2016-17 Arts Access Schedule

2016-2017

Date Performance Presenter Venue Served Type
9/15/16 Monterey Jazz Quartet / Mixcla + 1 Berklee College of Music Hofmann 800 9th through 12th grades
10/13/16 The Princess and the Pauper Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
10/14/16 The Princess and the Pauper Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
12/9/16 A Christmas Carol Center REPertory Company Hofmann 800 3rd through 5th grades
12/13/16 A Christmas Carol Center REPertory Company Hofmann 800 3rd through 5th grades
2/16/17 Charlotte’s Web Theatreworks USA Hofmann 800 1st through 3rd grades
2/28/17 Toying with Science Garry Krinsky Hofmann 800 3rd through 5th grades
3/9/17 Jack and the Beanstalk Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
3/10/17 Jack and the Beanstalk Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
3/14/17 Percussion Discussion Ken Bergmann Lesher 300 3rd through 5th grades
3/16/17 Percussion Discussion Ken Bergmann Lesher 300 3rd through 5th grades
4/27/17 Junie B. Jones Essential Survival Guide to School Theatreworks USA Hofmann 800 1st through 3rd grades
5/11/17 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
5/12/17 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
5/18/17 Alice in Wonderland DLUX Puppets Lesher 300 K through 2nd grades

 2016-2017

The Arts Access School Time Program application for the 2016-17 school year is available by clicking HERE. If you’re interested in being added to our mailing list or if you’d like future notices about upcoming performances, please email the Arts Access Coordinator with your contact information.

Berklee College of Music

Monterey Jazz Quartet, Mixcla + 1

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11am

Grades: 9-12

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

The best of the best students are selected to perform at the world renowned Monterey Jazz Festival.  On their way, they will stop and deliver a performance to aspiring high school musicians.  This year’s quartet features Cuban Pianist Zahili Gonzalez Zamora. This hour will include performance selections, and a Q&A with the artists.

The Princess and the Pauper

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday October 13, 2016 at 11am

OR

Friday October 14, 2016 at 11am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Imagine coming face to face with someone who looks just like you. Decide, just for fun, to switch places. This exciting story just begins when our two adventures try to return. Can you tell them apart? The audience will play an important part in this real life shell game.

A Christmas Carol

Center REPertory Company

Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11am

OR

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Noon

Grades: 3-5

Performance Length: approx. 120 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission

Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter, spectacular special effects and scary ghosts, it’s no wonder the critics have called it “THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area.” Join the thousands who make this theatrical event a part of their annual holiday traditions.

 

Charlotte’s Web

Theatreworks USA

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:30am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution, which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

 

Toying with Science

Garry Krinsky

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11am

Grades: 3-5

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Toying with Science is a fast-paced, varied and dynamic program. It combines circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums, and simple machines. Garry and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles in the exploration and discovery of concepts that define our world.

 

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday March 9, 2017 at 11am

OR

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

This giant of an adventure tale will grow before your eyes as Jack and his friends climb to new heights. A truly heart-warming story for the entire family to share.

 

Percussion Discussion

Ken Bergmann

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:15am

OR

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:15am

Grades: 3-5

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Students will be treated to a spectacle of drums, cowbells, marimbas and more! Ken Bergmann’s Percussion Discussion incorporates instruments from around the globe in his popular kid-oriented show. This high energy and humorous musician keeps students and chaperones entertained with the sound effects of Hollywood, a unique look at the computer age, all with the flash and sizzle one would expect from a drummer gone amok!

 

Junie B. Jones Essential Survival Guide to School

Theatreworks USA

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:45am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to Band-Aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s popular book.

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11am

OR

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the bravest of you all? Can the Queen’s witch disguise fool Snow White? Will Snow White eat the poison apple? Be one of the brave and see this spellbinding tale.

 

Alice in Wonderland

DLUX Puppets

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:30am

OR

Thursday May 18, 2017 at 11:45am

Grades: K-2

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Based on the literary classic Alice in Wonderland, this will be a live musical adaptation of the famous story told using life sized puppets to teach children how they can empower themselves in life.  In every scene, Alice learns lessons from those she encounters about how her “words have power.” Each character teaches her a valuable life skill about changing her words, thoughts and feelings from negative to positive so she can complete her journey in Wonderland.  This production seeks to arm children with strategies and the understanding of how to empower themselves in their lives. This is a two-person show; an actress plays the role of Alice and the rest of the characters are puppets. Technology is featured with the use of a custom created software projected onto a live digital set.

Learn more about this innovative performance and exciting new theatre company here.