Literature Alive Project

Lit Alive

LITERATURE ALIVE 2019
A Dr. Seuss Storytelling Experience

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT AT THE LIBRARY THIS YEAR!  We will be located in the San Angelo Performing Arts Center at 82 Gillis Street.

WE HAVE 8 SHOWTIMES! 

Thurs, Feb 28 at 7:00pm
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Fri, Mar 1 at 6:00pm
Fri, Mar 1 at  7:30pm

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Sat, Mar 2 at 12:30pm
Sat, Mar 2 at 
2:00pm
Sat, Mar 2 at 
3:30pm
Sat, Mar 2 at 
6:00pm

Sat, Mar 2 at 7:30pm


SHOW INFORMATION

  • No reservations needed
  • All tickets are free to everyone and are handed out 1 hour prior to each performance in the San Angelo Performing Arts Lobby.  
  • A line will form in our hallway/ lobby and seating is based on first come first serve.  
  • Seating is limited to about 175 per performance and all seats will be good seats.
    Once we run out of tickets, we will have a stand by line and try to fit in as many as possible. Our best advice is to arrive early to secure you place in line!  
  • You can get up to 15 tickets per one person as long as all your party arrives before the doors open (15 minutes prior to each performance). Once in the theatre, saving multiple seats for large groups is not permitted.
  • There is floor seating for little ones over the age of 3, and about 100 chairs in the room for parents/siblings
  • The show is written and performed for pre-readers and early readers ages 3 years-10 years old.  Babies are welcome, but we ask that strollers and carriers are left in the hallway, and children who become fussy are taken out of the performance space. Babies under the ages of 3 are not allowed to sit on the floor without a parent. 
  • We do have handicap seating available and ask that one of our staff is alerted upon arrival to make sure we can accommodate a wheelchair before it gets too crowded. 
  • The show is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Every child receives a free Dr. Seuss board book after the show!
  • After the performance, the cast will stay and greet the kids and sign character autographs and be available for photos. 

* Questions about the process? Email us at info@betheatre.com

ON SITE SCHOOL VISITS: 
Unfortunately we cannot travel to schools to perform the entire show due to our cast being either students or professional working adutls who have jobs during the day. Also, the set is so large, it is not constructed for travel.  Come see the show at San Angelo Performing Arts Center! 


HOW TO SCHEDULE STORYTIME VISITS:
On Site visits are full. We are no longer able to accomodate visits. Thank you for your interest!

TOM GREEN COUNTY LIBRARY STORYTIME!
We are in partnership with Tom Green County Library and will be scheduling storytimes at the library. Check with TGC Library for exact storytimes., 


 

LET'S LOOK AT NUMBERS AND LITERATURE ALIVE! 

8,000: The number of people who’ve attended Literature Alive in the past 7 years

5,000: The number of books we’ve given away to early readers in the Concho Valley

200+: The number of volunteers who’ve worked Literature Alive productions

These are big numbers making a difference in the lives of our young community members who are just beginning to read.  The Literature Alive Program has inspired thousands of children through the magic of live theatre, and continues to bring outstanding programming to Concho Valley children at no charge to the families who attend.  


 PERFORMANCE ART AND LITERATURE TOGETHER!  

In addition to bringing classic children's literature to families, we also provide exposure to the performing arts, as many of the children who attend have never seen a live theatrical performance.  Although we have children from all socioeconomic backgrounds, our highest attendance and biggest focus are families in the lower income bracket.  Low income families have less financial means to purchase tickets to live performance events such as theater and dance.  As commonly known, studies have shown exposure to the performing arts is extremely important in development, and we are proud to produce such an enriching and exciting event each year. 


 NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR:

BE THEATRE AT SAN ANGELO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 

While continuing our strong partnership with Tom Green County Library, we will be moving the Literature Alive Program to the San Angelo Performing Arts Center and producing the show inside Be Theatre’s Black Box Theatre. While the allure of the library is quite warm and charming, the community room where Literature Alive has been produced the past 7 seasons has become difficult for us due to constraints on size and limitations for production.  Safety is also an issue as it was not built to house a full theatrical production.  

The move to Be Theatre provides us with several benefits including (but not limited to)

  • Full access to our scene shop for a much safer way to build sets
  • Scene shop benefits including fast access to tools during tech week
  • State of the art lighting equipment that will eliminate a need to rent lighting
  • Access to a complete sound system which eliminates the need to rent sound equipment
  • High ceilings for larger set design 
  • The ability to screw into walls to secure sets and large props
  • Set/Prop/Costume storage on site so we can rehearse in our own space
  • Full lobby area that accommodate large crowds during the “waiting time” before shows
  • Lobby area is also much better for character meet and greet after the show
  • Backstage area for cast members including a kitchen/food area
  • No poles in the middle of the room that inhibit the ability to see well
  • Riser seating for parents and older kids 
  • Flooring that is easy to mop in case of accidents (illness or spills)
  • Quick accessibly to costume shop should we need a fast repair
  • Large dressing rooms able to accommodate large casts 
  • Separate dressing areas for adults and minors
  • Support from the SAPAC front of house staff
  • A ‘real’ theatre experience for children 
  • Brings more people to SAPAC who may not have attended before which brings awareness to the space and arts in general
     


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: There are many ways to help make this outreach event possible. If you are internested in sponsorships, please email elena@betheatre.com.  Sponsors get perks such as logo recognition and a preview party with the cast for our final dress rehearsal.  


ARE THERE BE THEATRE MEMBER BENEFITS?

If you are a current member of Be Theatre, we will be opening our final dress rehearsal for no charge.  You must be a current member of our theatre to attend.  Members are welcome to bring up to 2 guests per membership. More information will go out to specific members when we get closer to the production.