Bring the whole family for these family-focused performances.
On Sale starting Monday, September 18 at 10 am
VCA Member $8, Youth $10, General $12
*All children 16 months and older must have a ticket
Caspar Babypants––Jump For Joy!
Perennial favorite Caspar Babypants plays from his 13th album, Jump For Joy! Full of super fun sing-along good time music for the whole family, the energy on the recording goes from upbeat and fun at the beginning to sleepy and mellow at the end. The goal is to engage and then relax your kids and you––so you can recharge––through simple acoustic instruments and thoughtful arrangements. Caspar Babypants is the alter-ego of Chris Ballew, twice Grammy-nominated songwriter and lead singer of ’90s Seattle alt-rock group The Presidents of the United States of America.
The Misadventures of Cap'n Arrr
Cap’n Arrr, the greatest pirate to never sail the seven seas, makes his first voyage to Vashon. The Cap'n brings his interactive pirate character for fun and excitement, no matter the age. A comedy performance that will have kids (and grown-ups) rolling on the floor, this pirate's program is packed full of audience participation and includes basic instruction in walking like a pirate, talking like a pirate and laughing like a pirate too! Come dressed in your pirate “garb”!
Thistle Theatre presents The Tales of Two Bad Mice
Based on the book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, this spectacular puppet show illustrates the day two mice discover a dollhouse. On a search for food, Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca are driven to outrageous behavior when they learn that the delicious looking food is made of inedible plaster! They smash dishes, throw doll clothing out the window, tear up pillows and carry off articles to their mouse-hole. After finding such destruction, the child puts a policeman doll outside the front door. What will the mice do next?
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents
WHOOSH! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Don Tate
A story of a cool idea with a big splash! You know the Super Soaker––one of the top 20 toys of all time. An accidental discovery brought it into being: experimenting with a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead built the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets and robots was evident in Johnson’s early life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, he demonstrated persistence and a passion for problem-solving, the cornerstone of his career as an engineer and work with NASA. Yet his invention of the Super Soaker water gun made the most memorable splash in popular culture.