Chevron Family Theatre Festival
Open Tuesday – Sunday
Open for Calls
Tuesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm
Open for Walk Up
Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm
Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays.
July 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival welcomes the community to a day of affordable, high quality family entertainment. The City of Walnut Creek, the Lesher Center for the Arts, the Diablo Regional Arts Association, and San Ramon–based Chevron work closely to transform the Lesher Center and the street in front of the Center into a day-long festival of fun, arts, and entertainment for families and visitors.
July 15, 2017 Schedule:
11:15 am & 2:30 pm - (45 minutes)
Watch an amazing team of artists painting at electric speed right before your eyes, then have it accompanied by amazing vocals, creative choreography, high energy live music and unforgettable audience interaction for the journey of a lifetime.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
10:30 am, 1:00 pm, & 2:15pm - (55 minutes)
A classic tale performed by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the bravest of you all? Can the Queen's witch disguise fool Snow White? Will Snow White eat the poison apple? Be one of the brave and see this spellbinding tale.
A Cinderella Tale... Happily Ever After
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm - (50 minutes)
More than a thousand years later this beloved story continues to tell us about ourselves, our yearnings for transformation and a happily ever after conclusion. “A Cinderella Tale…happily ever after” will take young and family audiences on that sometimes happy, sometimes sad – but always compelling journey fueled by inner beauty, courage and kindness as they triumph over greed, arrogance and bully behavior. This classic story is performed by Pushcart Players.
Alex Ramon Magic
10:15 am, 12:15 pm, & 2:05 pm - (30 minutes)
Alex toured the globe as the star of Disney Live!, "Mickey's Magic Show" performing on 4 continents in 14 countries, and with Barnum & Bailey Circus. Alex wows audiences with illusions, card tricks, and magic.
And Much More!
There is also plenty of free entertainment and activities for families. The Festival kicks off at 10:00 am with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and then boys and girls can join in the Prince and Princess Parade as it winds around the outside of the Lesher Center for the Arts.
A Galaxy Not So Far Away
The Force will be strong again on July 15, 2017 when Star Wars descends on the Lesher Center during the 11th Annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival. There will be Jedi, Imperial Stormtroopers and 16 other Star Wars characters in authentic, LucasArts-approved costumes. Children (and parents) may build their own LEGO droids to help save the galaxy. Take photos with favorite characters at the Chevron Family Theatre Festival not at all far away.
Galaxy of Fairytale Stars
Princesses Live! More than 25 of your favorite Storybook characters will perform throughout the Lesher Center, including Elsa, Anna and Olaf in the magical Frozen tent. Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and so many more favorites will be available to take photos.
Stem and Chevron
Presenting sponsor Chevron has once again set the bar with this year’s giveaway and all kids in attendance will receive a free engineer/scientist puppet. Kids choose from a girl or boy STEM puppet and then may take them inside the Center to create their own show in the second floor Rotunda. Dozens of free activities and the region’s top dancers, singers and performers make this a wonderful day of imagination and entertainment.
This year, we are thrilled to welcome DLUX Puppets, a professional puppetry theater company for families of all ages. Derek Lux, founder, creates high quality puppets to perform musical adaptations of classic works of literature. He uses digitally projected live virtual sets to incorporate modern technology into the magic-making process. Audience members can look forward to a STEM-happy experience informed by the engineering process involved with puppet design, and a social emotional learning component that teaches the power of words, thoughts, feelings and emotional awareness.
FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
10:00 am RIBBON CUTTING
10:05 am Royal Family Crowning & Princess/Prince Walk
10:15 am Villains Live!
10:15 am Alex Ramon Magic
10:25 am Princesses Live!
10:30 am Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
10:45 am Barbershop Quartet
10:55 am Villains Live!
11:00 am Na Mamo No’eau
11:00 am A Cinderella Tale Happily Ever After
11:15 am Artrageous
11:20 am Royal Family Crowning & Princess/Prince Walk
11:30 am San Jose Taiko Drummers
12:05 pm The Greatest Story Ever Told
12:10 pm Villains Live!
12:15 pm Alex Ramon Magic
12:20 pm Royal Family Crowning & Princess/Prince Walk
12:30 pm Princesses Live!
12:50 pm Barbershop Quartet
1:00 pm Na Mamo No’eau
1:00 pm A Cinderella Tale Happily Ever After
1:00 pm Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
1:30 pm San Jose Taiko Drummers
1:40 pm Villains Live!
2:00 pm Royal Family Crowning & Princess/Prince Walk
2:05 pm Alex Ramon Magic
2:10 pm Na Mamo No’eau
2:15 pm Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
2:30 pm Princesses Live!
2:30 pm Artrageous
2:50 pm Barbershop Quartet
3:00 pm A Cinderella Tale Happily Ever After
3:10 pm Villains Live!
3:15 pm The Greatest Story Ever Told
3:30 pm Royal Family Crowning & Princess/Prince Walk