Arts Discovery

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

Show Way The Musical


  • Tue, April 23 at 10:00am, 11:30am

    Performance Length: 60 minutes

    Follow the stitches of a family’s lineage. Soonie’s great-grandma was just seven-years-old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She began to stitch a Show Way, a quilt with secret meanings to show enslaved people the way to freedom. As each generation passes, the Show Way shines a light on the past and paves a road to the future, stitching together possibility and promise.

    Education artist-in-residence Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning story of history, love, and resilience becomes a world premiere stage adaptation directed by Schele Williams with new music by Tyrone L. Robinson. This moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women in Woodson’s own family whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters’ lives over seven generations.


    Curriculum Connections: Musical Literacy, Language Arts, Communication, Theatre Arts, History, Visual Literacy

    All Durham Public Schools reservations will be made by the school-designated Arts Liaison. The Arts Liaison was appointed by each school principal to coordinate this effort. Please contact your principal for further action.

    Online reservations end five days prior to a performance date. Tickets will still be sold at the box office on the date of the event, dependent upon availability. Please email us for availability at

    This performance has the option to add on a Durham Arts Council Creative Arts in Public and Private Schools Program (CAPS) workshop or residency.

    “Four Patch Story” residency presented by Willa Brigham.

    Book this CAPS program by emailing