The 2023-2024 Harris L. Kempner
Serious Fun Children's Series

The Grand’s 2023-2024 Harris L. Kempner Children’s Series will include seven productions performed by professional touring companies presented on school days throughout the year. Many of the performances are based on popular children’s books and include curriculum study guides that follow the TEKS, which allow teachers to incorporate activities centered on the story. 

Complimentary workshops are available to classrooms that have reserved tickets for a performance and are designed to enhance student learning experiences by providing a literary and live performance connection.

Please click here to view our Serious Fun School Performance Fact Sheet.

Adults $10 | Children $6

School Groups*:
$5 (with advance reservations and payment – cannot order online, you must call or email us.)
*One complimentary ticket for every 18 Student Tickets purchased).

For tickets, click here or contact the Box Office at

Contact The Grand’s Director of Education, Sarah Piel: 409.770.5066 or to reserve workshops.

For school/group reservations, call 409.765.1894 or 800.821.1894, or email

Upcoming Events

Charlotte's Web Logo

Show: Charlotte’s Web

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Grades: Pre-K through 2nd

Our play is based on E.B. White’s classic book, Charlotte’s Web, which has been read by generations of children since it first appeared in 1952 and remains a favorite today. The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur such as “Some Pig” and “Humble” in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

Study Guide: Click Here

Hot Peas N' Butter Live

Show: Hot Peas n’ Butter 

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Grades: Pre-K through 2nd

Hot Peas ‘n Butter is an award-winning, multicultural family music band that wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their highly energetic and interactive musical style. With eight award-winning albums and numerous music videos (some of which have been featured on Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon TV), Hot Peas ‘n Butter makes new friends everywhere they go. Named for the playground game they played as kids, Hot Peas ‘n Butter incorporates many languages into their performances – English, Spanish, French, Korean and Hebrew just to name a few.

Study Guide: Click Here


Show: Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024

Grades: Pre-K through 2nd

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is an endearing theatrical adaptation of Doreen Cronin’s beloved children’s book. Farmer Brown discovers he has a problem when he finds that his cows are using a typewriter to request electric blankets to keep warm, and when he refuses, they go on strike. The hens join the protest, disrupting farm operations. After negotiations, Farmer Brown agrees to the cows’ demands in exchange for the typewriter, but the ducks interject with their own quirky request for a diving board. The play humorously explores communication, compromise, and unexpected farmyard antics.

Study Guide: 
English Version
Spanish Version