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Each spring, Fresno State students enroll in a course to tour children's theatre productions to elementary and middle schools throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This company of student actors has been a tradition at Fresno State for over 50 years, and we have toured to more than 40 schools and over 16,000 children in a single season.

Financial assistance is available through our Adopt-A-School program.

 And Then Came Tango

And Then Came Tango tells a story about love, family, perseverance, and standing up for your beliefs. The play is inspired by the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins living at the Central Park Zoo who built a nest, and were so determined to be parents that they incubated a rock. When given an orphaned egg that would have perished otherwise, the pair successfully raised a baby fledgling. The play takes audiences on a journey to the penguin exhibit where Lily, a young visitor to the zoo, learns to understand the consequences of doing what she believes is right when faced with a public outcry about Roy and Silo’s parenting. This original work for young audiences weaves movement, storytelling, and music through a story that celebrates families of all shapes and sizes.

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Dates: Tuesday and Thursday mornings. March 3 - May 7, 2015 or on campus on Thursday and Friday, April 9 & 10, 2015

Cost: $300.00 for 1 performance
$200.00 for each additional performance on the same day
$5.00 single tickets/$3.00 for groups of 20 or more for on campus performances
Audience: Maximum audience size for a performance is 300 people.
If the maximum number is exceeded the school will be billed for additional performances.

Payment: Full payment or Purchase Order is due one week prior to performance.
Nonpayment may result in cancellation of performances.
No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased for on campus performance.

Technical: Performances last between 50 and 60 minutes and we need at least 20 minutes to reset the production between performances.
Times requested must be at least one hour and twenty minutes apart.
Access to the performance space 45 minutes prior to the first performance
An interior performance space at least 14’ 14’ with audience space for up to 300
Access to a two grounded electrical outlets
A private place to change in to and out of costumes

Free Public Performance: Saturday, April 11th @ 10am & 2pm in the
Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre (located in Speech Arts Building)
Free Admission. First come, first served. NO tickets, NO reservations. 


SPRING TOUR 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT: The Fresno State Faculty have chosen Frog Prince for next spring's tour. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay updated!