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Youth & Family Programs
The Rainbow Fish
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Sun., Oct. 21 at
1PM* & 3:30PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 2+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance
The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child in this award-winning production about the colorful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects bring this enchanting story to life.
The Rainbow Fish
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Monday, Oct. 22 at 10AM
Grades PreK+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, LB, RF, MU  

Marcus Pfister’s enchanting story comes to life with innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and evocative original music. This award-winning original stage adaptation provides young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.
The Nature of Forgetting
Theatre Re
Sat., Oct. 27 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Through movement and compelling live music, this poignant production tells the story of a middle aged father struggling with the early stages of dementia. A journey of shining humanity, and a celebration of a life well lived.
Velvet Caravan
Thu., Nov. 1 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

Rooted in the gypsy jazz/swing and Latin swing styles, this high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene.
The Soul of America
Music Made in the USA
Sat., Nov. 3 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

The Soul of America delivers a power punch-packed performance of the greatest soul hits ever written, played by the people who helped make them famous and unforgettable to this day. Warning: uncontrollable dancing in the aisle may occur!
Seeger
Randy Noojin
Tue., Nov. 13 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

America’s beloved folksinger/activist Pete Seeger is brilliantly brought to life in this mesmerizing solo show that captures the spirit, personality and passions that made him such a beloved American icon.
A Joyful Christmas
Eileen Ivers
Sat., Dec. 1 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

World-renowned violinist Eileen Ivers and her band joyfully perform a program of American and Irish songs, original tunes and holiday favorites. A concert for the whole family celebrating the pure spirit of the season!
The Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet
Fri., Dec. 7 at 4pm & 8pm
Tickets: $40 & $50

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dancers have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed.
The Night Before Christmas Carol
David zum Brunnen
Tue., Dec. 11 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters in an energetic and acclaimed performance that gives audiences a humorous (and historically accurate) glimpse into Dickens’ inspirations for his world-famous tale.
When I Put On Your Glove
Sandglass Theater
Fri., Feb. 1 at 7pm
Sat., Feb. 2 at 3PM
Tickets: $15

Through puppetry, dance and spoken word, a daughter explores her relationship to her father’s artistic legacy and how an art form endures and transforms as it is handed to the next generation.
Freedom Bound
Mad River Theater Works
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10AM
Grades 3+ • Length: 50 minutes
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, MC, MU, SS

This compelling original play with music tells the tale of one of one of the most important incidents in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio: The story of Addison White, an escaped slave, and his rescue by the citizens of the town of Mechanicsburg.
Hiroya Tsukamoto
Thu., Feb. 7 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

Innovative composer, guitarist and singer/songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto fuses folk, jazz, world music and storytelling into intoxicating performances. Originally from Kyoto, Japan Tsukamoto’s unique, impressionistic sound can be described as “cinematic guitar poetry.”
Emily Brown and the Thing
Tall Stories
Sat., Feb. 9 at
1PM* & 3:30PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 3+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance

This magical show, based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton, features great songs, clever puppets and lovable characters that audiences of all ages will adore.
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Cirque Mechanics
Fri., Feb. 15 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 55 mins. (40 minute performance followed by a 15 minute Q & A)
CURR. CONNECTIONS: S

Experience the American circus reinvented in timber, steel and imagination. Mechanical wonders include a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists, and a galloping mechanical horse. This performance explores the engineering and math behind the construction and design of the machines.
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Cirque Mechanics
Fri., Feb. 15 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Step right up to Cirque Mechanics’ world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust. Experience a unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional one-ring circus, filled with mechanical marvels, thrills, laughs and excitement!
Kristin Andreassen
Thu., Feb. 21 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

Nashville-based Kristin Andreassen is a singer, award-winning songwriter and percussive dancer who combines those skills in musical performances that are both “inventive” (The New Yorker) and “haunting” (NPR’s Folk Alley).
The Bright Siders
Fri., Feb. 22 at 10AM*
Grades PreK+ •  LENGTH: 50 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: RF, MU, CL

