FunikiJam's MUSIC GARDEN: SPRING CELEBRATION! Returns
The award-winning music education and entertainment company, FunikiJam will present its original family musical, MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! starting April 14th at Actors Temple Theatre with special performances for Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day. The 2019 production, as part of FunikiJam's 12 week city-wide "Music Garden" program of classes & events geared for young children and families, explores music and culture of Europe, South America, and Nashville with a special focus on Spanish language.
When International Artists The Agents of Jam accept a mission to celebrate Spring around the world, they don't need a map ... they just "follow the tunes!" This lively show -- aimed at kids ages 2 to 10 -- invites you to join in on the globe-spanning musical adventure as "new recruits." Guided by Captain Jam (writer and lead Brian Barrentine) and The Agents of Jam, you'll explore European and South American cultures, learning lively songs, rhymes and stories. Kids can get out of their seats to dance and sing along when Music Garden sprouts up at the Actors' Temple Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.
Joining Barrentine are Ryan McCurdy (Broadway Cares at the New Amsterdam and Minskoff), Pearl Rhein (Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Italian American actor Andrea Galata (Best Actor at the Catania International Film Festival), Argentinian songbird Victoria Raigorodksy, Damien Alix-Souhabi from Montreal Quebec, and Nashville's Kaila Wooten in her Off-Broadway debut. Associate Producers are David Gabriel (Marvel Entertainment), Vicky Aguero (Hot Date Podcast), RJ Magee (RJ Magee Casting), Belgian born American Light Designer, Production Manager Maarten Cornelis (Carnegie Hall), and R.Evolución Latina's Young Performers as the Junior Agents of South America.
FunikiJam was founded by Brian Barrentine in 1999 to meet a growing demand for quality education and entertainment programs for young children and families. Starting with a weekly audience of just six families, FunikiJam has evolved into a landmark early childhood education and entertainment organization with an annual reach of over 70,000 patrons. Uniquely blending Barrentine's original rhymes, chants, songs and stories with indigenous music from around the world, FunikiJam's mission is to empower global citizens to reach their highest potential through its trademark "music exploration for the next generation" classes, live shows, musical recordings, film production, and teacher training.