Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Free View of Imagination Stage

A glimpse at P.Nokio will be part of ImgagiFest.
On Sept. 8, Imagination Stage in Bethesda, is hosting ImagiFest, an opportunity to take sample classes and see previews of shows that will be playing on the stage this fall.

“We are delighted to be opening our doors again to the community and look forward to meeting many new families who we hope will become a part of the creative hub of Imagination Stage,” said Bonnie Fogel, executive director and founder of the stage.

During ImagiFest, families will be able to take the Seuss on the Loose tour. This interactive tour is described by the theater as, "the Cat in the Hat has run amuck through the shows in Imagination Stage’s season and has tricked all of the characters into thinking they are in a popular Dr. Seuss tale instead of their own story. Families must travel through various settings (including Japan, a giant peach, and a pirate ship) and use their performers’ tools (bodies, voices, minds, and most importantly, imaginations) to save the stories." This program is aimed at families with children's ages 4-10.

There will be several sample classes available, including: You & Me (ages 12-36 months); My Friends & Me (Ages 3-5); Hip-Hop (classes for 3 different age ranges: grades K-1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5); Sing Disney! (grades K-1); FUNdamentals of Acting (Grades 4-5); Song Circle (Ages 0-5); Create a Story  (Grades K-1); and Improvisation (Grades 4-5). A full list of classes and the times they're offered is available online.

There will also be previews of two performances. In the Mouse on the Move preview, two mice try to reach the moon, which they are certain is a big ball of cheese. The P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical  preview will give people a glimpse at this modern adaptation of Pinocchio.

The free event runs from 9 am to 3:30, but requires advance registration.  Classes are filling up quickly, so to register, visit

That's it for today.

-Hyattsville Mom

p.s. Don't forget, you can get your kid a free haircut at JC Penney Salons all through August. I posted this link on Twitter and Facebook yesterday:

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