From live music and theatre to puppets and fantasy, these affordable one-hour performances provide an opportunity for children and families to experience a variety of performing arts programs. Previous years included puppet theatre to the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, Lucky Diaz; the Family Jam Band, and Tanglewood Marionettes’ performance of The Dragon King. This year’s line-up promises to be just as exciting and spectacular. Wednesday Family night performances are at 7 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and the Thursday shows are at 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium. Admission is just $3 per person per show and group rates are available for 20 or more.
Page Turner Adventures
The Great Pizza Contest! When the kids in the audience are transformed into the citizens of Mozzarella, they must help Mayor Anne Chovi decide once and for all who makes the best pizza in town - Vincent Van Dough or Leonardo Da Munch. This tasty tale of conflict resolution is based on the book by Riley Roam. Visit http://pageturneradventures.com/ for more information.
Puppets, witty wordplay, music and comedy appeals to children and adults alike. Norman Foote is an award-winning entertainer from Vancouver, Canada, who has received international acclaim for his songwriting, outrageous props and off-beat sense of humor. His stage show is innovative both musically and visually. Visit http://www.normanfoote.com/concerts.html for more information.
Songwriting Workshop with Norman Foote
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 2 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public
Experience a captivating and highly engaging songwriter’s workshop with Norman Foote! Explore lyrical content, melody and song genre. Norman encourages students to believe in their own ideas, and the theme is open. The workshop is one hour, and students simply need to show up with their imaginations and willingness to participate! Together (with Norman’s improv skills) they will create a finished song, which may be featured in Norman’s public performance.
Norman Foote has written songs for Walt Disney Records, CBC Television, Shari Lewis, Max & Ruby, Toopy & Binoo, National Film Board, and ICBC to mention a few. He has received Parent Choice, NAPPA Gold, SOCAN and in 2010 JUNO Award for Children’s Record of the Year.
For more information or to sign up, please call (702) 229-6383
Monster’s Intelligence presented by Up in Arms
Melvin the monster is another year older but still not old enough for his license to scream. His birthday wish changes that and the Division for Monster Screams grants his wish on the condition of passing his test. Learning this new information can be difficult for Melvin and he sets off on a quest to learn, with his friend Red the Rat by his side. Populated by a cast of friendly, colorful monster characters and original songs (Green Day-style rock, classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway standards), this is a journey never to forget. Visit http://upinarms.biz/.