Performing Arts Archive

Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents: Puss in Boots

Sat., Jan. 31, 2009, 2 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
Members: $12 adult, $9 child; Non-members: $15 adult, $12 child; children under four free
$3 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more

Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents their own musical adaptation of The Master Cat. One of the fairy tales collected by French storyteller Charles Perrault in The Mother Goose Tales in 1697, they’ll use giant, nine-foot-tall puppets to retell the classic childhood story.


OceanDance 2008

Tues., Dec. 30, 8:00 pm
Wed., Dec. 31, 9:30 pm
Location: Hollywood Beach at Johnson Street

Now in its 10th year, OceanDance continues with a FREE dance performance on Hollywood Beach. Arrive early and dont forget to bring your beach chair, as this annual event cannot be missed.


East Meets Hollywood Family Arts Festival

Sun., Dec. 14, 2008, 10 am 2 pm
FREE, ArtsPark at Young Circle

Live performances and interactive workshops for children and families in the beautifully landscaped setting of ArtsPark at Young Circle. Featuring Taiko drumming by Fusho Daiko, Origami and storytelling by Kuniko Yamamoto, fish-rub printmaking, and more.


Free Family Day: Little Red Riding Hood

Sun, Oct. 19, 2008, 1 pm
FREE, ArtsPark at Young Circle

Little Red Riding Hood learns not to talk to strangers, and gets a big scare! The classic children’s story is told through music, narration and dance. Colorful costumes, comic characterizations and exciting dance sequences add to the familiar story.


Free Family Day: Red Herring Puppets

Sun, Sep. 21, 2008, 1 pm
FREE, Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Red Herring Puppets have created an original rhymed version of the classic tale of Aesops Fables told with music and large tabletop puppets. These timeless stories are simple to understand and address topics relevant to school age children.


Family Day: Fushu Daiko

Sun, June 15, 2008, 1 pm
FREE, ArtPark Grove Area

Join Fushu Daiko for an exciting afternoon featuring the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming.


Family Day: Kuniko Yamamoto

Sun, May 18, 2008, 1 pm
FREE, ArtPark Grove Area

Welcome to the infinite world of paper folding, Origami! Mythological character masks & puppets, amazing flowers and a six-foot-long dragon—all made from origami—set the stage while storyteller Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan.


Family Day: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Sun, March 16, 2008, 1 pm, FREE, ArtPark Grove Area

This fun-filled childrens performance features colorful costumes and upbeat, character-oriented dance movement. This classic is told through dance, music and narration.


Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

March 6 – 9, 2008

The internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Southern India transports viewers to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality with the sensuous flow of Odissi, the oldest of Indias classical dance forms. Surupa Sens compelling choreography is the elusive union of meaning and abstraction, set to an original score and performed to live music by a stunning ensemble of female dancers.


Family Day: Nego Gato African Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble

Sun, Feb. 24, 2008, 1 pm

Through music and dance that has survived for over 500 years, the Nego Gato African Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble brings to their audiences the living history of Africans brought to Brazil during the period of the slave trade.


Sat, Feb. 23, 2008, 2 pm

Bits N Pieces presents an original musical production of Cinderella with their trademark nine-feet-tall puppets. A unique combination of talented puppeteers and actors bring a new dimension to the world of live theater.


Family Day: Bananas, Books, and Pancakes

Sun, Jan. 20, 2008, 1 pm

Fantasy Theatre Factory performers bring to life selections from award-winning children’s authors using music, mime, acting, comedy, and costumes to enhance each story.