Mary Jane Pennington in the Theatre for the Very Young production of The Tranquil Tortoise and the Hoppity Hare

Family Festivals

April 9, 2017
1:00 pm

The Woodruff Arts Center invites you to our next Free Family Festival, which will take place on April 9, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., as part of the Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative.  

The Woodruff Arts Center invites you to our next Free Family Festival, which will take place on April 9, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., as part of the Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative.  

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Cinderella and Fella*

Directed by Rosemary Newcott

A magical retelling of the Cinderella story that's more high-tops than glass slipper and is fueled by the magic of lightning bugs, singing cicadas, and oozing mud. Our young prince, who was raised by an overbearing parent, searches the kingdom for a best friend ready for adventure. Our Cinderella, who has spent countless days pulling her ungrateful stepmother around in her tiny house, fits the bill. Filled with humor and wonder, this is a world-premiere adaptation by Atlanta’s own Janece Shaffer with music by Renee Clark.

1:30 and 4 p.m., Alliance Stage - PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT

*require a ticket for admission to each performance. Tickets should be printed from home or picked up at the Memorial Arts Building Box Office. Seating is general admission. To reserve your ticket, visit www.woodruffcreateatl.org and select the performance time you prefer when checking out. The seating line will form 45 minutes prior to curtain. 

The Dancing Granny Sneak Peek

Be the first to glimpse this world premiere production. Follow granny as she dances from the moment she wakes up until she finishes gardening at the end of the day. Featuring live drumming and percussion, this excerpt from our upcoming play will be sure to get your body moving.

2:45 p.m., Rich Auditorium

Cinderella Story Times from Around the World

Glass slippers or golden sandals? Enjoy the story of Cinderella as told around the world.

1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m., North Alcove, 2nd floor/Balcony MAB

Creative Movement Workshops – Dinosaur

Explore body movement, creative expression, and gesture to tell stories based on the Alliance Theatre Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young production Dinosaur!.

2 and 3:45 p.m., Rehearsal Hall #1, 3rd floor MAB

Boy-Be-Gonna Dance Party

Grab your cohort and dance like a royal rock star! Freeze dance, cha-cha slide, and whip yourself into a fancy frenzy!

3 p.m., Sifly Piazza

Costume-Making: Cinderella and Fella Nature Couture

Create your costume for the royal Boy-Be-Gonna Ball out of materials found in the enchanted forest. Inspired by the Alliance Theatre production, Cinderella and Fella, explore the fun of costume design and construction.

1 – 4 p.m., Sifly Piazza

Cinderella and Fella Exhibit

Kindergarten students from Cobb County’s McCall Primary participated in Georgia Wolf Trap in the 2017-2018 school year. These students and their teachers worked with a teaching artist to analyze Cinderella and Fella before their trip to see the show. The exhibit reflects what these students have learned about character, setting and storytelling through costume design, set design and puppet making.  

1 – 4 p.m., Bankoff Gallery, 1st floor MAB

Move + Groove Workshops

Come move to the music with us! Join in the fun with our guest, Kristin Pugliese of NoteKnacks Music, as w  explore varying musical concepts and how they relate to movement in different ways through a fun, engaging, and interactive experience. Our skilled guide will help you learn many songs, steady beat activities, musical poems and vocal exploration, instrument exploration, free dancing, circle dancing, and more! Fun for the whole family!

2:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., Event Room  

Instrument Making: Rhythm Sticks

Join in the creative fun as a family! Stop by our instrument-making station where you can design, create and play music from your very own rhythm sticks!

1 – 4 p.m., Sifly Piazza

Musical Story Times: Sing!

Did you know the most versatile instrument is the human voice? Join us as our guest artist, Wendy Bennett, proves it as she morphs from opera diva to jazz crooner to broadway belter. The range of musical selections is as broad as the vocal styles with folk songs, love songs, and an operatic aria. Students crow,scatsing, and keep rhythm,and even perform on stage to Wendy's variations of "I've Gotta Crow" from Peter Pan, "The Laughing Song", The Itsy Bitsy Spider", and "Don't Be Anything Less Than Everything You can Be". 

2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Conference Room A/B

Fam Jam

You will have a blast playing along in our interactive Fam Jams with  our guest, Dave Holland of Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events. No experience is needed! Parents and kids will be provided a drum or rhythm instrument and as a group, you will be guided through an "in the moment" musical experience!

1:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Beauchamp C. Carr Room

Moving In the Spirit Performance

Moving in the Spirit is a nationally-recognized youth development program that uses the art of dance to positively transform the lives of children and teens in Atlanta, Georgia.

1 and 3 p.m., Robinson Atrium, High Museum of Art

Moving In the Spirit Workshop

Moving in the Spirit is a nationally-recognized youth development program that uses the art of dance to positively transform the lives of children and teens in Atlanta, Georgia.

2 p.m., Robinson Atrium, High Museum of Art

Art Making

Work with High Museum of Art Teaching artists to create your own masterpiece. (best for all ages)

Lower Level, Stent Family Wing, Greene Family Education Center

ACTIVITIES FOR AGES 5+

Acting Workshops (ages 5-11)

Be a part of the action! Alliance Theatre teaching artists host an exciting acting workshop for all experience levels.

1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m., Rehearsal Hall #2, 3rd floor MAB

Build It!  Family Guide
Did you know that the High Museum’s buildings were designed by two award-winning architects? Have you ever thought of a building as a work of art?

Pick up from Wieland Pavilion, Main lobby

Docent-Led Family Tour
Explore the High Museum as a family on this interactive, guided adventure in the galleries. (Best for ages 5+)

2 p.m., meet in the Greene Family Learning Gallery, Stent Family Wing

ACTIVITIES FOR AGES 0-5 YEARS

Dinosaur!**

Created by Nicole Livieratos

A collaboration with Fernbank Museum of Natural History

A one-of-a-kind collaboration with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, this Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young production is a gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world, this is a play where science and art intersect, and where our tiniest audience members interact with some of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth.

1, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m., Steve Selig Black Box Theater, 3rd floor MAB

**to check in for tickets, visit the Professional Learning Classroom on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Arts Building and speak with a House Manager. Tickets for performances are available on a first come, first served basis starting 30 minutes prior to performances.

Parents and Tots Drama Workshops

Journey through imaginary settings with your child in this multisensory creative play workshop for toddlers. Bring popular stories and fables to life and engage in the big world around you. These 30-minute classes are designed with your child’s developmental milestones in mind, encouraging a lifelong love of the arts.

1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m., Studio 1, 3rd floor MAB

Baby Steps (15 months and younger in a front carrier or stroller with caregiver)

The earliest encounters with art are about interacting with the visual world and encouraging babies to respond to their environment. Baby Steps is about having a one-on-one conversation with your baby. (20 minutes)

3:30 p.m., meet in the Greene Family Learning Gallery, Stent Family Wing

Toddler Tour (Best for 15 months–3 years)

This workshop is a physically interactive experience for toddlers to engage with art. Building on budding imaginations, we’ll use dance- and drama-based strategies to interpret works of art and learn about museums.

1:15, 2 and 3:30 p.m., meet in the Greene Family Learning Gallery, Stent Family Wing

 

 

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