Thursdays, January 21 - March 24, 2016
VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's
Lunar New Year Celebration:
Year of the Monkey
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3pm
All of these Ben Rudnick and Friends songs are drawn from A Frog Named Sam: A Musical for Children, which spins a yarn of adventure while exploring the joys of achieving sustainability, both in friendships and in the natural environment. Sam is a frog, of the rock star variety, who has just returned from an exhausting round-the-world tour. The play begins with Sam coming home to his pond, feeling tired and grumpy. Anticipating a nice rest, Sam is distraught to find the pond in disrepair, overgrown, and practically waterless.
As if that weren't enough, an alien, Tripp, crash lands into the pond, making Sam even grumpier. Tripp, however, turns out to be a blessing in disguise and offers to take Sam on a galactic peregrination with the purpose of learning how to repair the damaged pond. With songs that celebrate Sam and Tripp's new friendship, the musical describes their interstellar efforts to save the pond.
Winners of seven Parents' Choice® Awards and affectionately nicknamed "the Grateful Dead for kids," Ben Rudnick and Friendscreate a jam band dynamic that takes their concerts and recordings to a stratospheric level. The band's instantly identifiable brand of adventurous musicianship soars spectacularly across a spectrum of bluegrass, western swing, disco, reggae, country, folk, and the many flavors of rock.