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The Wilmette Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2013 Children’s Theater and Concert Series Including
THE DREAMTREE SHAKERS, MINDY HESTER & THE TIME OUTS, AND MR. SINGER & THE SHARP COOKIES
Wilmette, Ill.—The Wilmette Theatre,1122 Central Ave., announces an exciting Spring/Summer 2013 Children’s Theater and Concert Series including whimsical concerts by kid-friendly artists The Dreamtree Shakers, Mindy Hester & The Time Outs, and Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies.
The Dreamtree Shakers, an imaginative folk-rock band, will appear for one performance only on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. A mix of fabulous kid-friendly music and creative puppetry, the concert will feature music from The Dreamtree Shakers’ hit albums Dream, You Will See and Going on a Picnic, and the recently-released Big Top Tent, all available at the Old Town School Music Store. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, or customers may order a VIK Pack (Very Important Kid), gaining access to four of the group’s 2013 concerts for only $26.
Back by popular demand, The Wilmette Theatre presents Mindy Hester & The Time Outs for one performance on Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. Their 2011 release, “Juice Box Hero” is a Kids Music Awards winning collection of kid-friendly rock parodies. Mindy and her band transform Neil Young, Guns & Roses, The Flaming Lips, The Clash and numerous other pivotal and iconic rock anthems and turn them into songs and new experiences for kids! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, or customers may order a VIK Pack (Very Important Kid), gaining access to four of the group’s 2013 concerts for only $26.
The final event for the summer for kids is Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies, back by rocking kiddie demand on Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. Hailed as "A different kind of kid rock!" by The Chicago Tribune, this hands-on concert will have everyone singing, dancing and jamming like full-fledged musicians. Playing everything from outstanding original songs to a trove of classic tunes, bridging genres from swing to rock to samba, Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies is a must-see for music-loving kids. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, or customers may order a VIK Pack (Very Important Kid), gaining access to four of the group’s 2013 concerts for only $26.
The not-for-profit Wilmette Theatre is the premiere multi-arts and performance center anchoring the downtown Wilmette business district by providing vibrant entertainment, education and enrichment for the community.
The Actors Training Center Repertory Company's mission is to provide an educational integration of cultural, historical and social issues through live theater. The Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre offers professional, process-driven classes for actors from Kindergarten through 12th grade as well as adults. K-12 students at The Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre are able to take classes to develop skills in dramatic acting, improv and sketch comedy, physical theater and musical theater. Adult classes include Actor’s Essentials, Adult Improv, On-Camera Technique and more. Scholarships are available.
The theater is located steps away from the Wilmette Metra station. For tickets, call the Box Office at 847.251.7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.