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March–May 2023

March 3

April 7

May 5

The Commons

300 Washington Street

Columbus, IN 47203

Performances at 6:00 pm | Doors open at 5:30 pm  |  FREE!

A family program that introduces young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts in a fun and informal setting.

Presented by the Columbus Area Arts Council.
Made possible by the Nugent Foundation and the Custer Foundation, with additional support from the City of Columbus.

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March 3

Bright Star Children’s Theatre presents “Winter Fables”

Embark on a magical winter adventure with “Winter Fables” – an enchanting show that brings to life some of the most well-known and cherished tales. Join the Ant as he prepares for winter, the Grasshopper who doesn’t, the Country Mouse and City Mouse as they go on a big adventure, the fox who discovers the meaning of the phrase "sour grapes," the Dog in search of his Bone, and the Old Man as he hides his valuable Gold. This imaginative production offers a unique opportunity to rediscover these classic stories and gain valuable lessons that remain relevant for all ages.


Bright Star Children’s Theatre is a national professional touring theater company based in Asheville, NC. Each year, Bright Star serves nearly 1,400 audiences in schools, theaters, libraries, museums, and more across the United States. They offer a wide variety of curriculum-based programs, ranging from The Lady of Bullyburg to Heroes of the Underground Railroad. The company has also gained international support, accepting an invitation from the U.S. Embassy to visit Moscow, Russia with its programs. 

Information about all their interactive shows, including production videos, photos, study guides, and more is available online at

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April 7

Dancers Studio, Inc. presents
“A Mixed Up Fairy Tale Ballet”

Follow Messy Matilda on a captivating journey through familiar fairy tale ballets. When Matilda has a particularly bad day in Ballet class, she wanders into the costume shop and strange things begin to happen. With the help of a colorful troupe of monkey fairies, she dances her way through several tales where nothing seems to go as expected. Finally, her dance teacher arrives to bring her back to the familiar surroundings of her ballet class.


For over 30 years, Dancers Studio, Inc. has been providing high-quality dance education in ballet and modern dance for students of all backgrounds and abilities. Classes focus on the importance of practice, performance, and passion while preparing students for opportunities at the professional or college level. Students are given a variety of opportunities to perform throughout the year, during annual company performances, in area elementary schools, and in pop-up performances like First Fridays for Families. 

Information about registering for classes, tuition, and upcoming performances is available online at

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May 5

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Jam out to the imaginative and upbeat rhythms of the GRAMMY award-winning bilingual indie group, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. The duo creates whimsical and child-friendly tunes that explore the joyous wonder of a young person's life. Their smart, crafty lyrics combined with irresistibly fresh pop beats create a truly unique musical style, described by The Washington Post as an "explosion of 'kindie' rock." Led by married couple Lucky Diaz and Columbus native Alisha Gaddis, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band's lively and creative performance style is a must-see musical experience for all.

Information about The Lucky Band’s music/videos, shows, and merchandise can be found online at

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