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CAPA Offers CCS Students Free Tickets to Virtual Concerts and Performances

Free CAPA Shows

December 14, 2020 -- The show must go on! Even though this COVID crisis has cancelled most concerts and performances, our partners at the Columbus Association for Performing Arts (CAPA) are making sure Columbus City School students can still experience nationally-renowned shows for free. 

CAPA’s virtual Passport to Learning Student Matinee Series has two special programs coming soon: “Black Violin” in January and “Full STEAM Ahead with Mister C” in March.

Because COVID-19 has limited the ability for students and families to visit theatres, CAPA created exciting new virtual content, and thanks to generous donors and sponsors, all of the content - including virtual tickets to these shows - are being provided free of charge.

The programs will feature interactive videos and a resource guide to help connect the performance to curriculum benchmarks and extend the experience with fun activities. All of this can be done from home or from a Learning Extension Center.

CAPA shared a preview of these two upcoming shows during a recent Virtual Family Engagement Session:

  • Black Violin (January 11-29) - The world-renowned, virtuosic duo of violist Wil Baptiste and violinist Kev Marcus crosses classical, jazz, and funk in their performances as Black Violin. Their 40-minute, multi-camera presentation for students in grades 3-12 offers a new, educational performance and answers many common questions about the duo with a previously recorded, student-moderated Q&A session. Link to learn more and register before January 8
  • Full STEAM Ahead with Mister C (March 5-19) - In this virtual program for students in grades 3-8, scientist and educator “Mister C,” also known as Kevin Cornell, brings his regional, Emmy-nominated television show, “Full STEAM Ahead,” to life with hair-raising experiments, toe-tapping music, and media that captures the imagination of students and parents. Join Mister C for an action-packed adventure that inspires students’curiosity to explore science found in our everyday lives. Link to learn more and register before March 4 at

Educators, parents, and Learning Extension Centers can register for each engagement at A link to access the content will be sent on the day the engagement begins and all content can be used as many times as desired for the duration of the engagement.