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The CENTER presents exciting new shows and family favorites with Saturday Morning Family Series

 Rhinebeck, NY: The CENTER for Performing Arts’ Saturday Morning Family Series kicks off their winter/spring season on Saturday, February 7, 2015 with a brand-new puppet version of “The Wizard of Oz” featuring marionettes, shadow puppets, rod puppets, and a large parade puppet. Another new show on the roster is Lisa Lou’s “Super Circus Stuff,” a one-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Back by popular demand are audience favorites including Bill Robinson’s “Predators of the Wild,” “Pirate School” by David Engel, Celtic Heels Irish Dance, and Barefoot Dance Company. Live theater versions of classic literature will also grace the stage, with shows including “Treasure Island,” “Pinocchio” and “Macbeth. Magicians Derrin Berger and Frank Monaco return with their hilarious magic/comedy show, “Berger’s and Franks.”

 Lou Trapani, Artist and Managing Director of The CENTER, notes that the Saturday Morning Family Series is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the M&T Charitable Foundation. “Thanks to M & T, we are able to continue to present our long term artistic partners and also introduce new quality programming to our family audiences,” he said.

All performances begin at 11:00 a.m. and are approximately 50 minutes in length. Ticket can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (845) 876-3080 or ordered online at  www.centerforperformingarts.org. Tickets are  $7 for children, $9 for adults.

 The winter/spring schedule includes:

 

 Feb. 7

The Wizard of Oz by The Puppet People – NEW!

Join The Puppet People as they follow the yellow brick road to The Emerald City and bring a literary classic to life! See Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The Cowardly Lion learn about home, courage, heart and smarts! This puppet fantasy features marionettes, shadow puppets, rod puppets, a large parade puppet and more! For ages 5 and up.

 

Feb. 14

PREDATORS OF THE WILD with Bill Robinson

An exciting, interactive show that explains how birds of prey and reptiles have their own unique adaptations for survival.  Learn the importance of birds and reptiles in the balance of nature, and how man has helped to restore endangered species such as the peregrine falcon. Live animals include birds of prey such as hawks, owls, vultures, and falcons as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards.

 Feb. 21

 

PIRATE SCHOOL: A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME!

Featured in New York Magazine’s “BEST OF NY: KIDS!,” Billy Bones take the audience on a madcap, non-violent adventure for the whole family. Come experience slapstick comedy, eccentric props, original music and special effects routines, zany theatrical swordplay, adept magic, a mischievous water squirting cannon, and a furry puppet sidekick. Loads of hilarious audience participation adds to the piratical fun. Kids encouraged to dress like pirates! Ages 4 and up.

 Feb. 28

SUPER CIRCUS STUFF with Lisa Lou *NEW

The whole family will enjoy Lisa Lou’s one-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Come join the circus with us!

 

Mar. 7
CELTIC HEELS IRISH DANCE

Joan McGrenaghan and her performing troupe have delighted audiences for over two decades! Enjoy Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes choreographed to energetic, hand-clapping, toe-tapping instrumentals.

 Mar. 14

 

BAREFOOT DANCE COMPANY

This unique company of young dancers will perform several innovative modern dance pieces in a delightful concert with engaging talent and inspiring music. Audience members of all ages will find the variety of work exciting and enjoyable. 

 Mar. 21

PINOCCHIO by The Hampstead Stage Company
Based on Carlo Collodi’s timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, who carves a son out of a block of pine. Join the wooden marionette on his journey to become a real boy! Through Pinocchio’s mischievous adventures, he discovers that to truly be human is to be good-hearted and brave. Interactive show with lots of audience participation!

 

Mar. 28

BERGER’S AND FRANK’S MAGIC SHOW

Derrin Berger and Frank Monaco have a combined 60+ years of magical experience and they're going to pack it all into one great family show with magic, comedy, and audience participation all rolled into one.  Be prepared to laugh in amazement as the magic happens live, right before your eyes.

 Apr. 11 and 18

 

MACBETH 
Mill Road School PTA student performance of Macbeth, directed by Jennifer McGuckin as part of the 9th Annual Sam Scripps Shakespeare Festival. Tickets sold through box office only: 845-876-3080.

 April 25 and May 2

 

TREASURE ISLAND by Kids on Stage
Excitement runs high in this musical adaptation of a favorite childhood adventure story. Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling tale of pirates, treasure maps, mutiny on the high seas and pieces of eight follows Jim Hawkins, an ordinary youth drawn into a dangerous race for buried treasure against the treacherous Long John Silver! Performed by Kids on Stage, The CENTER’s after-school workshop program, directed by Lisa Lynds.

 Photos attached: (LisaLou2) Lisa Lou’s Super Circus Stuff; (PirateFlag) Pirate School with David Engel

 

For additional and/or high resolution photos, please contact Babette Fasolino, Education Director: 845-876-3088 ext. 13.

