Passport to Culture‘s mission is to spark interest in the arts in the eyes of Colorado’s youth. The Lone Tree Arts Center designed this program for families and children under 12 to experience a line-up of local artists up close as well as an occasional traveling act.  With each performance, children are immersed in the arts and culture of our city in an educational and hands-on setting.

2024’s schedule so far ranges from classic theatrical productions like Beauty and the Beast to traditional storytelling and dance through the Trekking Mexico multimedia show. Students are provided a passport and can collect stamps aka show-specific stickers at each event. Performances are held once a month, with the exception of April, through June Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and a sensory inclusive performance at 4:00 p.m. The program picks up again in September for another set of performances through the end of the year.

  • February 4 – Beauty and the Beast: The beautiful Belle finds herself in a spell-bound castle held captive by a beast…does she fall in love with the Beast before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl that has melted his heart? This show is filled with The Panto Company USA’s signature theatrical ingredients: lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music, and plenty of magic.
  • March 10 – Trekking Mexico: Take a deep dive into folk traditions, both ancient and contemporary. This colorful educational show takes you on a Mexican expedition of historic and geographic regions through folkloric music and dance. From feeling the rumbling drums of Tenochtitlan to the sweet sounds of the stringed Jaranas of Veracruz, audiences are transported to the jungles of Tabasco and trek the mountains of Guerrero, this multimedia show will whisk you away on a joyful ride through this culturally rich republic.
  • May 19 – Cleo Parker Robinson Dance: Members of Cleo Parker Robinson’s Cleo II share the timeless magic of cultural storytelling through dance, music, and spoken word. Join us in celebrating the ways in which these wonderful stories honor our diversity and bring us together to strengthen our understanding and uplift community for all!
  • June 23 – ArtistiCO:  This local dance company is dedicated to bringing the art of dance to the hearts of their community. They embrace various dance techniques including Mexican folk dance, classical and contemporary ballet. By promoting Latinx culture and history through dance, ArtistiCO serves as a bridge between nations, connecting people locally, nationally and internationally.

Leigh Chandler, Executive Director of The Lone Tree Arts Center, joined The Morning Set to talk Passport to Culture!


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Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of Lone Tree Arts Center

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