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SHOW WAY THE MUSICAL

April 1, 2024 Des Moines Civic Center

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Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

Grades 3-12

Soonie’s great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She began to stitch a Show Way, a quilt with secret meanings to show enslaved people the way to freedom. As each generation passes, the Show Way shines a light on the past and paves a road to the future, stitching together possibility and promise. 

This musical is adapted from Newberry Award-winning author and Kennedy Center Artist in Residence Jacqueline Woodson’s book of the same title. Show Way is brought to the stage in a moving, lyrical account which pays tribute to women in Woodson’s own family whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters’ lives over seven generations. This story of history, love, and resilience is a poignant testament to the spirit of strength threaded through history. 

The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour is represented by Shaw Entertainment Group, LLC.

Curriculum Connections

Literacy, Social Studies, Music, Theater

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Show Date Time   Availability
Monday, April 1, 2024 10:00 AM    
Monday, April 1, 2024 12:00 PM    

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