Date(s) - 07/21/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lesher Center for the Arts
The Chevron Family Theatre Festival will return this summer to the Lesher Center for the Arts. The Festival will open at 10 am with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Prince and Princess Parade. Then free events inside and outside the Center along with ticketed shows will run through 4 pm. Show tickets are just $5 each and are available at www.LesherArtsCenter.org.
In a performance by Artrageous the fine arts meet the performing arts. An amazing team of artists paint giant masterpieces in just moments. The show also includes vocals, creative choreography, high energy live music, and unforgettable audience interaction.
Emmy®-nominated Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby) and her puppet pal Lolly Lardpop will perform at the Festival. Leslie and Lolly defend their imaginations against negative thoughts with the help of one-of-a-kind friends like Gordon the Sasquatch, Velvet the Fairy Godmother, and Slax the Lizard.
Mr. Magico will be on hand to perform his show filled with jaw-dropping magic, ventriloquism, comedy, music, audience participation, and the magical appearance of a live bunny rabbit.
Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble will perform their interactive original story of The Adventures of Robin Hood. Fantasy Forum is nationally known for their style of family theater offerings. Boys and Girls sit very close to the stage and hold props and guide the characters through the story. Throughout the day Robin Hood will find boys and girls to add to his merry band and participate in the character parades!
FREE offerings inside and outside the Lesher Center for the Arts include:
*Build Your Own Harmonicas for children courtesy of Chevron. Chevron is focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Building a harmonica focuses on these skills. Once they build it, children can take it home as their prize. (Outside)
*Crowning of the Royal Family (Outside)
*Prince and Princess Parade (Outside)
*Na Mamo No’eau Polynesian Dancers – Kids will love the music and costumes featured in the authentic ethnic dances (Outside)
*San Jose Taiko Drummers strive to connect people beyond cultural boundaries and teach kids about Japanese culture (Outside)
*Villain’s Dance Party – Meet your favorite (or least favorite) villains such as Queen of Hearts, Maleficent, Wicked Queen from Snow White and Cruella Deville. (Inside, Second Floor Lobby)
*Barbershop Quartet – Performances by the Lesher Center men’s barbershop quartet.
*Storytelling – Children will enjoy the animated reading of classic tales. (Inside, Third Floor Encore Room)
*Costumed Characters – Over 25 characters will be on hand including Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Evil Queen, Alice in Wonderland, Princes, Peter Pan, Anna, Elsa, Tinker Bell and many more. (Outside)
Parking is available at the North Locust Street Garage next to the Lesher Center for the Arts (entrance is accessible only from California Blvd.) for easy all-day parking. A flat rate of $3 will cover parking for the entire day.