Our Family Festivities Series introduces the next generation to theater and provides the perfect entertainment for children, parents and grandparents to share together.
* All Family Festivities events are approximately one hour in length.
* Please note that due to fire code regulations, every person who enters the theater must have a ticket. This includes infants and children sitting on laps.
Before seeing Family Festivities musical presentations live on the Playhouse stage, join us for interactive book readings of each of the stories
| Dr. Seuss' The Cat in The Hat
Sunday, March 19
1pm | 4pm
All tickets: $20.00
Recommended for ages 3 and up.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in The Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly a rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with The Cat in The Hat the fun's never done!
Presented by Childsplay.
| Pete the Cat
Sunday, April 2
1pm | 4pm
All tickets: $20.00
Recommended for ages 4-8.
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. The minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking, except young Jimmy, the most organized second grader on earth. But, when Jimmy draws a blank in art class Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to learn about inspiration & friendship – all the way to Paris & back in a VW bus.
Presented by Theatreworks USA.
* All Shows Subject to Change *
Please join us one hour before the show for a fun and creative
pre-show activity with Adelka Polak - Teaching Artist, Sova Theatre
Adelka Polak is the Artistic Director and founder of Sova Theatre in 2013. She has worked for 15 years as a dancer, puppeteer, mask-performer and movement director with various companies, including Masque Theatre whose work traveled to Denmark, Taiwan, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Turkey. Recently, at LaMama E.T.C. she performed puppets from the Henson Workshop in "Crane: On Earth, In Sky" led by Heather Henson & Ty Defoe. Collaborators also include Michael Pestel, Justin Perlman, the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater and Squonk Opera. Sova Theatre brings nature to the classroom through innovative puppetry programming from Sandy Hook to Hartford, while also working on arts integration for outdoor education like Two Coyotes Wilderness School where she developed "Wild Theater,” which offers young artists the tools to create original work in the woods every summer. www.AdelkaPolak.com
SHARE THE LOVE OF READING
GIVE A BOOK!
Help to improve childhood literacy by donating gently used or new children's books to
Read to Grow, Inc.
Drop off yours in the lobby before your performance!
Collection bins will be made available during
2017 Family Festivities performances.
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Family Festivities Sponsor
Also supported by
Family Festivites Corporate Sponsors