FREE CONCERTS FOR KIDS!

STORIES, MUSIC, PUPPETS, MAGIC & MORE

Our goal is to deliver a variety of high quality music performances and excite and inspire the imagination and creativity of young people. TOC’s own Little Ears program is in its fifth year and offers free concerts and performances for children.

Thank you to the Herbert A Templeton Foundation, our partners and funders and friends of The Old Church.

PENNY’S PUPPETS – 3 BILLY GOATS GRUFF

Tuesday, June 19 @ 10:30am

Little Ears FREE Concerts for Kids!

This adaptation of the traditional tale will be a favorite for all ages. The mean and friendless Tully the troll guards a bridge that crosses to yummy beautiful green pastures. The hungry 3 Billy goat brothers would like to cross it and eat what is on the other side. Help them find a solution as we sing, dance and cheer on the three clever Billy goats as they try to go across the bridge and outsmart the Bulling troll. A mini- musical original by Penny’s Puppet Productions.

MARIO THE “MAKER” MAGICIAN

Sunday, August 5 @ 4:00pm

Tickets $20 Adults – $10 Children at BrownPaperTickets.com

As seen on Sesame Street and the Sprout Channel, NYC’s Mario the “Maker” Magician is making his way to you in! More than just a performer, Mario is also an inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEM initiatives and his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance.Regardless, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he presents in a very stylized, vaudeville-inspired, punk rock way. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist.

MICHA & ME

Tuesday, September 18 @ 10:00am

“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids!

Micah and Me is a Portland, Oregon-based Kindie rock band made of up of three dads who write and play music to inspire, excite and engage kids of all ages and the young at heart! They create upbeat, educational and outright silly shows for children 0-7 and their caregivers!

The Micah & Me Children’s Music show is a dance party for families starring their biggest fans, At-Home Dads! Because they understand the obstacles of care taking young children, they work extra hard to help make it fun for others. Aaron Canwell vocals & ukulele, and Ryan Chouinard  vocals, drums & bass, believe in the importance of music and dance for children 0 to 7 and the young at heart, by connecting youngsters of all ages with live fun-filled music!

Sponsored by the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

ONE NIGHT IN FROGTOWN

Tuesday, October 16 @ 10:00am

“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids!

When a saxophone playing tadpole sets out alone to jam with the big frogs, he finds that making friends can be harder than making music.

FROGTOWN has grown into a nationally-touring, award-winning Live Stage Musical, performing sold-out shows in venues across the country. They create award-winning musical stories across all media that engage, educate, and inspire children of all ages! FROGTOWN’s multi-sensory educational programs like “Diversity Through Music” explore important issues like bullying, peer pressure and diversity in fun and engaging ways.Founded by Emmy-Winning Writer/Composer Philip Pelletier, FROGTOWN has won 2 National Gold Awards, been featured on THE GRAMMYS “Education Watch”, and received rave national reviews for it’s heartfelt stories about the musical frogs of Frogtown.

Sponsored by the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

PENNY’S PUPPETS – THE MAGIC BOOK

Tuesday, November 20 @ 10:00am

“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids!

Robin is visiting her grandmother for summer vacation and helping her clean out her attic, when she discovers a magic talking book. The magic book invites Robin into its pictures and stories. Soon Robin finds herself inside the book and all of its adventures, meeting dragons, whales and a bee named Buzzy. After a full day of play, Robin wants to go back to Granny’s attic but how? It takes some creative ideas from Buzzy the bee to get Robin back home. Join the colorful cast on this musical adventure!

Penny’s Puppet Productions is a professional one-woman puppet company dedicated to making the world a better place, one puppet show at a time! Offering joyful programs that ignite the imagination and fill the room with excitement and laughter, Penny’s live performances use puppets, story, and song to inspire and entertain children of all ages. Penny is a Professional storyteller who specializes in puppet shows for kids.

Sponsored by the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

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