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Meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies from the disagreeable badger, Tommy Brock. When Benjamin Bunny’s children disappear, he goes to his cousin, Peter Rabbit, to help him find the bunnies. But Peter thinks he’s had quite enough of adventure, remembering his youthful escapades in Mr. McGregor’s garden. As the cousins reminisce about their past adventure, their friends gather to encourage Peter on this one last quest. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the magical, marvelous world of Peter Rabbit to life on stage.
Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 17 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984. Band leader/banjo player and Saint Mary’s alumni Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music and a recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (in 2011). Other band members include mandolin player Rick Faris, guitarist Dustin Benson and bass player Dan Eubanks.
Can you canoe? The Okee Dokee Brothers sure can! This Parents’ Choice- and Grammy Award-winning duo has written hours of family friendly Americana music inspired by their canoe trip along the Mississippi River and their adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail.
The Okee Dokee Brothers believe that music can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. Their nationwide fan base is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship, and unique folk style. From river to mountain, bears to bugs, parents and children alike will gain a new appreciation of the outdoors after an hour with this engaging and lighthearted duo.
Join Captain Nemo, Professor Elaine Aronnax and harpooner Ned Land aboard the Nautilus as they explore the undersea world in this electrifying adaptation of Jules Verne’s 19th century classic. With lavish sets and costumes, lively music, and stunning deep ocean videography, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea brings to life world geography and aquatic life from coral reefs to the Arctic Circle.
For 40 years, Theatre IV, a division of Virginia Repertory Theatre, has created exciting and innovative theatrical productions for young audiences by touring plays and musicals to hundreds of venues throughout the nation. Theatre IV’s name comes from its mission—seeking national caliber excellence in four areas: the arts, education, children’s health and safety, and community leadership. If you enjoyed Theatre IV’s productions of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales during the 2013-14 Page Series, you and your family are bound to love 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
Hailed as “Irish-America’s most influential band” by NPR’s Thistle & Shamrock, Solas has been entertaining audiences since 1996. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward. Their 20th Anniversary Tour celebrates their remarkable past while demonstrating why the group continues to be one of the most popular and exciting Celtic groups of the past two decades.