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Dayton Live Presents

Discovery: The Adventures Of Tortoise And Hare - The Next Gen

Apr 14, 2023

60 Minutes

No Intermission


We begin with Aesop’s classic fable of Tortoise and Hare but continue the story which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions. Smart phones and video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. THE NEXT GEN features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line? With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop, this production brings this tale into a new brilliant light.

Resource Guide coming soon!

Academic Standards Met:

English Language Arts: RL.K.3, RL.K.9, RL.1.3, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.7, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.9, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.7, RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.7
Social Studies: Places and Regions; Spatial Thinking and Skills; People Working; Communities: Past and Present, Near and Far
Arts: TH:Re7.1.K, TH:Re8.1.K, TH:Re7.1, TH:Re7.1.2, TH:Re8.1.2, TH:Re8.1.3, TH:Cn10.1.3, TH:Cn11.1.3, TH:Re8.1.4, TH:Cn10.1.4, TH:Cn11.1.4, TH:Re7.1.5, TH:Re8.1.5, TH:Cn10.1.5, TH:Cn11.1.5, TH:Re8.1.6, TH:Cn10.1.6, TH:Cn11.1.6, TH:Re9.1.7, TH:Cn10.1.7, TH:Re8.1.8, TH:Cn10.1.8, TH:Cn11.1.8. TH:Cn10.1.5, TH:Cn11.1.5

Age Recommendation

Best for grades K-12.


The 11:30 a.m. performance will be sign interpreted and/or audio described upon request. Please indicate your need for interpreted and/or audio description on your Discovery order form or let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information


Just click the “REGISTER NOW” button below to order your tickets! You’ll be taken to the order form.

If you’d like to request ticket scholarship assistance, visit our Discovery Series Scholarships page.

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Taylor Benjamin

Manager – Education & Engagement
937-228-7591, ext. 3039

Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

Extend Your Experience

Discovery Master Classes

We have created a variety of exciting educational Discovery Master Classes for you and your students that are available all year long! Discovery Master Classes can be booked on the same day that you see a performance or another day throughout the school year. Click here to learn more about Discovery Master Classes!

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