Featuring New Community Members Each Month!
February 25th | 3:00 pm: Scott Mangene and Family
April 15th | 3:00 pm: Happy Valley Improv & Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania
May 20th | 3:00 pm: For Good
September 16th | 3:00 pm
October 21st | 3:00 pm
December 2nd | 3:00 pm
For tickets, visit The State Theatre.
This variety show features puppets and people from the community coming together once a month or so, for an afternoon of family entertainment and education. There will be music, science, cooking, sports; you name it. If someone in Happy Valley is doing something awesome, inquiring puppets want to know!
Sunday Afternoon Live with Adam Swartz Puppets
During the first act of the May show, Adam Swartz Puppets will present an original, interactive story, “Heroes on Hand.”
Join forces with puppet superheroes to save the day! The “Heroes on Hand” will need lots of help from the audience during their comic book inspired adventures. This show features three different stories about friendship, citizenship, heroes and villains, and includes original music (there’s even a puppet rap battle!) “Heroes on Hand” celebrates different ways of helping and cooperating and brings out the hero in children and adults!
After the puppet show (and a popcorn break) we’ll enjoy a performance from the talented and (heroic!) musical theater troupe, “For Good.”
The “For Good Troupe” & “For Good Beginnings” are two performance troupes sponsored by The Centre Region Down Syndrome Society (CRDSS) and the Delta Program.
It is the mission of For Good to offer an opportunity for persons with Down syndrome to participate in musical theater and performance activities, while also offering members of the community the opportunity to observe, participate in, and celebrate the success of its performers. The troupe includes student volunteers from local schools who participate in the songs and help with choreography, rehearsals, and sets.
Students from the NSSLHA club at Penn State as well as the Penn State Sign Language organization are also important volunteers with the troupes. The Delta Program of the State College area school district offers a “For Good” service committee that helps make sets, costumes, and provides other support.
For Good has performed on WTAJ Live and at the Barnes & Noble bookstore, the Hoops for Hope Basketball tournament, the annual gala of Strawberry Fields organization, and as part of the Cultural Conversations Festival of Penn State University.
We’ll learn a little more about this amazing group after their performance, and they’ll even give us a mini musical theater workshop!
We’ll also have an opportunity for some audience members to share their own special talents, ask interview questions, and win some prizes.
Learn more about Adam Swartz Puppets here: http://adamswartzpuppets.com
Learn more about For Good here: http://www.centrecountydownsyndrome.org
Learn more about our sponsors!
February sponsor – Webster’s Bookstore Cafe: www.webstersbooksandcafe.com
April sponsor – Penn State Federal Credit Union: www.pennstatefederal.com.
May sponsor – Elaine Sanders, REALTOR® Keller Williams Advantage Realty: https://www.konnectthedots.com/