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ClassACTS! Connecting Students To A World of Culture

At the Harris Center for the Arts, we know that students who actively engage in the arts through a variety of experiences gain multiple benefits that contribute to academic achievement and personal success. Our school matinee series is designed to provide a program that will entertain and inspire your students through multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performances. Select performances will include a study guide that is linked to the K–12 California Content Standards.

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ClassACTS! Matinee Program Highlights

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County of Sacramento, California

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Childsplay: Tomás and the Library Lady

Childsplay: Tomás and the Library Lady
Friday, October 5, 2018; 11:00 am
Recommended Grades: K-6
Running Time: 60 minutes including Q&A
Price: $5

Dedicated to “creating theatre so strikingly original that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love and respect for the medium,” the award-winning Childsplay brings the story of Tomás, the young son of migrant farm workers. A chance encounter introduces him to the Library Lady, who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read; his delight in books is equaled by his pride in teaching Spanish to the Library Lady. A bilingual musical based on the true story of Tomás Rivera, the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system.

 

Journey Live

Journey Live
Tuesday, October 16, 2018; 10:00 am
Recommended Grades: 2–12
Running Time: 80 minutes
Price: $5

Fifth House Ensemble, composer Austin Wintory, and arranger Patrick O'Malley team up to create an original, interactive arrangement of the Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey for the ensemble's full instrumentation, with added percussion and harp. Mirroring the breathtaking synergy between score and action in this transformative video game experience, this arrangement is constructed in short trigger points that allow the ensemble to be responsive to the actions of a live game player in real time. In live performance, players join the ensemble, with the game's stunning visuals projected live on screen, as the ensemble seamlessly underscores their journey.

 

Panto Company Pinocchio

The Panto Company USA: Pinocchio
Friday, October 19, 2018; 9:30 & 11:30 am
Recommended Grades: K-6
Running Time: 75 minutes
Price: $5

Filled with all of the wonderful ingredients we have come to expect from The Panto Company USA — lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music and plenty of magic — the ensemble comes to the Harris Center for two family-friendly shows this season. Join Pinocchio on an adventure full of magic and wonder as he sings and dances his way to becoming a real boy. He’ll experience Stromboli’s travelling show, Pleasure Island, the inside of a whale’s mouth and more with the Blue Fairy and Jimmini Cricket.

 

US Army Field Band

The United States Army Field Band - Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus
Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 10:00 am
Recommended Grades: 2–12
Running Time: 60 minutes
Price:Free Admission

The 60-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls — and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. Their vast repertoire stretches from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals and they have recently shared the stage with the likes of the Boston Pops and the National Symphony Orchestra.

 

Okee Dokee Brothers

Okee Dokee Brothers
Monday, October 29, 2018; 9:30 am
Recommended Grades: K-8
Running Time: 60 minutes
Price: $5

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. The four-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.

 

Celtic Wings

Celtic Wings
Thursday, November 1, 2018; 9:30 am
Recommended Grades: 2–12
Running Time: 75 minutes
Price: $5

An exciting voyage through time with the Celts, a nomadic people of mythological stature. Acclaimed Riverdance principal dancer Caterina Coyne leads an incredible ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians in the new show CELTIC WINGS. The journey takes us to Ireland and to the Celtic landscape of the heart, for an unforgettable night of dance, music and merriment — a perfect family event! With choral ensemble Dana, The Kerry Orchestra and The Kerry Dance Troupe.

 

Celtic Wings

Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento: OFRENDA Dia de los Muertos
Friday, November 2, 2018; 10:00 am
Recommended Grades: 2–12
Price: $5

Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a continuum, a natural part of the human experience like our birth, childhood, and growing up. Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento’s company of 30 dancers and musicians, including the traditional music group Córima, will take you on journey through various regions of Mexico — each with their own festival and their own dynamic — unveiling for you the mysticism of Dia de los Muertos.

 

Ballet Folklorico Offrenda

FALCON'S EYE THEATRE AT FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S MACBETH

Friday, November 9, 2018; 10:00 am
Friday, November 16, 2018; 10:00 am
Recommended Grades: 7–12
Price: $5
SOLD OUT !  

The Falcon’s Eye opens its twelfth season with William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Driven to bloody deeds by their lust for power, Macbeth and his Lady fight to hold on to their sanity and to each other by any means necessary. Shakespeare’s tragedy is an unrelenting examination of the dark side of humanity. Advisory: This production contains mature content and simulated violence. May not be suitable for children age 13 or younger.

 

EDMT Peter Pan

EL DORADO MUSICAL THEATRE PETER PAN
YOUTH THEATRE AT ITS BEST

Thursday, November 15, 2018; 10:00 am
Friday, November 16, 2018; 10:00 am
Recommended Grades: 2–12
Price: $10
SOLD OUT !  

Broadway's timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and has delighted audiences for 60 years. This production by El Dorado Musical Theatre features colorful costumes and sets, stunning choreography, and exceptional performances.

 

Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries

DANNY CARMO'S MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES
Monday, January 14, 2019; 9:30 & 11:30 am
Recommended Grades: 2–6
Price: $5

From Northern Ireland comes a spectacular show where math, theatre and digital technology collide in an interactive performance. Danny Carmo thought school and, in particular, math wasn’t for him. He was more interested in dreaming about becoming a magician. But as he learned the tricks of the trade, he realized that math was not only essential… it was THE SECRET to the magic that he loved. “The pupils were mesmerized!” raved a third grade teacher. “Not only do they want to know how to do the magic tricks, they want to know how the math works.”

 

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

DALLAS CHILDREN'S THEATER
DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY

Monday, February 11, 2019; 9:30 & 11:30 am
Recommended Grades: K–5
Price: $5

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug's world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books! Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can't wait to grow up and molt. Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, & A FLY is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside. You might just find that a bug's life is not all that different from your own!

 

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN IRELAND
Monday, March 18, 2019; 9:30 am
Price: $5

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with “a great celebration of Ireland and its rich culture!” (Irish News and Entertainment). Featuring principal dancer Connor Reider, (The Chieftains; Celtic Fyre), members of the Kerry Dance Troupe, the Kerry Voice Squad; three lassies delivering the best of Irish song and Traditional Band with fiddles, uileann pipes, banjo, bodhrán, guitar and flutes, transporting you to the Emerald Isle. You’ll leave the Harris Center with a jig in your step!

 

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA
MUSIC & DANCE OF BALI

Friday, March 29, 2019; 10:00 am
Price: $5

The most celebrated gamelan ensemble outside of Bali returns with a breathtaking mix of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance. Under the direction of internationally renowned gamelan composer and performer I Nyoman Windha and dance master I Nyoman Cerita, the 30-member Bay Area company celebrates its 40th Anniversary in an evening featuring three distinct music ensembles and dance that resonates in the heart and captures the imagination with its intricacy and emotional depth.



**WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOW SHOWS ALSO COMING THIS SPRING:

Bella Gaia - Earth From Outer Space

Wednesday, April 3, 2019; 10 am

Panto USA: Beauty & The Beast
Friday, April 12, 2019; 9:30 am & 11:30 am

Dance Mosaic
Friday, May 3, 2019; 10 am

Falcon's Eye Theatre: Alice In Wonderland
Friday, May 3, 2019; 10 am
Friday, May 10, 2019; 10 am

 

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