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ArtsBridge Family Series helps introduce youngsters to the joy of live entertainment!

Would you love to take your young children to a live show, but you aren’t sure where to begin? The ArtsBridge Family Performance Series provides a fun and accessible way for children and families to experience the performing arts! These high-quality, one-hour performances by national and international touring companies are engaging for the whole family, and feature some of your favorite well-known television shows. Tickets for the winter shows at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre are on sale now at artsbridgega.org.

“Sometimes parents are reluctant to bring their children to the theatre, knowing their children might have a hard time sitting still for a couple of hours,” says Natalie Barrow, Director of Arts Education and Community Outreach, ArtsBridge Foundation. “Our Family Performance Series is the perfect opportunity for parents to introduce children to the joy of live performances since the shows are just one-hour long and mostly shows that their children already know and love.  And it’s a great way for kids to start learning, and practicing, theatre etiquette.”

Here’s what’s coming up in the ArtsBridge Family Performance Series:

odd-squad-liveOdd Squad – Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm

Attention Odd Squad fans, there is oddness in your town and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve it. Team up with brand new agents Owen and Ophelia in this live, interactive adventure. With help from Ms. O back at headquarters, kids will put their STEM skills to the test and decode, decipher and unravel clues to stop villains like Father Time and Lady Terrible. This show is based on the Emmy Award-winning series about a spy organization run by kids that investigates anything strange, weird and especially odd.

octonauts-liveOctonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure – Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00 pm

This exciting new, action-packed, live show features fan favorite songs led by the entire Octonauts eight-member crew including Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. Join them as they invite audiences aboard an underwater quest through a world full of adventure, interactive fun, and tons of sea life surprises. This high-tech production features costume characters and animated projections on a massive screen on stage.

red-green-rhythmic-circusRed & Green – Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 pm

From the creators of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Rhythmic Circus presents a brand new holiday experience. The four world-renowned hoofers of Rhythmic Circus and their swingin’ seven-piece band, fuse their signature style of rapid-fire tap into holiday classics with a groovy twist. Red & Green captures the indomitable spirit of the holiday with a wildly-imaginative beatboxing rendition of “The Grinch”, a full-cast performance of “Linus and Lucy” (A Charlie Brown Christmas), and five new originals.

wild-krattsWild Kratts – Friday, January 27 at 6:30 pm & Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescue their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

ArtsBridge Foundation is dedicated to providing quality arts education and community programs that engage, motivate, inspire, and elevate the next generation of artists and arts supporters. ArtsBridge provides arts education opportunities to students in grades K-12 through programs at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre including Field Trips, Master Classes, a Family Series, and the annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Shuler Hensley Awards. Since inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 300,000 students and educators from 49 Georgia counties, plus students from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. ArtsBridge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To learn more, visit artsbridgega.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Hatchett – karen@hatchettpr.com

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