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Weekend Family Fun

March 20, 2014

Weekend collage

Thru 3/23 – Suessical the Musical  – Last weekend to see Suessical the Musical at the 24th Street Theater.  Based on the incredible Dr. Seuss books, The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to a butter battling military school for thinking too many “thinks.”  Horton’s attention to the speck of dust and his “loitering” care of Mayzie LaBird’s egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs for his attention, and JoJo, whose “thinks” save them all in the end.

Thru 3/23 – Annie, Jr. – Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage in Annie Jr., an adaptation of one of the world’s best-loved and most-performed musicals.  With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York City of the 1930s. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. When billionaire Oliver Warbucks decides to invite an orphan to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her chance to experience NYC anew outside the confines of the orphanage. Despite Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, Annie befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home alongside Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt, Sandy.

Thru 3/23 – Fairytale Town Troupers: Cinder-Allan The Fairytale Town Troupers open the 2014 season with an original and creative adaptation of the classic tale of Cinderella. In this version, poor little orphan Allan loves comic books and super heroes more than anything. He wants nothing more than to attend the big Comic Book Convention, enter the costume contest, and meet his favorite Super Princess. But his wicked step-siblings have him working day and night on their costumes.  Will Allan get a chance to finish his own costume in time? Or will he have to miss the Convention completely? Things look pretty bleak for Allan, until a mysterious super stranger comes to his rescue!

3/22-3/23 – Bird and Breakfast at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Join the Sacramento Audubon Society and the American River Natural History Association for a weekend of birding!The first day will be the traditional event, with 90-minute bird walks (appropriate for Ages 12+) followed by a traditional breakfast buffet.  The next day, a family friendly event will be held with 60-minute bird walks and a pancake breakfast hosted by the Carmichael Kiwanis Club.

3/22-3/23 – It’s a Small World at the Discovery Museum – It really is a small world after all! Visit the Museum this weekend for the opening of a beautiful photographic exhibit of small subject matter. Nikon’s Small World microphotography exhibit is on a national tour and has made its way to us!

3/23 – Free Family Concert Series with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra – Offered as a public service to the Sacramento region, Camellia Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has been presenting this concert series for over 10 years. Each year they include new artistic collaborations with the local arts community.

Thru 4/16 – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at the B Street Theater – This will be a rollicking comic adventure not to be missed! Follow the amazing Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson as they trek all over England, meet Charles Darwin, encounter a host of Druids, and match wits with the evil Dr. Moriarty.

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