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ExxonMobil Discovery Series: Katie The Strongest of the Strong


Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2023

Event Type

Discovery Educational Series, Education Outreach

Ticket Price

This is a non-ticketed event. Performances are provided free of charge to local Houston schools.

Performance Hall

Zilkha Hall
Arts Partner: Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera presents composer Faye Chiao and librettist Anton Dudley’s company-commissioned opera Katie: The Strongest of the Strong, which made its digital world premiere in 2020. The opera celebrates women’s strength and confidence through the inspiring true story of Austro-American weightlifter Katie (Brumbach) Sandwina, a circus strongwoman who defied expectations in the early 1900s.

In the 2023-2024 school year, the Hobby Center is excited to present a diverse range of free educational field trips to Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall with the goal of serving 5th grade students in Houston. Through this TEKS-aligned series, 5th grade students are introduced to dance, music and/or theater in ways that are engaging, fun and further their learning and belonging.

Learn More about the Hobby Center’s educational programming and future opportunities for all Houston school districts.

This project is supported in part by an award from the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Mid-America Arts Alliance.


Performance Schedule

  • Audio Description
  • Open Captions
  • ASL

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