ClassACTS! Matinee Series

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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.

The Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College offers a variety of programs and educational opportunities for students and schools to experience the arts. Be the first to hear about the most current arts education news and events!

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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Ordering Procedure

Follow the "Request Tickets" link for the event, and fill out the electronic form. We will process your order and then contact you to arrange for payment and delivery of your tickets.

Upcoming Events

Members of the Panto Company in costume.


Panto Company USA

  • Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - 9:30 AM
  • Approximately 60 minutes
  • Recommended Grades 3-7
  • $5.00

Times are hard, but they get much worse for Daisy when King Melvyn locks her in the stables and demands that she spin all the straw around her into gold. She appears doomed until a strange little man named Rumpelstiltskin appears and offers to help in exchange for her jewelry. The King is delighted, but locks her up again – wanting twice as much straw to spin! Will the magical Rumpelstiltskin return to help Daisy? If so, what will he ask in return? Find out as The Panto Company spins this classic tale into a golden show full of humor, clap along songs and loads of audience participation!

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Compositie image of Mimi Fox and Mary Flower.

Guitar Giants

Mimi Fox & Mary Flower

  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM
  • Approximately 60 minutes
  • All Grades
  • $5.00

Two guitar giants at the top of their game. Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls. Mary Flower’s immense finger picking guitar and lap-slide prowess is soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each song’s story. Presented in cooperation with the Sacramento Guitar Society, with support from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF).

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Mimi Fox - Get Away Blues
Mary Flower - Robert Johnson Tribute

Kseniya Simonova letting a hand full of sand slip through her fingers.

The Forgotten Kingdom

Sand Stories Live

  • Tue, Nov 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM
  • Approximately 60 minutes
  • All Grades
  • $5.00

International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova creates a stunning animation of stories lost to war – of Sephardi women’s voices, of ruined Ottoman villages, of bustling Mediterranean ports – by manipulating sand on a backlit pane of glass. She creates, morphs and obliterates sand imagery in real-time, crafting a flowing narrative that is projected on a giant screen overhead. The evocative music and radio-drama-style storytelling of the Guy Mendilow Ensemble ("an international tour de force” – Bethlehem Morning Call) adds a sweeping, cinematographic score, drawing on the bittersweet rawness of Tango, gorgeous vocal harmonies and the rhythmic fire of classical Arabic percussion that only intensifies the emotionality of Western classical music.

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The Forgotten Kingdom (Teaser)

Performer dressed as traditional Dios de los Muertos skeleton.

Sugar Skull!

A Día de Los Muertos Musical Adventure
by Mexico Beyond Mariachi

  • Fri, Nov 15, 2019 - 9:30 AM
  • Approximately 60 minutes
  • All Grades
  • $5.00
  • Study Guide (PDF)

Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita’s cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. Thanks to her skeletal new friend Sugar Skull, Vita dances with ancient ancestors, sings with a sorrowful sorceress, escapes the trickster Chaneques, and even meets the famous Catrina Calavera. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos.

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Sugar Skull! - Mexico Beyond Mariachi