... Vacation Daze Performances

February Vacation Daze

February Vacation Daze  Tickets are $15 at the door with a discount if you purchase at least a day in advance.  Tickets Will be held at the door unless you specifically ask that they be mailed.

National Marionette TheatreSleeping Beauty – Feb. 16 at 10:am and 1:pm

National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually-running marionette theaters in the United States. Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with their imaginative productions for over forty years.

Sleeping BeautyThe princess Aurora has been asleep for almost one hundred years when our hero, Prince Steffon learns of her story. He resolves to find the sleeping princess and rescue her from the evil fairy Belladonna. Told from the prince’s point of view, our newest production combines beautifully crafted marionettes with the timeless music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Recommended for family audiences ages 4 and up.

Casey Carle’s BubbleMania – Feb. 17 at 10:am and 1:pm

Comedy With A Drip! — A BubbleManiac since 1989, Casey Carle, the “creative master of the art of bubbling” presents an event loaded with 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! Amazement and amusement for ages 5 to 95!

The Fourth Wall – Fruit Flies Like a Banana – Feb. 18 at 10:am and 1:pm

Classical music has never been performed like this!  Working at break-neck speed, the three multi-talented performers of The Fourth Wall combine music, theatre, and dance in this sprint-triathlon variety show. The audience chooses the show order by picking cards from a deck and even determines parameters for some pieces created on the spot. Every performance is unique! As the onstage timer ticks down, The Fourth Wall will blow your mind with tricks, bust your gut with laughter, and maybe even bring a tear to your eye with beautiful music.

Jackson Gillman - The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: Just So – Feb. 19 at at 10:am and 1:pm

In advance of the 150th anniversary of Kipling’s birth (12/30/1865), Stand-up Chameleon Jackson Gillman will be performing The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: “Just So.”

Rudyard Kipling “a magician of words.” Jackson Gillman – “the Stand-up Chameleon.” Put them together and it is apparent why Kipling’s “Just So Stories” have been adored by many generations worldwide. These timeless classics will be brought to life through Jackson’s own theatrical magic and physical animations. Follow the Elephant’s Child as he journeys to the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River. Come learn “How the Whale Got His Throat,” “How the Camel Got His Hump,” and other delightful lessons in this sparkling adventure, O Best Beloved, for the young and young-at-heart.

Jackson has been performing the “Just So Stories” for 36 years, and annually portrays Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling’s historic Brattleboro, Vermont home. He has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival four times, and has thrice been Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center. He has found that Kipling’s stories are ideal for an intergenerational audience, with adults enjoying the sophisticated humor and imagery, and all ages captivated by the characterizations and word play.

The Kipling Society held its Symposium in the United States for the first time in 2013 and opined that “…the physical theatre of Jackson’s telling was just first rate.” The Camden Shakespeare Company said of this show: “Jackson Gillman is an extraordinarily talented storyteller and showman. He had all of us, especially the adults, right in his hands!”

Magician Jim Snack – Feb. 20 at at 10:am and 1:pm

This is the show that just magically appeared! The region’s most renowned magician and a master of sleight-of-hand, Jim Snack brings everything he needs except an assistant. That’s where you come in. Not only will Jim amaze and amuse you – he’ll make you a part of the action. But only if you are here… Click here to make Jim Snack’s web site magically appear!

 

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Steamer No.10 Annual Appeal

Steamer No.10 Theatre, Inc. is a small, 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation.  We have a full time staff of one, and 5-7 part-time actors, teachers, directors, designers, whatever job needs doing.  We earn more than 65% of our $200,000 budget; however we still need to raise that other $70,000. Please become a member of the Steamer No.10 family as we move on toward a fantastic season of family oriented cultural entertainment.

We have launched our 2014 – 2015 season and here is an overview of what we have planned:

  • six family oriented productions using professional actors are planned for 60 to 70 performances;
  • we’re bringing in fifteen different artists for kids with our Vacation Daze series for 35 to 40 performances;
  • we host Theater Voices for free staged readings of four shows for 16 performances;
  • and the Eclectic Series will feature at least 10 different artists who will both entertain and challenge our adult audience.
  • our theatre arts school – C.A.S.T. – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten – offers classes and produces shows for students 8-18.  This year we will produce three C.A.S.T. shows – produced entirely by students, plus two C.A.S.T./Kids Fare shows where students work with professional actors.

This past year we offered more than 150 performances, 400 classes/rehearsals with our students, community meetings, a day-long street fair to promote the neighborhood and other events. We don’t simply pinch pennies, we make sure every one of them is spent in a way that serves our mission of introducing children and families to live theatre.

Steamer No.10 is the Capital Region’s Children’s Theatre, the place where kids are introduced to the performing arts.  Please become a member of the Steamer No.10 family as we move toward a fantastic season of family oriented cultural entertainment.