Free children's shows Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 6-Aug. 11 (no shows July 27-28). Come at 10am for make and take art and snacks, followed by an 11am show and trolley rides at noon.
July 6 - Curious Creatures (animals)
July 7 - Peter Panic (juggling)
July 13 - Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys (music)
July 14 - Magic with George Saterial
July 20 - Irish dancers
July 21 - Dinoman!
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The Marionette Puppet Show series will return in July and August at 11 a.m. at various children’s workshop locations. See Boston’s parks come alive with these whimsical puppet shows that will delight the child in everyone! Experience the unique charm of Rosalita’s Puppets featuring marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore.
Wednesday July 6: Gertrude Howes >>
A Watertown Children’s Theatre musical production. Join a cast of K-9th graders for this energetic, heartwarming musical featuring some of Dr. Seuss’s most creative and colorful stories. Tickets are $14 and will be available through WCT’s website at www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit WCT's website or call >>
In Love’s Labour’s Lost, friendship and loyalty amongst four young men and four young women are put to the test when romantic youthful notions of love encounter the challenges of adulthood. A high-spirited romantic comedy filled with dazzling wordplay, strong comic characters and a few unexpected twists, Love's Labour's Lost both charms and touches the heartstrings of young and old alike. >>
MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Ages 6 and up. $40 and up. >>
OTB16, generously sponsored by Capital One, will showcase local, national and international performances across all arts genres including music, theatre, dance, spectacle arts, magic, and arts education.
There are not only performances for kids, but BY kids. And if your little ones get too wiggly to sit still, take them to the Frog Pond playground, or our Knucklebones area to run around. There >>
Our Spring Pantomime!
Edward Speck and Josh Shack are at it again, planning another silly, surprising, loud and engaging Spring panto, free to all. Prepare for puns, princesses, passion and improbable plots at another spring Panto!
This year a sad princess discovers the power of laughter when the circus rolls into town, led by a rather handsome amphibian!
Location: Maudslay State Park (map and >>
Once again director Stephen Haley brings his ensemble technique to Theater in the Open, and Theater in the Open brings Shakespeare out into to open air and sunlight, as it was performed four centuries ago.
Stephen Haley directs and Paul Wann takes the lead on one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays to produce. The storms of Nature and rages of Lear and will blend in Maudslay State Park >>
Malik the Magician brings his special tricks, comedy and magic for kids back to the Amazing Things Firehouse to celebrate the beginning of summer! Adults $8; youth, $5. For more information http://amazingthings.org/event/malik-the-magician/ >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!