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Hamilton

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Hamilton

June 11-23, 2024
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia!

July 16-21, 2024
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's All The Good Times: Farewell Tour

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's All The Good Times: Farewell Tour

July 27, 2024
Popular Entertainment Series

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Sister Act

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Sister Act

August 15-18, 2024
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

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Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

August 23-24, 2024

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Stars of the Symphony

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Stars of the Symphony

August 31, 2024

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Tchaikovsky's Sixth and Sibelius' Violin Concerto

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Tchaikovsky's Sixth and Sibelius' Violin Concerto

September 6-8, 2024

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Pat Green with the FWSO

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Pat Green with the FWSO

September 14, 2024

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Mozart and Strauss

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Mozart and Strauss

September 27-29, 2024

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Kings of Soul

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Kings of Soul

October 18-19, 2024

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Fly Dance Company Breakin' Classical

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Fly Dance Company Breakin' Classical

October 19, 2024

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Jane Glover Conducts Mozart

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Jane Glover Conducts Mozart

October 25-27, 2024

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Home for the Holidays

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Home for the Holidays

November 29-30, 2024

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Spano Conducts Beethoven and Jake Heggie

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Spano Conducts Beethoven and Jake Heggie

December 6-8, 2024

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Dvorak's "New World" and Mozart's 40th

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Dvorak's "New World" and Mozart's 40th

January 3-5, 2025

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Sci-Fi Symphony

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Sci-Fi Symphony

January 10-11, 2025

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The FWSO's Michael Shih and DJ Cheek: Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

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The FWSO's Michael Shih and DJ Cheek: Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

January 17-19, 2025

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

January 24-25, 2025

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Musical Storytelling Spano Conducts: Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring

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Musical Storytelling Spano Conducts: Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring

January 31 - February 2, 2025

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Tony Bennett: The Official Musical Celebration

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Tony Bennett: The Official Musical Celebration

February 7-8, 2025

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Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

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Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

February 8, 2025

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Gala Concert Starring Joyce DiDonato

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Gala Concert Starring Joyce DiDonato

March 1, 2025

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Spano Conducts Mahler's Ninth

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Spano Conducts Mahler's Ninth

March 14-16, 2025

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

April 4-5, 2025

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Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

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Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

April 11-13, 2025

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La Cenerentola

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La Cenerentola "Cinderella"

April 25 - 27, 2025

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Books at the Bass: A Summer Reading Series

The Children's Education Program at Bass Performance Hall wants to invite you to experience, Books at the Bass: A Summer Reading Series. Inspired by the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass season presented by PNC Bank, we have chosen a handful of books that will act as a springboard to a summer full of literary adventures. This list is only a selection out of the endless stories that are out there waiting to be discovered. Highlighting both a genre, as well as a playwright, we hope your summer reading is full of new thrills and adventures. 

Genre Spotlight: Classic Fairytales

Playwright Spotlight: Lin-Manuel Miranda

LOWER ELEMENTARY GRADES 1-3

"Lin-Manuel Miranda: Ready to Read" by Laurie Calkhoven

Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda! Lin-Manuel is a writer, singer, actor, songwriter, and rapper who created the hit Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical. He was also the cocomposer of Disney’s Moana and is the star of the film, Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt. His creativity appeals to children and adults alike and he has already won a Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and a Pulitzer Prize for his work. Learn all about how he grew up and the things he’s accomplished so far in this Level 3 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for beginning readers.

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"La Princesa and the Pea" by Susan Middleton Elya

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.

The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa, but the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .

Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.

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UPPER ELEMENTARY GRADES 4-6

"Trailblazers: Lin-Manuel Miranda" by Kurtis Scaletta

Meet history's trailblazers! Get inspired by the true story of the creator of the Broadway blockbuster, Hamilton! A biography series for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.

On July 19, 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda stepped out on the Broadway stage in Hamilton . His show about Alexander Hamilton, featuring hip hop, R&B, and other music styles, became one of the most successful musicals of all time! Find out how the boy who loved performing blazed a trail in theater!

Trailblazers celebrates the lives of amazing pioneers, past and present, from all over the world. What kind of trail will you blaze?

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"A Tale Dark and Grimm" by Adam Gidwitz

In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.

Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 7-12

"Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary" by Martha Brockenbrough

Discover the incredible true story behind the Tony Award-winning musical – Hamilton’s early years in the Caribbean; his involvement in the Revolutionary War; and his groundbreaking role in government, which still shapes American government today. Easy to follow, this gripping account of a founding father and American icon features illustrations, maps, timelines, infographics, and additional information ranging from Hamilton's own writings to facts about fashion, music, etiquette and custom of the times, including best historical insults and the etiquette of duels.

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"The Little Mermaid's Voice" by Shonna Slayton

Using the sea-witch's potion to gain legs and follow the human aboard the Titanic, Mairin sets out to complete the circle of unrequited love. If she can make the descendant fall in love with her, she will win back the freedom of her people. But as she gets to know the humans, her heart changes toward them.

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SUMMER READING ADD-ON

Primary Readers

"The Story of Lin-Manuel Miranda: A Biography Book for New Readers" by Frank Berrios

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, actor, and playwright—best known for the hit musical Hamilton, which he created! Before he changed the world of entertainment, Lin-Manuel was an intelligent young boy who loved music and musicals. He was inspired to write his own songs and plays, and his life changed when the plays he wrote became huge successes on Broadway. This book explores how Lin-Manuel went from being an artistic boy growing up in New York City to a rising star and Pulitzer Prize winner. 

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Secondary Readers

"Gmorning, gnight!: little pep talks for me & you" by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda's audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favorite) Jonny Sun.

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Fort Worth Public Library

Stop by your local bookstore or public library to discover what other titles they have to offer!

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Indie Bookstore Finder

When you shop at small businesses, you help your community, the environment, and the economy. Find your local indie bookstore below.

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