Family Entertainment

clientuploads/Gordon Center Folder/Family Entertainment/shirlala.jpgShirlala

Presented in Partnership with PJ Library

Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:00pm

$10/person in advance; $12/person at the door

Shira Kline, aka ShirLaLa, is an award winning New York based performer and music educator. She travels across the country and internationally with her kid-friendly rock band, delivering a dynamic, interactive program of joy, spirit, story, and song. Besides being on faculty at the prestigious Hava Nashira, URJ Jewish Music Institute, specializing in Religious and Early Childhood Teacher Training, Kline has received praise for her newest project, “Earth Worm Disco,” which celebrates eco-music and the care of planet earth. For all the little rock ‘n rollers out there who love to sing and dance, Shirlala will be your inspiration!  Buy your tickets now...

clientuploads/Gordon Center Folder/Family Entertainment/mama doni.JPGThe Mama Doni Band "Chanukah Fever Concert"

Presented in partnership with JCC Camps

Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

$10/person in advance; $12/person at the door

Doni Zasloff Thomas, besides being Mama Doni, is a music teacher, songwriter, lead singer for the band, and herself a mom, who has been honored with a Parents Choice® Award for the band's CDs, Emunah and Shabbat Shaboom. The band is also winner of the Simcha Award for “Inspiring Joy Through Music” from the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. Mama Doni celebrates Jewish culture with irrepressible zest in its high-energy, interactive family rock concerts, and acoustic Shabbat experiences filled with a blend of reggae, rock, disco, Latin and Klezmer—all woven together with soulful energy and a super hip Jewish sensibility. Kids and make Mama Doni part of your holiday celebration.  Buy your tickets now... Center Folder/Family Entertainment/marionette.JPG

National Marionette Theatre in Pinocchio

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm 
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

$10/person in advance; $12/person at the door. Running time: 60 minutes. Ages 3+

Watch one of the longest running, touring marionette theaters in the United States perform Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. Follow the most well-known wooden boy as he struggles with becoming human. Founded in 1967, this award-winning company specializes in adaptations of popular stories using marionettes as the performance medium. As the sons of artistic director David Syrotiak, puppeteers David and Peter Syrotiak have been building and performing with the company since they were teenagers. Dedicated to keeping the tradition of professional puppetry alive, the two brothers are sure to enthrall an audience of all ages.  Buy your tickets now... Center Folder/Family Entertainment/morionette 2.JPGCompany E in The Jungle Book 

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

$10/person in advance; $12/person at the door

Sure to spark the imagination of young and old alike, Company E presents Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books in an exciting blend of movement, music, and storytelling. Following the timeless stories of Moglie, Sher Khan, Baloo and other characters from the classic tales, Company E mixes original choreography with an original score to take the audience into a world of enchantment in this family show. Performing alongside and collaborating with dancers from the company will be students from Towson University. Buy your tickets now... Center Folder/Family Entertainment/ethel.JPGETHEL

Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

$10/person in advance; $12/person at the door

Sponsored by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust

Ideal for all ages, ETHEL offers fun, hip, engaging musical selections ranging from Brazilian Forró to South African Jazz. You'll hear contemporary compositions from composers influenced by popular and folk traditions from around the world like Hollis Taylor (USA/Eastern Europe), Timo Alakotila (Finland), John King (Mississippi Delta/USA), Rodney Yazzie (Navajo Nation) and more. This is unique concert experience where the audience is absorbed in a sense of community and warmth in an inspired - and inspiring - intimate musical setting.   Buy your tickets now...