Family Festivals

All Family Festival programs will be held in the James & Betty Hall Theatre at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free.

September 17
“The Latin American Journey”
This musical adventure retraces TAINO’s five-year journey through Central and South America and the Caribbean. Authentic Latin American songs from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, and Jamaica are integrated with some of TAINO’s original compositions which have been inspired by the countries and people that they encountered. Songs are interwoven with stories involving some of the history of Christopher Columbus and personal experiences. The program is bilingual (some Spanish with English translations), and full of audience participation. A large map of the area is displayed and used for showing the areas traveled.

October 29
Two Silly Fathers
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
Watch the clever antics of Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones as they vie for the attention of Katrina Van Tassel. See Ichabod show off with a wildly funny dance. Enjoy the live accompaniment of guitar, banjo, bagpipe, whistle, belly, drums, and more. Witness the thrilling chase on horseback at the climax of the story.

Costumes, scenery and a wide variety of musical instrument round out this imaginative and fast-paced presentation. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is sure to delight, amuse and enlighten children of all ages.

November 12
Kit’s Interactive Theatre
“Pocahontas' Vision Quest”
Pocahontas' Vision Quest unveils the lifestyle of Native American tribes.Their language, customs and traditions are explored by students and teachers. Before Pocahontas sets off on her vision quest, her father, Chief Powhatan, insists that she prepare properly. A Native American folktale is shared, as well as as the friendship dance with John Smith (and the entire body of students).  Audience participants harvest the planting mounds (corn, beans and squash,and  Pocahontas' "brothers and sisters" test their bravery in a bat-filled cave. She then plays a creative imagination game before she departs on her quest.

December 3
Rick Adam
“Shadowtales of Winter”
This mesmerizing program of the wonders of winter explores world tales through the magical art of Shadow Theater and is sure to warm holiday hearts of young and old.