PLAYS, STORYTELLING AND THEATRE ARTS RESIDENCIES
INTERACTIVE PLAYS and STORYTELLING
Express productions tour to schools, day care and community centers, churches, libraries and hospitals all over south Texas. Our 45-minute plays include Q&A, class photo with the actors and TEKS-aligned study guide. Great for pre-K through 5th! We also do pubic shows for the whole family! Storytelling is 30 minutes for pre-K to 3rd.
THE POWER OF INTERACTIVE LEARNING
2019-2020: Our 29th Season
Around the World in 80 Ways!
Sept 1 – Oct 30
ALI BABA AND THE 40 THIEVES
Adapted by Jack Helbig and Tim Fried-Fiori
An original Hip Hop musical based on the Arabian classic about a boy learns about honesty the hard way when he steals from thieves. Teaches personal responsibility, making good choices and the practical value of doing homework!
Ali Baba at Miller Outdoor Theatre!
One Show Free! No reservations!
October 24, 2019, 11am
Oct 15 – May 30, 2020
Hip N’ Fit Fun Club Show!
Written and Directed by David LaDuca
Using original songs, rhymes, raps and lots of movement, actors perform an interactive “variety show” about the benefits of healthy food and exercise.
A great low-impact dance at the end gets the kids moving too! Also available with follow up sessions to expand on the information and movement.
Dec 1 – Dec 23, 2019
SANTA’S ROCKIN’ REINDEER
Written and Directed by Tim Fried-Fiori
A great way to celebrate the holidays and honor the power of generosity!
An elf disguises herself as a reindeer to join Santa’s famous singing trio – but can she hide the truth long enough to sing in the Christmas Eve Ceremony for Santa? Featuring holiday singalongs and a special appearance by Santa himself!
Underwritten in part by the Wortham Foundation, the Brown Foundation Inc. and the Humphreys Foundation.
Feb 1 – March 30, 2020
VOTE FOR THE GOAT!
Lilly Goat learns all about democracy when she tries to get every animal to vote to keep the petting zoo open.
A musical about the power and importance of voting!
Just in time for election season!
Helps kids understand why voting matters and how they fit into the civic life of their community, city, state and nation.
THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
A New Musical by Jack Helbig and Tim Fried-Fiori
Based on the Italian Classic about a puppet who comes to life. Explores what it means to be human and how your nose grows when you are short on truth.
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING – ALL YEAR!
30 minute one-person interactive shows for kids pre-K to 3rd in groups of 75 or less. Includes a Q & A with kids and a group photo with the performer. Our Storytellers deliver high energy performances that engage kids and teach valuable lessons.
Aztec Princess (Bilingual English/Spanish)
Classic Mexican fables told by a time-traveling Princess.
A musical tale from Tanzania about how to treat others.
The Beaver and The Bunny: A Bullying Tail
How to deal with bullies and not become one yourself.
Mindfulness for Kids
Techniques for calming the mind and soothing the heart.
Songs from Around the World
A bird goes in search of the world’s most beautiful song.
Trouble in Tooth Town (Special Rates Apply)
A wacky dentist teaches kids about dental health.