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ARTS EDUCATION MATINEE SERIES

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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

  • Ticket and Transportation Funding is available for qualified schools
  • Most matinees are one hour in length
  • Standards based Study Guide provided for select performances
  • Great for Home School families

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries

DANNY CARMO'S MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES
Monday, January 14, 2019; 9:30 & 11:30 am
Recommended Grades: 2–6
Running Time: 60 minutes
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

-Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
-Adapted from the Diary of a Worm Series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, Copyright 2011
Monday, February 11, 2019; 9:30 & 11:30 am
Recommended Grades: K–5
Running Time: 65 minutes
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!
[These performances by special arrangement with Pippin Properties, Inc. and Gurman Agency LLC.]


St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN IRELAND
Monday, March 18, 2019; 9:30 am
Running Time : 60 minutes
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
Running Time: 60 minutes
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.


Bella Gaia

BELLA GAIA
A POETIC VISION OF EARTH FROM SPACE

Wednesday, April 3, 2019; 10:00 am
Running Time: 70 minutes
Price: $5

BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) is an award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance, of projected NASA visualizations of Earth from Space, with live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, award-winning director, composer, and violinist Kenji Williams, created this multimedia journey of our world in partnership with NASA, combining stunning NASA imagery of the Earth from space, data visualizations, and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world, threaded by an orbiting flight path from the International Space Station.


Beauty and the Beast

THE PANTO COMPANY USA
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Friday, April 12, 2019; 9:30 & 11:30 am
Running Time: 60 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. In Beauty and the Beast, the beautiful Belle finds herself in a spellbound castle held captive by a beast…does she fall in love with the Beast before the last petal falls? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew?


Dance Mosaic

DANCE MOSAIC
Exploring Folsom Lake College's Diversity Through the Lens of Movement

Friday, May 3, 2019; 10:00 am
Price: $5


Alice in Wonderland

FALCON'S EYE THEATRE
ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Friday, May 3, 2019; 10:00 am
Friday, May 10, 2019; 10:00 am

Price: $5

Alice's story takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. The Falcon's Eye Theatre presents Lewis Carroll's fairy tale of the absurd in this exuberant, funny and strikingly pertinent production meant for curious audience members of all ages.

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