Five new family fun shows for memories that last a lifetime!

Featuring dragons, monsters, acrobats, and fun with science!

The Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series welcomes a new season of good-times, family-friendly theater full of cultural stories, music, dance, lovable characters, and hijinks. The 2024-25 season kicks off this fall with five new family fun shows! How can you resist this chance to make memories of a lifetime, especially knowing the kids are going to be unstoppable when they hear that performances will feature dragons, monsters, acrobats, and hair-raising, super fun with science.

Subscription renewals are available now at YourLBC.org. For members, new subscriptions go on sale starting July 9 and individual tickets are available starting August 20. The public will be able to purchase new subscriptions starting July 12 and individual tickets starting on August 23. (Although becoming a member before these on-sale dates lets you to grab the good seats sooner!)

“When children attend live theater with their families, it can serve as a meaningful alternative to the hectic pace of modern family life,” said Melanie Weir, Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement. “Families develop mutual cultural appreciation they can discuss together, enjoy deeper connections, and form vital, lifelong memories.”

Check out the new season with “Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster” in November and The Peking Acrobats® in February. March brings “Dragons and Mythical Beasts” to the stage. April features “A Year with Frog and Toad,” and last but never least, Doktor Kaboom! in May! Plus, the Family Fun Series includes free art activities for all an hour before each show, and subscribers can meet the cast and collect autographs after select performances.

Sponsored by Clover Sonoma and Exchange Bank, LBC’s Family Fun Series is a subscription-based program of dynamic, child-positive stage performances. Employing imaginative costuming and dynamic staging, they often are inspired by children’s books or topics like science and cultural exploration. Each performance also presents themes that foster social emotional learning, such as overcoming adversity, processing feelings, and creative thinking.

LBC hosts one of the most extensive family series programs in California, presenting for four decades in one of the largest theaters designated for family shows, according to Weir. To ensure accessibility for families, LBC sets subscription and ticket prices as low as possible.

By becoming a subscriber, families enjoy the convenience of scheduling five arts and culture family outings for the year in one purchase. They also save more than 20% on regular ticket prices, and they enjoy exclusive opportunities to meet the cast and collect autographs after select performances.

LBC’s Family Fun Series 2025-25 Season

All performances take place in the Ruth Finley Person Theater and run approximately one-hour (except where indicated). Free Fun with Art activities begin one hour before each show.

Manual Cinema Presents Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster
Sunday, November 17, 2024, at 3:00 pm
Recommended for ages 5 and up.

A Manual Cinema production in which everything usually behind-the-scenes is visible on stage, this adaptation of two Mo Willems’ books introduces Leonardo, a terrible monster because he can’t manage to be scary. He meets Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, and together, the pair encounter Kerry—an even scaredier-cat—and her monster friend, Frankenthaler. A lively adventure, using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble.

The Peking Acrobats®
Tuesday, February 4, 2025, at 6:30 pm
Run Time: 120 minutes with intermission.
Recommended for all ages.

The Peking Acrobats® perform daring maneuvers with technical prowess that pushes the limits of human ability and defies gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. See trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics – all before your very eyes! The performance features live musicians on traditional instruments playing time-honored Chinese music and high-tech special effects – all of which creates an exuberant program with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts
Thursday, March 13, 2025, at 6:30 pm
Recommended for ages 6 – 12.

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon! From the creators of last year’s smash Dinosaur World LIVE!

A Year with Frog and Toad by Wishing Star Productions
Wednesday, April 23, 2025, at 6:30 pm
Recommended for ages 3 – 10.

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. In this charming musical, based on the beloved children’s books and featuring a jazzy score, cheerful Frog and curmudgeonly Toad take on the four seasons. From waking out of hibernation in spring to planting gardens in summer, raking leaves in fall, and sledding in winter, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures with wit and heart.

Doktor Kaboom!
Co-commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, Family Theatre
Friday, May 16, 2025, at 6:30 pm
Recommended for ages 6 – 12.

The hilariously charming Doktor Kaboom! is back to take his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method. Using comedy as he demonstrates spectacular applications of the physical sciences, Doktor Kaboom will have you riveted with curiosity and rolling with laughter.

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