Two school shows are left in 2017 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd. E. in Niceville — "Kings of Harlem" on Oct 6 and "Click, Clack, Moo," scheduled for Oct. 13.

Kings of Harlem: The Story of the Harlem Rens

The Harlem Rens, an African American basketball team, amazed fans with their innovative and unique style of play. Competing against black and white teams they complied the most impressive winning streak in basketball history by winning 112 games in one season and losing seven. In 1963, the Rens were inducted in the Professional Basketball Hall of Fame.

Group reservations for schools, youth and home school groups for the 10 a.m. Oct. 6 show on the Mainstage are available at 850-865-5069 or email

The play is recommended as most appropriate for middle school and high school students. The group admission rate for youth, teachers and adult chaperones (10 or more) attending the daytime performance will be $10 per person.

Click, Clack, Moo

"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing," Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. "No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!"

So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs!

Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

One hour in length, the show is recommended for grades K-4. Curriculum connections include communication and language arts, literature-based, music, social studies. Performances are at 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 on the Mainstage. Cost is $6.

Contact Suzanne Flood at 850-729-6065 or for reservations and tickets.