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Winter Sort of Thing Turns 10 With A Four-Day Run

The funny annual children's theater revue is back for a big milestone.

Yes, and…Collaborative Arts, a children’s theater program, is back with its annual showcase, Winter Sort of Thing. This year, the show has a big milestone to celebrate: its 10th anniversary.

 

That’s given the Germantown-based program a chance to craft what’s essentially a revue of the best bits from the past decade. The production is called (not surprisingly) Winter Sort of Thing, and it’s playing from March 2 to March 5 at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk.

 

This show brings back favorite songs, jokes, and other silliness from previous productions. Popular characters, such as Mother Nature and Father Time, and villains Captain Papadopoulos and Octavia the Lunch Lady, are back, too. If you’re a veteran of Yes, and… performances, you’ll giggle at old memories. If you’ve never been to one of these shows, this is the perfect time to start.

 

“This year is a celebration, truly,” playwright and producer Brooke Sexton said in a press release, adding that the troupe is “excited for the opportunity to showcase the beloved stories and character we have breathed to life over the past decade.”

 

 

“All of our shows have started with a spark, or an impulse from the kids in our summer camps or studio classes. These shows are unique in that they are created alongside of the kids, involving them in a true theater-making experience,” said Michael Brix, the program’s executive director. “Where else in Philly can you find such a mix of professional actors and children and youth performing together? You can’t help but feel the energy that ownership and pride bring to the stage.”

 

Performances are at 7 pm on March 2 and 3; 1 and 7 pm on March 4; and 1 pm on March 5. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors if you buy them in advance (click here). Tickets are $2 more at the door. 

 

The Venice Island Performing Arts Center is at 7 Lock St., Philadelphia.

 

Photographs courtesy of Yes, and…Collaborative Arts. 

 

 

 

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