Family Festivals

The Family Festival Series is designed for parents and their children ages 4 - 12 years and features live performances, dances, and musical events free of charge. Programs are held one Saturday a month at 11:00 a.m., usually in the James & Betty Hall Theatre. Reduce your stress and get the kids out of the house for a cultural or social program that they will surely enjoy.

September 12
“Story Faces”
Story Faces is a very different kind of a show, a one-of-a-kind performance to inspire and delight any audience. Audience volunteers are brought on stage and face-painted to illustrate the stories as there told, fully engaging the audience with a skillful spoken word performance combined with his unique visual art. The amazing face-painting captivates the audience while they listen to traditional folktales and original stories from Mexico and South America, also including information on mask and makeup traditions of those cultures.

October 17
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
“The Lion and the Mouse & Other Tales””
Can a tortoise win a tug-of-war with a mighty elephant? Can a tiny mouse help an enormous lion? Can a jackal outwit a terrifying tiger twice his size? Find out as Crabgrass Puppet Theatre travels around the globe to tell stories that show even the small and weak can have a big impact on the world.

October 31
Goowin’s Balloowins
“Halloween Tales”
Enjoy a truly unique performance by madcap balloon artist ALLYNN GOOWIN, who will fill the stage with extraordinary balloon creations as he leads stories of Halloween, in which children from the audience will star.

December 5
Flying Ship Productions
“Winter Wonderland”
Join our modern-day Alice as she searches for the real meaning of the winter holiday season. Alice journeys to the beloved Wonderland, and meets all the diverse and zany characters. Through her adventures, she awakens with a new sense of charity and acceptance. Four professional actor/singer/dancers present an elaborate, fully staged production (geared for grades K-6), complete with lavish scenery, colorful costumes, exuberant dancing, and a joyful score.