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.​

 

 

The Wind In The Willows (The Musical)

PERFORMANCE

A.D. Players

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The wealthy, spoiled, and wildly enthusiastic Mr. Toad of Toad Hall takes up a new hobby - driving motorcars - in this this charming piece of English literature. His friends Rat, Badger, and Mole begin a quest to save him in this delightful musical adventure. This A.D. Players musical will delight audiences of all ages.

 

Available only on Mondays in November and December  

Single Performance

$800

Back to Back Performance

$1,200

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

K-6

O. Henry's Gift of the Magi (The Musical)

PERFORMANCE

A.D. Players

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A musical adaptation of the classical O. Henry short story! It's Christmas Eve 1905, and this newlywed couple only has $1.87 for Christmas gifts. This charming musical will delight all ages as they discover the wisdom in sacrificial giving.

Single Performance

$800

Back to Back Performance

$1,200

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

6-12

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 adaptations 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. 

Single Performance

$800

Back to Back Performance

$1,200

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

3-8

First Day, Nueva Escuela

PERFORMANCE

Brave Little Company

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A new bilingual work from Brave Little Company, 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. Xiomara's Tía 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, and it’s easy to connect to summer reading hits 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.

Single Performance

$295

Back to Back Performance

$450

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

K-5

Wooden O: An Interactive Shakespeare Adventure for Ages 3 - 5

PERFORMANCE

Brave Little Company

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William Shakespeare called his stage a “wooden O” – 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. Presented with modern text and music, Wooden O is an age-appropriate introduction to Will’s many worlds!

Single Performance

$195

Back to Back Performance

$295

Participant Limit

60

Grade Levels

Age 3 - K

Poetry in Motion

PERFORMANCE

David Zucker

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“Poetry – the cheapest way to travel!” Come travel with actor David Zucker, who brings to life the best English poetry with his charming wit and an old steamer trunk full of props, costumes, masks, and puppets. David and his whimsical cast of characters use extensive and illuminating audience participation to connect students to the poems of authors like A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, James Whitcomb Riley, Robert Frost, Judith Viorst, and many more, inspiring even the most reluctant reader to take a look at a side of poetry they never knew and will never forget! Poetry In Motion has been a favorite with Young Audiences chapters across the country since 1989. Zucker was the winner of Young Audiences National Artist of the Year Award for 1996 and this marks his 37th year as a Young Audiences artist.

Touring Artist. Available April 27,2020 - May 1,2020.

Single Performance

$650

Back to Back Performance

$1,050

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

K-8

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

PERFORMANCE

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&

Single Performance

$850

Back to Back Performance

$1,100

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

2-8

Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit

PERFORMANCE

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&

Single Performance

$850

Back to Back Performance

$1,100

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

2-8

P.NOKIO: A HIP HOP MUSICAL

PERFORMANCE

Ensemble Theatre

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P.NOKIO: A HIP-HOP MUSICAL is a contemporary adaptation of The Adventures of Pinocchio. G.Petto is a video game designer, and P.Nokio is one of his designs that magically comes to life. Arming P.Nokio with a sacred “Book of Rhymes,” G.Petto sends his new son to The Old School to master style, originality, and swagger.

45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&

Single Performance

$850

Back to Back Performance

$1,100

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

K-8

Rhythm & Wreaths: A Holiday Extravaganza!

PERFORMANCE

Ensemble Theatre

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An energizing and delightful program jam-packed with all your favorite holiday hits across the decades! We guarantee to have you tapping your toes and bopping your crown as we travel through the rhythms of the holidays. Filled with music dance and holiday cheer.

45 mins performance & 15 mins Q&

Single Performance

$850

Back to Back Performance

$1,100

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

K-8

Phone: 713.520.9267

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

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