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October 18-22, 2022  |  Mimi Ohio Theatre Grace for President School Matinee Performances

Event Times

  • Tue  |  Oct 18, 2022 10:00 AM
  • Tue  |  Oct 18, 2022 12:00 PM
  • Wed  |  Oct 19, 2022 10:00 AM
  • Wed  |  Oct 19, 2022 12:00 PM
  • Thu  |  Oct 20, 2022 10:00 AM
  • Thu  |  Oct 20, 2022 12:00 PM
  • Fri  |  Oct 21, 2022 10:00 AM
  • Fri  |  Oct 21, 2022 12:00 PM
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Event Description

Based on the best selling book by Kelly S. DiPucchio.

When Grace’s teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace asks “Where are the girls?” as her third grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be the first female president. Grace immediately starts off her political career as a candidate and initiates a mock school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her.

In this timely story, the basics of elections, from campaigns to the complexity of the electoral college are explained in a way that is clear and age appropriate. Offering an inspiring example of perseverance, courage, and independent thought of how to choose our leaders. Join Grace and her classmates on a musical theater journey through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, as Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate.

Recommended for grades: 1-4
Run Time: 60 Minutes

The 10:00 a.m. performance on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter: please note this on your order form so we can seat you appropriately.

Included with Registration:

  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Pre-show Classroom Connection Workshop video

To request a field trip, please complete the online 2022-2023 School Field Trip Order Form by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Registrations and order by phone are not accepted, but we are happy to answer your questions. For assistance in choosing the best shows for your class, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.


Groups of 10 or more, $6 per ticket with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased. Groups of 9 or fewer, $11 per ticket

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or
schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for ordering instructions.

Student Matinee Performances are presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. This performance is also part of the Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice Series.