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The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center

Contact Name: Trudy Radford


191 Court Square
Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
United States
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Phone: (731) 986-2100

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The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center https://www.dixiepac.net/

The Mission of The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center and the Hal Holbrook Theatre is to enhance the
quality of life in Huntingdon, Carroll County and the surrounding communities by: Serving as a premier venue for the performing, literary, visual and media arts; presenting excellent and diverse performances and events to appeal to a broad audience; promoting and developing arts education and arts programs in partnership with local school districts, artists, arts organizations, community groups, businesses, governmental agencies and the media; developing artists and arts audiences through providing stimulating arts experiences and supportive programs; preserving the cultural contributions of Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook; acting as an advocate for excellence in and support for the arts in TN and the USA in order to preserve the cultural heritage; supporting economic growth and development for the betterment of the community and the region.

Check out the 2021-22 Education Series Season here: https://www.dixiepac.net/education-series

Contact Trudy Radford at tradford@dixiepac.net


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Jack and the Beanstalk

Program Type: Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

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Barter Players Touring Theatre
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
9am & 11am|Grades K-6|60 min
Curriculum Connections: English/Lang Arts, Theatre Arts, Social Studies, Literature

Jack is different from the other kids: every time it rains, he hears beautiful music up in the sky. Then one day the rain stops, and the ensuing drought forces Jack into town to sell his beloved cow, Bessie. Before he gets there, he meets a swindler who sends him instead on a madcap adventure up a magical beanstalk—an adventure that includes six quick-changing actors playing an entire town full of people, a Goose that lays golden eggs, a singing Golden Harp, and one angry Giant!

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Program Title: The Rainbow Fish

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration

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Shaw Entertainment
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
9am & 11am| Grades PK-3
Curriculum Connections: Puppetry, Literature, Science and Social Studies

The first of three tales introduces the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. He is admired – and resented – by the entire underwater world, until a clever octopus advises him to give each fish one of his scales. Further adventures follow as The Rainbow Fish finds the courage to explore the great unknown deep sea, discovering a new world with wonderful sights and friendly creatures who are eager to make his acquaintance. As a fitting finale, the story ends with the most satisfying opposite of all—give and take—as Rainbow Fish shares one of his shining scales with a friend.

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Program Title: Heroes of the Underground Railroad

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration

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Bright Star Touring Theatre
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
9am & 11am|Grades K-5|60 min

During one of the darkest periods of American History, thousands of enslaved people undertook a harrowing journey to find freedom. That story comes to life in Heroes of the Underground Railroad. This play highlights several of the heroic stories of the brave men and women who dared to escape slavery, and the abolitionists who risked everything to aid them along the way. Your audiences will be amazed at the heroics of Harriet Tubman, Henry “Box” Brown, Frederick Douglass, Levi Coffin, and John Parker in this incredible show of true American Heroes.

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