Diablo Regional Arts Association | Arts Access 2019-2020

Arts Access 2019-2020

Diablo Regional Arts Association (DRAA) is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 season of the Arts Access School-Time Program at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA.

Pinocchio

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 50 minutes, no intermission

The true measure of the love and honesty of everyone’s favorite puppet is tested as this adventure tale of an old man’s dream comes to life. With your help and guidance, Pinocchio learns to be a real boy in only 3 days.

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for Pinocchio by clicking here.

Rainbow Fish

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

OR

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 1 hour, no intermission

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings The Rainbow Fish to life with their enchanting puppetry. This performance will include an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story, as well as two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. This performance includes a brief post-performance Q&A.

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for Rainbow Fish by clicking here.

Alice in Wonderland

DLUX Puppets

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:30 am

Grades: K-2

Performance Length: approx. 1 hour, no intermission

DLUX Puppets, a nationally recognized theatrical company, presents a fun new multimedia adaptation of Alice in Wonderland! Using state of the art digitally projected scenery, high-quality life-sized puppetry, actors, and popular songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, DLUX Puppets’ adaptation will teach children the power of their words, thoughts, and feelings and how to have a more positive mindset. Curriculum connections include literature, writing, critical thinking, STEAM, and social-emotional learning.

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for Alice in Wonderland by clicking here.

A Christmas Carol

Center REPertory Company

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

OR

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 9:30 am

Grades: 3-5

Performance Length: approx. 2 hours, which includes a 15-minute intermission

An adaptation of the Dickens’ classic, this story is told in Dickens’ English and is best understood with the use of the study guide in advance. 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.”

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for A Christmas Carol by clicking here.

Kate the Chemist

Appears by special arrangement with the Lesher Foundation and the Newsmakers Lesher Speaker Series

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:00 am

Grades: 3-5

At the University of Texas, Dr. Kate Biberdorf is breaking stereotypes and blowing stuff up—all in a good pair of heels. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students that might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students’ emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, are key to Biberdorf ’s dynamic approach to her program, as well as science in general. Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science – all while diminishing the stigma around women in science.

Story Pirates

The Striking Viking Story Pirates, LLC

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:30 am – For Grades 3-5

OR

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm – For Grades 1-3

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; They’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. It all started in a Harlem school auditorium when a group of friends puts on an absurdist sketch comedy show based on stories written by kids. They will adapt their Greatest Hits Show for the grades in attendance.

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for Story Pirates by clicking here.

Percussion Discussion

Ken Bergmann

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 11:15 am – For Grades 3-5

OR

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:15 am – For Grades 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 1 hour, 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!

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for Percussion Discussion by clicking here.

Peter Pan

DLUX Puppets

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:30 am

Grades: 3-5

Performance Length: approx. 1 hour, no intermission

DLUX Puppets, a nationally recognized theatrical company, presents a fun new multimedia adaptation of Peter Pan! Using state of the art digitally projected scenery, high-quality life-sized puppetry, actors, and popular songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, DLUX Puppets’ adaptation will teach children the power of their choices and the positive impact they can have in our world. Curriculum connections include literature, writing, critical thinking, STEAM, and social-emotional learning.

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for Peter Pan by clicking here.

The Crimson Pirate

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

Grades: 1-3

Performance Length: approx. 50 minutes, no intermission

If you can keep a secret this is the show for you. This treasure of an adventure story is packed with thrills and excitement. Only the brave and romantic landlubber will be permitted to learn the secret of the Crimson Pirate.

Download the Study and Theatre Etiquette Guide for The Crimson Pirate by clicking here.

 

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