Parents voted! PACE is Columbia's most loved youth theatre group in 2017!! We ROCK!!!

We went to see Anne of Green Gables this weekend and fell in love with PACE! It was very obvious that the youth truly have a passion for theater and that they are being trained well! Can't wait to see more productions!!

- a review on our Facebook page

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet famously asks, “what’s in a name?” The conclusion…not much. Time and time again we learn that it is not the name which gives a thing its essential qualities. Rather, it is the essential qualities of a thing that help establish a name’s place in our hearts. All of the shows in our season boast titles with timeless names, characters with endless heart, and performances that will leave you breathless.

Charlotte's Web

November 11th - 13th at PACE STUDIO
JUNIOR SEASON PRODUCTION: K-2nd Grade

Charlotte's Web is a funny, gentle depiction of the cycle of life through the trials, tribulations and stardom of Wilbur the pig. With themes such as friendship, trust and loyalty, Charlotte’s Web has survived the passage of time and has been dubbed “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years” by The Children’s Literature Association.

Alice in Wonderland

November 17th - 20th at LAUNER AUDITORIUM
SHOWCASE SEASON PRODUCTION: 3rd Grade and Up

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Join Alice as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee & Dum, raps with the Caterpillar, and overthrows the Queen of Hearts in this fast-paced take on the classic tale.

Hansel and Gretel

April 21st & 22nd, 2017 at PACE STUDIO
JUNIOR SEASON PRODUCTION: K-2nd Grade

Two abandoned children, the wickedest and funniest witch and step-mother you could imagine, a cottage with real ‘chocolate-box’ appeal, a flock of down-and-out birds, a gang of dim-witted bandits, and a whole lot more go into the mix for this lively and entertaining take on a classic tale.Learn More

Anne of Green Gables

March 23rd - 26th, 2017 at LAUNER AUDITORIUM
SHOWCASE SEASON PRODUCTION: 5th grade and up

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for: 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural community into a bright world of "kindred spirits." Learn More

Robin Hood

May 4th - 7th, 2017 at LAUNER AUDITORIUM
SHOWCASE SEASON PRODUCTION: 3rd Grade and Up

Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men raise a ruckus, swashbuckling their way into our hearts as they do all the wrong things for the right reasons. As Robin Hood fights for justice, dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham, and woos Maid Marian, the stage comes alive with swordfights and archery, word play and physical comedy in the age old battle of good vs. evil. Learn More

Tarzan

July 27-30, 2017 at Hickman High School
SHOWCASE SEASON PRODUCTION: 3rd Grade and Up

Familiar to families over several generations, Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned in a shipwreck. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, Tarzan becomes the “Son of Man,” and learns to navigate “Two Worlds.” Based on the thrilling Disney animated movie, Tarzan reminds us all that, no matter how far life takes you, “You’ll Be In My Heart” always. Learn More

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