Chico Performances 2018-2019 Field Trip Series

Chico Performances 2018-2019 Field Trip Series

Childhood, and the experiences we all have throughout, molds us more so than almost any other period of our lives. It is a time when we are given our first exposure to the arts, culture, and a variety of other subjects without an inherent bias or previous inclination. From exciting stage performances to engaging musical numbers, as children we soak up all that we’re exposed to, and are shaped by the experiences that all of these mediums can provide.
Luckily for the children of Chico, there is no shortage of performances to see, thanks to the Chico Performances Field Trip Series. For more than 30 years, children throughout the area have enjoyed a plethora of artistic endeavors taking place on the stage of Laxson Auditorium. This affordable series is aimed at the tastes and interests of young and developing minds, and provides a well-rounded exposé of all that the arts can provide.
For children whose interest lies in the art of theater, the 2018-2019 Field Trip Series has many diverse performances to enjoy. The Blue Room Young Company’s stage rendition of the beloved animated film Mulan, performed by local children, will be first on the calendar on September 7, followed by Tomas and the Library Lady on October 12. On February 7, The Very Hungry Caterpillar will grace the stage of Laxson Auditorium, with Lightwire Theatre’s, The Ugly Duckling following on Febuary 21 and The Phantom Toll Booth on April 5.
Field Trips with a more nature-related theme include National Geographic Live’s showcases with Anand Varma’s Beauty and the Bizarre, which will take place on November 7, followed by Filipe DeAndrade’s Untamed on March 27. These lectures will dive deep into the marvelously fascinating world of the living beings that occupy planet Earth, both big and small. Beetles, spiders, lions, sharks, snakes and jaguars are just a few of the fantastic creatures highlighted in their multimedia presentations. Additionally, Peter Gros from the beloved television show Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom will be taking the stage to talk about his animal friends on March 7.
For those interested in music and dance, Mariachi Herencia de Mexico’s A Tour of Mariachi History will take place on October 29 and on November 16, Chico Community Ballet’s Cinderella – The Magic! will take students behind the scenes of one of the company’s favorite shows. Believe: A Sneak Peak features local dancers, and will take place December 7, and Jazz Reach’s Big Drum, Small World will take place on February 12. Rounding out these performances will be North State Symphony’s Shakin’ Things Up on March 5.
Finally, the Field Trip Series has two special acrobatic shows lined up: Cirque Mechanic’s high flying 42 FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels will take student’s through a tour of thrills, laughs, and excitement on October 26, and the award winning, Air Play will come soon after on January 30.
Whether your child or students are interested in the arts, music, science or anything in-between, the Field Trip Series has at least a few options for everyone. The ticket lottery is open for submissions until August 20th. Teachers will be notified by August 24 as to which field trips they received in the lottery. Remaining tickets will be available to the public on August 27, beginning at 10 a.m.
This season’s shows are sponsored by Enloe Medical Center. Enloe encourages local youth to pursue healthy, active lifestyles that nurture their bodies, minds, and spirits.
For more details on the Chico Performances Field Trip Series, visit our website at www.chicoperformances.com or call the University Box Office at (530) 898-6333 for more information.

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