Music, Puppets, Magic, Dance and Shakespeare!
THE CENTER’S AWARD-WINNING SATURDAY MORNING FAMILY SERIES RESUMES FEBRUARY 1, 2014
The CENTER’s award-winning Saturday Morning Family Series resumes on February 1, and the winter/spring schedule includes a wide array of professional artists, ranging from Hudson Valley children’s band, Dog on Fleas, to a new touring puppet show by Crabgrass Puppet Theater, “The Pirate, The Princess and The Pea.”
The Family Series continues to bring quality family-friendly programming to audience members ages 3 and up.
The CENTER For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Saturday Morning Family Series – Winter 2014
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
$7 for children, $9 for adults
DR. MARMALADE puppet show
Dr. Marmalade travels the world helping puppet animals who then become her friends and assistants. She introduces the children to many puppet friends: a gorilla with a belly ache, a singing dinosaur, a snake that wants to be a kitty, a giraffe, crow, rabbit and many others. Her “Emerge-And-See Wagon” will surprise and delight all ages!
DOG ON FLEAS
With 7 CDs of original, inventive music, and a tornado of a live show, the Fleas aim to convert every listener to their brand of loose, energetic music. Watch out for the roving trombone slide, a stunning wardrobe, fancy footwork, irresistible rhythms, and the spirited singing of the Fleas (and you).
THE PIRATE, THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
This new show is chock full of sea monsters, sharks and side-splitting action! A pirate’s life isn’t all “yo-ho-ho and a bottle of grog.” It’s hard work searchin’ for treasure, what with avoidin’ the sea monsters, keepin’ the crabs from eatin’ your nose, and fallin’ overboard just in time to meet a giant octopus. But it’s worth it when ya haul in that treasure chest . . and this chest happens to contain a princess!
MAGICIAN MARGARET STEELE
Magician Margaret Steele returns to The CENTER with a new family show guaranteed to delight children of all ages. The show is light-hearted and fun, with award-winning magic that promises to amaze the entire audience.
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.
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 1 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.
BAREFOOT DANCE COMPANY
This unique company of young dancers will perform several innovative modern dance pieces in a delightful concert. Bring your kids as the event is family friendly. Audience members of all ages will find the variety of work exciting and inspiring.
April 5 and 12
KIDS ON STAGE presents
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Join the Kids on Stage afterschool theater workshop as they present a special adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic work for the 8th Annual Sam Scripps Shakespeare Festival. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is among the most popular of Shakespeare’s comedies; with its on-again, off-again romances, magic spells, fairies, and a bumbling troupe of would-be actors, the play continues to enchant audiences. Directed by Lisa Lynds.