Children’s performance series starts Sept. 26

8/12/2020 12AM


Monthly Faegre Drinker Peanut Butter & Jam sessions
make great weekend outing for families with young kids

 

CARMEL, Ind. – Families can introduce young children to the joy of live performance through the Center for the Performing Arts’ Faegre Drinker Peanut Butter & Jam event series, which begins a new season Sept. 26.

 

With fun and informal sessions designed specifically for ages 1-7, Faegre Drinker Peanut Butter & Jam takes place one Saturday each month from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tickets are only $10 per child, and each includes two free adult admissions, creating an affordable weekend outing for families.

 

This season, all performances will take place in the Center’s Studio Theater, allowing sufficient space for safe physical distancing between families. Masks are required for all visitors 8 and older and strongly encouraged for children ages 3-7.

 

Dorin

Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJdorin20

Join us for live music by local trio Dorin. This family-friendly band engages both children and adults with catchy melodies and whimsical and heartwarming lyrics that reflect the special bond we have with the children we love. The band’s 2018 release Do You Dream of Me? is a collection of original love songs and lullabies.

 

Halloween with Ruditoonz

Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJruditoonz20

Dress the kids in costume to sing and dance during this Halloween-themed rock ’n’ roll show! Ruditoonz is Indiana's rockingest, coolest, awesome-est rocker for kids and their adults. Original music, highly energetic, interactive and loads of fun!

 

Silly Safaris: Animal Tales Around the Campfire

Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJsillysafari

Join Jungle John and his live animals around the imaginary campfire and meet animals that live in the woods. We will share stories about Indiana wildlife, and you'll see all of your favorite animals, including those with scales, feathers, fur and even SLIME! Let's watch alongside the owl as we listen to a toad sing his last song before winter. Stick around after the show for some Q&A, and pet the animal stars as you leave the theater.

 

Melchior Marionettes: Holiday Cabaret on Strings

Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJmarionettes20

Back by popular demand! Join us for a fast-paced, entertaining cabaret of handcrafted marionettes. Children and adults will delight in the hilarious antics of the marionettes and the skill of the puppeteers. Everyone can sing along with the holiday classics and other favorites.

 

Phoenix Rising Dance Company’s Imagination Station

Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJimaginationstation

Imagination Station is an interactive presentation, ideal for introducing the art of dance to children, their parents and grandparents. Join Phoenix Rising Dance Company dancers on a trip to a magical world created by dancing children. Unfortunately, all the children have grown up and forgotten how to dance! Since the magical world needs dancing to remain magical, we’ll use our imaginations to create the sun, wind, rain, flowers, trees and animals.

 

Making Music with Mr. Daniel

Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJmrdaniel20

Get ready to sing and dance right from the start as you are led on a child-centered musical joyride of cherished traditional songs and interactive games. Mr. Daniel puts the kids front and center in a raucous and energizing concert that emphasizes movement, humor, participation and good feelings all around. Instruments will be provided, but you are also encouraged to bring your own to join in the jamboree.

 

Katherine Nagy & Friends

Saturday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJnagytrio

Katherine Nagy is a singer and songwriter who was raised in Ireland. Her memories of these times and love of Irish folk music have greatly influenced her own songs and writing style. She will be joined by Austin Johnson and Dimitri Martin to perform her own Irish-inspired songs and familiar Irish tunes, and also share stories filled with Irish tradition.

 

Rainforest Rhythm Jam

Saturday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJrainforestrhythm

Get ready to find your groove and share your rhythm with Ms. Lisa of Bongo Boy Music School! Kids will experience a creative rhythmic adventure playing drums and percussion while having a great time jamming in the jungle. It’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

 

Martinie’s Boogie Three

Saturday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m.

The Studio Theater

Tickets: TheCenterPresents.org/PBJboogie20

Martinie's Boogie Three explores the rock ’n’ roll side of vintage blues and boogie-woogie piano, breathing new energy into dance music from the 1940s and ’50s. Kids will wear out their dancing shoes boogieing to the groove!

 

 

About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. The campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes a 1,600-seat concert hall, the Palladium; a 500-seat proscenium theater, the Tarkington; and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident companies: Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony. The Center also provides educational and experiential programming for people of all ages. More information is available at TheCenterPresents.org.