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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
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Subscriptions for all five shows available to the public on July 12

Individual tickets available beginning August 23

Santa Rosa, Calif., July 2, 2024 – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced its 2024-25 Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series, an exciting collection of family-friendly theater productions that captivate audiences of all ages. More than just live performances, the Family Fun Series offers an immersive experience of pre-show arts activities tailored to each show’s theme, the opportunity to meet cast members for autographs for select shows, and a special visit from Clover Sonoma’s Clo the Cow.

Subscriptions for the 2024-25 season of the Family Fun Series go on sale to the public on July 12. Individual tickets will be available to the public on August 23.

The 2024-25 season will include five shows from national and international touring artists. Shows include Manual Cinema Presents Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster on November 17, and, in 2025: The Peking Acrobats® on February 4, Dragons and Mythical Beasts on March 13, A Year with Frog and Toad by Wishing Star Productions on April 23, and Doktor Kaboom! on May 16.

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.

“Live theatre exposes children to different cultures, perspectives, and art forms. It can spark their imagination, creativity, and critical thinking skills,” said Melanie Weir, Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement. “The magic really happens when children attend live theatre with their families. It allows families to foster deeper connections, life-long memories, and cultural appreciation they can discuss together. It also serves as a meaningful alternative to the hectic pace of modern family life.”

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.

Subscriptions, which are priced at $70 for adults and $52 for children for all five shows – a discount of up to 20 percent – go on sale to the public on July 12. A special flex package offers a 10 percent discount on the purchase of up to four shows. Subscriptions include a meet-and-greet with most artists after select shows. Individual tickets are available to the public starting August 23 and are priced from $17 to $21 each for adults and from $12 to $16 each for children. Five-dollar lap passes for children ages two and under are available on show days. For more information about individual shows and to purchase subscriptions and tickets, visit lutherburbankcenter.org/family-fun.

About Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving more than 50,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 800 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain. For more information, visit lutherburbankcenter.org.

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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!
Friday, May 16, 2025, at 6:30 pm
Recommended for ages 6 – 12.

The hilariously charming Doktor Kaboom! is back and takes 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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