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 Adventures of Pinocchio

Express Children's Theater

A world premier musical based on the Italian classic about a puppet who comes to life and learns what being human really means. Dramatizes the values of learning, responsibility and telling the truth.

Available April 20 – Aug 22, 2020

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-8

400

$995

$625

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I Am Annie Mae: The Story of a Black Texas Woman

Texas Center for African-American Living History

“I Am Annie Mae: The Story of a Black Texas Woman,” is based on an award-winning musical that details the story of Washington County-born Annie Mae Hunt who recalls 120 years of her family’s history. Students will explore living history through the eyes and music of this one-woman show. “I Am Annie Mae” is brought to you by the Texas Center for African American Living History, a non-profit organization whose mission is to research, document, preserve, interpret, and distribute Texas history and culture that includes African Americans from the African American perspective.

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

2-12

200

$475

$285

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T is for Texas

Twanda's Theatre on Wheels

Boys and girls will pack their bags, boots, and cowboy hats and will travel with Twanda to see lots of things in Texas, from A to Z. The adventure will be filled with music, character puppets, props, and movement too. We will leave pantomiming a happy tune, “The Eyes of Texas are upon you”.

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

EC-1

150

$400

$300

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ABIYOYO

Twanda's Theatre on Wheels

Join Ms. Twanda as we compare and contrast African customs and traditions through this interactive performance. Audiences will dramatize a folktale story about a boy who plays the ukelele, a dad and his magic wand, and a hungry giant named Abiyoyo.

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

EC-1

150

$400

$300

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Humpty Dumpty's Rhyme & Rhythm Musical

Twanda's Theatre on Wheels

Humpty Dumpty and his friends, Little Miss Muffet and Jack and Jill, will take us on a rhyme and rhythm musical adventure. Boys and girls will learn from our nursery rhyme friends the value of compassion and true friendship.

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

EC-1

150

$400

$300

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

Twanda's Theatre on Wheels

This delightful story can be enjoyed all year long, even if it is about bugs! Join Ms. Twanda for a tale about a mosquito, an iguana, and a yam. Boys and girls will investigate, identify, compare, and create movements like animals in the jungle.

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

EC-1

150

$400

$300

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You Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

Texas Mime Theatre

Character, plot, conflict, and setting are Texas Mime’s Theatre’s “silent partners” in this creative program that combines the art of pantomime with a lesson on the elements of stories. Imagination, wit, and surprise mark this engaging program, which presents mime as a highly expressive storytelling medium. Such classic sketches as “The Library,” “The Bakers,” and “Fishing” entertain as they educate. Students might find themselves on stage as members of the “orchestra”!

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-6

350

$500

$415

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The Adventures of the Real Pecos Bill

Voices from the Past

This highly interactive and multicultural program presents several tall tales featuring the legendary character Pecos Bill and introduces students to the story of the real-life inspiration behind Pecos Bill, William Shafter, who was a commander of the Buffalo Soldiers in West Texas. Students in the audience get to join in the fun as they help Pecos ride the giant tornado, capture fried-chicken-eating bank robbers, and learn about American military history in the wild Texas West!

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

1-5

200

$450

$335

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“Git” On Board! The Life of Harriet Tubman

Voices from the Past

Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman, and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Discover how Tubman led fellow freedom-seeking slaves to hiding places on their way to safety in the North. Hope Shiver interweaves Tubman’s poignant story with spirituals and work songs, allowing students to discover the lyrics of such songs as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Git on Board,” which often contained hidden messages for slaves preparing to escape to freedom. David Keepman provides musical accompaniment as students chant, clap, cheer, and rejoice in experiencing the famous railroad.

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

200

$450

$335

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King Rhythm 

Voices from the Past

Join soprano/storyteller Hope Shiver and percussionist David Keepman on a fantastic ride through African American history via popular musical styles. Selected audience members will join in the fun, donning costumes and pantomime, becoming loveable characters Bluesy, Jazzy, and others. The program features lots of audience participation and is a year-round hit!

PERFORMANCE

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Single Performance

Back to Back Performance

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

1-5

200

$450

$335

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