2012-2013 Family Theater Series
Boost literacy, teach your children to imagine the unimaginable and cultivate curiosity! The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center is proud to announce the 2012-2013 Family Theater Series (formerly the Children’s Playhouse Series) season offering five family friendly performances.
Rock the Presidents | (Rock Out 223 Years of 44 Presidents) | Sat., Sept. 29, 2012 at 11 am & 2 pm
Rock the Presidents brings the history of America’s top executive office to life in this high-energy, multi-media extravaganza. Set amongst a presidential backdrop framed by a bald eagle and stars and stripes, the innovative scenic design from Holly Windingstad features a large screen center stage to showcase the multi-media aspects of the production. Phoenix-based Limitrophe Films created the video aspects to bring a high-voltage, interactive element to the show. Cast members interact with the video screen in such engaging segments as a video game battle in the Sons of Washington, a Game Show called “The Pres-i-Tron,” and a ‘60s psychedelic lava lamp technique that is sure to please.
Gizmo Guys | (Comedy Jugglers) | Sat., Nov. 10, 2012 at 11 am & 2 pm
Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. What makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys’ rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs | Dallas Children’s Theater | Sat., Feb. 09, 2013 at 11 am & 2 pm
Alexander T. Wolf is on trial for the murder of two of the three little pigs. Fast-talking independent reporter pig, Lillian Magill, claims nobody has ever heard the Wolf’s side of the story, and she is hungry for the truth. The Honorable Prudence Pig, a tough judge, presides over the case. A sharp, lawyer pig named Julia is the prosecuting attorney. Al is a soulful charmer with a love of gourmet cooking and the fine arts. He takes the stand in his own defense, but it looks as though the piggy world is against him. Will Magill get her journalistic glory? GUILTY or NOT GUILTY? Are YOU afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? What really happened? YOU decide!
The Mark of Zorro | (The Man Behind the Mask) | Sat., March 16, 2013 at 11 am & 2 pm
A mysterious figure, a flurry of a cape, the glint of a sword and a flash of a mask; who is this baffling character? Exciting friend or formidable foe? Looking for some swash buckling fun, come and lock swords with Zorro. Watch as our masked champion ricochets from one sticky situation to another in a world where adventure is the name. Watch out for ‘Z’s scratched into the ground, it might mark the start of a thrilling escapade .
Todd Oliver & Friends | (Dogs Gone Wild!) | Sat., April 27, 2013 at 11 am & 2 pm
Have you ever met a real talking dog? Get ready when comedian & ventriloquist Todd Oliver takes the stage, introducing you to Irving, Lucy and Elvis. Todd Oliver’s humor is situational & contemporary, resulting in a clean universal comedy that leaves you wondering, “How do those funny dogs talk?” Oliver’s national appearances on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “The Today Show”, “Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Howie Mandel Show”, “Walker Texas Ranger”, “CNN Entertainment News”, and others along with his consistent touring schedule around the world at major clubs, corporate meetings and conventions have kept his unique show current with today’s audiences. David Letterman proclaimed Todd one of the “Top 5 Ventriloquists in the World.”
Season and Single Tickets
Season ($27 for Arts Center members and $30 for non-members) and individual tickets ($7 for Arts Center members and $8 for non-members) are on sale now. Call the Arts Center Box Office at 719-295-7222 for tickets. All performances, artists, dates and times are subject to change.