Summer Matinee shows bring educational fun to The Clarion
The Clarion at Brazosport College is giving kids the opportunity to beat the heat with another series of Summer Matinee shows.
The Clarion’s Summer Matinees is an annual series of children’s performances on selected Wednesday from June 15 thru Aug. 10. Tickets for the performances range from $4 to $8 per person and are currently on sale. Depending on the event, showtimes range between 1 and 1:30 p.m.
This year’s matinee series will feature five shows, highlighting musical artists, educational acts, dancing, comedy and magic. All shows are appropriate for children ages 4 to 12 and all events are general seating.
The Clarion is Brazosport College’s beautiful, state-of-the-art concert hall located at 500 College Drive in Lake Jackson. For more information about the events and tickets for the Clarion’s Summer Matinees, visit the Clarion’s website at clarion.brazosport.edu or by calling 979.230.3156.
This season’s lineup of summer matinees includes:
MAGIC OF LANNY KIBBEY: Wed, June 15; 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $5
Magician Lanny Kibbey brings the very best in magical entertainment with his children’s-oriented comedy magic show. Magician Lanny tours across the United States. Robin Leech, host of the television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” said “I have seen the very best in magical entertainment, all over the world ... and the Magic Lanny Kibbey is world class!”
MAD SCIENCE: Wed, July 13; 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $4
Children will be dazzled as physical and chemical changes are explored throughout this show. Follow Eggbert on his egg-citing journey. Witness the wonders of air pressure and an indoor firework show. For the finale, the show ends with a huge bubbling potion using Special Mad Science Ice. You will have never seen kids so excited about science!
TOM’S FUN BAND: Wed, July 20; 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $5
What do you get when you cross a passion for music with a guitar, drums and a tuba? Tom’s Fun Band, of course! Tom’s Fun Band is a group of musicians who have come from very different musical backgrounds to bring fun music to children and families. Tom’s Fun Band was born when Tom Wilbeck decided to start writing children’s music for his twins. Tom was then joined by Will Samson and Chris Wilbeck to form the full Tom’s Fun Band.
SOUL STREET: Wed, Aug. 3; 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $8
They fly through the air with the greatest of ease. They dance en pointe while semi-crouched in high-top sneakers. Catch the excitement of Street Dance as these energetic performers demonstrate their varied styles and discuss the distinctive features and origins of each dance. From Brazil’s Capoiera to New York’s Break Dance and the multi-component form of hip-hop, the audience learns how these styles developed and evolved.
MORRIS BROTHERS: Wed, Aug. 10; 1 p.m. Tickets: $6
Simply put the Morris Brothers are Nerds. They wear plaid pants, pocket protectors, taped glasses and their hair stands straight up. This dynamic duo may look like two nerds, but they don’t believe they’re nerds. After an explosion in their underground tree house laboratory, they were transformed into social superheroes on a mission to save and entertain the entire world one school at a time. To these two, N.E.R.D. stands for a Never Ending Radical Dude or Dudette. They teach “it’s not what you look like, but how you feel about yourself that’s important.” They want kids to be confident in themselves and their abilities, to stand up for their beliefs and strive for high ideals by teaching self-esteem, peer pressure, character traits, bullying, drug prevention, friendship and more.
Tickets for the Clarion’s Summer Matinees are available now. Please call the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 to make reservations for your group. All programs are recommended for children ages 4 through 14 years old.