Capitol Kids

What is Capitol Kids?

Capitol Kids is a youth theatre arts program designed to inspire curiosity and unleash creativity. More engaging than watching a movie, Capitol Kids live performances are entertaining and interactive, giving children the opportunity to think, imagine, and dream. Our shows are presented by professional touring companies, providing teachers and students with high quality, easily accessed, one-of-a-kind experiences that help kids develop into well-rounded thinkers and problem solvers.

Why Capitol Kids?

Art is a crucial component to any complete education. Unfortunately, when education funding is reduced, arts programs are often the first courses eliminated. Capitol Kids was created to help ensure that all Yakima Valley children receive the benefits of arts programming; higher self-esteem, motivation, discipline, and creativity.

For more information on Capitol Kids contact Carol West at 1.509.853.8000 or by email at

Ifrikya Spirit

Ifrikya Spirit

October 25, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.

In Algeria, varied cultures meet, separate and recombine. Ifrikya Spirit stakes its expansive musical tent where West African instruments are welcomed and enjoined with global sensibilities. Eclectic and elemental, Ifrikya Spirit is "a stand-out with a unique sound at the melting point of new composition and instrumental abundance, with messages of peace and inter-African solidarity...” (Algerie Presse Service)

Curriculum Connections: Communication, Music, Social Studies
(Ancient Cultures, African Studies)

Recommended for Grades 6th and Up

Doktor Kaboom - Look out! Science is coming!

Doktor Kaboom - Look out! Science is coming!

February 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

An original interactive science comedy show for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Join Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain.

Curriculum Connections: Communication, Science

Recommended for Grades 4th through 8th

Skippyjon Jones - Snow What

Skippyjon Jones - Snow What

March 29, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
March 28, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure as his alter ego Skippito Friskito. With the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja.

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships and Family.

Recommended for Grades pre-K through 3rd

Junie B's Essential Survival Guide To School

Junie B's Essential Survival Guide To School

May 18, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book.

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family

Recommended for Grades K through 5th

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