JUMP!, Providence’s premiere youth dance company will perform its holiday classic based on the book THEÂ POLARÂ EXPRESS by local author, Chris Van Allsburg on December 21 at 2pm and 6 pmÂ and onÂ December 22 at 2 pmÂ at The Nathan Bishop School, Providence, RI. This original dance-drama delights audiences of all ages. With a variety of dance styles […]
The approaching holiday season marks the return of a unique and enchanting annual tradition, Arabian Nights at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA. This coproduction of The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater weaves striking sets, a captivating cast, imaginative puppetry and a magical retelling of a selection of the ancient tales, appropriate and […]
By Jillian Finkle, Education Programs Coordinator, Providence Children’s Museum This summer, Providence Children’s Museum debuts a new original theater production — After the Beanstalk: Jack, Jill and the Giant. The 20-minute interactive show expands upon the classic tale to explore ideas presented in the Museum’s newest exhibit, ThinkSpace. After Jack is kidnapped by the giant, […]
In this 13 minute video, Flick and Flack give you a sneak peak at War Horse. Filmed at a PPAC press event, this short film includes anecdotes from an interview with actor Brandon Drea and the Joey the horse puppeteers. Horse kisses, fascinating behind the scenes tidbits, the play’s trailer, and some incredible horse jumps! […]
Some of the best summer fun can be had close to home. Plan some staycation outings for August. Photo: Mood Board Photography.
Staycations have become a fashionable necessity during these days of higher gas prices and reduced work weeks, unemployment, or the fear of losing a job. For many, the idea of a pricey vacation is simply out of the question and for others this may be a preferred way to explore your community. Enjoy this list of ideas I originally wrote for the Kidoinfo Staycation Guide.
I have read JM Barrie’s book about the boy who never grows up to my sons and we’ve seen this classic story retold many times on stage and screen but we have never seen it performed like the threesixtyÂ° theater’s magical version of PETER PAN. They have readapted the classic into a spectacular stage production […]
Lose yourself in a forest of fantasy with the shape-shifting dancers of MOMIX in Botanica, an artful extravaganza of movement, circus, athleticism and magical effects. Creatures real and mythical materialize through dazzling projections and larger-than-life puppets designed by Michael Curry, the Tony Award-winning designer of The Lion King. [First Works Logo] This primeval world forms a magical tableau where MOMIXâ€™s impossibly nimble dancer-illusionists redefine gravity. Experience Botanica…and take leave of your senses in a garden of blooms!
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Festival Ballet Providence begins the new season with a program specifically for children: chatterBOXtheater. Inspired by favorite childhood stories, FBP brings some of literature’s most beloved characters to life. Designed to introduce children to the world of dance and theater at a young age, performances in this series take place at Festival Ballet’s Black Box […]
Welcome the first day of summer at the Hope Artiste Village — home to a number of artisans, retail shops, residences, and offices. Bring the whole family, there’s something for everyone! Come enjoy a celebration of the arts: activities for adults and kids, games and prizes, an arts & crafts fair, live music, and plenty […]
By Jaci Arnone You may be wondering why I am recommending pipe organ concerts as a fun kid’s activity, but I urge you to keep an open mind. Organ music might not be high on my playlist either, but I have wonderful memories of my grandmother “GiGi” playing show tunes during family holidays while my […]