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.​

 

 

I, Barbara Jordan

PERFORMANCE

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&

Single Performance

$850

Back to Back Performance

$1,100

Participant Limit

300

Grade Levels

4-12

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves

PERFORMANCE

Express Children's Theater

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A Hip Hop musical inspired by the Arabian classic about a boy who learns about consequences the hard way when he decides to steal from thieves. Explores themes of integrity, perseverance and trust.

Available Sept 9 – Oct 31, 2019

Single Performance

$625

Back to Back Performance

$995

Participant Limit

400

Grade Levels

K-8

Santa's Rockin' Reindeer

PERFORMANCE

Express Children's Theater

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An original toe-tapping musical with Holiday singalongs about a little elf who disguises herself as a reindeer to try out for Santa’s singing reindeer trio. Dramatizes themes of honesty, teamwork and creativity.

Available Nov 25 – Dec 23, 2019

Single Performance

$625

Back to Back Performance

$995

Participant Limit

400

Grade Levels

K-8

One Voice, One Vote

PERFORMANCE

Express Children's Theater

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Celebrating Black History, Women’s History, American History Designed for the election season, this music dance and poetry piece for children dramatizes the history and importance of voting. A new work created in collaboration with Houston’s Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton.

Available Feb 3 – March 28, 2020

Single Performance

$625

Back to Back Performance

$995

Participant Limit

400

Grade Levels

6-8

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

Story of the Lone Star State

PERFORMANCE

iAct Houston

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This original production by Houston's award-winning children's theater takes a bite out of Texas history. Beginning with the Native Peoples of the Gulf Coast through the adventures of NASA's astronauts, six hundred years of Texas tales are told in an hour (45-minute version by request). Audiences will learn about the folklore of the Karankawa & Caddo tribes, Spanish exploration, Hispanic heritage, and the many cultures and peoples that have shaped our state. Four actors play over 50 different roles, bringing to life such colorful characters as Cabeza De Vaca, Santa Anna, and Sam Houston’s trusted friend Deaf Smith. Students not only experience a fantastic performance - they become part of history. InterActive Theater Company offers a unique style of theater in allowing students to participate in the performance - through volunteering to come on stage, answering questions or offering suggestions to the actors. Teachers and educators will find their Texas history curriculum enhanced by this production that is at once educational and entertaining. So saddle up for the ride of your life - 600 years in 60 minutes...and don't worry, we'll remember the Alamo!!

Single Performance

$675

Back to Back Performance

$950

Participant Limit

350

Grade Levels

K-6

Phone: 713.520.9264

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

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