Adventures in the Performing Arts

2019 - 2020 Season of Shows for Students
Tickets Coming Soon!
October 29, 2020 - 9:30am and 11:15am
Fall Storytelling Extravaganza with Bill Harley,
Donald Davis and Mara Menzies.
The Scherr Forum Theatre
Grades K-3: Show 1 - 9:30-10:30
Grades 4+: Show 2 - 11:15-12:15


Bring your students to a fabulous performance featuring 3 of the nation’s finest storytellers. This will be an experience rich in music, culture, and heart, guaranteed to ignite the imaginations of your students. Join Bill Harley who offers a totally engaging musical performance, Donald Davis with a southern style of storytelling steeped in Appalachian culture, and Mara Menzies who offers stories all the way from Africa and Scotland! The intimate setting of the Scherr Forum is ideal for a performance that will fully engage your students. The 9:30am performance will be geared for primary students and the 12:15 show for grades 4 and above. 


Music, folklore, and ancestral history will make this show a winner with your students!

April 7, 2020  - 10:30am
Yao Yao, Brush Theatre of South Korea
The Scherr Forum (grades k - 3)           


We are delighted to present this internationally renowned company in a performance that is engaging, inspiring and unforgettable .  Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her dad.  But every morning Daddy has to dress up in his suit, pick up his briefcase and go to work.  One day, Yao, unhappy with her father’s departure grabs his overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery.  Join Yao on her ingenious journey to find out what’s waiting for her at the end of the thread.  Yao Yao is a playful blend of reality and imagination using interactive screen art technology and live music.


Imaginations soar in Yao Yao in this magical play featuring interactive screen art technology and live music.

Study Guide

April 20, 2020  - 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Scherr Forum Theatre (All Grades)       

Fasten your seat belts as your students are in for an exciting and unforgettable experience when they come to see Cirque Zuma Zuma! We have limited tickets available so it’s first come, first served. Cirque Zuma Zuma is a high-energy dance act - part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters! Above all, it is fast paced and full of acrobatic ingenuity. Known as the ultimate African circus, this show is filled with non-stop action and African culture including dance, acrobatics, tumbling, and music.

$10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets please call 310-890-1439 or email

May 20, 2020  - 9:00 am and 11:15 am
Bill Harley
Libbey Bowl, Ojai (All Grades)       

A two time Grammy winning performer, Bill is a masterful storyteller, an incredible singer and an award winning author of children’s books.  Bill connects with students of all ages and his stories are funny, poignant and life-affirming.  A live performance with Bill Harley is an unforgettable experience, there is no one that communicates and understands the world of kids like Bill.  His repertoire includes folk tales, personal stories about growing up, and stories about schools that includes teachers, bus-drivers, cafeteria workers and principals.  Masterful storytelling and comic narrative songs will have students young and old laughing out loud. With slice-of-life vignettes about big trouble and simple pleasures, Bill’s rubber-faced abandon and keen memory will delight students of all ages.

$10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets please call 310-890-1439 or email

Today’s scholars and researchers say creativity is the top skill our kids will need when they enter the work force of the future. We couldn’t agree more, and we salute YOU for valuing the educational and inspirational power of live performance.


We would like to extend an invitation to you and your students to attend some of the wonderful performances scheduled for the coming school year. There is nothing quite like the performing arts to stir the imagination and elicit critical thinking skills in students.


Order Early for the Best Seats. Tickets for shows at both theaters are $10.00 per seat for groups of 10 or more, $15 for individuals. All reservations must be accompanied by an order form and a $100 non-refundable deposit, no exceptions. Full payment must be made 3 weeks prior to the performance. Please make sure your ticket count includes teachers and parent chaperones. Parents purchasing tickets after the initial school order will be charged the individual rate unless they purchase tickets as a group of at least 10. All children regardless of age must have a ticket.


There is a $4 handling fee per order (not per ticket) for tickets purchased online, by phone, or by mail.


PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase tickets for one of the shows in the Adventure series, you will not receive a printed ticket. Your name will be placed on a list that the ushers will have on the show day. Simply give them your name and you will be seated. Seating is general.

Your seat location at the Fred Kavli Theatre is determined by the order in which we receive full payment.  You will be assigned a particular section of the theater based on the date of payment, but your actual seats within that section, will be determined by your arrival time at the venue.

Your seat location at the Scherr Forum Theatre is determined by the order in which you arrive at the venue.

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza requests that schools do not bring lunches to the facility.

Click Here for More Information regarding schools arriving by bus and where groups can eat lunch.