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Children’s Festival: April 28-May 2—Celebrating 25 Years!
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April 21, 2009, Volume 55, No. 30

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Cbacon Antonio Sacre

Penn Presents celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival with five days of live indoor performances and free outdoor activities including the ever popular Give & Take Jugglers with three performances on Saturday. Shows begin on Tuesday, April 28 and run through Saturday, May 2.

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival with the 25th Birthday Pass! Enjoy three shows, a free t-shirt and access to events and activities on the Outdoor Plaza, including jugglers, musicians, dancers, crafts and more for only $25; that’s a savings of 38%.

Performers include Christylez Bacon (left) on Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m., in the Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center. A testament to groundbreaking hip hop, self-expression, and pure artistry, with versatility, clever songwriting, and talent, he performs on a variety of instruments such as the West-African djembe drum, the acoustic guitar, and the syncopated oral percussions of the human beat-box.

Antonio Sacre (right) performs on Saturday, May 2 at noon and 4 p.m., in the Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center. A renowned storyteller, he has delighted audiences around the world with his touching and humorous bilingual stories, solo performances and children’s books and tapes. Born to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, he has been applauded by the Chicago Reader as “the best kind of storyteller, drawing you into his world with such subtlety that you hardly notice what he is doing—until the story ends and you find yourself longing for just one more anecdote.”

This festival was the first of its kind in the country aiming to bring the artistry of international performance and visual arts to young audiences.

This year’s performers include two Grammy Award winners, a jazz education musical group, and the 40th anniversary production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

For more show times, tickets, and additional information about the festival programming, see www.annenbergcenter.org/tickets/childfest.php.

Related: Update: April AT PENN

Almanac - April 21, 2009, Volume 55, No. 30