Tickets to Harris Theater Family Series Now on Sale
The Harris Theater today announced the performances of its popular Exelon Family Series for the 2015-2016 season. Established in 2008, Exelon Family Series programs provide unique learning opportunities for families to experience world-class performances at the Harris, at affordable prices. This season's series includes one of the world's most celebrated ensembles for performers with and without disabilities, AXIS Dance Company; the Family Series premiere of the world renowned Kronos Quartet; and the Harris Theater debut of the fanciful C!RCA: Carnival of the Animals. These one-hour performances, designed for children ages 4-12, take place on Saturday afternoons at 2pm. Educational materials and discussion questions are provided at each performance to deepen families' experience at the Theater. This year's series will explore themes of different abilities, understanding cultures and world music, and the natural world. Special interactions between the audience and the artists will also be featured throughout the series.
"We work very hard to provide the kind of diverse and inspiring repertoire seen in our upcoming Family Series here at the Harris. Providing a shared opportunity for families to experience the arts together is a cornerstone of the Theater's mission," said Harris Theater President and Managing Director Michael Tiknis. "Exposure to the arts from a young age is so important in maintaining the vitality and integrity of music and dance here in Chicago, and sharing these creative, artistic experiences with family allows the conversation to continue on at home, in school, and in life."
The Harris Theater is proud to be a partner with ADA25 Chicago in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by presenting AXIS Dance Company. The Harris also places a strong emphasis on community engagement via unique enrichment activities through the Access Tickets Program. The Harris Theater partners with health and human services agencies and community organizations to provide underwritten performance tickets for individuals facing illness, disability and challenging life circumstances. Since 2009, the Theater has provided over 8,800 tickets to children and families, representing 25 neighborhoods across the city of Chicago. This season, the Harris will engage new organizations servicing individuals with disabilities as an additional initiative of ADA25. The 2015-2016 Family Series is the primary vehicle for providing 1,000 underwritten tickets to more than 30 Access Tickets partners annually.
Subscriptions are available now starting at $30; single performance tickets are $12. To purchase tickets, please visit HarrisTheaterChicago.org or call 312.334.7777.