 Babette Fasolino

Education Director

The CENTER For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

(845) 876-3088 ext. 13

(845) 876-1163 - fax

 

 


http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/

Family Series

The CENTER presents exciting new shows and family favorites with Saturday Morning Family Series

 Rhinebeck, NY: The CENTER for Performing Arts’ Saturday Morning Family Series kicks off their winter/spring season on Saturday, February 7, 2015 with a brand-new puppet version of “The Wizard of Oz” featuring marionettes, shadow puppets, rod puppets, and a large parade puppet. Another new show on the roster is Lisa Lou’s “Super Circus Stuff,” a one-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Back by popular demand are audience favorites including Bill Robinson’s “Predators of the Wild,” “Pirate School” by David Engel, Celtic Heels Irish Dance, and Barefoot Dance Company. Live theater versions of classic literature will also grace the stage, with shows including “Treasure Island,” “Pinocchio” and “Macbeth. Magicians Derrin Berger and Frank Monaco return with their hilarious magic/comedy show, “Berger’s and Franks.”

 Lou Trapani, Artist and Managing Director of The CENTER, notes that the Saturday Morning Family Series is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the M&T Charitable Foundation. “Thanks to M & T, we are able to continue to present our long term artistic partners and also introduce new quality programming to our family audiences,” he said.

All performances begin at 11:00 a.m. and are approximately 50 minutes in length. Ticket can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (845) 876-3080 or ordered online at  www.centerforperformingarts.org. Tickets are  $7 for children, $9 for adults.

 The winter/spring schedule includes:

 

 Feb. 7

The Wizard of Oz by The Puppet People – NEW!

Join The Puppet People as they follow the yellow brick road to The Emerald City and bring a literary classic to life! See Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The Cowardly Lion learn about home, courage, heart and smarts! This puppet fantasy features marionettes, shadow puppets, rod puppets, a large parade puppet and more! For ages 5 and up.

 

Feb. 14

PREDATORS OF THE WILD with Bill Robinson

An exciting, interactive show that explains how birds of prey and reptiles have their own unique adaptations for survival.  Learn the importance of birds and reptiles in the balance of nature, and how man has helped to restore endangered species such as the peregrine falcon. Live animals include birds of prey such as hawks, owls, vultures, and falcons as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards.

 Feb. 21

 

PIRATE SCHOOL: A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME!

Featured in New York Magazine’s “BEST OF NY: KIDS!,” Billy Bones take the audience on a madcap, non-violent adventure for the whole family. Come experience slapstick comedy, eccentric props, original music and special effects routines, zany theatrical swordplay, adept magic, a mischievous water squirting cannon, and a furry puppet sidekick. Loads of hilarious audience participation adds to the piratical fun. Kids encouraged to dress like pirates! Ages 4 and up.

 Feb. 28

SUPER CIRCUS STUFF with Lisa Lou *NEW

The whole family will enjoy Lisa Lou’s one-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Come join the circus with us!

 

Mar. 7
CELTIC HEELS IRISH DANCE

Joan McGrenaghan and her performing troupe have delighted audiences for over two decades! Enjoy Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes choreographed to energetic, hand-clapping, toe-tapping instrumentals.

 Mar. 14

 

BAREFOOT DANCE COMPANY

This unique company of young dancers will perform several innovative modern dance pieces in a delightful concert with engaging talent and inspiring music. Audience members of all ages will find the variety of work exciting and enjoyable. 

 Mar. 21

PINOCCHIO by The Hampstead Stage Company
Based on Carlo Collodi’s timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, who carves a son out of a block of pine. Join the wooden marionette on his journey to become a real boy! Through Pinocchio’s mischievous adventures, he discovers that to truly be human is to be good-hearted and brave. Interactive show with lots of audience participation!

 

Mar. 28

BERGER’S AND FRANK’S MAGIC SHOW

Derrin Berger and Frank Monaco have a combined 60+ years of magical experience and they're going to pack it all into one great family show with magic, comedy, and audience participation all rolled into one.  Be prepared to laugh in amazement as the magic happens live, right before your eyes.

 Apr. 11 and 18

 

MACBETH 
Mill Road School PTA student performance of Macbeth, directed by Jennifer McGuckin as part of the 9th Annual Sam Scripps Shakespeare Festival. Tickets sold through box office only: 845-876-3080.

 April 25 and May 2

 

TREASURE ISLAND by Kids on Stage
Excitement runs high in this musical adaptation of a favorite childhood adventure story. Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling tale of pirates, treasure maps, mutiny on the high seas and pieces of eight follows Jim Hawkins, an ordinary youth drawn into a dangerous race for buried treasure against the treacherous Long John Silver! Performed by Kids on Stage, The CENTER’s after-school workshop program, directed by Lisa Lynds.

 Photos attached: (LisaLou2) Lisa Lou’s Super Circus Stuff; (PirateFlag) Pirate School with David Engel

 

For additional and/or high resolution photos, please contact Babette Fasolino, Education Director: 845-876-3088 ext. 13.

 Babette Fasolino

Education Director

The CENTER For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

(845) 876-3088 ext. 13

(845) 876-1163 - fax

 

 

 

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