by Ann Leach

TheaterWorksUSA’s production of

“The Magic School Bus: Lost In The Solar System

Based on the original Scholastic book series, the cast of this 60-minute production finds Ms. Frizzle saving the day when her class gets lost on the way to the planetarium. The class suddenly blasts off into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip. But when old and new rivalries threaten to tear the students apart, these young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting lost forever in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for an out-of-this-world adventure!


Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex

Beshore Performance Hall

Tickets: Children ages 3-17 free; adults, $15 plus fees.

Call 417.501.5550 for reservations or questions.

“Janet’s Planet”

Join program creator Janet Ivey for an exploration of the science of our solar system. For more than 25 years, the award-winning children’s tele-vision series “Janet’s Planet” has captivated children across the nation while encouraging kids to reach for the stars. Now, you can join Janet and her friends during this live show as they travel through space to discover how science, technology, engineering, art and math can create a better future!

With over 25 years in the children’s entertainment and education, Janet has captivated her audiences with her work.

She has received 12 Regional Emmys and five Gracie Awards for her children’s series “Janet’s Planet” that airs on 140-plus public television stations nationwide.

Janet grew up in Covington, Tennessee, and played astronaut on the playground, watched “Star Trek” and loved going to her friend Carol’s house because she had walkie-talkies that made playing astronaut and Star Trek even more fun. Janet credits her fifth grade teacher, Ms. Ernestine Yarborough, for inspiring her love of the solar system. Ms. Yarborough hosted a star party in fall 1977, where Janet had the chance to look through a telescope for the first time. Witnessing a strong and beautiful female role model who knew so much about stars and planets inspired Janet’s life-long love affair with the cosmos.


Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m.

Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex

Beshore Performance Hall

Tickets: Children ages 3 to 17 are free; adult tickets are $15 plus fees.

Call for reservations: 417.501.5550