How To Survive Middle School (Discovery)

February 25, 2019 | PNC Arts Annex


February 25, 2019

Run Time

60 minutes (no intermission)


Monday 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

The 11:30 a.m. performance will be sign interpreted and/or audio described UPON REQUEST. Please indicate your need for sign and/or audio interpretation 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.

Ticket Info

Download the 2018-2019 Discovery Series order form!

  1. CHOOSE! Select the productions you and your students want to see. Payment is due in full four weeks prior to performance or order may be cancelled.
  2. MAIL the order form to Victoria Theatre Association, Discovery Series, 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402; OR
  3. FAX the order form to 937-222-6933 ATTN: Discovery; OR
  4. CALL 937-228-7591, ext. 3039 to reserve over the phone. Please complete the order form before you call so you have all information available, including special needs.


Comedian Robert Post barely survived middle school. One of his childhood report cards in Columbus, Ohio, gave a hint as to how his future might unfold. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. Not amused by Robert’s antics, his teacher created a whole new column of categories describing maladaptive behavior. The result: a dazzling performance career that continues to defy categories. In this multimedia performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny and educational show. Dealing with real issues affecting students today including social media, testing, bullying and peer pressure these video testimonials by kids and their advocates (along with a generous dose of Post’s signature humor) is sure to resonate with school and public audiences alike.


Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Arts

Academic Standards Met:
Grade 5- RL.5.7, RL.5.10
Grade 6- RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.6 , RL.6.7
Grade 7- RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.7
Grade 8- RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.7

Workshop Recommendation: Becoming A Storyteller or Speak Up, Speak Out

This Discovery Series show will be performed in the PNC Arts Annex where seating is limited, but the experience is not!

The PNC Arts Annex is VTA’s newest endeavor. Located at the corner of Second and Ludlow across from the Schuster Center, this new theatre and education space gives our community opportunities for innovative and unexpected programming like never before.

Reserve your tickets quickly so you and your students can be some of the first to experience big ideas in small spaces.



American Testing Services
The Berry Family Foundation
Crane Consumables
Greenpoint Metals
Steve and Kate Hone
The Kuntz Foundation
Perfection Group
The Frank M. Tait Foundation
Merle F. Wilberding
Ray Wylam

Fueling Education

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority
Speedway LLC

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Ticket Center Stage is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Box Office hours, call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, or visit TicketCenterStage.com.

Additional Information


PNC Arts Annex
46 West Second Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

937-228-7591 or
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Group Tickets

Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074

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Age Recommendation

Recommended for grades 5-9.