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The Clarion’s popular Summer Matinee Series begins June 20

The Clarion’s popular Summer Matinee Series begins June 20

Thu May 10, 2018

The Clarion at Brazosport College is pleased to announce a new roster of shows for its popular Summer Matinee Series. The Summer Matinee Series is a series of performances aimed at children, which will run at 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday from June 20 through August 8, except July 4.

Tickets for the performances range from $5 to $6 per person and are currently on sale.

This year’s matinee series will feature seven shows, highlighting musical artists, educational acts, theater, comedy and magic. All shows are appropriate for children ages 4 to 12 and all events are general seating.

The Clarion is Brazosport College’s beautiful, state-of-the-art concert hall located at 500 College Drive in Lake Jackson. For more information about the events and tickets for the Clarion’s Summer Matinees, visit the Clarion’s website at clarion.brazosport.edu or by calling (979) 230.3156.

This season’s lineup of summer matinees includes:

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JASON FARNHAM
Wednesday, June 20
1:30 p.m. — $6
Jason Farnham has delighted audiences around the U.S. over and over again. Fans have affectionately dubbed him "Schroeder" from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style piano comedy antics and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The variety includes contemporary Romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano and classical with a modern twist.

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ENSEMBLE THEATRE — “MUFARO’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS”
Wednesday, June 27
1:30 p.m. — $5
A happy African father, Mufaro, has two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, while Manyara is selfish, bad-tempered and spoiled. However, Mufaro doesn’t see this about Manyara. Then, when the king takes on a wife and must choose between the two, Manyara sets out to make certain she is chosen. The two beautiful girls react in different ways to the king’s search and a surprise ending occurs.

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MAD SCIENCE — FIRE & ICE
Wednesday, July 11
1:30 p.m. — $5
Children will be dazzled as physical and chemical changes are explored throughout this show. Follow Eggbert on his egg-citing journey and witness the wonders of air pressure and an indoor firework show.  For the finale, marvel at a huge bubbling potion using the Special Mad Science Ice. Kids will have a great time and be excited about science!

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THE MAGIC OF LANNY KIBBEY
Wednesday, July 18
1:30 p.m. — $5
Magician Lanny Kibbey brings the very best in magical entertainment with his children’s-oriented comedy magic show. Magician Lanny tours across the United States. Robin Leech, host of the television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” said “I have seen the very best in magical entertainment, all over the world ... and the Magic Lanny Kibbey is world class!

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TOM’S FUN BAND
Wednesday, July 25
1:30 p.m. — $5
A Summer Series favorite, Tom’s Fun Band is a group of musicians who have come from very different musical backgrounds to bring fun music to children and families. Tom’s Fun Band was born when Tom Wilbeck decided to start writing children’s music for his twins. Today, Tom’s Fun Band can be seen at festivals, schools, libraries, fundraisers, parties, museums and anywhere positive, family music is needed.

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CARRANZA PUPPETS — “ALADDIN"
Wednesday, August 1
1:30 p.m. — $6
Carranza Puppets presents "Aladdin," based on the tale from the "Arabian Nights" story. This elaborate marionette play has original and fully-orchestrated music, beautiful sets and costumes, and an array of lighting and special effects. "Aladdin" is a wonderful theatrical experience that children will not soon forget.

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VINCENT NUNES
Wednesday, August 8
1:30 p.m. — $6

Award-winning children’s recording artist Vincent Nunes presents his humorous, lively songs, which includes “Jump Rope Rap,” “Double Bubble Bubblebath” and others, all with educational messages about ABC’S, anatomy and counting.

Please call the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 to make reservations for your group. All programs are recommended for children ages 4 through 14 years old. The Clarion at Brazosport College is located at 500 College Drive in Lake Jackson and can be reached by call (979) 230-3156 or visiting clarion.brazosport.edu.