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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Colonial Theatre Announces Their Kids Summer Series Lineup

Throughout the months of July and August, The Colonial Theatre will be hosting their Kids Summer Series. Every Tuesday at 10:30am, the Colonial will feature either a movie or live performance sure to entertain your little ones.

SEGAL PUPPET THEATRE PRESENTS GO FISH!
Tue, Jul 5 • 10:30am • Ages 4+

What do you get when you have an old rundown seaside bungalow, a fisherman, his wife, and some magical fish that can make wishes come true? You have a recipe for some surprising makeovers. This 40-minute interactive puppet show is based on the Grimm’s fairytale The Fisherman’s Wife. Get hooked through music, movement, and mayhem, and reel in the laughter as you meet a wife who asks for one too many wishes. In the end however, love and friendship prevail as we find out how to appreciate what we already have and cherish it forever. Dave Fiebert of Segal Puppet Theatre and Co. has been performing at the Colonial for nearly 10 years!

CRAIG COLLIS: MAGIC & COMEDY
Tue, Jul 12 • 10:30am • Ages 4+

If you are looking for entertainment that is different, something that you haven't seen before, Craig Collis’ magic-comedy show is it. His show is fast-paced, filled with original magic, music, audience participation and comedy. Craig's show is professional, wholesome and has been enjoyed by people of all ages. From the smallest performing space to the largest stage, Craig creates an unforgettable entertainment experience.


YOU PICK A MOVIE!
Tue, Jul 19 • 10:30am • Ages 4+

From May 1 thru June 1, go to www.thecolonialtheatre.com and vote for the movie you would like to see on July 19! We’ll give you some choices and you let us know which one you like the best. Be sure to vote before June 1!


RECESS MONKEY
Tue, Jul 26 • 10:30am • Ages 5+

Recess Monkey is an acclaimed children’s music band from Seattle, WA composed of three elementary school teachers who make kid's music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. They continue to be praised across the country for singable, dancable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids. Mindy Thomas from SiriusXM's Kids Place Live says, "These guys are able to tap into elementary school so well that it’s like they never left. In this never-ending nationwide talent show of kid and family music, they are most definitely at the top." Says Stefan Shepherd of Zooglobble.com, "Recess Monkey just keeps turning out album after album with pop nuggets, as if we'd just discovered that the Beatles had recorded a ton of kids music 40+ years ago." This children's music band isn't just for kids! For more information visit recessmonkeytown.com.


GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD
Tue, Aug 2 • 10:30am • Ages 4+

Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as "A cross between 'Yellow Submarine' and Dr. Seuss." Entertainment Weekly praised "…The most infectious original songs. It's like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing. Grade: A." New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor "Best Kids' Performer" in a recent "Best of New York" issue. "Mint Green Bee" from Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World was a Grand Prize Winner in the Children's Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Gustafer Yellowgold's show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer made his off-broadway debut at the dr2 theatre in 2008 with Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Sensation, and has toured nationally to arts centers, children's museums, schools, libraries, cinemas, theaters and music venues, with additional performances in the UK and even Korea!


BALLOON FREAK JOHN CASSIDY
Tue, Aug 9 • 10:30am • Ages 4+

John Cassidy, our most popular kids performer at the Colonial, is an eccentric comedian whose bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original and unique performers today. He has also made numerous television appearances having appeared on such popular shows as Live with Regis and Kelly, NBC's Today Show and Martha Stewart Living and regularly plays Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and his native Philadelphia. John also holds several Guinness World Records for speed in balloon sculpting. You can learn more about John and check out some amazing videos and photos online at johncassidy.com.


DAVID SMITH: ONE MAN SIDE SHOW
Tue, Aug 16 • 10:30am • Ages 4+

David Smith - a common name for an uncommon man. Dave presents a laugh-a-minute show of juggling, sideshow, and comedy. He’s one of our most popular live performers, amazing everyone, year after year, with his magic, juggling and crazy contortion of his 6ft+ body!


MAKIN’ MUSIC ROCKIN’ RHYTHMS
Tue, Aug 23 • 10:30am • Ages 4+

Get ready!! The focus is on rhythm, music, and FUN as you stomp, clap, and sing your way through a rockin' good time with Makin' Music Rockin' Rhythms, a fun, interactive music enrichment program designed for young children. This award-winning program is a Delaware Valley institution and earns rave reviews from critics, parents, teachers, and children alike. Michael Kropp (or "Mr. Mike" as the kids know him) manages Makin' Music Gilbertsville. A local hit with his own classes, appearances at pre-schools, daycares, libraries, and other public events, Michael always puts on an upbeat show that combines a mix of traditional children's favorites and easy-to-follow Makin' Music original songs. Makin’ Music is thrilled to bring their show to the Colonial’s historic stage.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS:

  • Tickets are available for advance purchase beginning May 1. Advance tickets are $7 (including a $2 per ticket restoration fee) Tickets purchased at the box office are $8 (including a $1 per ticket service fee).
  • Online is the fastest, least expensive way to buy tickets. Go to thecolonialtheatre.com and click “Buy Tickets.”
  • If purchased online, you will be prompted to print out your tickets as a pdf at the end of the purchase process. You will also receive an email with a link to reprint your tickets.
  • For purchases of 10 tickets or more for a single show, please contact Kirsten at 610-917-1228 or at Kirsten@thecolonialtheatre.com for information on our group discount.

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