Childrens Series

Childhood is the perfect time to begin exploring the arts. Studying the performing arts helps children develop confidence, creativity, and communication skills which will last a lifetime. The Copeland Children’s Series offers school children, from pre-school through 8th grade, exposure to our theatre and to performances at an extremely affordable price and with a wide variety of selection. We reach over 40,000 children per year! The one-hour performances are all of professional, superior quality, with both educational and entertainment value. The teachers receive a resource packet which helps them maximize the significance of the plays. Backstage tours, pre-theatre school visits, and opportunities to meet the cast are offered to the classes as enrichment to the experience.

Single Ticket Buyers (10 seats or less)

No reservations needed. Buy your tickets now at 302-888-0200 to ensure that you have seating for next year’s shows. Not able to make a show? Tickets are non-refundable, but we will exchange them for any other Children’s Series 2014-2015 production (excluding Chugginton), subject to availability. It is strongly recommended to call ahead when exchanging tickets or purchasing last minute.

School Groups

Reserve seats now. No deposit is necessary. You must have a minimum of 10 seats to book as a group. It is understood that your number of seats reserved is approximate. The final number of seats needed is due at least 3 weeks prior to each performance. For more information contact our Education staff.

2014-2015 Copeland Children’s Series


The Mixed Up Fairy Tale
We need your help to break a spell or Beauty will sleep for 100 years! During this musical adventure, the audience must convince Red Riding Hood to give up her cape, discover the secret under grandma’s bed, climb a beanstalk and get a golden spoon from a REAL 10 foot tall giant. Experience a truly interactive Fairy-tale brought to you by Theatreworks.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-4 | download study guide

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Sheila the Great
Being a 10 year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical about discovering the person within.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades 2-6 | download study guide

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry has everything a little white dog with black spots could want. There’s just one problem: he hates taking baths. He hates them so much, in fact, that one morning he runs away. After a wonderful day spent playing in the dirt, Harry gets so grubby that he turns into a little black dog with white spots…and returns home to find that his family doesn’t recognize him! Based on the classic book , this musical captures both the whimsical humor and touching dedication to family.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades PK-2 | download study guide

Thurs.-Fri., December 4-5, 2014 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Theatreworks USA brings you a brand new musical based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades 2-9 | download study guide

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Thursday, February 12, 2015 – Dover (Directions) – 10:00 am & noon

Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad
Our drama with music begins as Harriet’s friend Sarah Bradford, author of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, is persuading a publisher to print her book. As the story unfolds we learn of Harriet’s early years in slavery, her escape to freedom, and her time as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, Harriet becomes a spy for the Union Army, and later a nurse and scout. The North wins the war bringing emancipation to the slaves but that does not end Harriet’s struggle for freedom. She turns her attention to women’s suffrage and continues fighting for everyone who suffers inequality.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades 3-8 | download study guide

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Skippyjon Jones
Join us and the greatest canine sword fighter in all of Mexico. Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a Chihuahua… Anything BUT a Siamese cat! But when the local pack of Chihuahuas is terrorized by the gigantic bee, Alfredo Buzzito El Blimpo Bublebeeto Bandito, will Skippyjon be a ‘fraidy-cat or the top dog’?

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-4 | download study guide

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Dover (Directions) – 10:00 am & noon

The Rainbow Fish
With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades PK-2 | download study guide

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Friday, March 27, 2015 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure.

Join Wilson, Koko and Brewster on the most traintastic day ever in CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure. The trainees have started their Advanced Training, and are eager to master their new roles that test courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it’s up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learnt skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko’s rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming Chug Patrol hero?

CHUGGINGTON LIVE! is a musical featuring many new songs alongside hit songs from the hit Disney Junior television series. The show features beautifully designed Chuggington train carriages live on stage! Coming to life with working mouths, eyes and plenty of traintastic action, these characters will thrill train lovers new and old.

Tickets: $45 – $22 | WEEKEND PERFORMANCE!

Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Wilmington – 11:00 am & 3:00 pm

Charlotte’s Web
Theatreworks’ production is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerma by creating a “miracle.” This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-5 | download study guide

Thurs.-Fri., May 7-8, 2015 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Spot: Down on the Farm
Presented by Kid’s Entertainment who brought you Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, Theatre Terra presents a new production based on the well-known book series by Eric Hill. Spot takes the audience to the farm of his father Sam, where all the animals are lost. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need your help to find all the animals and bring them back to the farm. Amazing puppetry, scenery, and an interactive story will captivate those of all ages.

Tickets: $7.50 | Grades PK-2 | download study guide

Thursday, May 21, 2015 – Wilmington – 9:30 am ONLY (Noon performance cancelled)