Two performances: 11:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 – 2:00
At Catamount Institute: 740 W. Caramillo Street, Colorado Springs
Join us for this creative OUTDOOR version of The Nutcracker with all of your favorite animals native to Colorado. This unique performance by Kaleidoscope Dance, in collaboration with Catamount Institute, combines Arts with Parks for an active dance experience celebrating the beauty of nature. The audience will encounter some of the park’s inhabitants performing selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, including ballet and unexpected genres. After the performance of waltzing wonder, the audience will enjoy hands-on activities, hot cocoa, and cookies. Donations support Imagination Celebration and Catamount Institute programs. Family fun for all ages! $5.00 family donation suggested. All are welcome!
Doors Open at 5:30 for hands-on activities related to this educational fun musical. Performance runs from 6:30 to 7:30 followed by free Milk and Cookies and Actors signing Autographs. Kids may wear their jammies or their favorite buccaneer gear! Wheelchair seating is accessible and there will be a Sign Language interpreter.
The ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS is a brand new theater experience for your family. Every seat is great! This beautiful theater is much smaller than the Pikes Peak Center so the performance will sell out quickly.
AAARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of funny pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map! A delightful literacy-based play to reinforce a love of reading and the real treasures in life! The magic of live theater is for all ages.
Recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 5 children’s theater companies in the US, and the only one of that group to tour nationally, Dallas Children’s Theater travels coast to coast with professional large-scale productions designed to stir the heart, stretch the mind and promote education. Dallas Children’s Theater has been designated an American Masterpieces Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wheelchair seating is accessible and there will be a Sign Language interpreter from Sign Language Network.
On September 15th more than six square blocks of downtown Colorado Springs were filled with “wows!” of all varieties. People of all ages, from all parts of the region, and from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences came together for a day of innovation, imagination and creativity.
The What If… Festival of Innovation and Imagination September 15 filled more than six square blocks of downtown Colorado Springs with “wows!” of all varieties. In its third year, more than 15,000 people of all ages, from all parts of the region, and from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences came together for a day of innovation, imagination and creativity.
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Interested in participating? Want to check out last year’s festival? Or just want to find out more? Check out the What IF Festival websiteHERE!
People of all ages, from all parts of the region, and from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences celebrated the region’s tech-enthusiasts, art-makers, garage inventors, do-it-yourself-ers, scientists, culinary magicians, original musicians, robot builders, urban farmers, student creators, innovators, engineers, and all other thinkers and tinkerers.