smARTS Series

The performing arts have a lasting impact on students, positively affecting how they learn, communicate, and interact with their world. In conjunction with Frederick County Public Schools, the Maryland State Department of Education, the Frederick Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts council, the Weinberg Center presents daytime performances that introduce students to live theater and engage their minds in new ways.

Rotator_Click Clack MooClick, Clack, Moo
October 10, 2016 | 10am

When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone” and confiscates her laptop. So the cows go on strike and the chickens join in solidarity! Don’t miss this hilariously mooooo-ving musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor book.


Rotator_Super ScientificSuper Scientific Circus
October 13, 2016 | 10am

Amazing feats for children and adults alike! Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime present seemingly impossible circus tricks using boomerangs, bubbles, and beach balls to uncover the science behind the magic: friction, inertia, centripetal force, and more!


Rotator_Christmas CarolMaryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company presents
A Christmas Carol
December 15 & 16, 2016 | 10am

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the classic novel by Charles Dickens. A show for all ages, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.


January 20, 2017 | 10am & 12:15pm

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s stories collide in an unforgettable musical caper! When Horton the elephant hears a cry for help coming from a dust speck, he promises to rescue its tiny inhabitants because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”


Rotator_Teacher from the Black LagoonThe Teacher from the Black Lagoon and other Storybooks
February 9, 2017 | 10am & 12:15pm

Seven beloved stories come to life in an exciting musical revue! From “Dogzilla,” “Grumpy Bird,” and “I Want My Hat Back” to contemporary classics like “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” join the adventure and delve into your favorite storybooks.


Rotator_Freedom TrainFreedom Train
March 9, 2017 
10am & 12:15pm

Explore the true story of Harriet Tubman and her journey to guide over 300 slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Featuring traditional African American spirituals like “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” experience a musical retelling honoring and the power of the human spirit.


Rotator_Frog and ToadA Year with Frog & Toad
March 16, 2017 | 10am & 12:15pm

Follow two best friends – the cheerful Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad – through four fun-filled seasons as they meet new friends and rejoice in the differences that make them special. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, this award-winning tale leaps to life onstage.


Rotator_Rainbow FishThe Rainbow Fish
March 29, 2017 | 10am & 12:15pm

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 unique? Celebrate the true meaning of friendship in this delightful musical retelling.