2020-2021 Serious Fun Children’s Series
THE 2020-2021 HARRIS L. KEMPNER
SERIOUS FUN CHILDREN’S SERIES!
Each season, The Grand offers a selection of performances to area students and school groups. This year, due to the pandemic, all performances will be presented virtually and at no cost to students and educators. All of The Grand’s children’s programs feature professional touring companies who have sterling reputations for high-quality productions.
Comprehensive study guides are available to schools prior to a performance, which will allow teachers to incorporate activities centered around the story into their curricula. In addition to the performance, The Grand is offering virtual workshops to schools participating in a performance, again at no charge. Designed to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing a literary and live performance connection, the workshops are presented via Zoom and are limited and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact The Grand’s Director of Education, Sarah Piel at 409.770.5066 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve workshops.
For School/Group reservations, call 800-821-1894
Please Note: Virtual performance viewing is limited to a two-week time period for each show.
Reservations required to receive viewing link for each virtual performance.
To place a reservation, you may need to create a log-in account with The Grand 1894 Opera House.
TheaterWorks USA presents
Available Monday, April 12, 2021 through Friday, April 23, 2021
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.
Recommended for grades K – 5
Adaptation by Joseph Robinette
Based on the novel by E.B. White
Design and Original Direction by Andrew Rasmussen
Costume Design by Tristan Raines
Original Music Composition and Orchestration by “Sheriff” Bob Saidenberg, Kat Minogue, Robert Abrahams, and Michael Donovan
For help with School/Group reservations, call 409-765-1894
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presents
From the Mixed-up Files of
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Available Monday, May 3, 2021 through Friday, May 14, 2021
It is 1967 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York City. Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a collector of fine art, facts, figures, and secrets. She narrates the action of ArtsPower’s musical play through a letter she is writing to her lawyer, whom she calls Saxonberg. After she learns about the adventures of Claudia and Jamie Kincaid, two children who have run away from home to live at The Met for a few days, Mrs. Frankweiler needs her lawyer to change her last will and testament. Among her many files, she will now include the story of how Claudia and Jamie run away, hide out and sleep over at The Met, investigate whether a statue called Angel was carved by Michelangelo, and, in the end, become a terrific sister and brother team.
Recommended for grades 3 – 4
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For help with School/Group reservations, call 409-765-1894
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. Support is provided by the following: Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund, the Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston, Kathrine G. McGovern, John P. McGovern Foundation, Daisy’s Friends, The National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.
SAVE THE DATE!
25th Anniversary Celebration of
The Grand Kids Festival
Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 10 am to 5 pm**
Celebrate with The Grand on a day filled with performances and art activities at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Grand Kids Festival. Located on Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District the Festival takes place between 20th and 23rd Streets on Saturday, May 1, 2021 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 multiple stages, featuring professional performers, student performance groups, hands-on activities for children, a petting zoo and so much more fun for everyone!
**We are currently working with the City of Galveston, and Galveston County officials to ensure that our event complies with all current guidelines for hosting public events. We take the safety of our Festival patrons, volunteers and staff very seriously; we will continue to monitor the pandemic and be flexible with our contingency plans. The 2020 presentation of this event was postponed due to COVID-19
For more information on The Grand Kids Festival, please visit the festival website at www.GrandKidsFestival.com.
FESTIVAL FOUNDING SPONSORS:
Founding sponsors of the Festival include Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America and Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.
Sponsors for the 2021 festival (to date) include, Kathrine G. McGovern, Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston, The Kids Directory, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, Alice Taylor Gray Foundation, Rotary Club of Galveston’s Rotary Foundation, Inc., Bush & Associates, Galv Park, UTMB Health, Kroger, CenterPoint Energy, Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, Houston Family Magazine, Merri S. Edwards, Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, Classic Auto Group Galveston, GoGo Squeez, and Whataburger as well as many friends of the Festival and other in-kind donors.
The support of hundreds of volunteers including The Grand’s Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, Presidents Council, Education Committee and The Grand Phantoms as well as many organizations and student groups ensures the success of the Festival each year.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Festival Coordinator Sarah Piel at 409.770.5066 or email@example.com