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September 25, 2022

School Time Theater 2022-2023 Season

The School Time Theater 2022-2023 season is here with 3 show stopping, educational productions!

The Emperor’s New Clothes

 Presented By : Virginia Repertory Theatre

Showtimes: Oct. 18th 2022

10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

Written by Hans Christian Andersen 

Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller 

This classic fable is brought to hilarious life in a fresh adaptation set during the American Revolution. When a troupe of actors comes to raise the spirits of General Washington’s troops at Valley Forge, the emperor of the famous satire becomes King George III. This know-it-all emperor and famous “fashionista,” taxes his people and passes unjust laws based on the cut of his garments. A clever American lass, posing as a tailor, convinces the emperor she can weave the world’s finest fabric for the world’s most exquisite outfit. The “tailor” is paid a fortune but, instead of an outfit, offers a clever trick that ultimately vanquishes the foolish emperor and his court, much to the delight of the Continental Army!

 Recommended Grades: (2 – 6) Art, Language Arts, Literary Classic, History, Character Development, Reading

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes

TheatreWorksUSA’s production of “Pete the Cat’s Big Hollywood Adventure.”

Music by Will Aronson
Book & Lyrics by Sarah Hammond
Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean

Showtimes: Oct. 27th 2022

10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

Lights! Camera! Action! When Pete the Cat and his buddy Callie sneak into the Hollywood Studios, they get lost in the world of the movies. Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure that features several fun-filled Pete the Cat books including Cavecat Pete, Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map, and The Cool Cat Boogie. 

Recommended  Grades:  Pre-K through 3

Communication and Language Arts, Music, Literature Based, Relationships and Family

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes


Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

 Presented By : Virginia Repertory Theatre

Book and Lyrics by Douglas Jones

Music by Ron Barnett

Co-produced by the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Showtimes: March 21st 2023

10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery.  Her courage helped to change the world.  Share her adventurous life with your students in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.

Recommended Grades (3 – 8) History, Language Arts, Biography, Multicultural, Music, Family Ties, Self-Esteem, Women’s Studies,

Approximate Running Time: 45 Minutes

Supports the Teaching of VA SOL:

English 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6. 8.1, 8.3, 8.5, 8.5

History: 3.7, 3.11, 3.12, VS.1, USI.1, USI.2, USI.8, CE.3

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Lake Cumberland Performing Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Admission is $5.00 per person for each performance. One complimentary teacher (supervisor) admission will be provided for every ten paid admissions. All performances are open to the public.


Tickets are not issued for School Time Theatre day-time matinees. Your reservation and advance payment will reserve the requested number of seats in the theatre.

Reservation Requests

Reservation requests will only be accepted via the online order form or by mailing or faxing the completed order form, along with payment or purchase order to 606-677-6010 (fax) or:

The Center for Rural Development
Attention:  School Time Theatre
2292 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501

PLEASE NOTE: An email will be sent once your reservation request has been confirmed. If you do not receive an email confirming your reservation request, please do not assume you have a reservation. It will be your responsibility to contact The Center for Rural Development to check on the status of your request by phone (606) 677-6000 or by email.

All forms of payment must be received two weeks prior to performance date to guarantee the reservation.

An invoice and Free Study Guide will be emailed to the teacher listed on the registration form six weeks prior to the performance.

Increasing Reservations

Additional reservations are based on availability.

Accommodating Disabilities

The Center is accessible for individuals with disabilities. When making reservations, please provide all information needed to accommodate individuals with disabilities, and any access needs including, but not limited to, the number of students with hearing disabilities, mental disabilities, mobility disabilities and visual disabilities.

Arriving By Bus

Ample free parking is available in the south lot. Groups are asked to ensure that all members of their party are present prior to being seated by an usher.

Theatre Policy

No food or drinks are permitted in The Center Theatre. The use of flash photography or any recording device is prohibited.


Please notify The Center for Rural Development (Attention: School Time Theatre) in writing no later than two weeks before the scheduled performance if your numbers change or if you must cancel your entire group.

After that date, schools are responsible for 100% of the reservation value.

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