2017 – 2018 Arts Access Schedule

 

Date Performance Presenter Venue Served Type
9/14/17 Berklee Global Jazz Institute Ambassadors Berklee College of Music Hofmann 800 9th through 12th grades
10/12/17 Hansel & Gretel Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
10/13/17 Hansel & Gretel Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
12/8/17 A Christmas Carol Center REPertory Company Hofmann 800 3rd through 5th grades
12/12/17 A Christmas Carol Center REPertory Company Hofmann 800 3rd through 5th grades
2/23/18 Pete the Cat Theatreworks USA Hofmann 800 1st through 3rd grades
3/1/18 Pete the Cat Theatreworks USA Hofmann 800 1st through 3rd grades
3/8/18 Sleeping Beauty Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
3/9/18 Sleeping Beauty Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
3/13/18 Percussion Discussion Ken Bergmann Lesher 300 3rd through 5th grades
3/15/18 Percussion Discussion Ken Bergmann Lesher 300 3rd through 5th grades
3/16/18 Percussion Discussion Ken Bergmann Lesher 300 3rd through 5th grades
*4/12/18 Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire:  The Electricity Tour Shaw Entertainment Hofmann 800 3rd through 5th grades
5/3/18 Alice in Wonderland DLUX Puppets Lesher 300 K through 2nd grades
5/3/18 Alice in Wonderland DLUX Puppets Lesher 300 K through 2nd grades
5/10/18 Robin Hood Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades
5/11/18 Robin Hood Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble Lesher 400 1st through 3rd grades

*Docktor Kaboom appears twice on 4/12/18 – see below for show times.

 2017 – 2018

The Arts Access School Time Program application for the 2017-18 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 our Arts Access Manager at artsaccess@draa.org with your contact information.

 

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Ambassadors

Berklee College of Music

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11am

Grades: 9-12

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors are an ensemble chosen from the most accomplished graduate- and undergraduate-level players and composers enrolled in the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute an honors program where gifted musicians go to become student leaders of a world community and affect positive social change. This hour will include performance selections, and a Q&A with the artists.

 

Hansel & Gretel

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11am

OR

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 50 minutes, no intermission

A young brother and sister are left in the forest after the witch casts a “mean” spell on their parents. Aided by their faithful friend, Dog, they outwit the cookie baking witch.

 

A Christmas Carol

Center REPertory Company

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11am

OR

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 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.

 

Pete the Cat

Theatreworks USA

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:45am

OR

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:30am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 50 minutes, no intermission

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking.

 

Sleeping Beauty

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11am

OR

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 50 minutes, no intermission

The true story of the princess who fell asleep comes to life before your eyes as the audience tries to save Sleeping Beauty from the spinning wheel. Where is her true Prince to awaken her with his kiss?

 

Percussion Discussion

Ken Bergmann

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:15am

OR

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:15am

OR

Friday, March 16, 2018 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!

 

Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire: The Electricity Tour

Shaw Entertainment

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:30am

OR

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:45am

Grades: 3-5

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues. Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edison; Faraday; lightning bolts, current; voltage; conductive and non-conductive media; electrical arcs; light emission; sparks; resistance; magnetic fields, electric generators: mechanical energy to electrical energy; electromagnetic coils and conductors.

 

Alice in Wonderland

DLUX Puppets

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:30am

OR

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:45am

Grades: K-2

Performance Length: approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

The literary classic Alice in Wonderland is transformed into a live musical adaptation using life-sized puppets and a state-of-the-art, Live Virtual Set. This production arms children with strategies and the understanding of how to empower themselves in their lives.

Robin Hood

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11am

OR

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 50 minutes, no intermission

With King Richard gone, Prince John unjustly taxes the people. Join Robin Hood’s band of merry men as they to outwit Prince John and the Sheriff.