arts + education

theatre performances

Young Audiences of Houston offers diverse arts-in-education performance programming for PK-12 students in an assembly setting. These innovative and culturally diverse programs introduce students to the arts through a balance of demonstration and student interaction through the highest quality artistry. Each performance program is aligned with the Texas state curricula and offers curriculum ties, classroom activities and discussion ideas, extension activities, program goals, objectives, vocabulary words, and teacher resources. All performances are 45 minutes.

Below you'll find information about:

  • Performances: For a student assembly, performances introduce students to an art form or culture through a balance of demonstration and student interaction.

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

Apollo: To the Moon 

PERFORMANCE

A.D. Players

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Apollo to the Moon is an exciting look at the breathtaking risks and unforgettable heroism of the American Space program. Told through the lens of one young man’s dream to become an astronaut, this thrilling story takes you on the journey that gripped the nation.

Bilingual option available.

Single Performance

$675

Back to Back Performance

$950

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

K-5

Apollo: To the Moon - Virtual Performance 

PERFORMANCE

A.D. Players

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Apollo to the Moon is an exciting look at the breathtaking risks and unforgettable heroism of the American Space program. Told through the lens of one young man’s dream to become an astronaut, this thrilling story takes you on the journey that gripped the nation.

Bilingual option available.

Single Performance

$350

+Audience Extension

$115

Participant Limit

Campus-wide

Grade Levels

K-5

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe 

PERFORMANCE

A.D. Players

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An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. In Narnia, there are duels, chases, and narrow escapes--and ultimately, the triumph of good over evil. This story of love, courage, faith, and sacrifice is a true celebration of life! Students can join in on their adventure in this theatrical adaptation which engages the imagination and encourages students to read this entire fantastical series of books by one of the most produced writers for young audiences. 

Available December-May

Single Performance

$675

Back to Back Performance 

$950

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

K-5

Backpack Zoo: a Found Object Puppet Experience 

VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE & PROJECT 

Brave Little Company

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It’s too rainy to go to the zoo! So what can you find in your backpack that will bring the zoo to you? Backpack Zoo is a found object puppet film created by Brave Little Company. The entire short film is provided as a recorded performance and includes a live virtual one hour workshop where students participate in creating the found object puppets from the performance.

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$195

Back to Back Performance

$295

Participant Limit

50

Grade Levels

K-3

First Day, Nueva Escuela

PERFORMANCE

Brave Little Company

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First Day, Nueva Escuela is the story of a girl who overcomes her fear of starting class at a new school (and of reading) by writing herself into the stories. Tía Elena wants to make sure Xiomara is ready for her first day at a new school, but no matter what story she suggests they read, Xiomara always finds a reason not to like it. And now there’s just one day left before school starts!  

 

A performance of First Day, Nueva Escuela is a great way to welcome students back from summer break! Reluctant readers and English language learners will be inspired to get into books. An original work from Brave Little Company, First Day, Nueva Escuela draws inspiration from summer reading list favorites such as The Interrupting Chicken, Carmela Full of Wishes, Tía Isa Wants a Car, A Chair for My Mother, or the Mo Willems books. The play is easily understood by speakers of English and Spanish, and its interactive storytelling helps audiences find compassion and empathy for the stories of others.

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$295

Back to Back Performance

$450

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

PK-5

Wooden O: An Interactive Sensory Adventure

for Ages 3 - 5

PERFORMANCE

Brave Little Company

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Imagine a professional theatre performance created just for children ages 3 - 5. What ingredients would it have? Endless possibility, adventure, mystery, music, a feast for the senses, and a few thrilling surprises!

 

The Wooden O is an empty space where the audience’s imagination helps the actors tell the story. Once kids ages 3-5 step into Brave Little Company’s Wooden O, they’ll be on an imaginative quest to help Robin Goodfellow, a prankster with a little magic up his sleeve. They’ll engage their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell as they follow Robin’s map to find a mysterious flower. A fully interactive play with live sound effects, Wooden O invites students on an imaginative journey - without leaving the classroom!

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$195

Back to Back Performance

$295

Participant Limit

60

Grade Levels

Age 3 - K

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And, too, it is Cassie’s story – Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. 45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&A

Virtual Option Available 

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$900

Back to Back Performance

$1,045

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

7-8

Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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A fun-packed combination of African-American folklore and American popular culture, Br’er Rabbit is family entertainment that focuses on the Golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” 45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&A 

Virtual Option Available 

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$900

Back to Back Performance

$1,045

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

PK-5

Ghost 

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all wrong reasons.  Then one day he meets Coach, an Olympic medalist who sees his unique raw talent.  Can Ghost achieve the speed he needs for success or will his past finally catch up to him. 45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&A

Virtual Option Available 

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$900

Back to Back Performance

$1,045

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

K-8

Mr. Hare Takes Mr. Leopard for a Ride

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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Mr Hare Takes Mr Leopard For A Ride" is one of the many trickster tales from West African folklore Mr Hare is a frequent figure in the Hausa culture of Niger and Nigeria and is the granddaddy of the American Br'er Rabbit. 45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&A

Virtual Option Available 

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$900

Back to Back Performance

$1,045

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

K-5

I, Barbara Jordan

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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I, Barbara Jordan celebrates the remarkable life and career of the eminent Texas orator, legislator, and teacher. Barbara Jordan’s journey is traced from her childhood in Houston’s Fifth Ward neighborhood through her election to the United States’ Congress. I, Barbara Jordan introduces students to the legendary Texas politician who was a model for the power of perseverance.​ 45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&A 

Virtual Option Available 

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Single Performance

$900

Back to Back Performance

$1,045

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

4-12

The Aztec Princess - Virtual Only

PERFORMANCE

Express Children's Theatre 

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Experience Aztec Princess, a Bilingual Classic Mexican fable told by a time-traveling Princess. Join the Aztec Princess as she tells two classic fables about Making Good Choices and Stranger Danger, while teaching English and Spanish vocabulary along the way. Fun for all ages and sparkling with educational values and social/emotional skills! 25 minutes.

Virtual Performance

$195

Back to Back Performance

$295

Participant Limit

Campus-Wide

Grade Levels

K-5

Goldilocks and the 3 Plays

PERFORMANCE

iAct Houston

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Teaches the 3 essential parts of a story (Beginning, Middle and End) and explores characterization. The central character “Tiffany” pretends to be Goldilocks. The Big Bad Wolf and The Troll in the familiar stories about the 3 bears, 3 pigs and 3 Billy Goats. She struggles to tell these stories with the reluctant help of 3 Boys who resist, question and eventually embody the trios of characters. The final act is a new story where the 3 Boys must play 3 characters picked by the audience members… the catch for that story is that only the girls in the audience may pick the Boys characters.

Single Performance

$675

Back to Back Performance

$950

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

K-6

Rabbit Tales

PERFORMANCE

iAct Houston

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This production tells four stories about Rabbits: Peter Cottontail, Brer Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and the Velveteen Rabbit. Each tale is performed back to back. Audience members are encouraged to help our bunnies escape farmers, make decisions and few will be brought onstage to help play characters. Each story has a Rabbit that makes a discovery. Peter Cottontail realizes that anything can happen onstage and uses his imagination to rule the day. Brer Rabbit has to use wits and smarts to escape becoming Brother Fox’s Rabbit Stew. Peter makes bad choices and recalls his Mother’s lessons to find his way home. Velvet wrestles with where he belongs until love helps him to become a real rabbit.

Single Performance

$675

Back to Back Performance

$950

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

PK-2

Phone: 713.520.9264

Office: 4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 230, Houston, TX 77027

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