Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Friday Morning Children's Shows at Ivoryton

Pictured - Allyn Gooen. Photo courtesy of the Ivoryton Playhouse


The Ivoryton Playhouse continues the tradition of Friday morning Children’s shows with some familiar stories and some new.

July 15 -- The Love Bug’s Hug - Allynn Gooen and Annie Hickman combine their creative talents into an extraordinary theatrical experience. In his zany style, Allynn uses balloons to create helicopters, airplanes, scuba tanks, and more, to lead his audience volunteers on a search for a cure to cheer up a sad princess. Annie’s colorful creatures become their guides to the magical Love Bug. PreK-6.

July 22 -- Haiku, Hip Hop & Hot Dogs Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents Puppets Do Poetry. Imagine a symphony composed entirely by goldfish! Thrill to the adventures of “Fearless Flying Hotdogs!” Dance with the “Funky Snowman”! This exciting new fusion of poetry and puppetry includes Jack Prelutsky’s “The Goblin” (these goblins just want to have fun!) as well as poems by Nikki Giovanni, David McCord, Calef Brown and others. Remember to “Keep a Poem in your Pocket” and above all – “Do Not Approach an Emu”!

July 29 -- Bear Tales : An original story for children produced by The Madhatters Theatre Company.

Aug. 12 -- Bubblemania! Back by popular demand. Casey Carle performs tricky undulations, manipulations and juggling with bubbles. Children of all ages, parents and grandparents will all love this performance – this is a bubble show to keep the 5 to 75 year-olds mesmerized. Check out his website at http://www.bubblemania.com/.

Aug. 19 -- Class Clown Hartford Children’s Theatre comes to Ivoryton for this very special performance. Lucas is the most rambunctious pupil in Mrs. Hockaday’s fourth grade class. He races pencils and cracks jokes when things seem a bit dull, and he always forgets to raise his hand. When his teacher sends home a note, Lucas vows to behave, though most of his good intentions quickly go awry. Based on the book by Johanna Hurwitz.

Performances are at 11 am. Tickets are $12 and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting http://www.ivorytonplayhouse.org/.  Book early to avoid disappointment. (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main St., Ivoryton.

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