Velma V. Morrison FAMILY THEATRE SERIES
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GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS - Cirque Ziva
Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:00 PM
The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva, a new world-class cirque spectacular that has been thrilling audiences across the United States since its creation in 2011. This fast-paced, technically-innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobats, dance and costumes, ancient and contemporary music and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries old art form. There is a precision and beauty about everything they do, says The Washington Post. The large cast and dazzling production designs illustrate just how breathtaking Chinese acrobatics can be. Cirque Ziva is sure to entertain, delight and keep audiences of all ages in suspense. See Family Theatre Downloads to the right to download a study guide.
“All of the performers is consummate. Present, masterful, joyous, they communicate these ancient tricks as something brand new. And the powerful music, simple themes, and explosive choreography that transcends culture—an abs
olute joy in exploring the full potential of the human body.” — NYTheatre.co
“Chinese Acrobats offer timeless thrills! The impossle can be achieved, and once achieved surpassed, then surpassed again.” — AP Media
JIM HENSON'S Sid The Science Kid Live!
Friday, March 21, 2014 6:30 PM
Sid the Science Kid, the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world! With mysteries to explain and wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, asking curious questions and finding cool answers. Teacher Susie is along to keep the music flowing as the kids explore the world around them with audience interactive activities, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs to go around.
“Sid the Science Kid Live!” will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing and excited to figure out more about the great unknown, together!
Curriculum Connections: Reading & Language Arts, Listening Comprehension, Science & Technology, Life Science, Health & Fitness, Physical Science, Earth Science.
ALEXANDER and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:00 PM
Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has... He wakes up with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally drops his sweater in the sink - all before breakfast! Alexander can already tell - it's going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!
Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Theatreworks USA proudly presents this Two Beans Production. See Family Theatre Downloads to the right to download a study guide.
(One hour in length, recommended for grades K -3) Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.
FAMILY READING SERIES
Sunday, January 19, 2013 • 2:00 PM – Morrison Center Recital Hall
Morty and Marian are expecting their first child. Marian is always hungry and has cravings for rapunzels – radishes – but Morty can only find them in the garden of the witch – who lives next door. The witch catches him stealing from her garden and demands his firstborn be turned over to her to raise – because he is obviously not capable of raising the child being a thief and all. From that fateful night, the story winds into the future and brings us to a tower with a beautiful princess and her amazingly long, braided hair. She has been kept away from the dangers of the world but won’t be able to resist the idea of freedom with someone she loves.
Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm Written by Carole Whiteleather
Support provided by the Idaho Commission on the Arts