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Kiddie Koncierge: Theater
Resources: Theater Season

Upcoming Subscription Events
It has only taken us a few years to figure this out, but not everyone
flies by the seat of their pants and occasionally, some like to plan.  
So, we have gathered up the family programs from the top venues
around town.  In some cases, tickets are available only on
subscription, for others, individual tickets are now available.  

Cal Performances
Cal Performances never fails to have a great season of highly
engaging entertainment and enrichment events.  Beyond music,
dance, drama, and other entertainment, Cal Performances
features great speakers, and other events.  Most interesting is that
they have a School Time series where K-12 classes can see
special performances with presentations by some of the
principals for $8 a head.  It is a truly special program and should
not be missed.

The Family Fare series is a wonderful way to catch top talent at a
reasonable price.  Kids under 16 get in for half price on Family
Fare Performances.  Cal Performances also is launching a series
called First Stage for Families with another slate of great
performances.  Cal Performances' new First Stage For Families
for Families Series is the ideal introduction to the magical world of
music, dance, and theater!  First Stage For Families for Families
features lively one-hour events in Wheeler Auditorium, offering
young people and their grownups an opportunity to experience a
diverse range of artistry in an intimate space.

For more information on the Cal Performances Family Fare
For more information on the First Stage for Families series, visit  
For more information on the School Time series, visit www.
Location:  Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley

* Tickets are half price for audience members age 16 and under

Stay tuned for a special Kiddie Koncierge/Cal Performances
FREE ticket offers!  
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Sunday, Sept 30th
Cal Performances Free For All
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Zellerbach Hall, Lower Sproul Plaza, Wheeler Auditorium, and
Hertz Hall
Free and Open to the Public
Cal Performances starts the season with the third Fall Free for All,
an open house for the community with exceptional performances
in all our venues. Fill your day with your choice of free music,
dance and theater on six stages and out-of-doors, no tickets
required. Our fans tell us: "It's an awesome FREE culturally
enriched event"; "Great concerts in excellent venues"; and "Fall
Free for All—dynamite!"

This September, catch a performance by Chitresh Das Dance
Company; Cypress String Quartet; Davitt Moroney; story tellers
Diane Ferlatte and Eth-Noh Tec; shadow puppets with Daniel
Barash; Gamelan Sekar Jaya; saxophonist George Brooks'
jazz/Indian fusion music; Kitka; Kronos Quartet; Lily Cai Dance
Company; Pamela Rose; Marcos Silva's Brazilian jazz; pianist
Shai Wosner; Shotgun Players with songs from Stephen
Sondheim's Assassins; San Francisco Taiko; plus ensembles
from the UC Berkeley Departments of Music and Theater, Dance,
and Performance Studies; Student Musical Activities vocal and jazz
ensembles, the Cal Band; and more!

Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th
Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Family Fare - Zellerbach Hall
National Circus of the People's Republic of China
"Jaw-dropping!" "Unbelievable!" "Miraculous!" Audiences
worldwide sing the praises of the National Circus of the People's
Republic of China. Direct from Beijing and one of the oldest and
most distinguished circuses in all of China, this extraordinary
company has conquered audiences in more than 80 countries,
winning more than 20 gold and silver medals at major
international circus festivals. The troupe is famed for its endless
variety of unique acts, including awesome feats of juggling,
trapeze work, contortion, and balancing.

Sunday, November 4th  11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
First Stage for Families - Wheeler Auditorium
Dell'Arte Company
Celebrate the mysteries of the imagination as this renowned
physical theater ensemble combines mask, circus skills, physical
comedy, stilt-walking, music, and song into a theatrical storytelling
spectacle! Performed by seven actor/musician/acrobats to a live
musical soundscape, Tall Tales or The Fish in My Head, is about
the untold stories that swim around in our dreams.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday February 15th, 16th, 17th
Friday 8:00 p.m., Saturday 2:00 p.m.,
Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Family Fare - Zellerbach Hall
Circus Oz
Fourth fantastic visit to Berkeley! Get set for the beautiful and the
absurd, the breathtakingly brilliant, and the downright kooky as
Australia's Circus Oz fills the Zellerbach stage with their renowned
brand of collective mayhem. Stunt-jumping acrobats contest
physics, fearless aerial artists laugh at gravity, slapstick
knockabouts descend into chaos, and live onstage musicians
rock the house! Each show—like every Circus Oz performance
over the past 34 years—is a one-of-a-kind wonder. "With a raw,
upbeat energy and lovely spirit" (Sunday Telegraph), it's a great
show for the whole family!

Sunday, February 24th, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
First Stage for Families:  Wheeler Auditorium
Kaila Flexer & the Oakland Folkharmonic
This double bill features the lively and infectious music of the
Oakland Folkharmonic—a new five piece string ensemble lead by
fiddlers Shira Kammen and Kaila Flexer—and power duo Teslim,
with Flexer and multi-string instrumentalist Gari Hegedus. Clap
and sing along, and explore the sounds (and fascinating
instruments!) of Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East, from to
medieval tunes to present-day compositions.

Friday, Mar 1 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Mar 2 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mar 3 3:00 p.m., Family Fare
Saturday, Mar 9 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mar 10 3:00 p.m.
Family Fare - Zellerbach Hall
San Francisco Opera:  The Secret Garden
Cal Performances' second major collaboration with San
Francisco Opera—audiences still fondly recall Rachel Portman's
The Little Prince from 2008—promises beautiful music and a
wonderful story for young and old. A pampered girl born into
privilege finds herself alone in a bleak and unfamiliar land, until
she discovers the hidden wonder of an abandoned secret garden.
Unexpected friendships and a new life blossom as she makes
the garden flourish. Here is a unique opportunity for audiences of
all ages to see Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved children's
classic come to life as a fully staged opera.

