Discovery Series for Families
Families are invited to discover with Parker Arts and experience new forms of arts, culture, and science through our one-hour programs intended for families with young children. All events are $5 per person. Children ages 1 and under are free. To purchase tickets, please visit PACE Center Box Office or call 303.805.6800.
Dr. Noize Unplugged
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse Theater
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Doctor Noize takes audiences of all ages inside the creative process with positive, high-energy, interactive shows featuring bold musicianship from acoustic shows to live loop-recording technology. Doctor Noize — a singer and multi-instrumentalist with a passion for interactive pop/rock and a degree in classical music from Stanford — dazzles and inspires audiences to be musicians and creators themselves. With his one-man-band of instruments and deep expertise in electronic music looping technology, the Doc arranges and records music live and lets every kid know “you can be a big star, you can have your own act” in his Doctor Noize Live! show.
Boulder Ballet Steps In Time
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse Theater
This one-hour program illustrates the history of ballet from its beginnings in the peasant dances of the Renaissance to contemporary ballet. Included are demonstrations of the artful athleticism of ballet, a humorous classical mime scene, and audience participation. An interactive history of ballet from the Renaissance through to the present, with eight professional dancers. It’s an impressive, entertaining and humorous show that will expand ones understanding and appreciation of ballet.
Parker Symphony Orchestra: Sounds of the Season
Saturday, December 7, 4:00 p.m. at The PACE Center
Introduce your kids to the symphony with the PSO’s family-friendly, shortened version of their holiday program. Sing along to seasonal songs you all know and love. Proceeds benefit the Parker Task Force.
Town Hall Arts Center's The Case of the Little Hood In Red
Saturday, January 18, 10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse Theater
This performance of Little Red Riding Hood (OR: The Case of the Little Hood in Red) is our own unique take on the classic fairy tale. “Woodsman, P.I.” goes on the search for the Little Hood in Red. Along the way, they will meet many of the strange and silly creatures living in the Fairy Tale Forest. We can only hope that they find our little hood (who clearly doesn’t like to follow her granny’s directions) safe and sound. That won’t be the case if the Big Bad Wolf has anything to do with it!
This participation play brings students out of the audience to play all of the roles in the show! No rehearsal is necessary, because our storyteller will feed everyone lines as part of the narration. This is an exciting way to bring everyone into the action and get a taste of performing on stage.
Opera Colorado's Hansel and Gretel
Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. at PACE Center Theater
Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to Opera Colorado’s production of the beloved fairytale Hansel & Gretel. When they become stranded in the Magic Forest, things look “Grimm” indeed for Gretel and her brother Hansel. What follows is an enchanted odyssey through a magical forest and into a house made of gingerbread. The pair encounters everything from a magical Sandman to a witch with a sweet tooth who really likes kids – well-done, that is! Sung in English and staged traditionally, this enchanting performance is sure to entertain. A unique and creative way to incorporate classical literature and fairytales into your family’s entertainment.
The Amazing Elstun's Funny Bunny Magic Show
Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse Theater
Nothing makes Magic more fun than an appearance by a bunny! Magician’s Dave and Connie Elstun certainly know where to find rabbits; with kids, of course. Join this real-life magic couple as they present a Family style Springtime Magic Show that will delight an audience of all ages. Watch as two Magicians, funny bunnies, silly birds and several helpers from the audience make incredible magic right before your eyes.