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A scene from the video performance of “The Planets,” a virtual event produced by McCallum Theatre Education. (Photo: Jack Hartin, Special to The Desert Sun)

Yellow school buses no longer line up outside the McCallum Theatre to offload hundreds of students eager to experience high-quality dance, music and theater. But in true theater tradition, the show must go on.

Vice President of Education at McCallum Theatre, Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, said: “Facing the restrictions of the pandemic has motivated us to creatively continue our mission of making the arts available and accessible to the youth in the area. We want to move students into creative problem-solving and self-expression through the Aesthetic Education Program.” She credits the long-term relationships with 25 school program partners for the ability to deliver the virtual instruction that will reach 91