ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 7, 2016) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has released its June 2016 calendar of events.
The 2016 FLINT HILLS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL FAMILY WEEKEND
June 4-5, 2016
Indoor performance tickets: $5
The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is one of the largest children’s festivals of its kind in the country. The festival features local, regional and international professional artists representing more than 25 countries on seven indoor and outdoor stages. Tickets for all indoor performances are $5. Free outdoor performances and activities will also be held throughout the weekend in Rice Park, Landmark Plaza and surrounding areas.
Family Weekend Indoor Performances and Outdoor Spectacle
Music Theater, Ordway
June 4 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
June 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
A comic adventure on an epic scale. Air Play is an innovative and spectacular all-ages show featuring high-flying air sculptures, dancing kites, hovering balloons and soaring umbrellas that will inspire moments of sheer wonder.
Viento de Agua Unplugged
Concert Hall, Ordway
June 4 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
June 5 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Viento de Agua Unplugged will have you dancing and singing along in your seats as they perform stripped-down, all-percussion versions of the Afro-Puerto Rican influenced bomba and plena.
Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, Landmark Center
June 4 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
June 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
A young princess with overprotective parents seeks the freedom to search for true love, and her true self, in this whimsical puppet performance based loosely on the popular fairy tale.
Where the Wild Things Are
Drake Room, Ordway
June 4 at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
June 5 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
This interactive adventure follows a rambunctious boy named Max as he is transported to a faraway island where he befriends the Wild Things and helps to “let the Wild Rumpus begin.”
Squonk Opera’s Pneumatica
June 4 at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
June 5 at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Pneumatica is an event about air, made of air and powered by air. Fantastic figures and shapes rise and grow with the power of air, culminating in the 40-foot tall Lady Pneumatica, who rides the wind and sails high above the crowd.
BROADWAY SONGBOOK: KANDER & EBB AND ALL THAT JAZZ
June 10-12, 2016
Explore the songbook of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the team responsible for a myriad of Broadway hits including Cabaret, Chicago, Funny Ladyand more. During their 40-year partnership, the duo won Tonys, Emmys, Grammys and Academy Awards, and in 1998 were recognized as national treasures by the Kennedy Center honors. Their provocative and brassy style explodes with the “razzle-dazzle” of Broadway.
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.