CSU, Springer Partnership Brings Science to Life for Young Audiences

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center and the Springer’s Theatre for the Very Young Series are partnering to present Columbus’s first-ever theatrical production within a planetarium. The original production, Twinkle Twinkle Little-est Star, premieres Saturday at 9:30 a.m., with additional performances scheduled until January 26.

“This production reimagines theatre and science education to provide the youngest audiences with a memorable experience that expands their creativity and curiosity,” said Wanja Ngugi, Assistant Director of CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

Geared for younger ages, the production will be performed in the CCSSC’s Omnisphere Theatre featuring Springer students performing live under the stars. A pre-show will include STEAM activities set up in the CCSSC’s gallery. Twinkle, Twinkle Littlest Star follows a tiny star as she learns about the power of loving relationships. It is part of the Springer’s Theatre for the Very Young Series, which is tailored particularly to a younger audience.

“This show provides young audiences an introduction to theater without confining them to the traditional conventions of a full-length show. This show is about 20 minutes long, and children have the freedom to vocalize and interact with the show,” commented MH Harrison, 2019 grad of CSU (BFA Theatre Design/Technology) and stage manager for the Springer’s Theatre for the Very Young Series.

Tickets prices range from $9 to $12 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://springeroperahouse.org/shows/twinkle-twinkle-littlest-star/.