for the 18th Annual
Philadelphia International Children's Festival
for Penn Faculty, Staff and Their Families: A
Special Children's Festival Event--Wednesday, May 1 from 5:30
to 8 p.m.
Drummers of Brazza: Emile Biayenda and his troupe of drummers
and dancers from the
Republic of the Congo weave the traditional rhythms of their
ethnic heritage with American jazz, rap and hip-hop into
an energetic show of explosive percussion, passionate song
and acrobatic dance. They are part of the Philadelphia International
Childrens Festival Opening Night show.
You and your family
are invited to the fourth annual Philadelphia International Children's
Festival Opening Night Picnic and Performance for Penn Faculty
and Staff. On Wednesday, May 1, enjoy a picnic beginning at 5:30
p.m. with the Phillie Phanatic on the Annenberg Center's Outdoor
Plaza, followed by the 7 p.m. Opening Night Performance hosted
by NBC 10's Renee Chenualt-Fattah and featuring performances by
a variety of Festival artists.
Tickets for both
the picnic and performance are only $6, and are limited. So call
(215) 898-3900 or stop by the Annenberg Center Box Office and
purchase your tickets today. When you purchase Opening Night tickets,
you'll receive a special 2-for-1 ticket voucher good for free
tickets to performances by Tomas Kubinek and The Drummers
of Brazza on Sunday, May 5.
At this year's Children's
Fesitval, you'll see the wacky duo Smythe & Saucier in
Circo Comedia; the magical lunacy of Tomás Kubínek;
The Drummers of Brazza from the Republic of the Congo;
Emmy Award-winning children's folk singer Tom Chapin; the
amazing Cashore Marionettes; Matthias Kuchta and
his puppets in Snow White; captivating theatre for children,
including Walking the Tightrope, Martha, and Matthew &
Stephen; Philly's favorite team of Give & Take Jugglers,
musical duo Ernie & Neal; the charming storytelling
of Cynthia Joba; plus international craft-making, food
and much more!
For more information,
If you would like a brochure, please e-mail your campus address
with your mail code, to Roy A. Wilbur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to
University Square, Penn Business Services, ARAMARK, Krispy Kreme,
White Dog Cafe, McDonald's, and The Phillies for helping to make
the Festival's Opening Night events possible.
Managing Director, Annenberg Center/PENN Presents