The worlds only arts market devoted exclusively to young peoples programming is coming to campus next week, and you and your family are invited to take a peek at whats for sale.
The 24th International Showcase of Performing Arts for Young People will take place at the Annenberg Center Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. Eighteen performing arts groups will present 45-minute performances offering Showcase participants and the general public a chance to sample their offerings.
Showcase highlights include:
The Velveteen Rabbit: Mum Puppetthaters version of this well-loved childrens classic features original music by Adam Wernick.
Moby Dick: A whale of a tale when Herman Melville first wrote it, and an equally fascinating story as performed by Germanys Theater Triebwerk.
Stolen Moments: Brooklyns JazzReach Performing Arts and Education Association takes youth on a tour of 100 years of jazz in America and showcases its rich history.
Goodnight Opus: Canadas Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia gently sends up Goodnight Moon as Opus the penguin and his friends take a trip through the Milky Way.
An additional 12 performers will present 10- to 15-minute oliosshort presentationsbetween the showcase productions. Featured short performers include La Strada, Faustwork Mask Theater and Theater of the First Amendment.
Showcase performances run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 5:05 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, and from 8:30 to 10:20 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tickets for single performances are $4 each. Passes good for an entire days performances are $24 for Thursday, $20 for Friday and $16 for Saturday. For a complete listing of performances and performers, visit www.pennpresents.org on the Web; To purchase tickets, visit the Web site or call 215-898-3900.
The performances are part of a conference that includes panels on the state of performing arts for youth, and presentations and exhibits from more than 100 organizations devoted to youth and the arts. For conference information, visit www.pennpresents.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-898-3900.
Originally published on January 24, 2002