Family Entertainment

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT 

Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show 

Sunday, October 12, 2014 • 3:00pm • $10 in advance; $12 at the door • Buy Tickets
Pre-Show Activities • Gordon lobby • 2:00-3:00pm

Sponsored by the Katzner-Panitz Family

Recognized by Jon Stewart as “crazy entertaining,” – and called a mix between School House Rock and Monty Python – Story Pirates will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages. Join us for a surprising afternoon filled with lively songs and outrageous sketches – all adapted from stories written by elementary school students from across the country. Performed by professional actors, story themes run the gamut from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime, to flying cats, and tickle monsters who rule the world. Who knows, the experience might even motivate your child to write a story for a future show! Perfect for ages 3-11. Come early for engaging activities including improvisation workshops with the Baltimore Improv group, a fun and meaningful service project with Jewish Volunteer Connection, and craft activities provided by Krieger Schechter Day School.


Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble in Incredible Feets

Sunday, November 16, 2014 • 3:00pm • $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Perfect for all ages! • Buy Tickets

Sponsored by BGE • With additional support from the Maryland State Arts Council

It will be hard to stay in your seats while watching Incredible Feets! This performance celebrates the world of percussive dance and music from Ireland, England, South Africa, Canada and the American South. You’ll love the hamboning, hoofin’, jazz tap, and more performed by six dancers and three musicians. The show includes audience participation and lots of foot tapping fun for the whole family. For 35 years Footworks has delighted audiences in the United States, Canada, Japan, and throughout Europe. Founding Director Eileen Carson Schatz is a National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellow and recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council’s 2014 Individual Artist Award for Choreography. Perfect for all ages.


Rick Recht - A Community Havdalah Concert

Saturday, January 10, 2015 • 7:00pm • $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Perfect for all ages! • Buy Tickets

Co-presented with The Macks Center for Jewish Education and PJ Library • Sponsored by Dentistry for Kids and Dr. Shari C. Kohn

Bring the whole family for a special evening of song with Jewish musical sensation Rick Recht. Recht is the top touring musician in Jewish music, playing over 150 concerts a year in the United States and abroad. His repertoire offers a unique blend of pop music, Hebrew and Jewish texts, and messages of social responsibility. Youth groups from the Baltimore community will be joining the artist on stage. Perfect for all ages. 

Global Expressions 

Sunday, February 22, 2015 • 3:00pm • $20 in advance for adults; $10 for children and students (with ID ages 18-24) • $22 at door for adults; $12 for children and students (with ID ages 18-24)• Buy Tickets

Co-presented with Dance Baltimore • Sponsored by Baltimore STYLE Magazine

Rhythmic beats, vibrant colors and cultural traditions from around the world are featured in this annual dance showcase co-presented by Dance Baltimore. It’s a journey to countries far and wide offering a glimpse into other lands that encourages audiences to dance along. The annual showcase features performances by local and regional soloists and ensembles. A don’t-miss event returning to the Gordon Center by popular demand!


Peter and the Wolf with the Columbia Orchestra and Kinetics Dance Theater

Sunday, March 8, 2015 • 3:00pm • $10 in advance; $12 at the door • Buy Tickets

Sponsored by BGE and the Katzner-Panitz Family

This production of Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf is a perfect way to introduce your children to the beauty and wonder of live orchestral music and dance. The Columbia Orchestra and Kinetics Dance Theater collaborate for a special performance of this classic musical tale about a young boy and his grandfather. The audience will also hear The Thrill of the Orchestra which introduces the various instruments of the orchestra. Perfect for all ages.