*Relaxed Performance
The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions. Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, the Bright Siders feature excellent musicianship and skillful audience engagement.
The Bright Siders
Fri., Feb. 22 at
7PM*
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 4+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance
Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions.
Shaun Boothe presents
The Unauthorized Biography Series
Thu., Feb. 28 at 12PM
Grades:  4+ • LENGTH: 60 Min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS:  CL, D, MU, MC, SS

Award-winning hip-hop artist Shaun Boothe motivates young audiences using rap songs that chronicle the extraordinary lives of cultural icons King, Obama, Winfrey and Ali. His engaging take on the trails they blazed imbues students with the courage to find their own paths.
Shaun Boothe presents
The Unauthorized Biography Series
Thu., Feb. 28 at 7PM
Tickets: $15 & $25

An award-winning hip hop artist, TEDx speaker and creator of The Unauthorized Biography Series, Shaun Boothe celebrates the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical rap songs and documentary-style music videos.
Shadow Play
Trusty Sidekick
Sun., Mar. 3 at
1PM* & 3:30PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 2+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance
What happens to your shadow while you sleep? Featuring innovative lighting and charming video animations, this original play sends audiences on a thrilling multimedia, non-verbal adventure to answer that very question.
Gabriel Royal
Thu., Mar. 7 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

Influenced by Stevie Wonder’s groove and Burt Bacharach's jazz-pop sensitivities, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter and cellist Gabriel Royal’s trademark sound, singing over a cello, is best described as “easy listening modern chamber pop.”
From Purple to Pärt
RIOULT Dance NY
Sat., Mar. 9 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Founded in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of artistic director/choreographer Pascal Rioult.
They Called Her Vivaldi
Theatre Lovett
Fri., Mar. 15 at 10AM
Grades: 2+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: MU, SS, CL, RF

Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical prodigy whose magical, musical hat goes missing. Part comedy, part thriller, this new production is full of beautiful music and hilarious characters, and celebrates the power within us all to follow our dreams. 
They Called Her Vivaldi
Theatre Lovett
Fri., Mar. 15 at 7PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 7+)
All tickets: $10

Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical-prodigy whose magical, musical hat goes missing. This new production is full of beautiful music and hilarious characters, celebrating the power within us all to follow our dreams.
Underneath a Magical Moon
tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal
Fri. Mar. 22 at 10AM
Grades K+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, LB, MU, RF

This sparkling new production is a reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling. Fly with Wendy and her brothers as they create the world of Neverland, where time stands still and the impossible seems possible.
Underneath a Magical Moon
tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal
Fri. Mar. 22 at 7PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 3+)
All tickets: $10

This sparkling new production is a reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling. Fly with Wendy and her brothers as they create the world of Neverland, where even everyday objects become extraordinary under the magical moon.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Fri., Apr. 5 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: MC, MU, S, WT

Recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company today, the Golden Dragons combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Fri., Apr. 5 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

The Golden Dragons Acrobats combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty.
Broadway’s Next H!T Musical
Sun., Apr. 7 at 3PM
Tickets: $20 & $30

NYC's original, award-winning improvised musical comedy comes to Branchburg. Join the fun as master improvisers gather made-up hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter.
Rhonda Badonda – The Adventures of
a Girl with a Pain in her Brain

Rhonda S. Musak
Tue., Apr. 9 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

When a mysterious pain dismantles her coping strategies, Rhonda embarks on a journey that leads her to the Paris Opera, Mozart, and the ultimate face-off...with her brain.
Illusionist Kevin Spencer
Fri., Apr. 12 at
7PM*
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 4+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance
A world-renowned illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit, Kevin Spencer brings audiences a relaxed, family-friendly performance brimming with fast-paced magic and illusion guaranteed to capture the imagination.
The Early Mays
Thu., May 2 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

With Appalachian-inspired harmonies and a sweet, old-time sound, The Early Mays have captivated both regional and national audiences with songs that range from traditional to modern in style, and from contemplative to barn raising in spirit.
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly
Dallas Children’s Theater
Mon., May 6 at 10AM
Grades: PreK+ • LENGTH: 70 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: LB, LA, RF,
MC, S, SS, MU

Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside. You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own! 
 
 

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