I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Tours in schools: Oct. 2016-May, 2017


Behind the barbed wire of Terezin, poems and drawings of butterflies helped young Raja and the other children of the camp to play and dream. Based on a true story, I Never Saw Another Butterfly celebrates the stories and art of the 15,000 Jewish children of Terezin. Through their laughter, hope, and defiance, Raja and her fellow students will inspire audiences to harness their own creative expression to overcome the difficulties in their lives.
Common Core Standards: Reading: Literature, Speaking & Listening.
Tours Oct. 2016-May 2017.

In-School Performances

Performances are suitable for grades K-8 and available Oct. 2016-May 2017, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For pricing, reservations, or any other questions contact Marianne Zickuhr at 502-238-2765 or actingout@jewishlouisville.org.

Title I and multiple booking discounts available!

Mission & Goal

  • To develop and nurture students of all ages through the creativity and appreciation of theater.
  • To Explore the beauty, diversity and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process
  • To encourage the development of their own creative voice and imagination.
  • To understand drama and its role in society

Educational Themes

Content suitable for grades K-8.

Social Themes

  • Acceptance
  • Coping skills
  • Managing different and conflicting emotions
  • Family dynamics and relationships


  • Means of teaching
  • Means of expression
  • Through music and dance

Multicultural Themes

  • Cultural Traditions

Suggested activities, lesson plans and study guides are available upon request.

Common Core/Core Content

  • Reading: Literature, Speaking & Listening
  • Codes vary based on grade level



CenterStage Acting Out is a professional, touring, children’s theater troupe that travels to schools and community centers to present educational and relevant musical theater to students at all grade levels.

No buses, no permission slips, no parent chaperones! Acting out brings full productions with professional actors, set, costumes, props, musicians, sound system, etc. directly to your school.  We can perform in any space (classroom, gymnasium, library, etc.). Our programs run 60 minutes and can accommodate any number of students.

To enhance the educational experience, our actors lead a “talk back” after each performance and suggested activities, lesson plans and study guides are made available 30 days before the performance.