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.

Dragons Love Tacos
October 5, 2017 | 10am & 12:15pm

Five beloved children’s stories come to life in an exciting musical revue! From “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days” to “Interrupting Chicken,” “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride,” and contemporary classics like “The Dot,” join the adventure and delve into your favorite storybooks.


Super Scientific Circus
October 27, 2017 
10am & 12:15pm

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!


Junie B. Jones
November 29, 2017 | 10am & 12:15pm

Hooray, hooray! Everyone’s favorite first grader is back in a musical combining three Junie B. classics. From new friend woes to lunch lady hairnets and a one-man band, it’s all captured in her Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal. (And you know what? She might even like first grade, after all!)


Rotator_Christmas CarolMaryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company presents
A Christmas Carol
December 12 & 13, 2017 | 10am

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.


Freedom Train
January 22, 2018 | 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 the power of the human spirit.


Pirate School: the SCIENCE of Pirates
February 9, 2018 | 10am & 12:15pm

Ahoy, matey! Seafarers have pushed science and technology forward throughout all of history. Now, swashbuckling and comedy converge on the high seas to explore math, engineering, and more through sailboat aerodynamics, nautical navigation, and – of course – the flight of a cannonball!


My Father’s Dragon
March 12, 2018 | 10am

When nine-year-old Elmer Elevator hears of a baby dragon being held captive on the fearsome Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure like no other. Enchanting special effects, humor, and an unlikely friendship combine as the beloved Newbery-winning book series roars to life onstage.


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: The Musical!
April 16, 2018 | 10am

Bedtime is approaching, and this construction team needs its rest… but Crane is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bathtime, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Will they ever get some shut-eye in time for tomorrow’s work? Don’t miss a world premiere musical based on the bestselling book.