The Pulaski Theatre will host a special attraction this Friday, as "Amazing Teacher" Steve Somers will be performing.
Somers will be present his show, entitled "CELEBRATE!: A Magical Celebration of Reading, Learning, and Achievement,!" at the theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. The event marks the second time that Somers has performed in the area.
"He presented his ‘GO WILD!’ program at Snowville a couple of years ago, and I have known since that time that he is an excellent performer, as well as a prime educator," said Diane Brillheart, who helped organize the event. "The teachers seemed to enjoy the program as much as the students."
Somers is the founder of a company called Amazing Productions, where he helps to train, motivate, and inspire young people. He has been involved in education his entire life. Somers grew up in a family of educators and has also spent over 20 years of his life as a professor.
During his act, Somers uses a variety of different tools, such audience participation involving puppets, music, and tricks to enhance the experience. The act also incorporates both fiction and non-fiction books from contemporary and classic genres.
Performing in front of young people has taken Somers all around the United States and during his 30 years of performing, he has amassed over 2,700 performances overall.
There will be two performances on Friday. The first will happen at 1:30 p.m. The show, entitled "BUGS N’ STUFF," is a field trip show being performed to Snowville Elementary School students and is not open to the public.
That show teaches students about living things, including life cycles of plants and insects, ecosystems, and more.
However, the general public can catch Somers in a different show that night at 7:30 p.m. with "CELEBRATE!"
"For Steve’s return engagement this week, we have chosen the Pulaski Theatre as the venue," Brillheart said. "Since our book fair last spring, I have wanted to give more students an opportunity to visit this historic site. This year, I thought it would be a good idea to combine a cultural trip with a sensational science program. Perhaps students’ grandparents will want to join them at the evening CELEBRATE! performance in the same theatre that they enjoyed in times past."