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.
David Blaine calls Mario “the best kids magician in the world!!” Come see why!
As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario the Maker Magician is making his way to you! 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 STEAM initiatives and his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. It’s magic through the lens of the Maker Movement, with a healthy dose of hilarity. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist!
The show is ideal for ages 3-10 and their families and runs approx. 60 minutes, without intermission.
MUSIC & ECOLOGY FOR KIDS! Jessa Campbell is an Oregon-based performer who bridges the worlds of music and ecology by enchanting young audiences with the wonder of nature through her songs. A blend of familiar folk children’s songs mixed with origianl tunes written about what it’s like to grow up in the Pacific Northwest.
REGAE MUSIC FOR KIDS! Aaron Nigel Smith’s mission is to educate, empower and to entertain youth and families around the world. He has won the NAPPA & IParenting Media Awards and his 2010 CD “Everyone Loves to Dance,” received a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People Magazine. In 2009 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on a Bob Marley children’s record, B is for Bob. He is also a cast member of the PBS Kids show, Between the Lions.
Granny gets lonely and decides to make a Gingerbread man from a magic cookie recipe, but oops she leaves him in the oven to long and the adventure begins. Join us for this Mini- musical fun adventure and modern day twist on this endearing folktale. 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!
SPECIAL HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER! $5 / PERSON
Pianists, Maria Antonia Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu perform a four-hand arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday masterpiece. Returning to the “Little Ears” stage is Multnomah County Youth Librarian Susan Smallsreed who will narrate the enchanting story “The Nutcracker and The King of the Mice” written by E.T.A Hoffman.
Ticket Price is $5/person @ Eventbrite.com
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