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2018-2019 Discovery Series

Make unforgettable memories with your family at the historic Paramount Theatre with this season’s Discovery Series! Three of the shows in the series are great for ages 3 years old and up and one is a world premiere musical, best for elementary and middle school aged students and their families! NEW this year – our VIP tickets offer prime seating, priority access to pre-show special events, post-show meet & greets with the artists, books from the production, and a small popcorn & drink included with each show!

Choose 3 or more shows to purchase the Discovery Series as a package for the ultimate family theatre experience.

PURCHASE DISCOVERY SERIES PACKAGE

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Tomás and the Library Lady

From Childsplay, Tempe, Arizona
Best for K – 5th Grade
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 2:00PM & 4:30PM

Tomás loves stories. As the young son of migrant farm workers, he spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa. When a chance encounter brings him to the local library, he meets the “Library Lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. Tomás and the Library Lady is a bilingual musical, based on the beloved book about the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, who became the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system. This inspirational production shows how reading and education — and self esteem – can make anything possible.

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Tickets: $10–$18 / VIP Ticket: $65
VIP Ticket Includes:
• Prime Seating
• Priority Access to Pre-show Crafts
• Post-Show Meet & Greet with Artists
• A book from the show
• A small popcorn & drink
 

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Gretel! The Musical

From Theatre Heroes, Austin, Texas
Best for 4th – 8th Grade
Sunday, January 6, 2019 / 4:00PM
Monday, January 7, 2019 / 7:00PM

Based on the timeless tales of Vasilisa the Beautiful from Russia and the Grimm Brother’s Hansel and Gretel, comes the world premiere of the new musical Gretel! A young motherless child, Gretel, is sent by her wicked stepmother and evil step sister deep into the woods to steal a flaming skull from the great witch Baba Yaga. Along the way Gretel, discovers her own courage, strength, cleverness and the fact that, despite all obstacles, she is truly a survivor. This adventure story for the whole family has been brought to vibrant life with music by the Paramount’s own Jenn Hartmann Luck and a book begun by Austin playwright, Jason Tremblay before he passed away in April 2017. Theatre Heroes, one of Austin’s most exciting emergent companies, surrounds the story with innovative projected scenic elements, three exceptional Austin-based actors, live music, and features cellist, Nora Karakousoglou, playing live. Celebrated playwright, Suzan Zeder, has joined the creative team to help ensure that this story will live on in the hearts and minds of all who see it.

Tickets: $10–$18 / VIP Ticket: $65
VIP Ticket Includes:
• Prime Seating
• Priority Access to Pre-show Crafts
• Post-Show Meet & Greet with Artists
• A book from the show
• A small popcorn & drink
 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

From Rockefeller Productions, New York
Best for Pre-K – 2nd Grade
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00PM & 4:30PM

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 – selling more than 45 million copies worldwide and captivating readers with the colorful, hand-painted tissue collage illustrations. This timeless classic leaps off the page and onto the stage in a new critically acclaimed production. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 charming puppets, faithfully adapting four Eric Carle stories: Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; The Very Lonely Firefly; and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Tickets: $10–$18 / VIP Ticket: $65
VIP Ticket Includes:
• Prime Seating
• Priority Access to Pre-show Crafts
• Post-Show Meet & Greet with Artists
• A book from the show
• A small popcorn & drink
 

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Me… Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

From the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Best for K – 5th Grade
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 2:00PM & 4:30PM

Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them. Jane dreamed of spending the rest of her life living with and helping animals. And one day, she would go on to do just that. In this brand new musical adaptation, join young Jane and her special friend as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, this adaptation makes this very true story accessible for the very young—and young at heart.

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Tickets: $10–$18 / VIP Ticket: $65
VIP Ticket Includes:
• Prime Seating
• Priority Access to Pre-show Crafts
• Post-Show Meet & Greet with Artists
• A book from the show
• A small popcorn & drink
 

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