MAY 31–JUNE 1
Featured performances at the 2019 Flint Hills Family Festival
Jaw-dropping acrobats, inspiring puppetry, and heartfelt hip hop: our indoor stages feature extraordinary performers from around the world and here at home in performances perfect for the whole family! Tickets are just $8-$13, and select performances also offer Pay What You Wish pricing.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Ordway Music Theater
“There is a precision and beauty about everything these performers do.”
– The Washington Post
Grace. Power. Beauty. The Golden Dragon Acrobats, choreographed by Danny and Angela Chang, create sensational shows based on centuries of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts. They make the impossible look effortless through a combination of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance and spectacular costumes. This unique cirque spectacular presents traditional Chinese acrobats showcasing their remarkable skills and physicality, accompanied by a traditional music score. Juggling everything from umbrellas to volleyballs and with props as unique as ladders and giant spinning wheels, this performance is sure to be a showstopper!
Recommended for all ages | 60 minutes | More info
NOOMA, an opera for babies
Ordway DRAKE ROOM
This new opera for babies uses parachutes to create an intimate world of wonder and interaction.
Designed by Moving Star Vocal Ensemble, the performance invites our youngest audiences into an expanding and contracting world and immerses them in a parachute’s movements as it becomes a metaphor for breathing. Bring imagination and your full selves into this baby and toddler-centric experience designed just for them!
Recommended for ages 0–4 | 50–55 minutes, including free play time | More info
Puppet State Theatre’s The Man Who Planted Trees
Landmark Center Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.
Recommended for ages 6+ | 60 minutes | More info
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Ordway Concert Hall
Grammy-winning hip hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo combines the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following. His latest album, Wake Up The Dream, is an Amazon Original Album described as a “funk-filled trip through your subconscious.” 2016’s space-themed Infinity Plus One took home music’s biggest prize at the 59th Grammy Awards for Best Children’s Album of the Year and in a heartfelt speech, 23 Skidoo dedicated the award to his daughter. Positive themes of empowerment, love, imaginations set loose, hope, ambitions, and dreams run through 23 Skidoo’s extensive catalog.