Ford Center School Series

Bring your class!

Sponsored by Nancye B. Starnes and the Madison Charitable Foundation Fund

Contact the Kate Meacham for more information at or call 662-915-6502.

Tickets to all shows are $5.00 per student. Tickets for teachers are free.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Monday, November 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

This brand new, fun-filled musical is based on the concepts in Carol McCloud’s award-winning children’s books, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness, and Ann Marie G. Halstead’s book Bucket Filling Fairy.

The books and play use the concept of a “bucket” to show students how to express kindness, appreciation and love to be “bucket-fillers.” The play focuses on the benefits of positive, thoughtful behavior. Have you Filled a Bucket Today: The Musical relays the joys of friendship and compassion for both the receiver and the giver. Help teach students to be bucket-fillers rather than bucket-dippers with this musical performance designed to promote healthy relationships, self-esteem, and bring character education to front-and-center stage at your school.

Grades K – 5: Family Ties, Language Arts, Music, Behavior Awareness, Self-Esteem, Character Development – Have You Filled a Bucket Today – Study Guide

A Christmas Carol
Friday, December 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. (Sold Out)
11:00 a.m.

By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Steve Perigard, Music and Lyrics by Paul Deiss

Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, our adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.

All Grades: Family Ties, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading


The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Monday, March 2, 2019
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. (Sold Out)

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

Grades 2 – 6: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies, Space, School, Family, Forgiveness, Teamwork – Magic School Bus – Study Guide