2017-2018 Serious Fun Children’s Series
THE 2017-2018 HARRIS L. KEMPNER
SERIOUS FUN CHILDREN’S SERIES!
Each season The Grand offers a selection of performances to area students and school groups. Presented on weekdays during the school year, the performances offer a supplement to existing curricula for a nominally-priced ticket. All of The Grand’s children’s programs feature professional touring companies with reputations for high-quality productions.
Comprehensive study guides are available to schools prior to a performance which allow teachers to incorporate activities centered around the story into their curricula. Some performances offer a question and answer period with the performers following the show. Schools may choose to prepare these questions in advance as part of the learning experience
In addition, The Grand offers free workshops to those schools that have tickets to performances listed on the Serious Fun Children’s Series. Designed to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing a literary and live performance connection, the workshops are presented in the school classroom. Each workshop can accommodate twenty-four students per 30-minute session. Workshops are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact The Grand’s Director of Education, Sarah Piel at 409.770.5066 to reserve workshops.
For School/Group reservations, call 800-821-1894
Go, Dog. Go!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 10 am
Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball—as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!
Go, Dog. Go! By Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz. Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman With music composed by Michael Koerner Based on the book by P.D. Eastman. Copyright ©1961 by P.D. Eastman. Copyright renewed 1989 Mary L. Eastman. Originally commissioned and produced by Seattle Children’s Theatre.
Recommended for grades PreK – 2
For School/Group reservations, call 800-821-1894
The children’s series performances have been designated The Harris L. Kempner Children’s Series in honor of Mr. Kempner’s lifelong commitment to youth, education and The Grand’s programming. They are supported in part by donations to The Grand’s Permanent Fund in his memory. Additional support is provided by the following: Air Products, Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund, The Jamail Galveston Foundation, Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Kathy McGovern, John P. McGovern Foundation, Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church Permanent Endowment Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.
SAVE THESE DATES!
SUMMER THEATRE CAMP
YOU COULD BE A STAR!
A one-week theatre camp presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre actors/directors and staff at The Grand.
Camp culminates with a performance of King Arthur’s Quest presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre
Monday July 23 – Friday July 27, 2018
12:30pm – 5:30pm Daily
Open to students ages 7-16*
COST: $245.00 per student**
If you love to perform for family and friends – this is the camp for you! Led by actors/directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre as well as The Grand’s camp staff, camp will consist of daily rehearsals and direction on acting, singing and technical theatre, as well as theatre crafts and performance instruction. Summer Theatre Camp is a week-long residency program presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre and The Grand and will culminate in a full musical performance of King Arthur’s Quest on Friday, July 27th at 6pm on The Grand’s stage.
The Grand Kids Festival
Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 10 am to 5 pm
Celebrate with The Grand on a day filled with non-stop performances and art activities at the 24th Annual Grand Kids Festival, located on Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District between 20th and 23rd on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10am – 5pm.
Designed as an avenue to introduce children and their families to the arts, visitors will be entertained and involved in activities and performances that take place within three blocks on four stages, featuring over a dozen professional performers, student performance groups, hands-on activities for children, a petting zoo and so much more fun for everyone!
A highlight of the entertainment offered each year is a musical adaptation presented by MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE as part of a theatre residency. Missoula Children’s Theatre works with a cast of 50 area students for a week prior to the Festival and then presents them in two performances on The Grand’s historic stage.
For more information on The Grand Kids Festival, please visit the festival website at www.GrandKidsFestival.com.
FESTIVAL FOUNDING SPONSORS:
Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, Lawyer; the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston.
2018 FESTIVAL SPONSORS:
Sponsors for the 2018 festival (to date) include: The John P. McGovern Foundation, Jamail Galveston Foundation, The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Comcast, Kroger, Island Rotary Club, Bush and Associates, Houston Family Magazine, Galveston Kiwanis Club, CenterPoint Energy, The Kids Directory, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation, Eliza Quigley and Shawn Guttersen, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, as well as many friends of the Festival and in-kind donors. Special thanks to the festival Founding Sponsors: Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, Lawyer; the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston. In addition, support of hundreds of volunteers including The Grand’s Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and Education Committee, he Grand Phantoms and many organizations and student groups ensures the success of the festival each year.