Kimmel Center Celebrates Childhood
With Special Family Programming
April 11 & 12
PNC GROW UP GREAT & THE ADVENTURE OF HAROLD & THE PURPLE CRAYON Bring the Arts to Life For Philadelphia Children
The Kimmel Center For the Performing Arts is excited to offer two family options the weekend of April 11. PNC Grow Up Great celebrates its third interactive session in its spring musical theatre experience on Saturday, April 11 with a focus on Broadway Dancing in Commonwealth Plaza from 11 a.m.to noon. April’s PNC Grow Up Great is a free session which will teach children how to use their bodies to tell stories through dance. Children will start off the morning with a fun warm-up and then build their confidence as they learn dances from Footloose, A Chorus Line and Hairspray. On Sunday, April 12, the kid-friendly theatre adventure continues when Philadelphia’s own Enchantment Theatre Company brings The Adventures of Harold & The Purple Crayon to the Merriam Theatre at 2 p.m. This is a state-of-the-art production based on the seven picture books by Crockett Johnson that track the madcap adventures of a young boy. The visually dazzling production follows Harold as he jets to Mars, joins a circus and meets a princess in an enchanted garden. Tickets are $23-$36. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.