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Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational. *Text about how we split the season
Discover the magic across our three distinct categories:

Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational. *Text about how we split the season
Discover the magic across our three distinct categories:

At Express Theatre, we believe in the power of storytelling. Our team of experienced actors, writers, and directors are dedicated to bringing stories to life and inspiring young minds. We have been providing entertaining and educational shows to schools and other venues for over 30 years. We are committed to promoting literacy and self-expression in Houston schools.

BIG DREAMS AND
DARING ADVENTURES!

2023-2024 SEASON:

Celebrating diversity and igniting a love for learning!

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY:
FROM ANCIENT AFRICA TO TODAY

TOURING: FEB 1 - MAR 31, 2024

Written and Directed by Tim Fried-Fiori
Music, dance and poetry presenting Black History from ancient Africa to today. Featuring original poetry by Houston Poet Laureates, Deborah DEEP Mouton and Emanuelee “Outspoken” Bean. From Queen Nefertiti to Duke Ellington and Ketanji Brown Jackson, this show presents the unique role African Americans play in American history. A rousing celebration for all ages and backgrounds! 45 minutes with Q&A, cast photo.

African queen in her power
Black History

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SATURDAY, FEB 10 
SATURDAY, FEB 17

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Beautiful Chinese dance depicting the Lunar Festival

CHINESE FOLKTALES

A Unique Collaboration Between
EXPRESS CHILDREN'S THEATRE and
DANCE OF ASIAN AMERICA

Written and Directed by Tim Fried-Fiori

Dances Directed and Choreographed by Janie Yao 
Enter a world of talking dragons, lonely horses, conniving rats and birds who just want to be popular in this modern adaptation of ancient wisdom on family, friendship, love and art. A unique blend of theatre and dance, featuring 50 dancers, 10 actors, film, music and eye-popping costumes. Exclusively at Miller Outdoor Theatre! 

Miller Outdoor

Only at Miller Outdoor Theatre

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Friday, April 19 

ALL SEATS ARE FREE!

Seats Available Soon
cast of Frida's Fiesta

FRIDA'S FIESTA (Bilingual)

TOURING: APR 1 - MAY 31, 2024

Written by Jack Helbig and Tim Fried-Fiori, Directed by Tim Fried-Fiori
A bilingual (English/Spanish) interactive adventure about a shy young girl who must find the courage to outwit an evil witch who’s turned the girl’s mother into a tree. Inspired by the Russian folktales, the Baba Yaga stories.  45 minutes with Q&A, cast photo with kids

Frida' Fiesta

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SATURDAY, MAY 11 
SATURDAY, MAY 18

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Glad To Be Me

The Peaceful Adventures of 
Pirate Pete

TOURING NOW THROUGH AUGUST

Written by Tim Fried-Fiori 

To make up for his pirating past, Pirate Pete travels the world doing good deeds with the help of kids in the audience. Featuring singalongs, world culture, basic geography and a chance for kids to explore the meaning of apologies and making things right. An interactive experience of the power of peace, generosity and helpfulness. 

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I'M GLAD TO BE ME!

TOURING NOW THROUGH AUGUST

This 40-minute, one-person, interactive show uses inspiring songs, kid-friendly poetry and simple games to help children identify and manage their emotions and build confidence and self-esteem.  Designed for ages PreK-5th, the show is fast, fun and teaches kids musical songs and phrases they can repeat for themselves when they’re feeling challenged by life.

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I am Glad To Be Me poster
Aztec Princess
A woman dressed as the Aztec Princess

THE AZTEC PRINCESS (Bilingual)

TOURING NOW THROUGH AUGUST

Written by Epig Dominguez; Performed by Cynthia Leal

Classic Mexican fables told by a time-traveling Princess! Join the Aztec Princess as she tells two classic fables about ANTI-BULLYING and STRANGER DANGER, while teaching Spanish vocabulary along the way. Fun for all ages and sparkling with educational values and social/emotional skills! 40 minutes. GREAT FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, TOO!

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BUTTERFLY BUDDIES (Bilingual)

TOURING NOW THROUGH AUGUST

Written by Tim Fried-Fiori and Cynthia Leal

A delightful, 40 minute, one-woman show that enlists kids from the audience to help perform an original story about a group of butterflies who come together to save their endangered habitat.  An eco-friendly tale about the power of a group to work together toward a shared goal.

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a woman dressed as a monarch butterfly
the cast of Animals Tails
a fish and her friends invite us for a swim
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