Holiday stories for kids at Playhouse
Published 12:40 am, Friday, December 2, 2011
The Westport Country Playhouse will stage "A Season of Miracles," a collection of holiday tales from different cultures set to music, on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 and 4 p.m.
Part of the theater's Family Festivities Series, the show is suitable for children in grades K through 5, the Playhouse said. Tickets are $15.
Produced by Pushcart Players, "A Season of Miracles" includes stories about seasonal holidays from three cultures:
Kwanzaa -- "The Kwanzaa Kite," set in Nigeria).
Chanukah -- "A Chanukah Miracle," a story set in the mythical town of Chelm.
Before each performance, a holiday cookie-decorating workshop will be conducted by Michelle Jaffee of Sweet & Simple. They are planned ay noon and 3 p.m., and the cost is $5 per child, payable at the event. Reservations are required by calling the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177.
At all holiday events, the Playhouse collects "gently used" coats and jackets to benefit the Community Closet of Bridgeport Collection boxes will be in the Playhouse lobby through December 18.
Pushcart Players is in its 38th season producing theater for young audiences. It has performed throughout most of the U.S., in the former Soviet Union and the Czech Republic.
The company has performed twice at the White House and was nominated for Emmy Awards for two prime-time specials on WCBS-TV.
Other "Winter at the Playhouse" events include:
"The Nutcracker," a holiday ballet presented by Ballet Etudes, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 at 1 and 5 p.m.
Rock band GrooveLily in "Striking 12," a concert-musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl," on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 4 and 7 p.m.
The Broadway Boys, a holiday concert Broadway style, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m.
For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177 or toll-free at 888-927-7529, visit www.westportplayhouse.org.