities that are aligned to the Florida Standards.  We serve students, families and schools with economic challenges from all throughout Tampa Bay. Through our Admission and Transportation Scholarship Program we ensure every child has the chance to attend a show.

Please click here for more information and performance descriptions.

2019-2020 Educational Performance Series

The True Story of Pocahontas
October 3, 2019

Bill Blagg: Magic in Motion
October 8, 2019

October 10, 2019

Monster Who Ate My Peas
October 30, 2019

Giving Tree Music Interactive Drum Circles
November 6 & 7, 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas, featuring Dream Snow
December 10, 2019

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
December 17, 2019

One and Only Ivan
January 21, 2020

Sweet Chariot
February 5, 2020

Chicken Dance
February 12, 2020

April 15, 2020

Newton’s Apple
April 21, 2020

Doktor Kaboom! It’s Just Rocket Science
May 5, 2020

Teacher Resource guides corresponding to each performance are found here:
Teacher Resource Guide