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Discovery Series
Shaping Young Minds


Having theatre in your life: it enlarges us, expanding our hearts and minds and reminding us of what is truly important. Too often the arts are the first to suffer as schools struggle with difficult economic realities. Despite the current financial climate, a passion for the arts in education continues to be one of the missions of The Ritz Theatre. Quality arts-in-education programming remains our focus. We are dedicated to stimulating the imaginations of young people and helping them contribute as creative and compassionate citizens of the future.

The Discovery Series is designed to present events of superior educational and artistic merit, making the students' experience at the theatre the very best it can be. Our programs are coordinated with the curriculum and learning standards promoting skills needed by today's students, such as imaginative reasoning, empathy, big-picture thinking, and communal problem solving. Special study guides precede each performance offering educators a way to tie the experience at the theatre with the classroom.

For more than two decades, The Ritz has offered live theatre to school children and their teachers throughout Northwest Ohio. Our young audiences are presented one-hour performances intended to encourage self expression, inspire self confidence and light up the imagination. In addition, a trip to the historic Ritz Theatre is a way of connecting with the past by offering a special cultural adventure as well.

Economic times may be tough and yet the performing arts and The Ritz Theatre are here for you. We invite you to take advantage of our Discovery Series. What could engage your students more than live theatre in an historic setting? The experience could be one of the most priceless events of the school year.


This series is sponsored by
The Tiffin Metal Products Foundation.


October 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM
A Soldier's Story
Monkey Baa Theatre Company from Sydney, Australia


January 30, 2018, 2018 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater
Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions
Music by Luke Bateman, Lyrics by Richy Hughes
Produced by Casa MaƱana by arrangement with
Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and TC Beech


Februrary 26, 2018 - 10:00 AM PM
Freedom Riders
Mad River Theater Works


April 6, 2018 - 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Goodnight Moon
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia


All shows run approximately one hour unless otherwise noted.
No refunds will be given for cancellations within two weeks before a performance.
For more information, please contact Education Director Dianne Pytel at (419) 448-8544 ext 112 - e-mail dianne@ritztheatre.org

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     30 S. Washington St.
     Tiffin, OH 44883

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