I've been bringing groups of 4th graders to the theatre for 10 years as part of our study about the Gold Rush. Watching the play is the perfect way to end our trip. The students, parents, and staff love it. It is one of the highlights for us. I'd recommend visiting the theatre and watching the play(specially developed for this grade). The theatre staff has always been welcoming, and they put on a good play.
The Coloma Crescent players provide and educational and fun experience for students visiting historic Coloma where the California Gold Rush began in 1848. The players are great with the kids and include audience members in each production which engages them and helps them retain the information gathered through the show. The history is presented factually with flair and the humorous hour is lots of fun. Few Melodramas exist these days and it's wonderful for the students to experience the theatrical format as well as solidify their knowledge of the history of California. We look forward every year to our visit to the Coloma Crescent player's production.