Category: theater

JUMP!  Scenes from the Polar Express

JUMP! Scenes from the Polar Express

[ 1 ] December 10, 2013 |

JUMP!, Providence’s premiere youth dance company will perform its holiday classic based on the book THE POLAR EXPRESS by local author, Chris Van Allsburg on December 21 at 2pm and 6 pm and on December 22 at 2 pm at The Nathan Bishop School, Providence, RI. This original dance-drama delights audiences of all ages. With a variety of dance styles […]

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Arabian Nights—Storytelling is the Magic Carpet Ride

Arabian Nights—Storytelling is the Magic Carpet Ride

[ 0 ] November 18, 2013 |

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 […]

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Raising the Curtain: Theater with Kids

Raising the Curtain: Theater with Kids

[ 0 ] June 18, 2013 |

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, […]

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War Horse: Behind the Play and With the Horses!

War Horse: Behind the Play and With the Horses!

[ 0 ] June 9, 2013 |

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! […]

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Family Matters: Summer Staycations

Family Matters: Summer Staycations

[ 0 ] August 3, 2012 |

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.

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See PETER PAN in a magical new way!

See PETER PAN in a magical new way!

[ 0 ] November 22, 2011 |

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 threesixty° theater’s magical version of PETER PAN. They have readapted the classic into a spectacular stage production […]

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Enter to Win! A chance to see MOMIX in Botanica on October 29th, 2011!

Enter to Win! A chance to see MOMIX in Botanica on October 29th, 2011!

[ 59 ] October 18, 2011 |

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 MOMIX’s impossibly nimble dancer-illusionists redefine gravity. Experience Botanica…and take leave of your senses in a garden of blooms!

Enter to Win!

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Peter and the Wolf launches Festival Ballet’s chatterBOXtheater

Peter and the Wolf launches Festival Ballet’s chatterBOXtheater

[ 0 ] October 8, 2009 |

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 […]

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Summer Festival at the Hope Artiste Village

Summer Festival at the Hope Artiste Village

[ 3 ] June 19, 2008 |

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 […]

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Wonders of The Wurlitzer Concert Series

Wonders of The Wurlitzer Concert Series

[ 5 ] May 16, 2008 |

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 […]

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