Sneak Peek of the 2015-16 Family Fun Series presented by the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

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The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has announced the lineup for their 2015-16 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series! We have your sneak peek on this year's 8 family-friendly performances.

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts continues their tradition of bringing high-quality family programming to our community. Fall through Spring, the Family Fun Series will delight audiences of all ages with shows sure to astound, entertain, enlighten and engage. Popular children’s book characters coming to life onstage, musical performances, glow-in-the-dark characters, pets performing extraordinary tricks, the world’s finest acrobats, and hilarious improv based on stories submitted by children, comprise the Family Fun Series experience.

Each performance includes free family art projects before each show and post-show opportunities to meet and photograph the cast. Also beginning this Fall, the Center is proud to announce a new partnership with the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County who will be bringing their “science- and art-based activities” to augment the existing “Free Fun with Art” pre-show activities prior to each performance. Also available at the concession stand are pizza and drinks.

Thanks to the continued support of Clover Stornetta, Family Fun Series ticket prices remain affordable. Want to save even more? Becoming a season ticket holder saves you up to 28%! Plus you get priority seating - get the best seats before ticket sales open up to the public. And you get to keep the same seats throughout the whole series. If you don't want to commit to all 8 shows in the series you can always opt for the "Pick 4" package - pick 4 of the 8 shows in the series (assigned seats are not available for this option).

The Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series kicks-off on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 and concludes on Thursday, May 12, 2016. All performances are 60 minutes in length unless otherwise noted.

2015-2016 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series Lineup

Veggie Tales Live!
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 6:30pm
Tickets: $21 adult, $16 child
Recommended for ages 3 – 7

A must-see, fun filled celebration for families and VeggieTales fans of all ages. Join the VeggieTale crew in a musical review that celebrates that with help and faith, even little kids can do big things too! This all new production features live performances of Veggie silly song favorites like The Hairbrush Song and I Love My Lips as well as songs that inspire like Big Things Too. Children will be thrilled to see their favorite Veggie friends live on stage performing in a rollicking musical review of VeggieTales greatest hits. This high-energy show is sure to delight children and families of all ages.


Golden Dragon Acrobats
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:30pm
Tickets: $21 adult, $16 child
Recommended for All Ages
90 minutes with intermission

Recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today, Golden Dragon Acrobats combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty representing the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago.


Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30pm
Tickets: $21 adult, $16 child
Recommended for ages 6 and up
95 minutes with intermission

From the creators of last year’s DiNO Light, this captivating and magical tale of adventure, friendship and love is a wonderful opportunity to start a new holiday tradition. Employing the company’s signature combination of art, theater, puppetry, and technology powered by “electroluminescent wire,” this creative storyline features Nutcracker soldiers, caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King with epic battle scene. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the timeless Christmas classics including songs from some of today’s most popular artists.


The Cat in the Hat by Childsplay
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30pm
Tickets: $17 adult, $12 child
Recommended for ages 3 through 8

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done!


The BFG by Dallas Children’s Theater
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00pm
Tickets: $17 adult, $12 child
Recommended for ages 3 through 8

A “whizzcracklingly wacky tale” where puppets and people create a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures. In the much beloved tradition of Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), this is an adventure of two misfits on an unforgettable odyssey. For a young orphan “human bean,” the sight of a giant outside her window is terrifying, and she fears for her life when he whisks her away to an enchanted land. This Big Friendly Giant is not like other giants, however. The job of this larger-than-life vegetarian is to blow magical dreams into children’s bedrooms, and together they embark on a quest to save England from the “gizzard-gulping” giants who don’t have the BFGʼs tender heart. The cheeky BFG ultimately shows that heroes can come in all sizes.


Clifford The Big Red Dog™ ‒ Live! by Maximum Entertainment
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:30pm
Tickets: $17 adult, $12 child
Recommended for ages 3 through 8

It only takes a little to BE BIG!™ The ‘big red dog,’ a character beloved for generations, comes to life on stage in a BIG way in this interactive musical! Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on an adventure filled with singing, dancing and more. Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG Ideas: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself, Be A Good Friend and Help Others – with this musical experience the whole family will love!


Story Pirates 
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm
Tickets: $17 adult, $12 child
Recommended for All Ages

Using stories submitted by children, the Story Pirates create outlandishly funny sketches and mini-musicals that leave kids and their parents howling in the aisles! Whether it's following the adventures of a superhero baby, or reminiscing about disposable rain ponchos at a baseball game, the songs and stories explode with the creative energy that only a child could possess. Described as “Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock,” Story Pirates uses audience participation to create an original story, so this show is never the same twice!


Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30pm
Tickets: $21 adult, $16 child
Recommended for All Ages

The most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of housecats, dogs, parrots… even geese and mice! Critics describe the show as a unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. Gregory Popovich has rescued these animals from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into stars.


4-show and 8-show season ticket packages to the 2015-16 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series are now available! 8-show season ticket packages range from $50 – $80 for children, and $68 – $112 for adults. All season ticket packages are available by phone at 708-546-3600, or at the Ticket Office located at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

Single tickets are also available now. Tickets for individual shows range from $16 – $21 for adults and $12 – $16 for children and are available on the website, by phone at 707-546-3600, or at the Ticket Office.

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