Class Acts Performances
The Class Acts Educational Performance Series, now in its 28th season, provides quality performing arts programs that enhance the learning experience for students and teachers! Our performances correlate with Florida’s curriculum initiatives providing an effective tool for teaching students language arts, history, world culture, science and math, in addition to values of character, critical thinking, creativity, respect and discipline.
Class Acts provides all educators with detailed study guides, prepared specifically for each performance. Our guides focus on grade appropriate activities that target specific curriculum areas supporting the Florida Standards and will assist in preparing students for a meaningful and rewarding theater experience.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Duke Energy Center for the Arts- Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts Educational Performance Series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is the fundraising vehicle for all activities at The Mahaffey Theater including education, community outreach, and programming. The Class Acts program is the cornerstone of the education component for our fundraising efforts. Class Acts strives to deepen arts knowledge, invigorate social service themes, integrate and enhance the curriculum and offer professional development in various arts disciplines.