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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.


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5 classic tales set in the 5 oceans of the world that explore the awesome power of possibilities in all our lives. For kids of all ages! 45 minutes of entertainment, education and interaction with a unique blend of actors, puppets, music and video! Inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles and thinking beyond limitations. Motivational and fun! Great for kids and families! Free study guides and activity sheets included.

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Written and Directed by Tim Fried-Fiori

Billy Goat learns all about democracy when he tries to convince every animal in the petting zoo to vote to keep it open. A great introduction for kids about the power of voting and how elections can come down to one single vote – YOURS! Helps kids understand why voting matters and their importance to the civic life of their school, community, city, state and nation. Great for pre-K thru 5th.


From the streets of Hollywood to the jungles of India, three animal tales of adventure and empowerment are brought to delightful life with actors, puppets, film and music. Addresses issues of bullying, equity, inclusion and dreaming big, told by some of our favorite animal friends.  Written and Directed by Tim Fried-Fiori. Designed for the national library reading theme 2021, Tails and Tales!

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Ebenezer Scrooge and puppet friends in a lively Christmas show


Adapted and Directed by Tim Fried-Fiori

A magical journey through the Holiday Classics. Short, kid-friendly versions of Night Before Christmas, A Christmas Carol and the 12 Days of Christmas, plus singalongs of Jingle Bells in different languages, including American Sign Language. 40 minutes of fun, laughter and learning for the whole family, even the Humbugs!  Underwritten by the Wortham Foundation, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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