Enjoy Student Matinees this Spring at LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center
Children can spring into the performing arts with three student matinees coming this spring to Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center.
The Student Matinee Series features a variety of productions with educational themes and budget prices. At just $4 a ticket, the whole family can enjoy these great events.
Tickets may be ordered online at www.stockerartscenter.com, or by calling the Stocker Arts Center box office at (440) 366-4040 from 12-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tarim, Uygur Song and Dance Ensemble
Stocker sponsored spring shows include:
Arts Midwest World Fest
Tarim, Uygur Song and Dance Ensemble (China)
10 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tarim, Uygur Song and Dance Ensemble perform the ancient songs of the Silk Road, the melodies of the Uygurs, the Kazaks, the Kirkiz; the rhythms of the Hui, the Uzbek and Tatars. As you listen, close your eyes – the sounds will take you to the spice markets, deserts, and vineyards of western China, a land of vast contrast, scale, and history. Experience Tarim, an ensemble of musicians and dancers from the Cultural Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The performance is recommended for students in grades 2 and up.
Arts Midwest World Fest presents international musical ensembles in intensive weeklong residencies and they have chosen Stocker Arts Center as the Ohio site for the next two years. Tarim Uygur Song and Dance Ensemble is the second of four groups we will be presenting as part of this wonderful opportunity.
Henry and Mudge, 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures! Henry discovers that having a pet is a big responsibility – they need to be fed, they need to be taken out for walks, and of course they need lots of love and playtime! And when the dog is as big as Mudge is, they also need good training. Henry teaches his new friend to sit, heel, and shake his hand, but rolling over is one trick Henry just can't seem to teach Mudge, no matter how hard he tries.
When Henry's cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at her command! Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him, because the dog only does the trick for her. Very upset, Henry runs away into the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Mudge follows the boy's scent into the forest -- he really does love Henry and doesn't want to be without him. Will the two friends be reunited? Find out in this musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant. The play is recommended for students in grades pre-k through third grade.
Eckerd Theater Company
The Hundred Dresses
9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2012
Wanda Petronski, the new girl in room 13, wears the same faded blue dress to school every day, but insists that she has a hundred bright, shiny new ones at home. As Wanda’s story unfolds, her classmates learn the secret of the hundred dresses and with it, a lesson in tolerance, in taking responsibility and in living with the consequences of our actions. An endearing tale, based on the Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses focuses on the difficult issue of bullying and how mistreating someone because he or she is different from oneself brings as much harm to the bully as to the victim. The play is recommended for students in grade 2 and older.