Family Festivals

The Family Festival Series is designed for parents and their children ages 4 - 12 years and features live performances, dances, and musical events free of charge. Programs are held one Saturday a month at 11:00 a.m., usually in the James & Betty Hall Theatre. Reduce your stress and get the kids out of the house for a cultural or social program that they will surely enjoy.

September 13
Felix Pitre
ANIMAL TALES (ANIMALES)
Sing and laugh along with Latin American singer-storyteller-musician extraordinaire, Felix Pitre, as he presents a collection of wonderful animal stories and songs celebrating the environment and teaching respect for creatures large and small. This audience-participation treat for young audiences includes stories from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, with songs such as "Froggie Went a Courtin'," "Alouette," and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," among others.


October 18
Jeff Boyer
“Bubble Trouble”
A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages.

November 1
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
“The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea”
A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, searching for the same clues. The princess stays one step ahead of the pirate with every clue. How can she get him out of the way long enough to dive for the treasure? "You're not a real pirate!" she claims. "Am so." "Are not." "Am so." "Okay, prove it!" "How?" "You know, I had to prove I was a real princess once," she says. "I'm sure we can use the same method . . ." and she leaves him snoring on a tall pile of mattresses. But when the princess is in danger from a giant octopus, she quickly discovers the benefits of cooperation! Inspired by their success, the pirate and his new princess friend sail off together in search of further adventure.

December 6
Rick Adam
“Holiday Extravaganza”
Rick Adam performs his entertaining vaudeville act, highlighted with songs and stories of snow, sledding, winter, and the holiday season.