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Chousensha – The Challengers
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
Fri., Jan. 26 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Borrowing on thousands of years of Japanese Taiko tradition, this wildly entertaining group of energetic young drummers presents a high-energy spectacle of athleticism, superhuman coordination, and heart-pounding intensity. With a massive drum made from a 400-year-old tree as the centerpiece, Chousensha – The Challengers is the story of a strong, passionate, and continuous beat based on the sound of the heartbeat in every one of us.
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sat., Feb. 3 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Established in 1954, The Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Dance maker Paul Taylor is a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

One of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world. NEW YORK TIMES
Peking Acrobats
Fri., Feb. 16 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Plate spinning! Pole climbing! Chair balancing! This troupe of elite gymnasts, cyclists, jugglers and acrobats leave audiences breathless, defying gravity with amazing displays of strength, balance, agility, grace and artistry. Prepare to be astonished—but don’t try this stuff at home!
The Gruffalo
Tall Stories
Sun., February 25 at 1PM &
3:30PM*
Ages 3+   All tickets: $10

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Voces del Sur
Sun., Mar. 4 at 2PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Voces del Sur is a glimpse into the mysterious land of Andalucía, the Southern region of Spain known as the “cradle of flamenco” that has been the home to a diverse group of cultures. From these many “voces” (voices), Flamenco Vivo, one of America’s premier Spanish dance companies, pays tribute to the region’s rich and unique cultural traditions.
Hup
Starcatchers
Thu., March 15, 2018 at 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Fri., March 16 at 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Sat., March 17 at 10am & 2:30PM
Ages: 0 - 24 months    All tickets: $10

Hup is an enchanting musical experience that combines live classical music with a heart-warming storyline in a beautiful performance specially designed for very young children.
Rhythm of the Dance
The National Dance Company of Ireland
Sat., Mar. 17 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the thundering sound, dizzying speed and unique artistry of Irish step dance at its best! As seen on PBS in 2013, this richly costumed show includes world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the Young Irish Tenors. It’s no surprise that Rhythm of the Dance one of the most popular and successful Irish step dance shows on tour today.
Olive & Pearl
Treehouse Shakers
Mon., April 9 at 10AM & 1:30PM & 4PM
Ages 2+ All tickets: $10

Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, this enchanting tale about a little girl and her grandmother takes the youngest theatregoers on a sensory journey filled with wonder, surprise, and delight.
The Young King
Slingsby
Sun., April 15 at 1PM & 3:30PM
Ages 8+ All tickets: $10

This coming of age story grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The achingly beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company, Slingsby.
Air Play
Acrobuffos
Fri., April 20 at 7PM
Ages 7+ All tickets: $10

Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, and balloons have a mind of their own.
The Polar Bears Go Up
Fish And Game/ Unicorn Theatre
Sat., April 21 at 10AM &
2:30PM*
Ages 2+ All tickets: $10

Two lovable polar bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. Now, they must step up and explore unknown territory: the sky above their heads.
Machine de Cirque
Fri., Apr. 27 at 8PM
Tickets: $20 & $30

Courageous, touching and funny, the five guys of Machine de Cirque masterfully handle a teeterboard, juggling clubs, unicycles, drums, and even bath towels! Energizing and daring, Machine de Cirque will move you, dazzle you and make you laugh with its stunning feats.
Pss Pss
Compagnia Baccalà
Sat., May 5 at 7PM
Ages 8+ All tickets: $10

Unique, funny, and very charming, two modern-day clowns sweep us up in a timeless and riveting performance brimming with comic mishaps and infectious mayhem. An hour of pure happiness!
KNOCK!
Magnet Theatre
Wed., May 9 at 2:30 & 4PM
Thurs., May 10 at 10AM & 12PM
Ages 2+ All tickets: $10

KNOCK! is new indigenous South African theatre especially created for little ones from 2 - 5 years old. Young audiences sing along with performers as they explore the creative possibilities of forest wood – asking what it can do and what we can do with it.
Farfalle
Compagnia TPO
Mon., May 14, 2018 at 9, 10:30AM and 2:30PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9, 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Ages 4+ All tickets: $10

Farfalle creates an innovative, magical relationship between children and performers. Wondrous, other-worldly “sensory gardens” take audiences on a magnificent interactive journey through the story of a butterfly’s life cycle.
 
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