2022-2023 Learn It Live Programs

We at the Embassy Theatre are thrilled to provide four Learn It Live programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Three of the performances will be live in our beautiful historic building, and we have one virtual streaming option adapted for asynchronous learning. The best part – all Learn It Live programs are FREE TO SCHOOLS!



Lightwire Theater – The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen 

Ever wonder what happened after the hare and the tortoise famously faced off? The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory.  With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the use of music from classical to pop, Lightwire Theater brings the tale into a new brilliant light.  Lightwire Theater combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry.  Best for grades K-4 (ages 4 and up).

Jabari Dreams of Freedom
Virtual program – February 6-24, 2023

JABARI DREAMS OF FREEDOM is a play to save Black youth from living through fear. It tells the story of Jabari, a young Black boy from the South Side of Chicago who loves to paint. Through painting, he can escape the turbulent world around him. When a friend is hurt by police, Jabari is afraid to leave the house. With his Forever President Barack Obama as a guide, he dreams he meets children from the Civil Rights Era including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and a 7-year-old Barack Obama on the eve of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Can Jabari use the lessons he’s learned to instill in young Barack the ideas he’ll need to become president? Will Jabari take these lessons back into his own life and heal his community? Using history, rap, freedom songs, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where Black children—Black boys—are not safe. Best for grades 3-7.

Fort Wayne Youtheatre
Young Heroes of Conscience Series School Show – The Baghdad Zoo
In-person program – March 6, 2023 at 10 am – Embassy Theatre


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The Young Heroes series enters an exciting new chapter! As coalition forces invade Iraq in the hunt for Saddam, seven children take cover from the bombs under the kitchen table. Separated from their parents, Leyla, the oldest of the children, becomes responsible for their survival. It’s not long before the need to find food and water forces them out from under the table. As the story unfolds, the children find themselves taking refuge in the Baghdad Zoo, and are shocked to find the animals abandoned in their cages. Based on true events, this is a poignant story of remarkable courage and endurance as the children make the animal’s survival as important as their own.

BAGDAD ZOO touches on some frightening and emotional moments related to war. Therefore, it may be best suited for children third grade and above who are able to handle the subject matter. 

Mister C’s Full Steam Ahead Live! Air is Everywhere
In-person program – March 14 and 15, 2023 at 10 am – Embassy Theatre

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Join Mister C for some hair-raising science, toe-tapping music and mind-blowing media for a fun day in the lab!  Mister C is no stranger to finding exciting ways to explore STEAM in our everyday lives. Best for grades 3-8.

Email Maggie Hunter, education manager, at maggie@fwembassytheatre.org for information on any Learn It Live performance or to be added to our contact list for educational programming.


Embassy Theatre Educational Programming is brought to you with support from the Eric A. Baade and Mary C. Baade Charitable Purposes Trust, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation, Foellinger Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, James Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Magee-O’Connor Foundation, and Dr. Louis and Anne B. Schneider Foundation and PNC Charitable Trusts

Additional support provided in loving memory of Gloria E. Baker.