For more than 25 years, CCOC has been bringing fun, laughter, and excitement to school students throughout the Southeast. Last year we performed for more the 12,000 children throughout Atlanta and as far away as Macon, Americus, and Chattanooga! Each of our 45-minute shows addresses different life and social skills, as well as gives children a wonderful introduction to live opera. We use music to present complex ideas such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - even scientific theory - in a fresh, accessible way. Our goal is that students leave with more than just a sense of classical music. They leave with a sense of themselves and how their actions can affect events around them.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE: Don't let the word "opera" scare you -- with bright costumes, zany characters, and well-loved stories, this is extremely kid-friendly classical music. Using the exact prose written by Theodor Geisel, this is an excellent and easy to understand introduction into the world of fine arts. Extensive audience interaction and the use of five students on stage during the show keeps everyone engaged and interested. Let Gertrude McFuzz and Sam-I-Am show your students the importance of loving yourself just as you are and of keeping an open mind -- even towards green food!