Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts announces its 2006-07 Young Audience Sunday Series and Artsbound Schoolday season

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts announces its 2006-07 Young Audience Sunday Series and Artsbound Schoolday season

Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts announces its 2006-07 Young Audience Sunday Series and Artsbound Schoolday season, a lineup of music, theater, stories and fun for the whole family.

All performances take place in the Quick Center's Kelley Theatre, unless otherwise noted. Tickets for the Young Audience Sunday Series performances are $12 for adults, $10 for children, with package discounts available. Birthday party packages are also available, unless otherwise noted. Tickets to the Artsbound Schoolday Series performances, which take place on weekdays and are geared to school groups, are $7.

Season details are as follows:

Enchantment Theatre Company
Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 & 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.
This Philadelphia-based company that has been producing quality programs for more than 25 years offers a new spin on the timeless tale, featuring incredible illusions, life-sized puppets, masked performers and exquisite costuming. Recommended for children of all ages. Birthday parties are not available.

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 & 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.
Theatreworks' biggest production ever, "Seussical" is an adaptation of the Broadway show, in which some of Dr. Seuss' best-loved silly stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. Presented by one of the most respected family theatre companies in the country, this performance is geared to children in grades K through 3.

"A Christmas Carol"
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 & 3 p.m.
Theatreworks returns with the new musical combining the funniest - and most touching - parts of the Dickens classic with witty dialogue and fresh new songs. This holiday offering is the perfect way for children in all grades to get in the Christmas spirit.

"The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe"
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.
This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis' adventure story about four children in war-torn England whose magical adventures begin when they climb through a mysterious wardrobe and wind up in the land of Narnia. This production is geared to children in grades 2 through 7.

Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration on Tour
Sunday, Feb. 11 at 1 & 3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. and noon
Based on the story by Whoopi Goldberg and adapted by Kim Hines
When a little girl wins a mysterious BIG BUCKS sweepstakes, dreams of big houses, more friends and no cares dance in her head. And that's just the beginning of the outrageous adventures in store in this delightful world-premiere adaptation suitable for children in grades 1 through 5. Now in its 14 th season, this company is part of the Washington, D.C.-based Kennedy Center for the Arts and has been enchanting audiences across the country.

"Henry and Mudge"
Sunday, March 18 at 1 & 3 p.m.
Monday, March 19 at 10 a.m.
Sometimes it's tough being a kid, but, as readers of the popular "Henry and Mudge" book series know, things are a whole lot more fun when you have a big, slobbery dog on hand to share your adventures. Theatreworks/USA returns with this rollicking show geared to children in grades pre-K through 3.

"Music and Literature"
The Live Music Project
International Literature Festival Family Fare event
Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
The Quick Center's resident conductor-less orchestra offers an exciting program of music and classic stories, as well as a demonstration of musical instruments, as part of the Quick Center's two-day International Literature Festival. Though it's not part of the Young Audience Sunday or Artsbound series, this program is geared to families. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children.

"Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia & Other Stories"
Sunday, April 15 at 1 & 3 p.m.
Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
The maid with a heart of gold who takes things a tad too literally returns, this time bringing her hilarious sensibility to the doctor's office. This fast-paced revue of "little books" for children also includes an Anansi the Spider story and a fresh sing-along for the audience to enjoy. This Theatreworks production is suitable for children in grades K through 4.

Posted On: 06-12-2006 10:06 AM

Volume: 38 Number: 244