Family Fun Series
Family Fun Series
Whether you are 3 or 93, The Family Fun Series will entertain audiences of all ages. Each show will create a memory to be cherished for years to come as the entire family enjoys the time spent together in the theater.
“Family friendly” programming at Society for the Performing Arts is far from boring! Adam Trent’s brand-new show will thrill Houston with a fusion of illusions and music. TAO: Drum Heart is a high-energy Japanese drumming performance that embraces entertainment as well as cultural appreciation. Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker and visual artist. Treat your family to an entertaining evening with Society for the Performing Arts.
The Illusionists present: Adam Trent
Adam Trent is an internationally recognized magician who fuses magic, comedy and music to create a one-of-a-kind show. He began street performing at the age of 14 and then went to college in Los Angeles to study finance and entertainment marketing. The skills he gained over the years combined with his creativity has led him to become a global sensation. The Illusionists Present: Adam Trent is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family! Adam Trent’s jaw-dropping illusions and unparalleled talents will have Houston audiences on the edge of their seats.
February 10, 2018
TAO: Drum Heart
In 2004, TAO attended the world’s largest festival of the arts – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and made number one box-office smash hit of the festival in spite of their first participation. TAO has started spreading into the overseas after their success at the Festival Fringe and three month long-run show in Germany and Australia tour were made as their first world tour career. After invited to perform at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, every single show was sold-out on their first North American tour visiting 44 cities totaling 50 shows throughout the U.S. Drum Heart is the newest production from TAO and has critics raving about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than 6.5 million spectators worldwide, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the timeless, traditional art of Japanese drumming, entertains international audiences again and again.
April 14, 2018
Feathers of Fire
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. The play unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), – Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian’s graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, will be rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which will come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-size screen. The play also features an original score by the acclaimed musical team, Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali. Feathers of Fire had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016.
April 20, 2018