Thursday, March 08, 2007

Cinderella and the Three Little Pigs, Live!

The True Story of Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf.
MARCH 9, 10, 11, 17, 18
Tears of Joy Theatre and Paul Mesner Puppets give us the real skinny on this time-honored tale. This adaptation of Jon Scieszeka's popular book reveals that Alexander T. Wolf just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar. Ages 4 and older. 7:30 pm March 9, 11 am March 10 and 17 and 2 and 4 pm March 11 and 18. $16 adults, $12 kids. Brunish Hall, 1111 SW Broadway. 503-248-0557.

Academy Theater Anniversary Weekend
MARCH 10 & 11
Saturday: Joe Mishkin! Not your average Joe! Balloons, juggling, music and having fun! Sing along to the Wizard of Oz, 2:15 and 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday at noon: "Professor Banjo's Old-Time Play Party" starring Paul Silveria. A show for all ages featuring simple dances, sing alongs and audience participation. Sing along to the Wizard of Oz, 2:15 and 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark. 503-252-0500

Cinderella, the Musical
March 10, 11
St. Mary's Academy is putting on its spring musical, Cinderella! Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children under six. The Sunday matinee is great for kids because they sit up front, and at end of production, they can go on stage and meet Cinderella and have photos taken with her or other cast members. The cast is make up of great student actors/singers, and the music is live orchestra of students and community members. Be sure and call to reserve tickets since Sunday is final showing. St Mary's is located at 1615 SW Fifth and Market, downtown. There is paid parking across the street, and downtown street parking is free on Sundays. To reserve seats or for more information call 503-721-7712.

Every Family Reads Presents Avi!
Multnomah County Library staff created the Every Family Reads program to motivate families to read and experience books together. Newbery Medal winner author Avi, author of several acclaimed novels for middle-grade and teen readers, inaugurates this new and exciting program. Your family can participate by reading the works of Avi during March and April and taking advantage of the art exhibits, puppet performances, craft workshops and author visits. See the library web page for more information, but here's taste of what's happening this weekend:
  • Adventures of a Snail and an Ant
    Join Amy Gray of Zing Productions as she brings puppets Avon and Edward to life in this adaptation of Avi's story The End of the Beginning. Saturday, March 10, 1pm and 2:3pm at the Capitol Hill Branch. More performances throughout the month at other branches.
  • Puppet Creations
    Bring Avon the Snail and Edward the Ant to life as shadow puppets or create your own moveable puppet with artist Kathy Karbo. Recommended for children 5 and up. Saturday, March 10, 1pm, at the Sellwood-Moreland Branch.

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