theatre performances

Young Audiences of Houston offers diverse arts-in-education performance programming for PK-12 participants in an assembly setting. These innovative and culturally diverse programs introduce participants to the arts through a balance of demonstration and 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 an assembly, performances introduce participants to an art form or culture through a balance of demonstration and interaction.

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

 

 

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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 participants 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.

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Subsidies Available

Single Performance

$375

Back to Back Performance

$700

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

PK-5

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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 participants on an imaginative journey - without leaving the classroom! 

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Subsidies Available

Single Performance

$295

Back to Back Performance

$400

Participant Limit

60

Grade Levels

Age 3 - K

Ensemble Theatre

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.” 

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Subsidies Available

Single Performance

$1,080

Back to Back Performance

$1,245

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

PK-5

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Jack and the Beanstalk 

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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This new version of Jack and the Beanstalk centers around a young boy with low self-esteem who learns to believe in himself. With help from his mother, a lovable giant, and his imaginary friends, Jack learns to grow his hopes and dreams like planting and watering a seed and how to ask for help from his friends.

 

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Subsidies Available

Single Performance

$1,080

Back to Back Performance

$1,245

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

K-8

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Lil' Man Saves Christmas 

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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When it becomes clear that his mom and sister won't get their Christmas wish, Lil' Man enlists the help of Santa's wild elves to make sure the holidays are once again merry and bright. A play with music, silly elves, and a lot of heart, Lil' Man Saves Christmas reminds us that achieving your dreams takes community and courage and sometimes a little magic from old St. Nick!

 

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Subsidies Available

Single Performance

$1,080

Back to Back Performance

$1,245

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

PK-5

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Soooo Many SOUNDS!

PERFORMANCE

The Ensemble Theatre

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Children will enjoy this interactive performance as they go on the noisy journey of a sleepless night for old man Sam as he battles with the noises around him. A fun way to explore tools used in creative dramatics -- imagination, body, voice and feelings!

 

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Subsidies Available

Single Performance

$720

Back to Back Performance

$895

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

PK-2

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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 participants to the legendary Texas politician who was a model for the power of perseverance.​ 45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&A 

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Subsidies Available

Single Performance

$1,080

Back to Back Performance

$1,245

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

4-12

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The Aztec Princess 

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!

Single Performance

$375

Back to Back Performance

$600

Participant Limit

75

Grade Levels

K-5