The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us. We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two. We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'. Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.
Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps). Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs has quickly become one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast. www.karenkjitterbugs.com
Join Beth Randall and Bonnie Jean Wilbur for an intense week of fun and discovery at The Firehouse. We’ll spend four hours a day in their Arakelian Theater working on storytelling, improv, singing and general silliness. Just bring a snack and your imagination and we promise a perfect school vacation week. On Friday at noon, the students will share a short performance with parents and friends.
Get ready for an exciting and fun magic show developed especially for kids and families! Mike Bent began his career in magic at age 6, when he checked out his first magic book from the library. That book started him on the path to a lifetime love of learning, creativity and performance that literally changed his life. Come see his show and enjoy fun magic and comedy designed just for families!
Join the Newburyport YWCA for a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, featuring thought provoking performances by theater students from area high schools and a discussion about racism and its impact. Thanks to generous donations from the community, High School students attend the event for free.
December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Oberufer “Shepherds Play,” a Nativity play, is once again offered by faculty of the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. It shows twice on Thursday, Dec. 17: at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. The play focuses on three shepherds who hear of the birth of Jesus and travel to bring him gifts.
Ilse Kolbuzowski, a former Waldorf Eurythmy teacher, shares this about the three Oberufer plays, of which the “Shepherds Play” is one:
Gloucester Stage Company Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights! Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in this wonderful seasonal show about the importance of family and friends. The show features a cast of 35-40 student actors and a crew of 6-8 student technical interns whose ages range from 6 to 19 years old. Any student who completed a class session during the calendar year of the production is invited to join the cast. Holiday Delights affords the YAW students an opportunity to collaborate harmoniously on a professionally-run, large-scale theater project resulting in a three-performance run at the Gorton Theater, home of the Gloucester Stage Company.
Sparhawk School is proud to present the classic holiday play, It's A Wonderful Life. This film adaptation is directed by Robert Delibero, Sparhawk teacher and seasoned actor and director, and performed by Sparhawk School students and alumni.
Sawyer Free Library invites kids to a live performance by the "What Time is it Mr. Fox?" Duo! This is just one of the great family activities during Gloucester's Middle Street Walk 2015. Enjoy a performance from this local Gloucester Favorite! With Brian King voice, keys and guitar and Nathan Cohen performing violin, viola & trumpet.
When Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” he created a new Christmas tradition, but did you know he was a huge fan and proponent of the biggest Christmas tradition of his own time, PANTO!?