Ovations for young people presents affordably priced—and family friendly—matinee shows by nationally and internationally recognized performing artists.
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik:
Deep Sea Explorer
Saturday, October 5
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is the story of the enduring love of a brave explorer with a heart as big as a whale. This highly imaginative fusion of animation, mime, puppetry and projection is a multi-award-winning one-man-show by master storyteller Tim Watts. Unique, moving and thoroughly entertaining, this show’s “mix of environmental disaster, twee humor and cutie-pie whimsy makes it something akin to a theatrical Wall-E” according to the New York Times. Winner of the 2011 “Best Theatre Show” at the Auckland Fringe Festival, “Outstanding Solo Show” at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival and “Best Puppetry” at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2010.
"If Pixar had a theatrical division, one would think (and hope) they'd create something like this show.:
Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.
A combination of jazz, funk, hip-hop and classical music is the signature sound of Black Violin. Classically trained artists Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste (viola) and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester (violin) are redefining the music world, one string at a time. Black Violin is breaking all the rules with their genre-busting sound influenced ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z. They’ve performed with superstars like Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Aretha Franklin and the Eagles, just to name a few and performed at the 2013 Inauguration Ball for the President and First Lady.
“Music knows no boundaries or stereotypes. Music knows no color and the group Black Violin shows that incredibly well."
Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m.
The remarkably clever ensemble, 500 Clown brings their signature mix of madcap comic mayhem in Trapped. 500 Clown ricochets between planned elements and improv when the clowns are unexpectedly ensnared-trapped-in an innovative set piece, then hilariously try to escape. Each clown's response spirals out of control, into slapstick mishaps and Vaudevillian turns, as they try to escape the trap they've unexpectedly set for themselves. 500 Clown is physical theater at its best. The company uses action-based performance, improvisation and circus arts to tell dramatic stories that catapult the clowns into both physical and emotional chance-taking situations.