Sunday, April 14th 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
First Stage for Families:  Wheeler Auditorium
Trout Fishing in America
"The Lennon and McCartney of kids' music" (National Public
Radio), Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical
collaboration of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. With a name taken
from a Richard Brautigan novel, these four-time Grammy
nominees form a sublimely musical duo, and a favorite of family
audiences across the country.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3rd, 4th, 5th
Friday 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 2:00 p.m., and
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Family Fare, Zellerbach Hall
Les 7 Doigts de la Main Circus
Canada's phenomenal nouveau cirque troupe blends such
diverse forms as acrobatics, avant-garde dance, physical comedy,
music, song, video projections, and live DJing, resulting in a
brand-new type of circus entertainment. For their fourth creation,
Les 7 Doigts delves into the rich and surreal underworld of the
human psyche. A dazzling production, PSY travels through a
shifting landscape of wildly entertaining distorted visions, fading
dreams, and fractured memories. "You'll be totally bowled over
and never want it to end," raves London's TimeOut. "You'll be
moved emotionally at least as often as you're just flat-out

San Francisco Performances
For more information, visit http://performances.
Locations vary

SF Performances has a very popular Family Matinee series.  The
Family Matinees are low-cost hour-long events on weekends,
specially designed to introduce family audiences to great music
and dance!  Participants will also have plenty of opportunity to
interact with the artists. Always reasonably priced, ticket prices this
season are $10 children and $15 adults.

Saturday, December 15, 11am
Le Jazz Hot
Herbst Theatre

Saturday, April 6, 2pm
Beijing Guitar Duo
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall

Saturday, April 20, 11 apm
Herbst Theater

Sunday, May 4 2 pm
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Lam Research Theatre at YBCA

San Francisco Symphony
For information, visit:  www.sfsymphony.org/Youth-Family/Family-
Location:  Concerts at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco and
Flint Center, San Jose

Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00 p.m.
Día de los Muertos Family Concert
Bring the entire family as the San Francisco Symphony marks the
Day of the Dead with the third annual concert celebrating Latino
culture. Come early for pre-concert festivities in the Davies
Symphony Hall lobbies including refreshments, children’s
activities, and colorful displays for Día de los Muertos.
Half price for ages 17 and under.

Sunday, December 2nd,
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Deck the Hall
Inaugurated 30 years ago by the late Louise M. Davies,
this holiday classic is a Symphony family tradition. Treat
your children to this festive holiday concert featuring the
magical music of the season performed by members of
the San Francisco Symphony and special guests. The
post-concert parties in the lobbies include entertainment,
art and crafts activities, decorated trees, and refreshments.
Angel packages including premier seating and preconcert
reception with Santa Claus are available. Call
the Volunteer Council for details at (415) 503-5500.

Saturday, December 8th, 1:00 and 4:00
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Peter and the Wolf
Delight your children at the holidays with the Youth
Orchestra’s annual performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and
the Wolf. This charming holiday concert includes festive
songs of the season, and is perfect for music lovers of
all ages.
Half price for ages 17 and under.

Saturday, December 22nd, 11:00 a.m.
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
The Snowman
If you have kids—or if the holidays make you feel like a kid
yourself—don’t miss The Snowman accompanied by the San
Francisco Symphony. This charming animated film tells the story
of a young boy’s magical friendship with a snowman. Create
lasting memories at this holiday event, which also features kid-
friendly seasonal tunes and sing-alongs with the Orchestra!
Half price for ages 17 and under

Saturday, December 22nd 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 23rd 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 24th, 2:00 p.m.
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
'Twas the Night
In the days just before Christmas, take time out of your frenzied
schedule for a cozy holiday concert at Davies Symphony Hall,
cheerfully decorated for the season. Delight in a warm and
intimate program, and sing along with your favorite holiday tunes,
all performed by members of the Symphony’s brass section and
singers from the SFS Chorus, and accompanied by the gorgeous
Ruffatti organ. Create loving memories with your family that will
last a lifetime.
Half price for ages 17 and under

Saturday, February 2nd, 4:00 p.m.
Chinese New Year Concert
Welcome the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Snake. This
family event features a mix of music and instruments in a fusion of
East and West. It includes a festive reception with Asian
instruments, dancers, Chinese calligraphers, and more.

Concerts for Kids

Kindergarten – Grade 3
Jan 22, 24, 25: 10am and 11:30am
Concert Length:  35 minutes  
Program to be announced

Youth Concerts - 2013
Grades 4 - 9
Feb 19, 20, 22: 10am and 11:30am
Concert Length:  45 minutes

Music For Families Series, Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.
Bring your family to hear the San Francisco Symphony in kid-sized
classical concerts designed for families—great music, fascinating
musical discoveries, and free kid-friendly concert guides to
enhance music appreciation at home. Music for Families concerts
are engaging and fun, a great way to pass the Symphony magic
from one generation to the next.
Recommended for ages 7 and older.
Saturday December 15th
Saturday January 26th
Saturday, February 23rd
Saturday April 6th

Marin Center
For more information visit www.co.marin.ca.
Location:  Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
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