Kids & Families
“The Joyfully Jolly Jamboree” has the look and feel of a classic 1950s TV holiday special—complete with 11 original songs, hand-crafted puppets, fake commercial breaks, a hilarious singalong, video projections and incredible choreography. This show oozes with nostalgia and charm for the whole family. Hosted by award-winning puppeteer and Ambassador of Joy, Joshua Holden.
“Joshua is the human embodiment of sunshine” - Audience Member
A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat, and when he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! Can Frosty help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join them on a thrilling quest through New York City as they discover that the real magic of the season is love.
“I am still blown away by the powerful heart-warming message embedded into this story. Truly amazing!” - Audience Member
Meet Danny Carmo—it wasn’t long ago that he thought school, and in particular, math wasn’t for him. He was more interested in dreaming about a future on the stage and perhaps the big screen – all he ever wanted to be is a famous magician. But when he knuckled down to learn all the tricks of the trade, he realized that math was not only essential… it was the SECRET to a whole load of magic. Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by Cahoots NI’s mind-blowing show where math, theater and digital technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance.
“It was a nail-biting, heart pumping, feet stamping show” - Audience Member
Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
$30/$20 MCC district residents/$27 seniors and students
$45/$35 VIP Tickets 1 p.m. show only. VIP includes priority seating and a meet-and-greet following the performance.
Paddington, our favorite accident-prone bear, makes his stage debut in this fun-filled family comedy. Paddington is making his favorite marmalade jam with the help of the Brown’s housekeeper Mrs. Bird, but they run out of sugar, so Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. The usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than ever as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Paddington volunteers to help him with his chores, but, unfortunately for Paddington, his good intentions end up leading to chaos. Will Paddington be able to fix everything before Mr. Curry and his great aunt arrive home?
“However many ways there are to say ‘wildly adorable’ is exactly how many reasons you have to see this show.” - Broadway World
New Zealand’s Trick of the Light Theatre shares an eerie, elegant wordless tale about death, love, grief and monsters. After a girl’s granny passes away, she starts to suspect she is being pursued by the smoke demon shapeshifter from the old woman’s stories. In the tradition of “Spirited Away” and “Coraline,” “The Griegol” is a mythic, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy for lovers of theater that conjures magic and laughter out of silhouettes, puppetry, live music and animation.
“Charming, poignant and expertly performed. A unique theatre experience.” – TheatreScenes
This engagement of Trick of the Light is made possible in part through the Performing Arts Page 5 of 12 Global Exchange program of Mid-Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Philip Merry - Axylotl Photography
It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups! The three embark on an epic journey frantically eating, singing and inventing their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. “Hiccup” is a hilarious rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups.
“Windmill’s performance of “Hiccup!” has barely begun when the theatre erupts in the giggles.” - INDAILY
Bringing together stories and shared ritual, Honolulu’s Theatre for Youth’s latest performance is centered around practices and perspectives of healing, including elements such as salt, breath and Hooponopono, a traditional system of restorative justice. Each element will be explored using a mix of distinct theatrical tools: chant, movement, puppetry, dance, music, projections, participatory or interactive engagement, discussion and time for reflection. Created in partnership with the Bishop Museum and cultural elders and leaders, the performance is intended for a multigenerational audience and performed by a majority Native Hawaiian cast.
“One of American Theatre’s Top 20 Theatres to Take Your Kids To.” - American Theatre Magazine