Young Audiences of Abilene

Abilene Public Library


Summer 2015 Show Schedule!


All performances are at 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. No admission charge.

Shows are approximately 45 minutes long. Please arrive early.


Key City Brass



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Key City Brass — "Melody and Rhythm"
Key City Brass is a brass quintet made up of local music professionals from Hardin-Simmons

University, McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, and Cooper High School. From classical music to popular children’s songs, this interactive program will teach students what makes brass instruments unique. Come see the “hose-a-phone” and play a game of “Who’s got the melody?"



Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Storybook Theatre of Texas presents "The New Little Red Riding Hood"

"The New Little Red Riding Hood" is a fractured fairytale that's surprisingly different than what you might expect. Wanda Wolf (Big Bad Wolf's New Little Red Riding Hooddaughter), Granny Red (the original Little Red), forest critters, songs and lots of interaction make this story a crowd pleaser for all ages! Little Red Riding Hood has to learn that character makes a difference, even in the middle of the forest. The story demonstrates good character traits, making responsible choices, friendship and protecting the environment.



Tuesday, July 7, 2015
ACU Opera Company presents "The Music of Disney"

Abilene Christian University's vocal performers will present a show of songs from Disney movies.



Nancy Burks Worcester

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Nancy Burks Worcester - Journey

One of our favorite performers returns to the summer series! This very talented ventriloquist and puppeteer is from Granbury, and she is dedicated to making a positive difference in peoples' lives through laughter, learning and love! Come meet the family: Larry, Lily, Charlotte, and the baby Waco. 








FLY Dance Company: "The Healthy Hip-Hop Show"
Sept. 8-14, 2014

Everybody dance, now! FLY is an all-male contemporary dance company from Houston consisting of four talented young men .The company is known for its high-energy performances with clever staging to a variety of music including classical, jazz, pop, hip hop, experimental, drumming, and live sound effects. FLY crosses street dance with classical choreographic principles. FLY’s concerts are clean-cut, wholesome artistry designed to cross all audience boundaries young and old, boys and girls, with pieces combining styles and cultures to reflect contemporary Americana.

Best suited for grades 2-6. $700 per performance.


Nancy Burks Worcester: "Join the Club"
Sept. 15-17, 2014

This very talented ventriloquist and puppeteer is from Granbury, TX, and she is dedicated to making a positive difference in peoples' lives through laughter, learning and love! In this show, Lili, Waco, Larry and Charlotte each want to be the president of the new club and all have different ideas for the club. Along the way we learn about cooperation, different abilities and interests. Come join Nancy and friends on their exciting adventure and see how this show takes an unexpected turn!

Appropriate for all ages. $350 per performance.


Mister Mark: "What They Hear Is What They Get ... Or IS It?"
Oct. 13-15, 2014
As a former teacher, Mark Burrows places a premium on the educational content of his material. He also recognizes that kids learn best when they enjoy the learning process.
Every Mister Mark show is packed with interactive games, dance, humor, and easy-to-sing choruses. But just beneath the surface of the songs are lessons – character lessons, science lessons, history lessons, literary lessons – that the kids, whether they realize it or not, will carry with them long after the show is over.

Best suited for grades Pre-K through second. $350 per performance.



After School Dance & Drama Residencies:
The after school dance & drama residency programs at Bowie, Lee and Martinez include fourth- and fifth-graders. The programs continue to be accepted with enthusiasm by the principal, the teachers, and most importantly, the students. Children meet with the artist once a week after school for one hour. Residencies are 10-12 weeks in the fall and 10-12 weeks in the spring.


Dance Resident: Clara Kromer (Lee and Martinez)
Drama Resident: Lindsay Snedeker (Bowie)


Support for the Young Audiences residency programs is provided by a grant from the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Abilene, the Abilene Education Foundation and the Dodge Jones Foundation.


For more information about any of these artists or programs contact Judy Surles, executive director of Young Audiences of Abilene, at (325) 677-1161.