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Philadelphia International Children's Festival / Penn Family Show and Picnic
April 10, 2007, Volume 53, No. 29

Children's FestivalPenn Family Show and Picnic: April 29

Dear Penn Colleagues,

It’s almost Children’s Festival time, and that means the annual Penn Family Show & Picnic will soon be here, too!   Thousands of Penn faculty, staff and students have enjoyed this fun-filled event since it was launched in 1998.

 This year the Penn Family Show & Picnic will be held on Sunday, April 29. It begins at 4 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with a performance of Lelavision’s Physical Music, a show like none you’ve ever seen before. Combining a variety of imaginative, eye-catching sculptures and extraordinary physical movement these hilarious players leap around the stage while whacking away at suspended drums, bump about after disappearing inside metal spheres, and balance aboard a boat-like contraption that emits grumbling tones.  

Following the show, a picnic of kid-friendly food will be served on the Annenberg Plaza at 5 p.m. while WXPN Kids Corner favorites Ernie & Neal rock out on stage with a musical combo of singing/playing and storytelling. And, our old friend the Phillie Phanatic plans to drop by as well!

I hope you’ll join us. Your special price for both shows and the picnic is only $6 for adults (regular price $12) and $5 for children (regular price $10). To get your discounted tickets, please present your PennCard at the Annenberg Center Box Office, 3680 Walnut Street.  There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase at these special prices, but they are subject to availability.   As an added bonus, you can purchase tickets to other Festival shows for only $9 (adult) and $7 (children) after purchasing your Show & Picnic tickets.

 I look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

—Roy A. Wilbur,
Director of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

Ernie & Neal
Phillie Fanatic

Lelavision, Physical Music (above) (United States): Kids will “ooh” and “ahh” with wonderment while watching this company combine comedy, dance, music, and large, interactive, eye-catching sculptures to create works of awe and whimsy. Physical Music is the complete integration of music and movement. Hilarious choreography arises entirely from the performers playing ingenious musical sculptures, which are designed specifically to evoke such movement. The show consists of several works created around themes of invention, discovery and play. It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before!

Kids Corner favorites Ernie & Neal rock out on stage with a musical combo of singing/playing and storytelling.

The Phillie Phanatic plans to drop by to join the Picnic on the Annenberg Plaza.



Almanac - April 10, 2007, Volume 53, No. 29