The Center for the Arts’ FREE Family Fun Day returns featuring a full day of activities, entertainment, and education.
- 10:30am – 11:15am | 3 Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show
- 11:20am – 12:05pm | Magician Nick Fedoroff Magic
- 15 Minute Break
- 12:25pm – 12:55pm | Air Aligned Performance
- 1:10pm – 1:55 pm | 3 Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show
- 2:00pm – 2:45pm | Magician Nick Fedoroff
Puppet Arts Theater Company presents
3 Billy Goats Gruff
This production starts with the classic race of the Tortoise and the Hare. Hare, super speedy; Tortoise, slow and steady. Who will win? The conclusion of the race takes place on the “Troll Bridge” waking up the Grumpy Old Troll. Three Billy Goats must find a way to outwit the Troll and get across the bridge so they can enjoy the field of green, green grass. Little Billy, his older sister Brittany, and their father Bruno all try to trip-trap their way across the bridge. Will they make it?
About Puppet Arts Theater Co:
Under the artistic direction of Art Grueneberger, Puppet Art Theater Company performs hundreds of live performances for family audiences every year. Their shows tour to theaters, festivals, and public events all over California. With a keen sense of humor and a flair for drama, Grueneberger is a master at developing marvelous puppet shows that delight audiences of all ages.
Art Grueneberger began his puppet career working under Master Puppeteer Richard Bay. His puppet performance premiere was as lead puppeteer in “A Thousand Cranes,” a UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence winner.Grueneberger formed Puppet Art Theater Co. in 1994 and began producing outstanding children’s productions that have been seen by thousands of audiences across the United States. In 2010 Puppet Art Theater Co. completed over 600 live performances across the State.
A master of elegant old-school magic enhanced with a contemporary spin, Fedoroff has a style that appears effortless and graceful. His deft manipulation of cards and coins is nothing short of mesmerizing, and he consistently dazzles audiences with his talent and skill. An impeccable sense of timing and a delightful dash of humor round out his performances and elevate them to extraordinary heights.
Engaging the audience from the start, Fedoroff enhances his magical expertise with brilliant improvisation and clever comic dialogue. His dynamic mix of skill and style takes your guests on a wondrous trip into the astonishing and the mysterious. And just when they think they’ve seen it all, he sends them spinning out again into a world where nothing is quite what it seems.
Fedoroff’s theater performances are held in venues large and small. He offers a little bit of mentalism and an unending supply of illusions, balancing it all with a sprinkling of humor and an abundance of audience interaction. His shows appeal to all ages — delightful for children and positively astonishing for the adults in the audience.
AirAligned Aerial Dance Group was formed in 2002 by Artistic Director Tresa Honaker. Unlike traditional circus performers AirAligned members consist of formally trained dancers. AirAligned is a theatrical aerial dance group. Productions are beautifully choreographed and athletically executed. The group has received additional training in the aerial arts from Ingrid Hoffman, Hollywood Aerial Arts and Cirque LA in Los Angeles, Trapeze Arts in Oakland and San Francisco Circus Center.
Also featuring Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Balloon Sculptures and more!