Series Sponsor: Vaden Fitton
Reception Sponsor: Stephen and Trudy Marcum
Start the weekend off with a fun night for the whole family! Fitton Family Fridays feature entertainment geared to kids of all ages, from preschoolers to teenagers—including parents and grandparents who are still kids at heart. A light reception of kid-friendly drinks and an assortment of yummy appetizers are served before each show in the Hamilton Rotary Vista Room.
Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Rotary Vista Room. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Benninghofen Theatre.
Adult cost: $10 for members; $12 for non-members
Children cost (16 and under): FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket.
*Child(ren) must live in the same household as the paying adult to receive free ticket. Otherwise, children cost (16 and under): $5 for members; $6 for non-members
A funny little clown. A hat-stealing dog. A lady who barks and howls to music. A baby who rides a bicycle backwards. And hoop jumping-dancing-skateboard riding dogs. It’s a wacky show with zany characters, comedy, songs, mime, audience participation and clever canines with plenty of tricks up their, uh… paws. No woof, it’s fun for everyone! Divas & Dogs Variety Show is fun family entertainment! A trick dog show the kids will love! Grandparents, too! “A classic vaudeville style dog act…a classic!” - Gil Miller, Gilbert Miller Agency, Las Vegas
Visit the Divas and Dogs Show website here.
EVENT SPONSOR: Fort Hamilton Hospital, Part of Kettering Health Network
Oleg Kruglyakov and Terry Boyarsky have a generous rapport with audiences of all kinds. Listeners can expect exuberant, compelling interpretations which make them want to dance and sing along. Audiences feel invited into this animated dialogue between the two musicians. Russian Duo is an international project, born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg is a balalaika virtuoso from Siberia and Terry is an American concert pianist. Together they have joined forces to perform vibrant, magical, participatory concerts.
Visit the Russian Duo's website here.
EVENT SPONSOR: Claire Fitton
An enchanted spindle curses Sleeping Beauty to 100 years of sleep. Although protected by her fairy godmother, will anyone be able to save her? ArtReach brings the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault to life in this enchanting new adaptation.
Visit the ArtReach website here.
Illusion, music, juggling and deadpan comedy collide in this vaudevillesque spectacle. Inspired by the antics of Keaton, Sellers, Victor Borge, the Smothers Brothers and the illustrious Wile E. Coyote among others, “The Great” David Kaplan welcomes spectators young and old into a wonderfully strange world they will not soon forget. Perhaps Kaplan’s most spectacular accomplishment is emerging from the performance in one piece. As his world seemingly crumbles, he manages to tame a rogue bowling ball, juggle furniture, perform feats of prestidigitation, and play melodies on "concert balloon", turkey baster and his great grandfather’s ukulele—all to the delight of a charmed audience.
Visit The Great Kaplan's website here.
Mr. Blue shoes is a highly interactive and engaging, multisensory live music experience that combines Blues music, oral history and life lessons, designed to inspire children of all ages about music and learning. Covering a span of 400 years, music, song, dance and storytelling immerse guests in a historical journey through America’s cultural heritage. Not only will children be engaged throughout the performance, they will become part of the performance – singing, dancing, clapping, participate in call and response and perhaps even visiting the stage!
Visit Mr. Blue Shoes' website here.
Enchanting stories from around the world are bursting out of a giant coat in this Madcap classic. Popping out from the pockets come hilarious puppets and actors who use the coat as a magical setting for their marvelous tales. With giant puppets and audience participation the stories presented are: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (Middle-Eastern folk tale) and The Girl and the North Wind (Norwegian).
Visit the Madcap Puppet website here.