Attend a WINGS Production

Our award-winning WINGS program puts on several entertaining productions throughout the year. Come see our talented youth take the stage.


Lynn Meadows Discovery Center presentsThe WINGS Performing Arts Season 2017-2018*
(*Dates and plays subject to change based on availability)


WINGS Performing Arts presents The Pirates of Penzance  – February 23-25, 2018

Seussical Jr.  – March 16-18, 2018


Click here to view the performances in our calendar.

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Masters in Music-Vocal Performance – Jacqueline Coale, WINGS alumna will begin teaching voice lessons at LMDC beginning August 1. Lessons will be once a week during the following available times: Mondays between 4pm-7pm and Saturdays from 9am-2pm.  1 hour lesson $40 and 30 minute lesson $25 (recommended for younger singers)

Contact Jacqueline at or (228)861-6611 to schedule a lesson time.


Myth Makers – WINGS Homeschool Group Fall Session

This fall, the Myth Makers will be a hands-on interaction with the Southeastern Native American history. They will be learning about their complex belief system while incorporating the arts and various theatrical concepts into the lessons to help the students connect further with the information. Students will veer from traditional theatre by combining different techniques to introduce devised theatre, allowing them to experience different forms and to find their passions. They will also learn about the importance of mask work, movement, and music to help further the experiences of both the performer and the observer. The goal of the eight-week program is that the students will take the opportunity to not only learn about Native Americans but also help put together a final presentation that showcases their talents and allows them to share what they learned to educate others about the little known history of the Southeast. Classes are every Wednesday from 10am-12pm starting September 13 and ending November 1, 2017. Dues are $90 per semester.  If a student wishes to participate in the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Program, there is an additional fee of $10 for award processing.

Contact Tonya Hays at or (228)897-6039 for more information.



Emeril_Lagasse_visitWINGS is a nationally recognized performing arts program at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.  The program seeks to nurture talent, spirit and leadership in children and youth.  WINGS members attend monthly workshops, are eligible to audition for ensemble productions and can attend all WINGS productions free of charge (with the exception of fundraisers and special events).

Nebulas, Shooting Stars, Constellations, Milky Ways, Super Novas and Myth Makers are the core youth performing ensembles of WINGS Performing Arts Program.

Become A Member

Who can join?  Children in grades K – 12 are eligible.

What is the cost?  Dues are $90 a semester.  If a student wishes to participate in the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Program, there is an additional fee of $10 for award processing.  The PVSA organization recognizes community service through medals and certificates based on hours students have volunteered.

Are scholarships available?  Yes, scholarships are available for those in need.  A recommendation is required.

How do we apply?  Children and youth must submit a written application.  Contact Tonya Hays at 228.897.6039, extension 311 or

When can we apply?  Applications are accepted throughout the summer.  Deadline for applications is August 1.  Early application is advised.

Is there a place for my child if they are not interested in performing?  Yes, students can work in technical theatre, music, writing and other areas.

I am concerned about my child being able to handle the commitment of school and other extracurricular activities.  How do students in WINGS make their schedules work?  School comes first and students must sign a contract with their parents/guardians to ensure they will keep up their grades.  Students can be as involved as they wish.  There are many performing opportunities.  WINGS staff encourage them to be selective and not do all the activities.