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The Clarion Summer Matinee Series Begins

The Clarion at Brazosport College announces the new roster of shows for the “Summer Matinee Series.” The “Summer Matinee Series” is a series of children’s performances, which will run every Wednesday at 1:30pm from June 21 thru August 2, except July 5. The matinee series this summer will feature some new performing artists, as well as, some old favorites. The series begins with the outrageous comedy antics of pianist Jason Farnham. Jason has been described as “Schroeder” from Peanuts mixed with part Victor Borge and part Jerry Lee Lewis. Next in the series is an old favorite, Tom’s Fun Band on June 28. In July, another new performer, Steve Trash takes center stage with his “Ecology is Amazing” show. Steve uses magic to the principles of ecology. More favorites fill out the series with Jean Kuecher’s Marionette Theatre, CJ Johnson’s “Little Big Magic Show” and from the Happiest Place on Earth, Jamie Shaheen.

Tickets for the Summer Matinee Series go on sale is May. For more information about the events and tickets for the “Cool Summer Matinees”, visit the Clarion’s website at or by call 979-230-3156.


More about Cool Summer Matinees


Jason FarnhamJason Farnham

Wednesday, June 21 at 1:30pm - $6

Jason Farnham delights audiences around the U.S., again and again.  Fans have affectionately dubbed him "Schroeder" from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style piano comedy antics and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The variety includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues; stride piano, and classical with a modern twist!


Tom WilbeckTom’s Fun Band

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:30pm - $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!



Steve TrashSteve Trash

Ecology is Amazing

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:30pm - $10

This eco-empowering show with green entertainer Steve Trash, will have your children on the edge of their seats! Since 1984, Steve Trash has entertained over 20 million kids with live ecological illusions, magic tricks, and family-friendly fun. Here is what kids have to say about Steve Trash: "He was so cool!" "We loved his tricks!” Learn how the water cycle works, how the sun generates renewable energy, why littering is a bad idea and how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Even Steve’s green-themed magic tricks incorporate found-object trash.


AladdinJean Kuecher’s Marionette Theatre

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:30pm - $5


Aladdin and Princess Jasmine outsmart Jafar to keep the magic lamp safe from evil hands. The Genie appears in a puff of smoke to transport palaces and treasures. This glittering story from The Tales of the Arabian Nights will dazzle all ages as string puppets perform on an elaborate marionette stage. After the story, master puppeteer Jean Kuecher reveals the special effects and back stage secrets.

CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson - illusionist

Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 1:30pm - $8


For over 15 years, C.J. Johnson has been entertaining audiences across the nation and on numerous television networks, including Showtime, CBS, Fox and CMT. His kid-friendly, family-friendly show is a blend of side-splitting comedy, mind-bending magic and grand illusion. You will have the time of your life!


Jamie ShaheenJamie Shaheen

Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 1:30pm - $5


Jamie Shaheen’s catchy original songs form the basis of the “Everybody’s Happy When They’re Singing” show - a sing-a-long and dance-a-long celebration for kids. A highly interactive performance, Jamie leads the crowd in singing as a solo act or with additional musicians as backup. Audiences can’t resist the urge to join in when Jamie’s effervescent personality and irresistible sense of fun work their magic on them.


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.


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