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Connect2Culture’s March performances include “The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System” and “Janet’s Planet”

Joplin, Missouri – Connect2Culture (C2C) will host two performances this month at the Beshore Performance Hall inside the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex (212 West 7th Street in Joplin.

March will include two solar system-themed shows for kids and their families, one featuring a beloved teacher from a familiar book series and the other featuring an award-winning children’s tv show creator.

“This month is going to be out-of-this world!” says Emily Frankoski, Executive Director of C2C. “C2C is excited to bring more high-quality, educational children’s programming to Joplin. We are also pleased to invite the Creative Learning Alliance to partner with us for some space- related crafts in the lobby before each performance. These performances are perfectly timed to prepare us all for the upcoming total solar eclipse.”

All of the following performances will be held in C2C’s home theater, the Beshore Performance Hall, at the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex.

Connect2Culture’s 2023-2024 Performance Season is made possible by Freeman Health System, Sharon & Lance Beshore, Debra & David Humphreys, The Joplin Globe, KSN/KODE, the Missouri Arts Council, and many others.

A full list of sponsors can be found online

TheaterWorksUSA’s production of The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 2:00pm
Series: Ignite Series
Tickets: Adults $15 (plus fees); Children (Ages 3-17) FREE!

A new musical adaptation based on the original Scholastic book series! When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting off into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip. But when old and new rivalries threaten to tear the students apart, these young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting lost forever in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for an out-of-this-world adventure! TheaterWorksUSA brings theatrical productions to venues across the country for school-time and public performances. In-depth study guides are provided for each show, offering suggestions for activities and discussions that meet classroom learning goals while engaging the entire family.

Janet’s Planet
Friday, March 22, 2024 | 6:00pm
Series: Ignite Series
Tickets: Adults $15 (plus fees); Children (Ages 3-17) FREE!

Blast off into space as Janet Ivey, creator of Janet’s Planet, explores the science of our solar system! For more than 25 years, the award-winning children’s television series Janet’s Planet has captivated children across the nation while encouraging kids to reach for the stars. Now, you can join Janet and her friends during this live show as they travel through space to discover how science, technology, engineering, art, and math can create a better future!

Visit to learn more about each artist in our 2023-2024 season. Tickets to all C2C performances are sold exclusively through, over the phone at (417) 501-5550, or at the box office inside the Cornell Complex.

The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1–5pm. Avoid overpaying through ticket resellers by buying direct from C2C!

Connect2Culture (C2C) is a not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to enhance community through culture. Unlike any organization in the Joplin area, C2C is a respected community arts agency, a champion of the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, and a performing arts presenter. C2C strives to expand audience and resources needed to “ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment” in the Joplin area.

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