Houston. Full of Summer Kid-Friendly Events
At the summer break you might quickly run out of ideas for an entertainment suitable for your little ones. If your child didn’t go to the summer camp, the blocks and puzzles got unbelievably boring after a week of well air conditioned game and you’d like to avoid seeing him/her in front of the newer, better, digitalized TV all the time – there’s a resolution.
You can still make it to the Children’s Hilltop Festival (21-24 July) Today and tomorrow at Miller Outdoor Theatre all the three billy goats in Three Billy Goats Gruff want to do is get across the bridge so they can eat the grass on the other side, but there’s a grumbly, grouchy, bully of a Troll under the bridge who is determined not to let them pass. A rollicking musical production by Kevin M. Reese, directed by Alex Gardner.
On July 24, 11 a.m. the new adaptation brings to life Alice, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Caterpillar, Dormouse, Doorman―and it is even narrated by Lewis Carroll, himself. Lots of fun, clever word play as Alice discovers that a land without rules and logic is not really a Wonderland at all. A very "child-friendly" musical adaptation that is perfect for the whole family. Adapted and directed by Ed Muth Alice in Wonderland @ Miller Outdoor Theatre, where performances are always free. Pack a picnic basket, a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the performance from the hill, or sit in the brand new seats under the canopy.
ACE Theatre presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, derived from Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts and directed by Andrew Adams. This musical became one of Off Broadway's biggest successes and remains popular with theatres all over the country still today. The time of the action is an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. The 1999 revival of Charlie Brown won two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. Come have a happy day with the Peanuts gang @ ACE Theatre (17011 Bamwood)
ComedySportz 4 Kidz was created for our younger fans and their families and features three all-star performers who invent the performance with the help of the audience. On the first Saturday of every month at 4pm come to see live, hilarious, clean, foolproof, fast-paced and positive show that offers lots of opportunity for the kids to volunteer and join performers on the stage! It could be a birthday party for your little one, so, present your child with an hour long show full of laughter @ ComedySportz (901 Town & Country Blvd.)
Is your child a natural born performer? Overture is young children (birth to 7) dancing to live folk and classical music, singing tunefully, gaining rhythmic sensitivity, and expressing themselves through drumming and free verse. The program is research-based and provides the activities adequate for the babies, toddlers and the preschool kids. Summer session starts May 26. Available in the Heights, West University, and Spring Branch. Visit www.tncms.com for more information and to register.
The Watermelon Festival (The Woodlands, TX, Aug 02, 2009, 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM) will feature great music from Rick Trevino, Jason Allen, and The Fab5. There will also be a great Kid Zone with rides, games, and activities. And what is a Watermelon Festival with out watermelon contests. Sign up for the watermelon eating contest and the watermelon spitting contest at the festival. It will be fun for the whole family with free admission to the park. No outside coolers, drinks, or food will be allowed. Concessions will be available at the park. The Watermelon Festival is benefiting Loving Hearts for Autism, organization dedicated to bringing autistic children out of their world and into our world through programs and activities that provide coping skills, courage and high self-esteem in The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding areas.