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Bubbles, Magic, Music Take Stage In Kids Play Time At The Palace

A lineup of magicians, bubble makers, musicians and puppeteers will take stage Sundays at the Palace Theatre in Stamford.
A lineup of magicians, bubble makers, musicians and puppeteers will take stage Sundays at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. Photo Credit: Stamford Palace Theater

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Puppeteers, bubble-makers, magicians, and musicians will perform live shows in a special series for kids and their families called  "Playtime at The Place" Sundays, from January to March.

The series opens with Casey Carle’s BubbleMania on Jan. 15, a one-man show with comedy, jazzy music, and bubbling.

Carle delights audiences with fantastic fog-filled bubble sculptures, a cube bubble, funky foam, bubble ping-pong, trapping an audience member (or two) inside a gigantic soap bubble and thousands of bubbles filling the stage.

A fast-paced show Feb. 19 will feature spinning ropes, an Australian bull roar, peacock feathers, a floating beach ball and plate spinning routine.

Audiences will learn how to do many of the circus skills shown in the program, including balancing, rope-spinning and magic.

On March 12, Jay and Ray: Music for Everybody is a play-based learning show that explores rhythm, melody, and movement with kids and their parents.

The Playtime at The Palace series concludes with the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers’ Everybody Loves Pirates on March 26.

The show features "Lucy," 8, and her goofy pal "Little Chucky" in search of buried treasure. Fifteen handcrafted puppets are featured on an 8-foot pirate ship.

“We are always looking for ways to entertain, educate and enrich young audiences,” said Michael Moran, Executive Director of The Palace.

“Playtime at The Palace gives children the opportunity to experience the joy and excitement of live performance, in some cases for the first time. These programs spark imagination and are the building blocks to a lifelong passion for the performing arts.”

Tickets are available at palacestamford.org or by calling the box office at 203-325-4466.

The shows are at 3 p.m. at the theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford.

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