Puppets, Bubbles, Pirates and More Set for 'Playtime at the Palace' Series, Now thru April 2014

Puppets, Bubbles, Pirates and More Set for 'Playtime at the Palace' Series, Now thru April 2014

A brand new series featuring bubbles, puppets, slapstick, and more, Playtime at the Palace will delight children of all ages starting Sunday, February 16th at Stamford's Palace Theatre. From Puppet Playground to Story Pirates, entertainers will charm families with up-close-and-personal performances on Sunday afternoons.

"With Playtime at the Palace, we're excited to entertain both kids and kids at heart," said BT McNicholl, producing artistic director at the Palace Theatre. "We're always looking for ways to engage local families with fun and educational events-and this does just that!"

The current schedule is below. All shows start at 3 PM and last approximately one hour.

February 16 - The Puppet Playground (All tickets: $15)
Come be a part of an interactive puppet show that answers questions such as: "What is a puppet?" "How many types of puppets are there?" and "Just who are these Monkey Boys anyway?" Hands-on demonstrations, live performance, video and of course... amazing Puppets!

February 23 - Bubblemania (Adults: $20; Children under 12: $15)
Kids flip for this heady mix of visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and amazing soap bubble manipulations -- from award-winning bubble art forms to trapping people in a giant bubble!

March 9 - Story Pirates (Adults: $20; Children under 12: $15)
Stories by kids, for kids! Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, catchy songs and outrageous sketches, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. Story topics run the gamut, from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to cats flying and tickle-monsters who rule the world.

March 30 - Silent Slapstick (All tickets: $10)
Your kids will laugh themselves silly at this program of uproarious '20s comedy films, presented with a live pianist! Lincoln Center's famous silent film accompanist/historian Ben

Model will present 3 short slapstick silent comedies -- an ideal opportunity to introduce youngsters to inventive visual humor. Presented in the Palace Cinema!

April 6 - P.i.E. Puppets in Education (All tickets: $15)
Your children will learn how to put on their very own puppet show! The Monkey Boys team will teach them how to create a show with their own stuffed animals and learn how to create puppets through simple construction techniques! Some of these will be used in a short show at the end of the class.

Tickets may be purchased online at scalive.org or charged by phone with major credit cards by calling The Palace Box Office at 203-325-4466. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office in downtown Stamford, open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 2013-2014 season is made possible by Palace Theatre's Season Sponsors Seaboard Properties, Inc. and the Whittingham Family.

About the Palace Theatre: The vision of the Palace Theatre is to be the regional arts center for exciting entertainment that enhances and enriches the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. The Palace strives to achieve this vision by demonstrating integrity in all work and relationships, providing service and quality in all activities, fostering and promoting diversity of thought, ideas and culture, providing stewardship for the Stamford Arts community, emphasizing outreach in our community, and offering creativity in all endeavors. Major funding is provided by the Department of Economic & Community Development and the Office of the Arts.

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