Segerstrom Center for the Arts Family Series

the Segerstrom Center for the Arts has two Family Series events coming up this April. this popular Family Series engages, enchants and inspires youngsters with the magic of live performance. International artists combine music, dance and theater that can be enjoyed by the entire family, creating experiences that instill an appreciation for the arts and create lifelong memories. reserve your tickets now before they sell out.

the Terrapin Puppet Theatre from Australia will perform the moving and poetic play Boats on April 6 and 7 in Samueli Theater. Boats is the story about a man named Jof, as told by his friend Nic. these two life-long friends and mariners, who met through bizarre circumstances involving a chicken, a deserted island and a sombrero, escape their past and embrace the unknown future with a great sense of adventure.

the magic of storytelling unfolds right in front of the audience as scenes are depicted featuringa crobatics and spectacular sound effects created on stage. the characters of Jof and Nic transform the world by using everyday objects that would be found on a boat’s galley. From a circus made from a jacket to a storm made in a teacup, such imaginative use of space and puppetry has garnered Terrapin with a global following.

 Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s Boats is recommended for families and children ages seven and up.
the acclaimed Marionetas de las Esquina from Mexico City brings to life a delightful and charming new twist to the classic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty Dreams on April 20 and 21. written by award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva, this tale brings the famous princess from the past into the present as she searches for her prince… and herself.
  Marionetas de las Esquina’s Sleeping Beauty Dreams is recommended for families and children ages four to eight.

wanna go? here’s the info…

Terrapin Puppet Theatre: Boats
April 6 & 7, 2013
Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. 
the performance on Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted
Marionetas de la Esquina: Sleeping Beauty Dreams
April 20 & 21, 2013
Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. 
the performance on Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted

audiences are encouraged to arrive early because each performance includes a free pre-show, an hour of creative play activities and areading area with an assortment of children’s books. the Center’s Education and Community Programs Department offers these enriching experiences to provide young people and their parents more opportunities to play together creatively. studies show that this is critical to helping children develop their ability to think and problem solve.

tickets
$20 and will go on sale Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m.
available online at SCFTA.org or (714) 556-2787
or at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
for inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, 
call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.